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Casual-Dining Stocks Attract Bets as Sales Lag: EcoPulse

Investors bullish about American consumers are eyeing shares of some restaurants, even as the industry reels from a tough winter.

Famous Dave’s of America Inc., Kona Grill Inc., Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. and Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Inc. -- members of the Bloomberg U.S. Full-Service Restaurant Index -- have outpaced the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index by an average of 84 percentage points in the last 12 months.