Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> March 24, 2017

Despite Strong Macro Data, Restaurant Sales Remain Volatile

Slabaugh, Will
Will Slabaugh joined Stephens Inc. in 2007 and is currently a Research Analyst covering the restaurant industry as well as an Associate Director of Research. Previously, he was a Research Associate in the IT services and digital marketing industries and an Analyst in the corporate finance department, where he focused on various industries including consumer, information technology and telecommunications services. Mr. Slabaugh graduated with honors and holds a B.S. in international business from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Profile
TWST: How would you characterize consumer sentiment today, and how is that translating to the restaurant sector overall?

Mr. Slabaugh: Consumer sentiment has been