A Growing Appetite For Big Brand Offerings - Research Report on Yum!, Brinker, Wendy's, Arcos Dorados, and Cracker Barrel

NEW YORK, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), The Wendy's Company (NASDAQ: WEN), Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc (NYSE: ARCO), and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Yum! Brands, Inc. Research Report

In Taco Bell's brand history, the highly anticipated launch of the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos last March 7 was considered as the largest marketing campaign of the company so far. The arrival of the Cool Ranch DLT has been the most "liked," "shared," and talked about by consumers than any other Taco Bell product in history. The company supports the product with its largest marketing campaign in history, and plans on an integrated marketing and consumer engagement effort that includes advertising and PR support. On April 15, Yum! will release its first quarter 2013 financial results. 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.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/fc47_YUM]

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Brinker International, Inc. Research Report

Staying true to its Italian-American essence, Maggiano's brings back its old school charm with its new innovative cocktail menu, the Handcrafted Classic Cocktails, which expands the brand's comprehensive beverage selection to include nine timeless cocktails. Maggiano's is owned and operated by leading casual dining restaurant Brinker. At the investor conference held on February 27, Brinker discussed its long term goals, expecting to double EPS by 2014. The company expects to generate up to one percent annual margin improvement, driven by sales leverage on restaurant labor and restaurant expenses, continued emphasis on labor productivity improvements, and flat costs of sales. The Full Research Report on Brinker International, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/1d3a_EAT]

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The Wendy's Company Research Report

For the first time since 1983, Wendy's announced its new contemporary look with a new logo, uniforms, as well as a new packaging complement brand transformation. The new logo began appearing in the company's advertising starting February 25. According to Wendy's President and CEO Emil Brolick, the company's brand transformation accelerated with Image Activation during 2012, and its brand positioning gas continued to gain traction with consumers. The company is optimistic about its product pipeline and marketing plans for 2013. Its product/price segmentation strategy is translating into positive results in early 2013. The Full Research Report on The Wendy's Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/7a02_WEN]

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Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc Research Report

During fourth quarter 2012, quarterly revenues of Arcos Dorados hiked 5.3 percent year-on-year to $1 billion on an organic basis. For the full year, the company generated revenue of $3.75 billion and earned $116.33 million. As of March 9, its volume of 3.76 million shares was higher than its average volume of 1.13 million shares. On March 12 the shares of Arcos Dorados gained 5.7 percent to $13.36. For 2013, the company expects revenue growth of 15 percent to 18 percent and adjusted EBITDA growth of eight percent to 10 percent. The Full Research Report on Arcos Dorados Holding Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/ea81_ARCO]

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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. Research Report

The Board of Directors of Cracker Barrel has approved a regular dividend to common shareholders of 50 cents per share, payable on May 6. The second quarter for fiscal year 2013 ended last February 1, reporting positive comparable store traffic, as well as restaurant and retail sales. Based on year-to-date financial performance, continued food commodity pressures, and remaining uncertainty in the economic environment, the company expects total revenue of $2.6 billion to 2.65 billion for the full year, and adjusted EPS of $4.60 to $4.80. The revenue projection for the year reflects the expected opening of eight new Cracker Barrel stores. The Full Research Report on Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/e7e0_CBRL]

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