These two tap into today’s dining trends

TEXAS ROADHOUSE $71.67 (Nasdaq symbol TXRH; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk) (502-426-9984; www.texasroadhouse.com; Shares o/s: 71.5 million; Market cap: $5.2 billion; Divd. yield: 1.4%) is a full-service, casual-dining restaurant chain with 565 locations spread across 49 U.S. states and eight foreign countries. Its restaurants operate under two banners—Texas… Read More

Q: Pat: What is your recommendation for U.S. restaurant chain Bloomin’ Brands? They own Outback Steakhouse. Thank you.

A: Bloomin’ Brands Inc., $20.07, symbol BLMN on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 92.8 million; Market cap: $1.8 billion; www.bloominbrands.com), owns and operates 1,494 restaurants (1,200 company-owned and 294 franchised) in 48 states and 19 countries. Its restaurant brands include Outback Steakhouse, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill… Read More