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Top 5 Companies in the Restaurants Industry With the Lowest Debt-to-Capital Ratio (JAX, KKD, RUTH, TXRH, BWLD)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Restaurants industry with the lowest Debt-to-Capital ratios. The debt-to-capital ratio is an important measure of how a company is financing its operations along with some insight into its financial strength, relative to other companies in its industry.

J Alexander's ranks lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 1.6%. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is next with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 4.4%. Ruth's Hospitality ranks third lowest with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 4.7%.

Texas Roadhouse follows with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 9.6%, and Buffalo Wild Wings rounds out the bottom five with a a Debt-to-Capital ratio of 10.5%.

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