Comparable Sales, Index Rating, New Agreement, Holiday Offerings, Pricing of Offerings - Research Report on McDonald's, Darden Restaurants, Krispy Kreme, Cheesecake Factory, and Noodles & Company

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Comparable Sales, Index Rating, New Agreement, Holiday Offerings, Pricing of Offerings - Research Report on McDonald's, Darden Restaurants, Krispy Kreme, Cheesecake Factory, and Noodles & Company

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD), Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI), Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD), The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (NASDAQ: CAKE), and Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

McDonald's Corporation Research Report

On December 9, 2013, McDonald's Corporation (McDonald's) reported comparable sales for November 2013. In November 2013, the Company's global comparable sales increased 0.5%, while US comparable sales declined 0.8%, Europe comparable sales increased 1.9%, and comparable sales in Asia/Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (APMEA) were down 2.3%. McDonald's also disclosed that it plans to report its Q4 2013 results on January 23, 2014, before the market opens, along with an investor webcast. McDonald's President and CEO Don Thompson, said, "As consumer expectations and the marketplace continue to evolve, we are making investments in our menu, restaurants and service to strengthen our connection with customers and build our business for long-term profitable growth." The Full Research Report on McDonald's Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b283_MCD

Darden Restaurants, Inc. Research Report

On December 9, 2013, Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Darden Restaurants) announced that it has scored 100 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for its business practices and policies toward its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees. The Company informed that it is among the 303 businesses that achieved the top rating of 100%. Darden Restaurants reported that the companies rated 100% are recognized as "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality." Samir Gupte, Senior Vice President of Culture for Darden Restaurants, said, "We believe that understanding and embracing our unique differences enriches our corporate culture and enables us to be a stronger, high-performing organization." The Full Research Report on Darden Restaurants, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/b1b5_DRI

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Research Report

On December 2, 2013, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (Krispy Kreme) announced that it has entered into a development agreement with Dulce Restaurants, LLC (Dulce Restaurants). Under this agreement, Krispy Kreme will develop ten new Krispy Kreme shops in Houston over the next five years. Krispy Kreme further informed that Dulce Restaurants currently operates three Krispy Kreme locations in Dallas, and plans to open an additional 15 Dallas shops through 2018. The Full Research Report on Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/bc04_KKD

The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated Research Report

On December 3, 2013, The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated (Cheesecake Factory) announced the return of two seasonal offerings. To celebrate the holidays, the Company has brought back its Slice of Joy gift card to reward in-restaurant and online gift card purchasers with a complementary slice of cheesecake. The Company informed that for every $25 gift card purchased through the end of 2013, purchasers will receive a Slice of Joy card valid for a complimentary slice of cheesecake from January 1, 2014 through March 30, 2014. The Company further reported that it has also brought back its seasonal Peppermint Bark Cheesecake, available in all of its restaurant locations across the US. The Full Research Report on The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5f10_CAKE

Noodles & Company Research Report

On December 5, 2013, Noodles & Company announced the pricing of its primary and secondary offering by the Company and selling stockholders of 4.5 million shares of Class A common stock at a price of $39.50 per share. According to the Company, it expects to enter into an agreement with certain of its officers to repurchase shares of Class A common stock directly from such officers in a private, non-underwritten transaction at a price per share equal to the net proceeds per share that the Company and the selling stockholders receive in the offering. Noodles & Company further informed that it intends to use the proceeds from the offering for funding the repurchase. The Full Research Report on Noodles & Company - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/43f0_NDLS

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