The fast food industry is a highly competitive space, and companies are always looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. One way that some companies are doing this is by being more innovative with their menu offerings. While it can be risky for companies to stray too far from the traditional fast food fare, those that are able to strike the right balance can see a surge in customers and profits. For investors, this can be an opportunity to buy stocks in companies that are innovating and winning in the fast food industry. Securities within this list introduce innovative fast food companies spanning from packaging innovators to creative agricultural producers. This list calculates performances based on the equally weighting method.
This list has performed -8.20% over the past year. By comparison, NASDAQ Singapore SGD Index is 1.73% over the same period. The beta of this list, which is a measure of volatility, is Moderately High at 1.03. List Beta is calculated using an equally weighted average beta of the securities within this list. This list includes 90.00% of Consumer Cyclicals stocks, 10.00% of Consumer Non-Cyclicals stocks.
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SBUX. Starbucks Corp is a roaster, marketer, and retailer of specialty coffee with operations in approximately 83 markets. It has over 35,000 Company-operated and licensed stores. It operates through three segments: North America, which includes the United States and Canada; International, which includes China, Japan, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean; and Channel Development. Its North America and International segments include both Company-operated and licensed stores. Channel Development segment includes roasted whole bean and ground coffees, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Starbucks and Teavana-branded single-serve products, a variety of ready-to-drink beverages, such as Frappuccino and Starbucks Doubleshot, foodservice products and other branded products sold worldwide outside of its Company-operated and licensed stores. It also sells goods and services under various brands, including Teavana, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Ethos, Starbucks Reserve and Princi.
Starbucks Corp. is +2.72% over the past month and +14.74% over the past year, outperforming the NASDAQ Singapore SGD Index by +4.25% over the past month and +13.02% over the past year.
MCD. McDonald’s Corporation (McDonald’s) operates and franchises McDonald’s restaurants. The Company’s restaurants serve a locally relevant menu of food and beverages. Its restaurants are owned and operated by independent local business owners. The Company’s segments include United States (U.S.), International Operated Markets (IOM) and International Developmental Licensed Markets & Corporate (IDL). The U.S. segment focuses on Company’s menu and offerings, as well as delivery and digital platforms. Its IOM segment includes its operations in markets, such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Its IDL segment includes its operations in markets, such as Latin America and Asia. Its digital offerings include drive thru, takeaway, delivery, curbside pick-up, and dine-in. Its menu includes hamburgers and cheeseburgers, Big Mac, Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Filet-O-Fish, wraps, shakes, soft drinks, coffee, McCafe beverages and other beverages.
McDonald’s Corp. is +2.43% over the past month and +7.73% over the past year, outperforming the NASDAQ Singapore SGD Index by +3.95% over the past month and +6.01% over the past year.
THE KROGER CO.
KR. The Kroger Co. is a food retailing company that owns and operates supermarkets, multi-department stores and fulfillment centers throughout the United States. The Company manufactures and processes some of the food for sale in its supermarkets. The Company operates approximately 2,800 owned or leased supermarkets, distribution warehouses and food production plants through divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliates. These facilities are located throughout the United States. The Company also owns store equipment, fixtures, and leasehold improvements, as well as processing and food production equipment. The Company offers personalized, order online, pick up at the store services and also provides home delivery services. In addition, the Company also retails products online. The Company’s brands include Private Selection, The Kroger, Big K, Check This Out, Heritage Farm, Simple Truth and Simple Truth Organic.
Kroger Co. is -2.80% over the past month and -3.50% over the past year, underperforming the NASDAQ Singapore SGD Index by -1.27% over the past month and -5.23% over the past year.
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL, INC.
CMG. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. together with its subsidiaries owns and operates Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. The Company’s Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants serve a relevant menu of burritos, burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla), quesadillas, tacos, and salads. The Company has approximately 3,200 restaurants in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. The Company manages its operations based on eight regions. It sells gift cards, which do not have expiration dates. In its Chipotle restaurants, the Company serves only meats and brands these meats as Responsibly Raised. The Company’s subsidiaries include Chipotle Mexican Grill Canada Corp., Chipotle Mexican Grill France SAS, Chipotle Mexican Grill Germany GMBH, Chipotle Mexican Grill of Berwyn Heights, LLC, Chipotle Mexican Grill of Colorado, LLC, Chipotle Mexican Grill of Kansas, LLC, Chipotle Mexican Grill of Maryland, LLC, SP Kitchens, LLC and Chipotle Mexican Grill Texas Holdings, LLC.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is +7.52% over the past month and +6.16% over the past year, outperforming the NASDAQ Singapore SGD Index by +9.04% over the past month and +4.44% over the past year.
YUM! BRANDS, INC.
YUM. YUM! Brands, Inc. franchises or operates a system of approximately 53,000 restaurants in 157 countries and territories under the concepts of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and The Habit Burger Grill. Its segments include The KFC Division, which includes its worldwide operations of the KFC concept; The Taco Bell Division, which includes its worldwide operations of the Taco Bell concept; The Pizza Hut Division, which includes its worldwide operations of the Pizza Hut concept, and The Habit Burger Grill Division, which includes its worldwide operations of the Habit Burger Grill concept. It develops, operates or franchises a system of both traditional and non-traditional restaurants. KFC offer fried and non-fried chicken products. Taco Bell specializes in Mexican-style food products. Pizza Hut specializes in the sale of ready-to-eat pizza products. The Habit Burger Grill specializes in chargrilled burgers and sandwiches made-to-order over an open flame and topped with fresh ingredients.
Yum! Brands Inc. is +2.58% over the past month and +4.96% over the past year, outperforming the NASDAQ Singapore SGD Index by +4.10% over the past month and +3.23% over the past year.