Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> February 5, 2015
Another Outperforming Year Expected for Restaurant Stocks
Chris O’Cull is a Director and Equity Research Analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. With the company since 2012, his research coverage is focused on restaurant companies. Prior to joining KBCM, Mr. O’Cull worked at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey as a Research Analyst covering the restaurant industry. Previous equity research experience includes working as a Restaurant Analyst for Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc., and as a Research Associate at SunTrust Equitable Securities. Mr. O’Cull also previously held positions as Vice President of Finance, Director of Marketing and Director of Strategy at O’Charley’s Inc. Mr. O’Cull graduated from the University of Kentucky with Bachelor of Science degrees in economics and finance, and a major in accounting. In 2008, Institutional Investor named Mr. O’Cull a best up-and-comer within the restaurant industry. Profile
TWST: What are some of the trends you are seeing evolve for 2015 in the restaurant space?
Mr. O’Cull: 2014 was the seventh consecutive year of the restaurant sector outperforming