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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended July 3, 2022
OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission File Number: 001-33174
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware83-3804854
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
968 James Street
Syracuse,New York13203
(Address of principal executive office)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (315424-0513 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $.01 per shareTASTThe NASDAQ Global Market
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes      No  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).    Yes      No  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. 
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer
Non-accelerated filerSmaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. o
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes      No  
As of August 5, 2022, Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. had 53,273,272 shares of its common stock, $.01 par value, outstanding.


CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
FORM 10-Q
QUARTER ENDED JULY 3, 2022
 
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PART I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION
ITEM 1—INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
July 3, 2022January 2, 2022
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents$8,068 $29,151 
Trade and other receivables20,410 16,644 
Inventories13,728 14,023 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets12,607 8,530 
Total current assets54,813 68,348 
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $511,984 and $489,588, respectively
329,529 337,702 
Franchise rights, net of accumulated amortization of $154,448 and $147,486, respectively (Note 4)
319,782 326,769 
Goodwill (Note 4)107,751 124,451 
Operating right-of-use assets, net (Note 7)776,199 791,763 
Franchise agreements, at cost less accumulated amortization of $16,079 and $14,608, respectively
29,704 30,788 
Deferred income taxes (Note 9)3,907  
Other assets12,212 7,243 
Total assets$1,633,897 $1,687,064 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt and finance lease liabilities (Notes 7 and 8)$7,181 $5,794 
Current portion of operating lease liabilities (Note 7)46,162 44,688 
Accounts payable30,529 31,164 
Accrued interest717 9,433 
Accrued payroll, related taxes and benefits45,406 50,855 
Accrued real estate taxes8,093 8,256 
Other liabilities23,144 18,433 
Total current liabilities161,232 168,623 
Long-term debt and finance lease liabilities, net of current portion (Notes 7 and 8)496,966 465,317 
Operating lease liabilities (Note 7)788,028 802,959 
Deferred income taxes, net (Note 9) 7,617 
Accrued postretirement benefits1,478 1,552 
Other liabilities (Note 6)11,960 26,772 
Total liabilities1,459,664 1,472,840 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 11)
Stockholders’ equity (Note 13):
Preferred stock, par value $.01; authorized 20,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding—100 shares
  
Voting common stock, par value $.01; authorized—100,000,000 shares, issued—55,408,225 and 53,374,341 shares, respectively, and outstanding—50,805,461 and 49,932,558 shares, respectively
529 520 
Additional paid-in capital290,684 287,816 
Accumulated deficit (109,141)(61,396)
Accumulated other comprehensive income6,288 1,411 
Treasury stock, at cost(14,127)(14,127)
Total stockholders’ equity174,233 214,224 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$1,633,897 $1,687,064 
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
July 3, 2022July 4, 2021July 3, 2022July 4, 2021
Restaurant sales$441,945 $424,541 $841,421 $814,534 
Operating expenses:
Food, beverage and packaging costs140,175 126,424 263,232 240,214 
Restaurant wages and related expenses149,315 137,592 290,935 267,238 
Restaurant rent expense (Note 7)31,230 30,591 62,243 60,905 
Other restaurant operating expenses69,032 65,128 134,439 126,547 
Advertising expense17,641 16,939 33,605 32,308 
General and administrative expenses (including stock-based compensation of $936, $1,614, $2,877, and $3,083, respectively)
20,827 20,698 42,844 42,067 
Depreciation and amortization20,071 20,421 39,613 41,030 
Impairment and other lease charges (Notes 4 and 5)18,176 144 18,672 497 
Other expense, net439 715 641 942 
Total operating expenses466,906 418,652 886,224 811,748 
Income (loss) from operations(24,961)5,889 (44,803)2,786 
Loss on extinguishment of debt 8,538  8,538 
Interest expense7,636 6,942 15,072 13,668 
Loss before income taxes(32,597)(9,591)(59,875)(19,420)
Benefit from income taxes (Note 9)
(6,121)(32)(12,130)(2,693)
Net loss
$(26,476)$(9,559)$(47,745)$(16,727)
Basic and diluted net loss per share (Note 14)
$(0.52)$(0.19)$(0.94)$(0.34)
Shares used in computing net loss per share:
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic and diluted weighted average common shares outstanding50,795,328 49,917,296 50,634,008 49,870,718 
Comprehensive loss, net of tax:
Net loss
$(26,476)$(9,559)$(47,745)$(16,727)
Change in valuation of interest rate swap (Note 8)595 (504)4,877 2,655 
Comprehensive loss$(25,881)$(10,063)$(42,868)$(14,072)
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
Accumulated
AdditionalOtherTotal
Common StockPreferred StockPaid-InAccumulatedComprehensiveTreasury StockStockholders'
SharesAmountSharesAmountCapitalDeficitIncome (Loss)SharesAmountEquity
Balance, January 2, 202252,037,511 $520 100 $ $287,816 $(61,396)$1,411 (2,104,953)$(14,127)$214,224 
Stock-based compensation— — — — 1,941 — — — — 1,941 
Vesting of non-vested shares and RSUs856,039 9 — — (9)— — — —  
Net loss— — — — — (21,269)— — — (21,269)
Change in valuation of interest rate swap, net of income taxes of $816 (Note 8)
— — — — — — 4,282 — — 4,282 
Balance, April 3, 202252,893,550 $529 100 $ $289,748 $(82,665)$5,693 (2,104,953)$(14,127)$199,178 
Stock-based compensation— — — — 936 — — — — 936 
Vesting of non-vested shares16,864 — — — — — — — —  
Net loss— — — — — (26,476)— — — (26,476)
Change in valuation of interest rate swap, net of income tax benefit of $211 (Note 8)
— — — — — — 595 — — 595 
Balance, July 3, 2022
52,910,414 $529 100 $ $290,684 $(109,141)$6,288 (2,104,953)$(14,127)$174,233 
Balance, January 3, 202151,486,116 $515 100 $— $306,469 $(18,367)$(3,015)(2,096,734)$(14,070)$271,532 
Stock-based compensation— — — — 1,469 — — — — 1,469 
Vesting of non-vested shares and RSUs522,406 5 — — (5)— — — —  
Net loss— — — — — (7,168)— — — (7,168)
Purchase of treasury stock— — — — — — — (8,219)(57)(57)
Change in valuation of interest rate swap, net of income taxes of $1,046 (Note 8)
— — — — — — 3,159 — — 3,159 
Balance, April 4, 202152,008,522 $520 100 $ $307,933 $(25,535)$144 (2,104,953)$(14,127)$268,935 
Stock-based compensation— — — — 1,614 — — — — 1,614 
Vesting of non-vested shares 24,014  — — — — — — —  
Net loss— — — — — (9,559)— — — (9,559)
Change in valuation of interest rate swap, net of income taxes of $167 (Note 8)
— — — — — — (504)— — (504)
Balance, July 4, 202152,032,536 $520 100 $ $309,547 $(35,094)$(360)(2,104,953)$(14,127)$260,486 
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)


