Long-term investors notice consistency. And no QSR menu item has been more consistent than the burger. Although gourmet coffee and organic food have been among the latest trends, the burger joints still give Americans what they want.
According to Motley Fool, the burger is pretty good business for 2006. In its annual forecast of the industry, the National Restaurant Association estimates that Americans will spend $142 billion on QSR food in 2006. You can bet that Wendy's, McDonald's, Checkers Drive-In and Steak n Shake will be right there cashing in. Let's take a look at the latest from these burger businesses and see what they serve up as potential investments.