The Robotic Burger Flipper is here

Earlier adopters of Flippy are likely to be 24-hour kitchens; such as those in truck stops, and diners like Denny’s (NYSE: DENN). Next will come military mess halls, hospitals and restaurants in areas with high costs of living.  Any restaurant in an area with labor shortages and operators of kitchens in remote locations will definitely be interested.

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Is McDonald’s about to replace Cashiers with Kiosks?

Publicity about the possible automation caused McDonald’s share price to increase by $38 a share during the week of June 19 to 23, CNBC reported. Mickey D’s shares went from $142 to $180 in just a few days. They fell back to $154 on Monday June 26, 2017, but were still grossly overpriced.

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Can Starbucks Survive Expansion?

Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) is planning a massive and ambitious expansion that might threaten the company’s future. The company already operates

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Stocks to Dump in 2017

That means there are some equities you should throw out of your portfolio right now. Disturbingly some big names; that were once among the best and brightest in stocks, are now among the deadwood you need to jettison.

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Is Denny’s a Contrarian Restaurant Play?

The only people who should buy Denny’s stock are those looking for something to short. Everybody else should stay far away from this diner brand’s shares.

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Is Jack in the Box the Most Overpriced Stock in America?

JACK demonstrates that fast food is no longer a value investment. Instead it has become a risky speculative play; that income and long-term investors need to avoid like the plague.

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ABB Group the Value in Robotics

With a labor shortage a growing problem in the restaurant industry; and the $15 minimum wage almost a certainty in much of the U.S., there’s a lot of incentive for restaurants to automate. The market for restaurant robotics is there, and ABB is certainly in a good position to fill it.

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McDonald’s, does Fast Food Still Payoff for Investors?

The problem at McDonald’s is that its revenues are in freefall; and have been for some time. Over the two years between June 2014 and June 2016, revenues under the Golden Archers fell by $3.17 billion, or by around 11%. McDonald’s reported revenues of $28.3 billion in June 2014 and $25.13 billion in June 2016.

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Starbucks the Value in the Coffee

America’s favorite coffee shop has reported revenue growth for the last 34 quarters; since September 2011, according to ycharts.

Starbucks reported revenues of $20.52 billion on June 30, 2016; just one year earlier it reported $18.43 billion in revenues. That adds up to $2.09 billion in revenue growth in year at a time when competitors like McDonald’s are struggling to maintain their market share.

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Are Coke and Pepsi still Value Investments?

The soft drink giants may not see any real revenue or sales growth anytime soon, but they will continue to generate a lot of cash for years to come. Nobody is going to lose any money on these stocks anytime soon.

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