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Roundtable Forum: Restaurant Industry

DEAN T. HASKELL is a Senior Vice President att EVEREN Securities. Pre- viously, he was associated with Morgan Keegan. He received his Bachelor's degree in economics and finance from Kennesaw State College and his MBA in finance from Vanderbilt University. He is a member of the National Restaurant Association and the AIMR. Mr. Haskell is married and has four children. He is a member of the National Speleological Association and the Smithsonian Institute. Profile
Rose, David L.
David Rose, Senior Vice President at Wedbush Securities, covers the water and renewable energy solutions sectors. He has over 10 years experience in equity research as a Senior Analyst, previously with JMP Securities, Jefferies & Company and Furman Selz. In 2003, he was ranked the number three analyst for stock picking by Financial Times/StarMine in the machinery category, and in 1998, he was named by The Wall Street Journal as the number one-ranked analyst for stock picking in the restaurant sector. Prior to joining Wedbush Securities, Mr. Rose was CEO of a restaurant developer and operator in Chile and subsequently provided finance, strategy and operations consulting services in Panama covering a variety of industries. He has lived in Latin America for nearly seven years and is fluent in Spanish. He holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of California, Riverside and is a CFA charterholder. Profile
CRAIG T. WEICHMANN is a Managing Director at Morgan Keegan where he covers the restaurant and retailing groups. Previously, he was Director of Investor Relations for Holiday Inns and was associated with Eppler, Guerin & Turner. A Chartered Financial Analyst, he received his Bachelor's degree in economics from Southern Methodist University and his MBA in finance from the University of Virginia, Darden. Mr. Weichmann is married and has four children. He is a Rotary member, a Sunday school teacher and includes golf among his personal interests. Profile
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: Let's start with the performance of the restaurant stocks in 1998.

Has 1998 been a better year for restaurant stocks than 1997, Allan?

Mr. Hickok: The performance of the restaurant