Here comes the next leg up. Same-store sales remain strong. Lot of store growth remains. Eventually this will have a market cap of $2 billion ($83/share), but will take several years to accomplish. Buy on all pullbacks.
Good stock, good company, good management. However, economy is slowing and so will earnings. Buy on the dips. Washington policies are still causing low employment and slowing growth. This stock needs a dividend to sustain long term holders.
This CEO is a shrewd cookie. She knows her true customer is the franchisee, not the dinner patron. As long as she can continue to keep franchisees happy, the store growth will not stop even if the economy stumbles. In fact, a slower economy may benefit the franchisees by mitigating recent wage pressure on QSR's.