Publicly Traded Small-Cap Restaurants

U.S. Exchanges

List of Publicly Traded Small-Cap Restaurants Listed on Major U.S. Exchanges

Many of these restaurants have around 100 restaurants that they own and operate. Because of this, you may not instantly recognize the names of these dining establishments like you would their large and mid-cap counterparts who often operate a much larger number of restaurants. While the brand name might not be as strong, some investors prefer to focus on small-cap restaurants because of the potential growth potential if their brand, locations and profits continue to grow. Additional restaurants can be found in the following sections:

Large and Mid-Cap Restaurants

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Small-Cap Restaurants

Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. (ARCO)(Argentina: one of the largest franchisees of McDonald’s restaurants)

Biglari Holdings Inc. (BH) (Diversified holding company whose assets include Maxim magazine and Steak and Shake fast food restaurants)

BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. (BJRI) (BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse; deep-dish pizza)

Bojangles’ Inc. (BOJA) (IPO in May 2015: Southeastern regional chain of chicken and biscuit restaurants)

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (TAST) (Burger King franchises)

Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. (CHUY) (Tex-Mex food)

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (DFRG) (Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak house, Sullivan’s Steakhouse and Del Frisco’s Grille)

Del Taco Restaurants Inc. (TACO) (Del Taco: quick service Mexican restaurant)

Denny’s Corporation (DENN) (Full-service restaurant chain)

DineEquity, Inc. (DIN) (Applebee’s and IHOP)

El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (LOCO) (Fast-casual restaurants)

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (FRGI) (Pollo Tropical and Taco Cabana)

Four Corners Property Trust, Inc. (FCPT) (REIT: Restaurant properties)

Potbelly Corporation (PBPB) (Sandwich Shops)

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (RRGB) (Gourmet burgers)

Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. (RUTH) (Ruth’s Chris Steak House)

Shake Shack, Inc. (SHAK) (IPO in January 2015: Burgers along with items that you would associate with a roadside burger stand)

Sonic Corp. (SONC) (Drive-in restaurants)

The Habit Restaurants, Inc. (HABT) (Hamburgers and specialty sandwiches)

Wingstop Inc. (WING) (Chicken wing restaurants)

Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc. (ZOES) (Mediterranean dishes)

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