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The Restaurant Industry's Top Headlines of the Week

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By Danny Klein February 02, 2018 Blog
Fries piled high with brisket, onions, and more at Mighty Quinn’s BBQ.
Stock, drop, and roll

Full disclosure: The only stock I own is a dog-food brand. I like dogs more than I like stocks (and people). But I do pay a lot of attention to restaurant trading day-to-day and I have to say, it’s a fickle and crazy world. Let’s look at McDonald’s for example. The fast-food behemoth reported same-store sales growth of 4.5 percent in its U.S. stores in the fourth quarter and shares fell. Yeah, the bar is super high and it was a down day overall, but still. Also, people start complaining on Twitter about getting sick at Chipotle and its shares plummet. It’s not easy answering the bell every day. That’s for sure.

Here were the biggest headlines of the week:

Mighty Quinn’s BBQ
  • Fries piled high with brisket, onions, and more at Mighty Quinn’s BBQ.
  • Golden Corral's new-look buffet area, which appears like a residential kitchen with tiled walls and food displayed on buffet bars specifically designed to merchandise Golden Corral favorites.
  • McDonald's famous Golden Arches. The restaurant is investing millions in 2018.
  • Sonny’s BBQ's Head Pitmaster Bryan Mroczka stands with all his trophies.
  • The front of a Panera Bread restaurant, with drive-thru.
  • The Prime Rib Tips Sandwich piled high with Huddle House’s signature tender Prime Rib Tips.
  • Chipotle's iconic store front is shown.
  • A bowl of ice cream with chocolate syrup at Crank & Boom in Kentucky.
From McDonald's crushing it to Chipotle getting crushed, it was another interesting week in the restaurant industry.