BITE: First Ever Restaurant ETF by ETFMG

Closed 12/22/2016

ETF Managers Group (ETFMG) begun trading the Restaurant ETF (NASDAQ: BITE) on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Here is a synopsis of the new ETF:


Symbol: BITE Exchange: Nasdaq
Name: The Restaurant ETF  Net Expense Ratio: 0.75%


The The Restaurant ETF tracks The BITE Index.


The BITE Index is designed to capture the performance of all U.S. listed companies operating branded restaurants that meet certain size and liquidity requirements. The companies in BITE represent over 50 of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands operating a wide variety of restaurant formats.
The BITE Index is an equal-weighted index of all restaurants that are publicly traded in the United States with a market cap of $200 million or greater and $1 million of daily average turnover.



Index Top Consituents (10/28/15):




BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. 3.05%
CMG Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. 2.90%
TAST Carrols Restaurant Group Inc. 2.80%
PNRA Panera Bread Co 2.64%
SBUX Starbucks Corp 2.62%
MCD McDonalds Corp 2.56%
CHUY Chuy’s Holdings Inc.  2.55%
CBRL Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. 2.55%
RUTH Ruth’s Hospitality Group Inc. 2.53%
PLAY Dave & Buster’s Entertainment Inc. 2.51%


Useful Links:
BITE Home Page


Category: Equities> Regions> USA> US Sectors/Industries> US Consumer


ETFtrack Comment:
BITE is the first pure ETF to focus exclusively on restaurants. Sam Masucci, Founder and CEO of ETF Managers Group, said: ‘…BITE gives investors the ability to invest in the iconic restaurant brands, which are engrained in U.S. food culture as we know it today.”

“The percentage of income that Americans spend on food outside the home has been steadily growing over the last 150 years,” said Kevin Carter, Founder and CEO of Big Tree Capital and the creator and owner of The BITE Index, adding that “the average American household spends over $2,600 a year at
restaurants. BITE gives investors the ability to literally ‘put their money where their mouth is,’ allowing them to invest in conjunction with their own spending habits.”


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