ICR to Host Restaurant Panel on Friday, January 10th, Ahead of the 16th Annual ICR XChange

ICR, a leading strategic communications firm, today announced that it will host its annual ICR XChange Restaurant Panel as a pre-event teleconference and webcast on Friday, January 10
that 11:00 AM ET.

The  Restaurant  Panel  will  serve  as  a  forum  to  discuss  current  trends  affecting  all  segments  of  this  dynamic industry  and  will feature sell-side equity research analysts from among the sponsoring banking firms of the ICR XChange.

The Restaurant Panel will be moderated by Raphael Gross, Managing Director, ICR, and participants will include:

  • Andy Barish, Managing Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst, Jefferies
  • Bryan Elliott, Managing Director of Equity Research, Raymond James
  • Will Slabaugh, Vice President and Research Analyst, Stephens Inc
  • Peter Saleh, Director and Senior Restaurant Analyst, Telsey Advisory Group
  • Nick Setyan, Vice President, Equity Research, Wedbush Securities

The teleconference can be accessed live by dialing 1-877-407-3982 or for international callers by dialing 1-201-493-6780.  A  replay  will  be  available  after  the  event  and  can  be  accessed  by  dialing 1-877-870-5176 or  for international callers by dialing 1-858-384-551; passcode 13574485. The  webcast conference can be accessed from  the  ICR  XChange  website  at A  replay  of  the  webcast  will  be  available  through  the conference website shortly after the teleconference has concluded.

“Hosting the Restaurant Panel has become an anticipated tradition, and this year will serve as a great lead-in to the ICR XChange, where we will be hearing from some of the most dynamic restaurant and related companies in the industry today,” said Tom Ryan, Chief Executive Officer, ICR. “We encourage XChange attendees to dial in for this informative session  where some  of the foremost analysts in the industry  will  weigh in on the key issues and opportunities making waves in the sector in the new year.”

ICR will be hosting approximately 50 publicly-traded and privately-held restaurant and related food and beverage companies who will be presenting and attending the 16th Annual ICR XChange over the three day period (January 13-15, 2014), as well as approximately 20 sell-side equity research analysts who cover these industries.

About ICR
Established  in  1998,  ICR  partners  with  companies  to  develop  and  execute  strategic  communications  programs that achieve business goals, build credibility, and enhance the long-term value of the enterprise. The firm’s highly differentiated  service  model,  which  pairs  capital  markets  veterans  with  senior  communications  professionals, brings  deep  sector knowledge  and  relationships  to  clients  in  more  than  20  industries.  Today,  ICR  is  one  of  the largest  and  most  experienced  independent  advisory  firms  in  North  America  maintaining  offices  in  Boston, Connecticut, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Beijing.

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About ICR XChange
The  ICR  XChange  is  a  unique  platform  where  public  and  private  company  management  teams,  institutional investors, sell-side research analysts, investment bankers, private equity professionals and select media connect with  one  another  with the  goal  of  understanding  consumer  trends  and  public  company  prospects  as  the  year begins. The event is one of the largest investment conferences of the year, featuring presentations by more than 150 public and private companies, with attendance regularly exceeding 1,500.

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