Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> February 7, 2015

Lower Gas Prices and Minimum Wage Increases Impact Restaurant Top Lines

Setyan, Nick
Nick Setyan is an Equity Analyst covering restaurant stocks at Wedbush Securities. During his six years in equity research, Mr. Setyan has also served as a Senior Associate on the Consumer Services: Financial Technology team and as an Associate on the Restaurant team at Wedbush Securities. Mr. Setyan received a B.A. in economics and in government from Cornell University. Mr. Setyan's coverage focuses on companies where his Southern California base and his industry relationships, developed while helping cover restaurant technology stocks for four years, can give him a differentiated understanding of important trends. He adds value through in-depth original fundamental analysis and detailed models. Profile
TWST: Last year, the restaurant sector was fairly focused on fast casual. Is that still an important sector?

Mr. Setyan: The fast-casual category — which includes the Chipotles