Consumer >> Analyst Interviews >> June 7, 2001

Outlook For Restaurants: Allan Hickok – U.s. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Inc.

ALLAN HICKOK is a Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst focused on the restaurant industry sector. He joined U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray's Fundamental Equity Research Department in January 1992 where he concentrates on the Restaurant industry. Relying on more than 16 years of Wall Street experience, Mr. Hickok is widely acknowledged by institutional and retail investors and Restaurant companies as one of the most influential industry analysts in America today. He is a three- time All Star Analyst as chosen by The Wall Street Journal and a recipient of many other honors, and is a frequent speaker at industry events. Prior to joining the Research Department, Mr. Hickok worked in the Investment Banking Department and focused on the private placement of structured finance products, including financings for several major restaurant and retail chains. Mr. Hickok earned his undergraduate degrees in music and business and his MBA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas. Profile
TWST: In the restaurant sector, what do you expect to see over the next

12-24 months?

Mr. Hickok: Let's start out with a top-down trend analysis to help

investors understand where the