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“Mark Kalinowski has his finger on the pulse of the restaurant business like no other Wall Street analyst… he has broken more news about McDonald’s than the reporters assigned to the beat… Kalinowski rolls up his sleeves, dives in and brings important news to the surface for clients”

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“The Burger King with accurate predictions… The Big Mac of predicting the company’s [McDonald’s] sales.”

-The Wall Street Journal

 

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Mark Kalinowski
PRESIDENT & CEO

Kalinowski Equity Research LLC provides its clients with value-added, forward-looking information that helps them make informed decisions about restaurant-stock investing.

Restaurant Industry
Mark Kalinowski

Updating our Q1 Kalinowski Fast-Casual Same-Store Sales Index

With this report, we update our data-driven Kalinowski Fast-Casual Index for Q2 to +8.5%. This is the one-year figure, lapping the +30.3% number from Q2 2021 and the -7.7% figure from Q2 2020. On a three-year (pre-pandemic) basis, the Kalinowski Fast-Casual Index for Q1 is at +30.4%. The fast-casual segment’s three-year sales numbers are the best for any major segment of the U.S. restaurant industry. Our latest numbers are based on our latest proprietary checks/data as regards same-store sales performance for this segment during April, May, and early-to-mid June.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG)
Mark Kalinowski

CMG: Unionization Risks Tick Up as First Chipotle Restaurant Seeks to Unionize

Employees of a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in Augusta, Maine are apparently the first to officially seek to unionize. The Kennebec Journal (of Maine) reports that “Workers at the Augusta Chipotle Mexican Grill are forming a union that could make it the first such unionized restaurant in the nation if the effort succeeds. A majority of workers at the restaurant located at the Marketplace at Augusta signed union cards expressing their intent to join a to-be-formed new union, Chipotle United, according to Brandi McNease, one of the crew members at the restaurant and leader of efforts to unionize her fellow workers. A letter was signed by several employees who in a show of solidarity were on hand to deliver it together to an onsite manager Wednesday morning, a copy of which was also sent to Chipotle’s corporate offices. It states that a majority of the Augusta location’s crew ‘wish to be represented by Chipotle United for the purposes of collective bargaining.’” For more info:

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Restaurant Industry
Mark Kalinowski

Updating our Q2 Kalinowski Quick-Service Pizza Same-Store Sales Index

With this report, we update our data-driven Kalinowski Quick-Service Pizza Index for Q2 to -2.7%. This is the one-year figure, lapping the +4.1% number from Q2 2021, and the +15.3% figure from Q2 2020. Our -2.7% figure is based on our latest proprietary checks/data as regards same-store sales performance for this segment during April, May, and early-to-mid June.

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