DPZ - Domino's Pizza, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
+2.36 (+0.89%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close265.25
Bid267.10 x 1200
Ask267.77 x 800
Day's Range266.08 - 270.85
52 Week Range229.18 - 305.34
Avg. Volume897,412
Market Cap10.99B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.96
PE Ratio (TTM)32.05
EPS (TTM)8.35
Earnings DateApr 24, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.60 (1.01%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-03-14
1y Target Est288.11
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  • Why the Outlook of Best Buy Stock Is Still Upbeat
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    When Hubert Joly became CEO of Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) seven years, ago it did look like he could be committing career suicide. Best Buy stock had fallen by more than half in a couple years and appeared to be at an existential moment.Source: Best BuyThe buzz was that BBY would inevitably be another victim of Amazon.com's (NASDAQ:AMZN) relentless e-commerce machine. The company's margins were slipping and so were its comparable-store sales. * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees But Joly was upbeat and ready for the challenge. In the press release announcing his appointment, he said: "Building on the Company's strengths and ongoing work, I believe Best Buy has the capacity to write an exciting new chapter in its history. I sincerely look forward to writing this chapter with the Best Buy team and putting in place the short-term and medium-term actions that will help ensure its success."InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWell, Best Buy stock and BBY did extremely well during Joly's time as CEO. During his tenure, BBY stock has gone from $18 to $74.On Apr. 15, BBY announced that he would step down as CEO on Jun 1. But he will remain with the company as its executive chairman.Taking his place as CEO will be the current CFO, Corie Barry, who has been with BBY since 1999. An accountant by training, she also has served as the interim chief of the company's services business and is on the board of Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ). But more importantly, she has had the advantage of working with Joly, so there will be continuity after the transition. Best Buy Stock and The Company's TransformationJoly has certainly left his imprint on BBY. Not surprisingly, a key part of his strategy was aggressive cost-cutting. In all, more than $1.4 billion in savings were realized during his tenure.But in the meantime, Joly has been savvy in finding ways to rethink the core business. To deal with the Amazon threat, he has made BBY's prices competitive with those of AMZN . He also focused on effectively utilizing the company's brick-and-mortar footprint, which includes over 1,100 locations in the US, Canada and Mexico.For example, according to the research from Jefferies, the stores are essentially warehouses that are used to fulfill about 40% of online sales, helping to create a true omnichannel platform.Yet perhaps the most important part of BBY's strategy has been its focus on services, which is critical because technologies have gotten more sophisticated. But then again, services also can provide recurring revenues.Some of the company's recent service-oriented initiatives include: * Total Tech Support: Unlimited support from the Geek Squad, which includes over one million employees. * In-Home Advisor provides recommendations and personalized plans for such things as Wi-Fi, appliances, home theaters , etc. The service is free. * GreatCall: Best Buy acquired this business for $800 million in cash. GreatCall offers a variety of simple mobile devices - such as phones and wearables -- that are targeted at seniors. The owners of the systems have 24/7 access to board-certified doctors and nurses. The Bottom Line on Best Buy StockBest Buy's growth has been impressive. Consider that the company has posted positive comparable sales for five consecutive years.And going forward, there are several important catalysts, such as the emergence of 5G, that should enable the momentum of Best Buy stock to continue. 5G is likely to spawn many new innovations.Finally, Best Buy stock is trading at a reasonable valuation, with a forward price-earnings multiple of 12. Moreover, the dividend yield of BBY stock is a decent 2.81%. So all in all, it does look like the bull case on Best Buy stock is still very well intact.Tom Taulli is the author of High-Profit IPO Strategies, All About Commodities and All About Short Selling. Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees * 7 Reasons the Stock Market Rally Isn't Over Yet * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm Compare Brokers The post Why the Outlook of Best Buy Stock Is Still Upbeat appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Analysts Favor a ‘Buy’ Rating ahead of Domino’s Q1 Earnings
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  • Analysts Expect Domino’s EPS to Rise Year-over-Year in Q1
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  • Will Domino’s Pizza’s Q1 Earnings Boost Its Stock Price?
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  • TheStreet.com2 days ago

    Domino's Pizza Heats Up on Morgan Stanley Upgrade

    Shares of Domino's gained nearly 4%, rising $9.98 to $265.32 in trading on the New York Stock Exchange. "(Doyle) led efforts to completely overhaul its pizza recipe, root out poor franchisees and, most importantly, invest for the future and aggressively embrace technology to make ordering more efficient and customer friendly,' Nahri wrote in a June 2018 client commentary.

