Alphabet soup
Food inspires a healthy serving of unique stock tickers.

Brinker International, owner of the Chili's and Maggiano's restaurant chains, has ( EAT). Another national chain, O'Charley's, goes by ( CHUX).

Origin Agritech planted itself with ( SEED) and the Teucrium Corn Fund sums up its commodity specialization with the easy-to-remember ( CORN). The PowerShares Dynamic Food & Beverage ETF hearkens you back to your school lunchbox with its ticker, ( PBJ).

Cheesecake Factory went with the obvious choice of ( CAKE), while the parent company of KFC broadened its horizons beyond chicken and showcases its other fast food brands as YUM Brands and the ticker ( YUM).

Molson Coors Brewing is on ( TAP), while National Beverage has nonalcoholic Faygo and other sodas shaking up ( FIZZ).

The Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Subindex Total Return ETF trades as ( JO) (as in "a cup of ...") and focuses on futures contracts for the mighty coffee bean. Don't be confused though, ( JAVA) has nothing to do with caffeine; it is the name of the programming language and platform developed by Sun Microsystems.

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