Financial Results, Stock Price Movements, CSR Initiatives, and Business Expansions - Research Report on Darden Restaurants,

   Financial Results, Stock Price Movements, CSR Initiatives, and Business
 Expansions - Research Report on Darden Restaurants, McDonald's, Yum! Brands,
                            Chipotle, and Wendy's

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NEW YORK, December 24, 2013

NEW YORK, December 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Darden
Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI), McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD), Yum!
Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) and The
Wendy's Co. (NASDAQ: WEN). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. Research Report

On December 19, 2013, Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Darden Restaurants) reported
its Q2 FY 2014 financial results (period ended November 24, 2013). The
Company's sales increased 4.6% YoY to $2 billion during the quarter. Net
earnings were $19.8 million or $0.15 per diluted share in Q2 FY 2014, compared
to net earnings of $33.6 million or $0.26 per diluted share in Q2 FY 2013.
Commenting on the results, Clarence Otis, Chairman and CEO of Darden
Restaurants, said, "Under industry conditions that remained weaker than we had
hoped, LongHorn once again delivered competitively strong same-restaurant
sales results and we had continued progress at Olive Garden on both an
absolute basis and relative to casual dining benchmarks. Our Specialty
Restaurant Group remained firmly on track as well. However, Red Lobster's
results were well below our expectations. More importantly, it is increasingly
clear that Red Lobster's competitive position and priorities have diverged in
very significant ways from those of the rest of our business. The separation
of Red Lobster and other changes we announced earlier today will better enable
both Red Lobster and Darden excluding Red Lobster to take advantage of their
distinct competitive circumstances and value creation opportunities." 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

McDonald's Corporation Research Report

On December 19, 2013, McDonald's Corporation's (McDonald's) stock declined
0.82%, ending the day's session at $95.14. Over the previous three trading
sessions, shares of McDonald's declined 0.32%, compared to the S&P 500 Index
which gained 1.29% during the same period. 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/

Yum! Brands, Inc. Research Report

On December 19, 2013, Yum! Brands, Inc.'s (Yum! Brands) stock increased 0.03%,
ending the day's session at $72.75. Over the previous three trading sessions,
shares of Yum! Brands declined 0.66%, compared to the S&P 500 Index which
gained 1.29% during the same period. The Full Research Report on Yum! Brands,
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/7bc8_YUM

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Research Report

On December 18, 2013, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (Chipotle) reported that it
has partnered with restaurateurs Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson
to launch a fast causal pizza concept called Pizzeria Locale. Chipotle stated
that Pizzeria Locale opened its first fast casual location in partnership with
the Company in May 2013, and is exploring options for second and third
locations in Denver. Steve Ells, Founder, Chairman, and co-CEO of Chipotle,
said, "Bobby and Lachlan are extraordinary restaurateurs who truly understand
what it takes to provide an exceptional dining experience. I have known them
for years and I thought their pizzeria in Boulder presented the perfect
opportunity to collaborate. Opening Pizzeria Locale using a model similar to
Chipotle allows us to make extraordinary pizza, made with high-quality
ingredients accessible to everyone." The Company informed that Pizzeria Locale
offers a menu that includes 10 classic pizzas, four American classics, or
customer-created combinations from a selection of high-quality ingredients
presented in an interactive service line. The Full Research Report on Chipotle
Mexican Grill, 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/b0e3_CMG

The Wendy's Co. Research Report

On December 13, 2013, The Wendy's Co. (Wendy's) reported that Emily Granger of
Easton Maryland and Andrew Miner of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, were honored
with National Winners of the 20^th Annual Wendy's High School Heisman Award.
The Company informed that the Wendy's High School Heisman Award, inspired by
the Company's founder Dave Thomas, recognizes high school seniors, celebrates
the achievements of exceptional student-athletes and provides a platform for
their continued growth and success beyond high school. Archie Griffin, the
only two-time winner of the Heisman Memorial Trophy to date and a long-time
spokesman of Wendy's High School Heisman, said, "Just like Heisman Trophy
winners, Wendy's High School Heisman winners never settle. They epitomize
great ability combined with diligence, perseverance and hard work in
everything they do. Congratulations to Emily and Andrew, and all of our 2013
National Finalists. Their achievements distinguish them as some of the best
scholar-athletes in the nation, and we're honored to be a part of their
success." The Full Research Report on The Wendy's Co. - 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/27ac_WEN

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