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  • MarketWatch2 days ago

    Domino's stock surges after Morgan Stanley turns bullish, boosts price target

    Shares of Domino's Pizza Inc. surged 3.5% in morning trade Wednesday, after analyst John Glass at Morgan Stanley turned bullish on the pizza chain, citing "attractive valuation relative to slower growing peers." Glass raised his rating to overweight, after being at equal weight for at least the past three years, and boosted his price target to $283 from $268. Glass wrote in a research note that the upgrade comes as he is "taking advantage of what we believe is a price dislocation based on concerns over near-term trends." He said at current prices the stock is already pricing in a slowing in global same-store sales growth to 2% to 35 over the next two years, from growth of 5% to 6% over the past two years, "which we view as too bearish based on history for a best-in-class operator." He said there is some evidence, based on data on first-quarter Domino's app downloads, that concerns over decelerating U.S. same-store sales may be overdone. The company is schedule to report first-quarter results on April 24, before the open. The stock has now gained 6.6% year to date, while the S&P 500 has climbed 16%.

  • Benzinga2 days ago

    Morgan Stanley Passes On Chipotle For Domino's

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  • Investing.com2 days ago

    Domino’s Pizza Is Hot Midday

    Maxim Group maintained its buy rating of the company, citing expected solid growth in the first quarter and margin expansion, according to Briefing.com.

  • Financial Times2 days ago

    Investors urge Domino’s UK chief to step down

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  • 5 Fast Food Stocks That Are Cooking With Fire
    InvestorPlace3 days ago

