FOOD AND RESTAURANT STOCKS

Before we get our hands on the food we eat, it must first go through a farming, processing and distributing chain. Then practice what you’ve learned with our free stock market simulation.

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BEST RESTAURANT STOCKS

Restaurant stocks sitting comfortably at the top of the food chain in 2015:

COMPANY PRICE CHANGE

TXRH ›

TEXAS ROADHOUSE INC
$65.63
-1.23%
 -$0.82

CAKE ›

CHEESECAKE FACTORY INC
$52.05
-0.02%
 -$0.01

CBRL ›

CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STORE INC
$145.05
-1.15%
 -$1.69

BDL ›

FLANIGAN’S ENTERPRISES INC
$28.26
-0.48%
 -$0.14

SBUX ›

STARBUCKS CORP
$55.55
-0.07%
 -$0.04

PZZA ›

PAPA JOHN’S INTERNATIONAL INC
$49.78
-0.74%
 -$0.37

RRGB ›

RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS INC
$38.77
2.40%
 $0.91

POPULAR ORGANIC FOOD STOCKS

Organic food stocks that were huge in the last year:

COMPANY PRICE CHANGE
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UNFI ›

UNITED NATURAL FOODS INC
$29.69
-0.47%
 -$0.14

HAIN ›

HAIN CELESTIAL GROUP INC
$26.29
-1.20%
 -$0.32

SFM ›

SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET INC
$27.03
0.60%
 $0.16

NGVC ›

NATURAL GROCERS BY VITAMIN COTTAGE INC
$15.80
-2.17%
 -$0.35
$0.00
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OTHER FOOD STOCKS

Popular food stocks from 2015:

COMPANY PRICE CHANGE

CALM ›

CAL-MAINE FOODS INC
$44.21
1.25%
 $0.55

TSN ›

TYSON FOODS INC
$59.15
0.20%
 $0.12

JJSF ›

J&J SNACK FOODS CORP
$146.84
-0.84%
 -$1.25

RMCF ›

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHOCOLATE FACTORY INC
$10.06
-0.79%
 -$0.08

CMG ›

CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL INC
$437.04
0.15%
 $0.67

HSY ›

THE HERSHEY CO
$101.83
-0.85%
 -$0.87

CPB ›

CAMPBELL SOUP CO
$36.50
-0.55%
 -$0.20

ABOUT THE FOOD & RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

As humans, we require food. That need to eat isn’t going anywhere, so food will always be in both high demand and high production. This makes their stock a stable and profitable one to own – either through commodities, restaurant stocks, packaged food stocks or grocery store stocks.

Here are three subsets of the food industry:

Farming

Farming includes all businesses involved in the production and collection of raw agricultural commodities. This includes things like corn, wheat, soybeans, rice etc.

Processing

Next those raw material foods must be processed into forms that may be more easily distributed and later sold to consumers.

Distributing

The next step is getting the finished or unfinished food products into the hands of hungry consumers. Grocers are the distributors for “unfinished” food products (customers will buy them and cook meals at home), while both fast food and upscale restaurants distribute finished products.