Consumer >> Sector Roundtables >> January 3, 2000

Roundtable Forum: Restaurant Industry

PAUL L. WESTRA is an Equity Research Analyst with Credit Suisse First Boston, covering the restaurant industry. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Vice President in Equity Research with Salomon Smith Barney. He also worked as an Assistant Equity Analyst with Kidder, Peabody & Company. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Mr. Westra earned his Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Strategic Management from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Profile
JANICE L. MEYER is a Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston Equity Research Group, where she focuses on the restaurant sector. She joined the firm from Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, which CSFB acquired in November 2000, where she was a Vice President in DLJ's Equity Research group. Prior to joining DLJ, she was at Prudential Securities from 1991 to 1996. Ms. Meyer has been named to the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team for restaurants 10 times. She has been ranked number one for four of the last eight years. Ms. Meyer, a Chartered Financial Analyst, is also a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. She has a BS in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA in Finance from Northeastern University. Profile
DAMON BRUNDAGE is a Vice President of Equity Research with Raymond James & Associates, Inc. Previously, he was associated with JP Morgan from 1998-2000. He was also with NatWest Securities, where he followed the restaurant and gaming sector, and PaineWebber, where he covered healthcare and environmental service companies. Mr. Brundage holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an MBA in Finance and Economics from Columbia University. Profile
TWST: Janice, how do you view the performance of the restaurant stocks

in 1999?

Ms. Meyer: Restaurant stock performance has been a mixed bag this year,

with some stocks doing well and others