    5 Fast Food Stocks That Are Cooking With Fire

    Food stocks have been on fire. Whether that's been fast food stocks, fast casual stocks or whatever variation in between. The economy is going strong, the labor market is tight and that means good things for disposable income.As a result, a number of consumer-oriented food companies are doing quite well right now. Are they about to fizzle out or is the run just getting started?That varies by company, but with only tepid inflation impacting costs and bringing in technology to improve supply chain operations and efficiencies, many companies continue to churn out impressive results. Whether that's on the comparable-store sale side or the bottom line (or both).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Stocks That Can Outperform for Years Let's quit wasting space and get on with the list of fast food stocks that have been on fire! Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) Click to EnlargeMan, what is going on with the burrito? Investors should print out the chart for Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) and label it "lesson for stubborn short sellers."No matter what the bearish thesis is, it doesn't matter. Some shoot against Chipotle on a fundamental and valuation basis. Others note how overbought the stock has become. But none of these facts matter because the market can act irrational for far longer than expected. That's why discipline is so important and the only real factor to remember is price.Look, I get it. Chipotle reported earnings on February 6th, beating on earnings and revenue expectations. However, do earnings of just $1.72 per share and revenue growth of 10.4% justify an overbought condition for two months and a $194 (37%) rally in the stock?No, but that's what momentum can do to a stock.So what now? Obviously the risk/reward here does not favor those initiating a new long position. However, it's clear that -- short of a food-borne illness breakout -- Chipotle is back in investors' good graces.Eventually CMG stock will tire and it's a question of how much this one will pullback, not if it will do so. So far, it's been following its trends pretty well and luckily, it's a name we've liked since January. A pullback into the 50-day will likely attract some buyers and while I'm not sure if we get a $120 decline down to $600, but that could be a solid level of support too. Near $606 is the 38.2% retracement for the 2019 range.Watch for this one on a pullback. Starbucks (SBUX) Click to EnlargeNot quite as strong as the Chipotle rally, but one clearly with caffeine fueling its run is Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX). Earlier this week, I highlighted Starbucks stock as it was knocking on $75 resistance. I said that it's hard to get too bearish on Starbucks given its momentum, despite how much it's rallied in the past few months and quarters.Now pushing over $75, shares are definitely overbought. But as we just saw with Chipotle, that condition can persist for quite some time. If Starbucks stock rallies into earnings on April 25th though, it will become a strong candidate for a sell-the-news event.If the U.S. business can continue to buoy Starbucks' business until the Chinese business re-accelerates, SBUX could have plenty of upside over the long term. For now though, estimates predict 6.3% revenue growth this year and 7.8% growth next year. Earnings are forecast to grow 11.6% this year and 12.2% next year. For this, investors are paying almost 28 times this year's earnings.The bears will quickly point out that this valuation is stretched and given the stock's near-60% rally from the summer lows, that claim has some validity. But SBUX is a cash cow with strong margins and continued growth. That cash is being used to fuel an aggressive rollout in growth-hungry China, buy back large chunks of stock and put through huge increases in the dividend. * 7 Dental Stocks to Buy That Will Make You Smile Until the trend fades, SBUX stock is a buy-on-dips name. McDonald's (MCD) Click to EnlargeMcDonald's (NYSE:MCD) is likely the first stock that comes to mind when talking about fast food stocks.The Golden Arches are almost never a bad choice when looking for a long-term investment. Sure it goes through lulls and at times the stock is overvalued, but at the end of the day, its products are in demand. It doesn't matter about the trends in gluten or impossible burgers. Customers still want a Big Mac or McDouble with fries and that demand isn't going to fade.As a result, MCD rings up billions a year in profits. Before its most recent earnings report where McDonald's missed revenue expectations, it had beaten top- and bottom-line expectations nine quarters in a row. That "miss" though was by just $1.6 million on a consensus estimate of more than $5 billion.It shows just how incredibly consistent MCD has been over the last few years. While shares are hovering near all-time highs, the charts still look constructive and I would love a buyable pullback should this $187 to $188 area not buoy the name. The average price target hovers near $200, giving investors decent upside should it get there.Plus, McDonald's is one of the best dividend names you can own. Wendy's (WEN) Click to EnlargeAside from having a savage social media account, Wendy's (NYSE:WEN) stock has been doing well too. $18 had been resistance for almost a year before WEN stock finally pushed through it earlier this year.Wendy's has come up short of revenue estimates in four of the last six quarters, but after a volatile two years, expectations are settling down a bit.Analysts expect 4.9% revenue growth this year and 4.3% growth next year. On the earnings front, estimates call for 5.1% growth this year and a whopping 22.6% growth next year. If Wendy's stock can maintain momentum for the next few quarters, investors may really start to feast on this one in anticipation of that big earnings growth next year. * 3 Solar Stocks to Buy for a New Day in Solar Energy Should it lose $18 though, look for support to come into play near the 200-day moving average and uptrend support (blue line). While not quite as a high as MCD's 2.45% dividend yield, Wendy's 2.2% payout isn't unattractive after a 17.6% bump in February. Domino's Pizza (DPZ) Click to EnlargeFor years, Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) couldn't be stopped. The pizza maker was one of the first food companies to really embrace technology in a meaningful way. Consumers could place delivery and pickups order in a snap on the app and website. This not only gave a boost to revenue as more customers climbed aboard thanks to the convenience of online ordering, but it also gave a lift to margins. Domino's had less mistakes on its orders and therefore wasted less product.While the stock was a steady beast for many years, that hasn't been the same story over the past year. The stock is roughly flat over the past 12 months, but that may lead to big gains if DPZ can regain its prior momentum.On the weekly chart, you can see that these multi-month bull flags are not uncommon for DPZ. A break out of this pattern and a close over the 50-week moving average could ignite the stock to $300 and above.Analysts expect 9.7% revenue growth this year and next year, and earnings growth of 11.3% this year and 17.2% next year. If DPZ can deliver on these expectations (and perhaps more), maybe that will be enough to get the stock moving higher. Others say the stock's too cheap, so take your pick.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long SBUX. Compare Brokers The post 5 Fast Food Stocks That Are Cooking With Fire appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • 4 Reasons to Sell Chipotle Stock While It Still Is Riding High
    InvestorPlace7 days ago

