Meet the Team

Restaurant Research LLC was founded by

Phil Mangieri and Wally Butkus in 2000


Philip Mangieri - Partner

Mr. Mangieri is the co-founder of Restaurant Research LLC.  He was formerly FMAC’s SVP and Director of Research where he managed the Research Group’s franchisor relationships, created research processes and policies and designed research products. Prior to FMAC, he served as the head of all restaurant and energy related research for Lehman Brothers’ Franchise Finance Group.

Phil's background also includes experience in equity research gained as a Vice President-Senior Research Analyst at Cowen & Company. He earned a Bachelors degree in economics from The College of William and Mary and an MBA from New York University where he graduated with honors.

Phone: (203) 938-4703
Email: pmangieri@ChainRestaurantData.com

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Wally Butkus - Partner
Mr. Butkus also co-founded Restaurant Research.  Mr. Butkus has been involved in analyzing the restaurant industry for over 18 years and was formerly employed at FMAC as a Senior Research Analyst where he was responsible for analyzing companies and trends within the chain restaurant industry. Wally graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in finance.

Phone: (860) 352-2198
Email: wbutkus@ChainRestaurantData.com

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