Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> February 25, 2013

Fast Casual Grows Units Domestically and Takes Share from QSR, Casual Dining

Elliott, Bryan C.
Bryan C. Elliott, CFA, is a Senior Equity Analyst with Raymond James & Associates, Inc.   He joined the Raymond James equity research department in August 2001 to follow restaurants, with an emphasis on the faster-growing casual dining and fast casual segments. He has spent the bulk of his 30-year investment career publishing research on companies in the restaurant industry, with additional work at times on the food distribution, food manufacturing, retail and beverage sectors. Mr. Elliott also has direct investment experience from three years managing money at a small equity investment firm. Mr. Elliott has been honored numerous times for stock picking and estimate accuracy by tracking services such as The Wall Street Journal’s Best of the Street survey and StarMine. He earned an MBA degree from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a B.A. degree in economics from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Profile
TWST: Please start with a brief overview of your coverage universe.

Mr. Elliott: I've traditionally been a growth stock guy. I’ve been covering restaurants for over 25 years. For