    4 Reasons to Sell Chipotle Stock While It Still Is Riding High

    Shares of fast casual Mexican eatery Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) have been on a tear since February of 2018. At that point in time, Chipotle stock bottomed at $250 before former Taco Bell executive Brian Niccol took over as CEO.Source: Shutterstock Ever since, Niccol has executed flawlessly on multiple growth initiatives, the sum of which have driven Chipotle to report its best numbers ever since the infamous E. coli outbreak. Consequently, CMG stock has nearly tripled over that same stretch, and today finally trades near its pre-E. coli highs.Although the Chipotle turnaround is very real, and the company is firing on all cylinders, this mega-rally in CMG stock may be on its last legs.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWhy? Many reasons, ranging from valuation to slowing growth concerns. Put together, all these concerns paint an outlook for CMG stock that isn't all that great. * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives With that in mind, let's take a look at four reasons to sell CMG stock on this big rally. Too Far, Too FastBroadly speaking, CMG has simply come too far, too fast.The stock has nearly tripled over the past fourteen months. That's a big rally on its own, but a big portion of this rally has happened recently, with the stock up 85% since Christmas 2018. That's a near 100% rally in just over three months.Because of this big rally, Chipotle stock is now in technically overbought territory, with a Relative Strength Index that is as high as its been pretty much ever and a stock price that is nearly as far as its ever been above its 200-day moving average.All of these overbought conditions, and the stock is heading into earnings season. That means the numbers need to be really good in order for the stock to hold onto its gains. If they aren't really good, the stock could drop in a big way. Valuation FrictionI follow a lot of stocks, and Chipotle is now close to being the most richly valued restaurant stock I've ever seen that isn't growing revenues at a 20%-plus rate.Chipotle stock trades at nearly 60-times forward earnings. The giants in this space, like McDonald's (NYSE:MCD), Yum (NYSE:YUM), Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK), and Domino's (NYSE:DPZ), trade around 20- to 30-times forward earnings. The sector average forward multiple is 24.To be sure, the fast growers like Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) and Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING) trade around 100-times forward earnings, but both of those companies are projected to do 20%-plus revenue growth this year. Chipotle is projected at a much more mundane 9% sales growth this year, which is pretty much the same as McDonald's and Domino's.True, there is a big margin expansion narrative at play here, but even if you model that narrative out, there still isn't enough long term profit power here to justify a $700-plus price tag. Economic Slowdown and Chipotle StockAlthough stocks are rallying to all time highs, the economy is still slowing, U.S. consumer sentiment is still below where it was for most of 2018, and sales across the restaurant industry haven't been all that great to start 2019.Inevitably, this slowdown will catch up to Chipotle. The company is firing on all cylinders right now thanks to digital business expansion, menu innovations, and a new marketing campaign. But, those tailwinds will cool in 2019 as they mature and come against tougher laps. When that happens, a slowing economy will start to show up in Chipotle's numbers, and that could have a materially negative impact on the stock. Mysterious E. coli OutbreakTo be clear, there has been an E. coli outbreak in the United States, a source has not been identified, and Chipotle hasn't been mentioned by any reports. It's also highly unlikely that Chipotle is the source of this outbreak.Having said that, there is an E. coli outbreak happening right now, and the last major E. coli outbreak in the U.S. was Chipotle's fault. I don't think consumers have entirely forgotten that. Consequently, when consumers hear E. coli outbreak today, they naturally get a little bit worried about Chipotle. This worry may have a negative impact on the numbers in April and May, and that could provide a drag on Chipotle stock.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long MCD and DPZ. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * FAANNG Stocks, Ranked From Cheapest to Most Expensive * 7 Stocks With a Lot on the Line This Earnings Season * 7 Marijuana Companies: Which Pot Stocks Should You Buy? Compare Brokers The post 4 Reasons to Sell Chipotle Stock While It Still Is Riding High appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Domino's Pizza® Announces Q1 2019 Earnings Webcast
    PR Newswire9 days ago

    Domino's Pizza® Announces Q1 2019 Earnings Webcast

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    Market Realist10 days ago

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  • 3 More Reasons Why You Should Sell or Avoid Chipotle Stock
    InvestorPlace10 days ago

