Steve Rockwell

Managing Director, Restaurant Investment Banking,
Janney Montgomery Scott

Steve Rockwell is managing director of Restaurant Investment Banking at Janney Montgomery Scott and has 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, including as an analyst and finance executive. He can be reached at

Should investors take another look at casual dining?
More experienced private-equity firms are becoming increasingly discriminating and disciplined regarding valuations
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Hitting expectations after financing is critical to success 
How the quarter following a financing can impact a restaurant's future
Repercussions of the NLRB's ruling on 'joint employer' status 
Ruling could have major effects on franchisees if it withstands appeal
Zoës Kitchen, Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza
Zoe's and Papa Murphy's: A tale of two restaurant IPOs  1
Breaking down the companies' public offerings and stock performance
Lessons for fast casual from casual dining 
What the new hot segment can learn from the golden years of casual dining
Private equity filling restaurant finance gap 
PE firms are increasingly investing in, growing early-stage brands
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Financial trends: A seller's market 
Investments are opening up for restaurants with superior fundamentals
Business economics of minimum wage hike  1
Restaurants should educate the public on the impact of a minimum wage increase
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Time to embrace private equity 
Finance expert Steve Rockwell shares tips on forging a successful private equity partnership
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High stock prices pose risk, opportunity 
Steve Rockwell analyzes stock and growth trends of major restaurant companies and offers tips on risks and opportunities in today's market
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Minority investment, major return 
Restaurant industry analyst Steve Rockwell offers his thoughts on the benefits of minority investments
Why private equity loves restaurants 
Consultant Steve Rockwell discusses the reasons restaurants are so attractive to PE investors
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A dose of growth appetite suppressant 
Steve Rockwell on why restaurants should focus on existing operations
Building a better casual-dining CEO 
Steve Rockwell discusses top traits for restaurant CEOs.
Investing in hidden potential 
Steve Rockwell looks at the changes activist investors bring to restaurants.
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