Comparable Sales, Index Rating, New Agreement, Holiday Offerings, Pricing of Offerings - Research Report on McDonald's, Darden

 Comparable Sales, Index Rating, New Agreement, Holiday Offerings, Pricing of
 Offerings - Research Report on McDonald's, Darden Restaurants, Krispy Kreme,
                  Cheesecake Factory, and Noodles & Company

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NEW YORK, December 12, 2013

NEW YORK, December 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting McDonald's
Corporation (NYSE: MCD), Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI), Krispy Kreme
Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD), The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ:
CAKE), and Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

McDonald's Corporation Research Report

On December 9, 2013, McDonald's Corporation (McDonald's) reported comparable
sales for November 2013. In November 2013, the Company's global comparable
sales increased 0.5%, while US comparable sales declined 0.8%, Europe
comparable sales increased 1.9%, and comparable sales in Asia/Pacific, Middle
East, and Africa (APMEA) were down 2.3%. McDonald's also disclosed that it
plans to report its Q4 2013 results on January 23, 2014, before the market
opens, along with an investor webcast. McDonald's President and CEO Don
Thompson, said, "As consumer expectations and the marketplace continue to
evolve, we are making investments in our menu, restaurants and service to
strengthen our connection with customers and build our business for long-term
profitable growth." The Full Research Report on McDonald's Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b283_MCD

Darden Restaurants, Inc. Research Report

On December 9, 2013, Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Darden Restaurants) announced
that it has scored 100 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2014
Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for its business practices and policies toward
its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. The Company
informed that it is among the 303 businesses that achieved the top rating of
100%. Darden Restaurants reported that the companies rated 100% are recognized
as "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality." Samir Gupte, Senior Vice President
of Culture for Darden Restaurants, said, "We believe that understanding and
embracing our unique differences enriches our corporate culture and enables us
to be a stronger, high-performing organization." The Full Research Report on
Darden Restaurants, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b1b5_DRI

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Research Report

On December 2, 2013, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (Krispy Kreme) announced
that it has entered into a development agreement with Dulce Restaurants, LLC
(Dulce Restaurants). Under this agreement, Krispy Kreme will develop ten new
Krispy Kreme shops in Houston over the next five years. Krispy Kreme further
informed that Dulce Restaurants currently operates three Krispy Kreme
locations in Dallas, and plans to open an additional 15 Dallas shops through
2018. The Full Research Report on Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/bc04_KKD

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated Research Report

On December 3, 2013, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (Cheesecake Factory)
announced the return of two seasonal offerings. To celebrate the holidays, the
Company has brought back its Slice of Joy gift card to reward in-restaurant
and online gift card purchasers with a complementary slice of cheesecake. The
Company informed that for every $25 gift card purchased through the end of
2013, purchasers will receive a Slice of Joy card valid for a complimentary
slice of cheesecake from January 1, 2014 through March 30, 2014. The Company
further reported that it has also brought back its seasonal Peppermint Bark
Cheesecake, available in all of its restaurant locations across the US. The
Full Research Report on The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5f10_CAKE

Noodles & Company Research Report

On December 5, 2013, Noodles & Company announced the pricing of its primary
and secondary offering by the Company and selling stockholders of 4.5 million
shares of Class A common stock at a price of $39.50 per share. According to
the Company, it expects to enter into an agreement with certain of its
officers to repurchase shares of Class A common stock directly from such
officers in a private, non-underwritten transaction at a price per share equal
to the net proceeds per share that the Company and the selling stockholders
receive in the offering. Noodles & Company further informed that it intends to
use the proceeds from the offering for funding the repurchase. The Full
Research Report on Noodles & Company - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/43f0_NDLS

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