    3 More Reasons Why You Should Sell or Avoid Chipotle Stock

    After multiple food-poisoning scandals, I couldn't confidently see a case for Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) to recover. Obviously, I was wrong. Chipotle stock is one of the strongest publicly traded companies this year, having soared 67% since the beginning of January. So why then am I still bearish on its prospects?Source: Shutterstock In fact, a couple days ago, I discussed my three reasons to sell CMG stock. Contrary to initial gut reactions on the internet, I don't have anything against Chipotle. I love their fresh ingredients and lightning-quick service. It's a great place to placate your hunger when you're tight on time.But these factors don't make Chipotle stock a reasonable investment at current prices. Again, shares are up 67% year-to-date. Without any context, you instinctively recognize that CMG needs a fresh batch of supportive evidence to justify the risk.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 High-Risk Stocks With Big Potential Rewards This is where I'm hesitant in recommending CMG stock. Although the underlying company's recovery efforts are nothing short of supremely impressive, the markets don't run indefinitely on past achievements. As things stand, shares are technically overheated. Fundamentally, no clear justification exists to support such a premium.Nevertheless, Chipotle stock continues to defy gravity, attracting more buyers to its cause. Still, I'd urge caution. Here are three additional reasons why I'm not convinced on the fast-casual eatery's prospects: Growth? What Growth?Back during the immediate aftermath of the food-poisoning controversies, Chipotle stock belonged decisively in the speculation category. However, the company eventually attracted fundamental investors with its strong growth trajectory.In the first quarter of 2016, revenue dipped to an alarming, multi-year low of $834.5 million. But for its most recent fiscal report in Q4 2018, CMG boasted $1.23 billion in sales. From the lows, this surge represents a growth rate of 47%.Without any context, that's an impressive performance. But what takes the shine off this coating is that CMG stock was on a clear, upside trajectory prior to the scandals. In Q3 2015, the fast-casual restaurant rang up $1.22 billion in sales. If we use this figure as a comparative baseline, then Q4 2018's revenue haul was up less than 0.7%.In other words, Chipotle is only substantively growing compared against the crisis framework. But against the normal framework, the company spent three years getting back to even ground.Don't get me wrong: management did an excellent job keeping the organization afloat. But I doubt Wall Street will continue driving up CMG stock based on a return to business as usual. Industry Headwinds Will Slow Chipotle StockA natural comeback against my last point is that management needed time to rehabilitate their brand's image. Moving forward, this is where they will start putting meat on the table.I appreciate this argument. Furthermore, I'd be willing to give it credibility if it weren't for the fact that the restaurant industry itself is under pressure. According to experts in the field, the entire restaurant segment will likely grow but at a slower pace.In particular, fast-casual and quick-service restaurants may notice a slowdown from 5.1% growth in 2018 to 4.9% this year. While individual names could upset this dynamic in either direction, the forecasted deceleration aligns with broader sector trends.For example, retail sales in restaurants and other eating places totaled $54.4 billion in December 2018. This represented year-over-year growth of 4.5%. But in December 2017, restaurant revenues increased by more than 4.7% YOY.Yes, these are small percentage declines. But it's in the granularity where you find the real narrative. Right now, the data is telling us that Chipotle's industry is steadily slowing. Thus, it's a great time to sell Chipotle stock into strength before everyone else catches on. CMG Stock Is Vulnerable to a RecessionPersonally, I don't want to expound upon my final point because it makes me look like a negative Nancy. But in the interests of covering all angles, I must address the pink elephant in the room.Chipotle's turnaround efforts are not only impressive, but inspiring. The company employs many people, providing vital opportunities across the nation. That said, nothing occurs in a vacuum. To paraphrase Sir Isaac Newton's scientific work, for every action, there is a reaction.In Chipotle's case, the leadership team did everything necessary to jumpstart traffic and boost sales. Unfortunately, though, that move comes at a cost to profitability. Just look at gross margin or net margin from full year 2015 to 2018: you can fit the Grand Canyon in those gaps.I'm not second-guessing management as their decision was the only viable one. But it doesn't take away from the fact that if a recession strikes, Chipotle stock is in trouble. After all, competitors like McDonald's (NYSE:MCD) or Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) spent the last three years growing their businesses, not recovering from a crisis.I genuinely hope that we don't fall into an economic downturn because it does none of us any good. Still, it's a real possibility, which is another reason to sell CMG stock at its current premium.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. 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  • Has Domino’s Stock Bottomed Out?
    Market Realist10 days ago

    Has Domino’s Stock Bottomed Out?

    Has Domino’s Stock Bottomed Out?Stock performance As of April 8, Domino’s Pizza (DPZ) was trading at $247.5, which represents a fall of 11.1% since the announcement of its fourth-quarter earnings on February 21. Also, the company is trading at a

  • Markit10 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Domino's Pizza Inc.

    Domino's Pizza Inc NYSE:DPZView full report here! Summary * ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows * Bearish sentiment is moderate * Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Bearish sentimentShort interest | NeutralShort interest is moderate for DPZ with between 5 and 10% of shares outstanding currently on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | PositiveETF activity is positive. Over the last month, ETFs holding DPZ are favorable with net inflows of $182.96 billion. This was the highest net inflow seen over the last one-year.Error parsing the SmartText Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | PositiveAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Services sector is rising. The rate of growth is strong relative to the trend shown over the past year, and is accelerating. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to score@ihsmarkit.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

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    Note: Advertising strategy is an important part of the restaurant business. Skift Table continues to look at the top spenders on television ads for the previous month across the industry. Restaurant brands and delivery companies knew exactly where to put their television advertising dollars in March: the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. With the tourney heading […]