Six Months Ended
July 3, 2022July 4, 2021
Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:
Net loss$(47,745)$(16,727)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
Loss on disposals of property and equipment, including sale-leasebacks624 930 
Stock-based compensation2,877 3,083 
Impairment and other lease charges18,672 497 
Depreciation and amortization39,613 41,030 
Amortization of deferred financing costs1,083 1,380 
Amortization of discount on debt63 404 
Deferred income taxes(12,130)(2,677)
Non-cash loss on extinguishment of debt 8,538 
Changes in other operating assets and liabilities(26,090)(9,843)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities(23,033)26,615 
Cash flows used for investing activities:
Capital expenditures:
New restaurant development(5,268)(2,615)
Restaurant remodeling(6,577)(6,854)
Other restaurant capital expenditures(8,490)(9,446)
Corporate and restaurant information systems(2,421)(7,560)
Total capital expenditures(22,756)(26,475)
Acquisition of restaurants, net of cash acquired (Note 3) (30,819)
Proceeds from sale of other assets864  
Properties purchased for sale-leaseback(2,088) 
Proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions2,085  
Proceeds from insurance recoveries58 500 
Net cash used for investing activities(21,837)(56,794)
Cash flows provided by financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2029 300,000 
Principal payments on Term B and B-1 Loans(2,125)(319,250)
Borrowings under revolving credit facility32,000 46,000 
Repayments under revolving credit facility(5,000) 
Principal payments on finance lease liabilities(1,088)(266)
Costs associated with issuance of long-term debt (5,025)
Purchase of treasury shares (57)
Net cash provided by financing activities 23,787 21,402 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents(21,083)(8,777)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period29,151 64,964 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$8,068 $56,187 
Supplemental disclosures:
Interest paid on long-term debt$22,438 $11,761 
Interest paid on lease financing obligations52 52 
Interest paid on finance leases278 28 
Accruals for capital expenditures2,040 2,514 
Finance lease obligations incurred8,644 804 
Gain on sale-leaseback transactions(74) 
Operating lease assets and liabilities resulting from lease modifications and new leases9,687 17,632 
Operating cash flows related to operating leases51,141 50,352 
Accruals for costs associated with issuance of long-term debt 790 
See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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1. Business Description
At July 3, 2022, Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (“Carrols Restaurant Group”) operated, as franchisee, 1,023 Burger King® restaurants in 23 Northeastern, Midwestern, Southcentral and Southeastern states and 65 Popeyes® restaurants in seven Southeastern states. Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. is a holding company and conducts all of its operations through its direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries Carrols Corporation and New CFH, LLC and their wholly-owned subsidiaries. Carrols Corporation's material wholly-owned subsidiary is Carrols LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. New CFH LLC's material direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries include Frayser Quality, LLC and Nashville Quality, LLC (and together with New CFH, LLC's immaterial direct and indirect subsidiaries, collectively, “New CFH”). Unless the context otherwise requires, Carrols Restaurant Group and its direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries are collectively referred to as the “Company.”

