Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> February 12, 2016

Consumers Expecting Higher Quality From Fast Casual Restaurants

Zackfia, Sharon
Sharon Zackfia, CFA, a Partner and Group Head of the consumer sector at William Blair & Company, L.L.C., joined the firm’s equity research group in 2000. She focuses on restaurants, leisure and lifestyle brands. Previously, Ms. Zackfia worked in research at Credit Suisse First Boston and with the Nasdaq Stock Market and Jennison Associates. Ms. Zackfia was named number one earnings estimator in the 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards for her coverage of restaurants. Ms. Zackfia received a B.A. from Yale University. Profile
TWST: As we start 2016, what are the investment trends in the restaurant space that you are watching?

Ms. Zackfia: There clearly have been a lot of new companies