The Hottest Restaurant Stock In The World

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Starting tomorrow, Bank of America is holding a big consumer conference. Of the companies participating, 16 are restaurants, so analyst Joseph T. Buckley has put out a general overview of the industry.One thing that’s interesting, although not necessarily surprising given how well the market has done this year, is that restaurant stocks have been on a tear, with the average one gaining 14 per cent year to date.

The number one performer?

Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) which has gained 29 per cent.

Following BWLD are Red Robin (+26 per cent) and Krispy Kreme (+24 per cent).

Anyway, back to Buffalo Wild Wings, the growth story is impressive.

According to the 10-K, sales were up 24 per cent in 2011.

Here are a few more growth stats from the company’s presso last year.

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And on revenue…

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And on earnings…

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And finally, same-store sales have moved nicely.

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