"Restaurant stocks are probably the strongest group, other than technology," said Jim Cramer on CNBC's "Stop Trading!" segment on Thursday.

He said Darden ( DRI) is "doing great," and he's buying Yum! ( YUM) for his Action Alerts PLUS charitable trust. He also likes Panera ( PNRA), but it's up $3, so he recommended waiting to buy.

ConAgra ( CAG) "is not done going up," he said. He called its quarter "really beautiful" and said that CEO Gary Rodkin is an "extraordinary manager."

Outside of food stocks, he also likes Whirlpool ( WHR). "Everyone thought it was a short squeeze," he said, until Best Buy ( BBY) posted an earnings beat.
At the time of publication, Cramer was long Yum!.

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