Earnings Results, Partnerships, Regulatory Filings, and New Leadership Roles - Analyst Notes on McDonald's, Starbucks, Darden, Brinker International, and Papa John's Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom PR Newswire NEW YORK, March 17, 2014 NEW YORK, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding McDonald's Corp. (NASDAQ: MCD), Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI), Brinker International Inc. (NYSE: EAT), and Papa John's International Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register -- McDonald'sCorp.AnalystNotes On March 10, 2014, McDonald's Corp. (McDonald's) announced that its global comparable sales decreased 0.3% in February 2014. According to the Company, US sales were down 1.4%, Europe sales went up 0.6%, and Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) sales went down 2.6% during the month. Company President and CEO, Don Thompson, said, "McDonald's global growth priorities - optimizing our menu, modernizing the customer experience and broadening accessibility to Brand McDonald's - are the foundation of our customer-centric approach to building our business for the long term. We are intent on improving our business performance by thoughtfully evolving our approach to ensure that we are delivering the most compelling value, service and convenience to each of the approximately 70 million customers who choose McDonald's each day." The full analyst notes on McDonald's Corp. are available to download free of charge at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03132014/MCD/report.pdf -- StarbucksCorporationAnalystNotes On March 10, 2014, Starbucks Corporation (Starbucks) reported that Starbucks and Disney teamed up to open the first company-operated Starbucks location at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California. According to the Company, the new store, which is the first of four to be operated by Starbucks across Disney properties in the US, will serve as a destination for guests looking to relax and recharge as part of their visit. Starbucks Chief Creative Officer and President, Global Innovation Arthur Rubinfeld said, "This store is a reflection of two iconic brands coming together to offer their customers the kind of high quality experience they expect in a way that embodies the unique passion of each. Collaborating with Disney offered us the opportunity to create a unique moment of connection for our customers in a way that evokes the magic that their guests expect." The full analyst notes on Starbucks Corporation are available to download free of charge at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03132014/SBUX/report.pdf -- DardenRestaurants,Inc.AnalystNotes On March 10, 2014, Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Darden) announced that with respect to the separation of the Red Lobster business, it has filed a Form 10 Registration Statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Company previously announced that it is exploring parallel paths for the separation, including a tax-free spin-off of the Red Lobster business to Darden shareholders as well as a sale of the Red Lobster business, the process for which is underway. The Company informed that a copy of the Form 10 Registration Statement, containing information about a potential spin-off transaction for separating Red Lobster, is available on its website. The full analyst notes on Darden Restaurants, Inc. are available to download free of charge at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03132014/DRI/report.pdf -- BrinkerInternationalInc.AnalystNotes On March 6, 2014, Brinker International Inc. (Brinker) announced the resignation of Guy Constant, Executive Vice President, CFO and President of Global Business Development, effective immediately. According to Brinker, Marie Perry, Senior Vice President Treasurer and Controller for Brinker, will serve as interim CFO until a permanent successor is named. The Company also stated that it will immediately commence an internal and external search for a successor. Brinker further announced that Kelli Valade has been promoted to Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for Chili's® Grill & Bar (a restaurant operated by Brinker). Brinker added that as part of a planned transition, Jeffrey Hoban has been named Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Company. The Company stated that Roger Thomson will continue to serve as Corporate Secretary as well as assume additional executive roles. The full analyst notes on Brinker International Inc. are available to download free of charge at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/03132014/EAT/report.pdf -- PapaJohn'sInternationalInc.AnalystNotes On February 25, 2014, Papa John's International Inc. (Papa John's) announced its financial results for Q4 FY 2013 and FY 2013 (period ended December 29, 2013). Total revenue increased 5.6% YoY to $387.9 million in Q4 FY 2013, while it was up 7.2% YoY to $1.4 billion in FY 2013. Net income attributable to common shareholders was $17.8 million or $0.41 per diluted share in Q4 FY 2013, compared to $17.4 million or $0.37 per diluted share in Q4 FY 2012. Papa John's reported net income attributable to common shareholders of $68.5 million or $1.55 per diluted share in FY 2013, versus $61.7 million or $1.29 per diluted share in FY 2012. Commenting on the results, Founder, Chairman and CEO John Schnatter said, "I'd like to congratulate our operators on delivering a great year for Papa John's, with several notable milestones and accomplishments including the opening of our 1,000th International restaurant and continued strong growth in sales, earnings and units." The Company stated that for FY 2014, it expects EPS to increase to a range of $1.64 to $1.72. 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