Is Junk Food Here to Stay?


Despite growing awareness of what we're consuming and trends toward healthier dining, we Americans still aren't ready to give up our indulgences.

Krispy Kreme posted blowout quarterly results last week, fueled by an 11.4% spike in same-store sales. This is no fluke. The doughnut maker has come through with 18 quarters of positive comps.

Back in April, The Cheesecake Factory -- the haven of decadence with its huge portions and massive dessert list -- also posted positive comps. Despite the general malaise in casual dining, The Cheesecake Factory is now working on its fourth year of consistently positive same-store sales.

In this video, longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz explains why consumers aren't letting go of junk food when they eat out.

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