Christopher E. Maling

Quick service restaurants continue to remain resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. While overall sales are down across all dining sectors, QSRs have been the most popular restaurant choice for consumers looking to feed their families at a reasonable price during this challenging time.

Investors are taking note of how well QSRs have been performing in this unprecedented crisis, and I have seen a notable uptick in interest from those targeting the STNL category. It is hard not to argue that QSRs have historically performed well over past economic downturns and many are poised to come out of this crisis virtually unscathed, supplying investors with a stable, cash-flowing, and tangible investment—an asset that is increasingly difficult to pinpoint.

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