This is my first time reading these messages. I
do believe that RL quality has gone down. I've
worked there for four years. But, to answer your
question on gays at the RL, we have had many at my store.
My manager is gay and some employees are too. I
don't see them facing too much discrimination there.
Congradulations george, it took you just untill
10/6 to comment on a post written on 9/8. If you would
take the time to read some more posts you will see
that post #201 was a joke in response to post 199. You
would also read that i could really care less about the
dri policy regarding gays. You would also read that i
have said that dri is a good company with fine
A couple of questions: 1)What have i said
to indicate that i'm a bigot?(note spelling of
bigot) 2)What is the b.s. that is being spread on this
board about dri?
DRI is a quality seasoned
company with strong financials. The restaurants are doing
well and the stock's price has held up well. There is
no large short position for dri and even if 6 or
seven people were on this board constantly slandering
the company it would have little effect on the stock.
In other words (((chill out))))!...........socks
I bought Darden stocks six years ago when it was
still associated with General Mills. It has been since
split off and doing very well in all comparisons.
Will it continue to survive in the highly volatile
restaurant market? I do believe. However, this issue of gay
discrimination is a key one that needs to be addressed if it is
true. I am a heterosexual female so I will post that so
others out there do not try to interpret my position. As
a shareholder, if this allegation is true then I do
support any measures necessary to correct and readdress
this issue at hand.
Now I know why you are always shorting the
stocks, to pay for his sex change operation. Thats why
you like the DRI stock so much.
Just what do you
do with those breadsticks Harry?????
Glad I don't
For proving to the world what an ass you are. Oh
by the way YOUR company just released earnings for
the first quarter. YOU had an exellent quarter. Bet
you didn't know that did you? Try commenting on that
Earnings are coming out this week - what's the
threads concensus view ? Will they beat them ? Seems
stock has been moving up lately. Also heard on CNBC
that restaurant stocks are somewhat defensive plays
given the current market and economic conditions.
First, let me express my appreciation to everyone
for returning to the issues, and that is DRI's stock.
Socks accurately notes that DRI's stock has held up
well in this market, only down approx 12% from its 52
week high. Compared to its Fortune 500 counterparts,
it should fare better since it does not have
exposure to international markets, except for a small
presence in Canada. And actually DRI may even benefit due
to its worldwide purchasing and lower commodity
With regard to a neutral rating, the issues of whether
DRI is fairly valued revolve around several key
1. Again, Socks points out that while Breeze is a
great concept, it will take at least another 4-5 years
to have an impact on DRI's financials.
RL return to its historic levels of ROS? Landry's,
once a formidable competitor, seems to be in a
tailspin, with its stock trading at 52-week lows and guests
counts sinking (pun intended). This will benefit RL. Can
RL capitalize with better execution, better dishes,
and better atmosphere. Should RL remodel?
Improve alcohol sales. 'Nuff said.
4. Can OG
sustain, or even improve, on its phenominal success? Is OG
reaching its potential or is there still more
5. With Breeze expanding, can DRI afford to continue
its agressive share repurchase program in the coming
Probably not a good idea to buy anything new
right now untill you know the market has leveled off.
Personally i think dri is fully valued. The stock shows good
price strength in this market and hasn't been abused
like many other restaurant stocks. This is a good
company with good management and fine restaurants. The
addition of the bahama breeze concept should boost
earnings long term. The problem with bahama breeze now is
there are so few of them. Just three out of a universe
of almost 1200 units..............socks