thequast

Jon Quast

As a newlywed in 2006, the Motley Fool's website convinced me I was capable of investing in the stock market. Now, not only do I manage my own portfolio, I'm able to share what I've learned as a contributor with the Fool. To keep track of my articles, follow me on Twitter

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Fri Nov 21

CAPS Underperform Pitch

thequast wrote about HABIT RESTAURANTS INC COM CL A (HABT) . 9:49 AM

HABT Underperform

Valuation matters no matter who you are. Great concept at a really bad price.

Caps Pick

thequast made a pick in CAPS. 9:49 AM

HABIT RESTAURANTS INC COM CL A (HABT) will Underperform the S&P 500

Fri Oct 17

CAPS Outperform Pitch

thequast wrote about Markel (MKL) . 5:21 PM

MKL Outperform

When you consider this company is over $500/share in book value, it's not much of a gamble at $650/share.

Caps Pick

thequast made a pick in CAPS. 5:21 PM

Markel (MKL) will Outperform the S&P 500

Caps Pick

thequast made a pick in CAPS. 5:16 PM

McCormick (MKC) will Outperform the S&P 500

Fri Aug 1

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Watercooler Post

thequast wrote 12:40 PM

Just made my first two trades based on recommendations from Motley Fool Stock Adviser. Pretty pumped!

Tue Jul 15

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Article

thequast published an article 5:00 PM

How Can Darden Blow a $2 Billion Opportunity?

It may be closer to happening than anyone realizes.

Mon Jul 14

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Article

thequast published an article 11:26 AM

Why Best-Selling Apps Are Investing in TV Advertising

If you thought the app market had completely matured, you'll want to read about its latest evolution.

Sun Jul 13

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thequast published an article 3:00 PM

The Olive Garden Makeover Will Fail

Olive Garden's makeover looks nice, but it isn't going to solve Darden's problems.

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thequast published an article 10:00 AM

What You Need to Know Before This Crazy Chicken IPO

El Pollo Loco has an IPO coming up, but should you be excited?

Sun Jul 6

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Article

thequast published an article 1:41 PM

The Top 10 Burger Joints Have One Common Trait (And it's Changing the Restaurant Industry)

We can learn something very important about consumer trends from America's top 10 burger joints.

Tue Jun 24

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Article

thequast published an article 9:19 AM

Why Popeyes Bought Popeyes

Popeyes plopped down $43 million for more reasons than meet the eye.

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Article

thequast published an article 9:14 AM

The Business of Breakfast

Businesses are vying to sell you breakfast, but not all of them will succeed.

Mon Jun 23

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Article

thequast published an article 11:47 AM

Why Priceline Paid Up Big Time

It cost the company a pretty penny, but Priceline made the right choice to buy OpenTable.

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Article

thequast published an article 11:27 AM

One Overlooked Reason Potbelly is Cheap

You may have heard that Potbelly is overvalued, but have you looked at this particular valuation metric?

Wed Jun 18

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Article

thequast published an article 6:11 PM

This Restaurant Is Just Getting Going

Zoe's Kitchen is generating buzz, but this restaurant story is more than just stock market hype.

Tue May 6

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Article

thequast published an article 9:06 PM

This One Miniature Move Signals an Enormous Strategy Shift

It may just look like one new restaurant, but Super Chix means that Yum! has thrown its old playbook out the window.

Fri Mar 28

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Article

thequast published an article 12:22 PM

You Need to Understand Fast-Casual Before Investing

Investors need to understand the challenges of the fast-casual segment before plunking down their investing dollars.

Mon Mar 17

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Article

thequast published an article 3:26 PM

Activist Investing Won't Save This Company

Activist investors have donned capes to rescue this company, but does it really need saving to begin with?

Sun Mar 16

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Article

thequast published an article 12:03 PM

Why Sbarro and Quiznos Failed

Though private companies, these companies's failures have major lessons for investors who look to identify winning businesses.

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Charms Earned 6
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