1 Consumer Stock to Watch

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Consumer-facing companies like Darden Restaurants and Wal-Mart had a rough February, as rising gas prices and lower paychecks pinched their customers. Is Chipotle next? And how about fellow fast-casual restaurant Panera Bread

The Motley Fool's Alison Southwick asks contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos why he thinks Panera has what it takes to navigate this tough consumer environment.


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The article 1 Consumer Stock to Watch originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Demitrios Kalogeropoulos has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread. The Motley Fool owns shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Darden Restaurants, and Panera Bread. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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