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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”

-Huffington Post

 

“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
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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

Burger Sector: What Same-Store Sales Trends Hint at re: Average Unit Volumes (5/23/2024)

McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Burger King (owned by Restaurant Brands International [QSR; Not Rated]) each recently reported their Q1 2024 U.S. same-store sales. In this report, we discuss how these same-store sales results — and potential results for full-year 2024 — relate to these three concepts’ average unit volumes (AUVs). We further discuss what this means for the companies, and their stocks.

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YUM! Brands Inc. (YUM)
Mark Kalinowski

YUM: The Fast-Growing Concept Yum Brands Should Consider Acquiring

Yum Brands remains one of the foremost – arguably, the foremost – aggregator of multiple restaurant concepts in the world. Its KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut brands are legendary. Yum Brands also acquired the fast-casual Habit Burger concept back in early 2020. We believe that Yum will make additional concept acquisitions in the future. Toward that end, it seems that there is one concept in particular that it makes a lot of sense for Yum to seriously think about acquiring.

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Restaurant Industry
Mark Kalinowski

Restaurants’ Market Share Still Gaining, But Grocery Spending Moving Up

Data out today from the U.S. Census shows that restaurants’ market share (with grocery stores/supermarkets making up the other component) was 55.8% in April 2024. This 55.8% figure is only -30 basis points below the all-time monthly record. It’s also up by +90 basis points on a year-over-year basis.

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