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Wall Street Equity Research

September 27, 2010 09:10 ET

Professional Research on Yum! Brands and Burger King Holdings -- Restaurants Seeing the Light at the End of the Tunnel

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) - gives shareholders valuable insight on restaurant stocks Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and Burger King Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BKC). Sign up today at to receive free research reports on these equities.

The Restaurant sector was on the verge of starvation during the recession. As unemployment levels rose, consumers reigned in their budgets and began eating out far less. Many companies within the industry slashed prices to maintain their traffic levels. While this helped remedy some of the decline in customer visits, the sector could see difficulty raising prices back to pre-recession levels now that the economy seems to have eased. Another factor adding to the current restaurant struggles has been the 4.8% inflation of food prices so far this year. is a specialized website where investors can have specific access to free reports restaurants industry; traders looking for analyst opinions on Yum! Brands Inc., Burger King Holdings Inc. and other companies in this industry are welcomed to sign up for a free one year membership at

There have been signs that the sector has finally hit rock bottom and could begin a slow recovery. Increased business travel lately has been driving more sales at high-end restaurants. Over the entire industry, restaurant traffic declined just 1% as compared to 3% for the same period last year. Visit us at to understand the catalysts and forces driving or affecting the restaurants industry in today's economic environment.

While menu pricing remains a primary factor in traffic levels, restaurants should be able to see modest gains if they can successfully return to pre-recession prices.

Next week on Tuesday, October 5th, Yum! Brands Inc. will be releasing its third quarter 2010 financial results. The fast-food chain operator has recently raised its dividend by 19%. Traders can get direct and free access to today's full report on Yum! Brands Inc. by signing up at!BrandsInc.(YUM)270910.php.

Also making news this month is the acquisition of Burger King Holdings Inc. by 3G Capital for $24 per share or $3.25 billion. The company had been hurt by the recession and could barely stand its ground against rivals Yum! Brands Inc. and McDonalds. Traders can have complimentary access to today's complete research report on Burger King Holdings Inc. by signing up at

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