2. Significant Accounting Policies
Basis of Consolidation. The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its direct and indirect wholly-owned subsidiaries. All intercompany transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.
Fiscal Year. The Company uses a 52-53 week fiscal year ending on the Sunday closest to December 31. The three and six months ended July 3, 2022 and July 4, 2021 contained thirteen and twenty-six weeks, respectively. The 2022 fiscal year will end January 1, 2023 and will contain 52 weeks.
Basis of Presentation. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of and for the three and six months ended July 3, 2022 and July 4, 2021 have been prepared without an audit pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and do not include certain of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all normal and recurring adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of such unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been included. The results of operations for the three and six months ended July 3, 2022 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.
These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 2, 2022. The January 2, 2022 consolidated balance sheet data is derived from those audited consolidated financial statements.
Use of Estimates. The preparation of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the dates of the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods. Significant items subject to such estimates include accrued occupancy costs, insurance liabilities, lease accounting matters, the valuation of acquired assets and liabilities, interest rate swap valuation, the valuation of deferred income tax assets and liabilities, and the evaluation for impairment of goodwill, long-lived assets and franchise rights. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Segment Information. Operating segments are components of an entity for which discrete financial information is available and is regularly reviewed by the chief operating decision maker in order to allocate resources and assess performance. The Company's chief operating decision-maker, our President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), currently evaluates the Company's operations from a number of different operational perspectives; however, resource allocation decisions are determined based on the chief operating decision-maker's evaluation of the Company's operations as a whole. The Company derives all significant revenues from a single operating segment, its restaurant business. Accordingly, the Company views the operating results of its restaurants as one reportable segment.
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Business Combinations. In accordance with ASC 805, the Company allocates the purchase price of an acquired business to its identifiable assets and liabilities based on the estimated fair values. The excess of the purchase price over the amount allocated to the assets and liabilities, if any, is recorded as goodwill. The excess value of the net identifiable assets and liabilities acquired over the purchase price, if any, is recorded as a bargain purchase gain. The Company uses all available information to estimate fair values of identifiable intangible assets and property acquired. In making these determinations, the Company may engage an independent third-party valuation specialist to assist with the valuation of certain leasehold improvements, franchise rights and favorable and unfavorable leases.
The Company estimates that the seller's carrying value of acquired restaurant equipment, subject to certain adjustments, is equivalent to the fair value of this equipment at the date of the acquisition. The fair values of assumed franchise agreements are valued as if the remaining term of the agreement is at the market rate. The fair values of acquired land, buildings, certain leasehold improvements and restaurant equipment subject to finance leases are determined using both the cost approach and market approach using significant inputs observable in the open market. The Company categorizes these inputs as Level 2 inputs under ASC 820. The fair value of acquired franchise rights and favorable or unfavorable leases positions are determined using the income approach and include unobservable inputs. The Company categorizes these inputs as Level 3 inputs under ASC 820.
Cash and Cash Equivalents. The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less when purchased to be cash equivalents. At both July 3, 2022 and January 2, 2022, the Company did not have any cash invested in money market funds classified as cash equivalents on the condensed consolidated balance sheets.
Food, beverage and packaging costs. The Company includes food, beverage and packaging costs and delivery charges, net of any vendor purchase discounts and rebates, in food, beverage, and packaging costs.
Fair Value of Financial Instruments. Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. In determining fair value, the accounting standards establish a three-level hierarchy for inputs used in measuring fair value as follows: Level 1 inputs are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities; Level 2 inputs are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, including quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities; and Level 3 inputs are unobservable and reflect the Company's own assumptions. Financial instruments include cash and cash equivalents, trade and other receivables, accounts payable and long-term debt. The carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents, trade and other receivables and accounts payable approximate fair value because of the short-term nature of these financial instruments. The carrying amount of the Term B Loans at July 3, 2022 approximate fair value because of their variable rates. The fair value of the Company's 5.875% Senior Notes due 2029 is based on its recent trading value, which is considered a Level 2 input, and at July 3, 2022 was approximately $222.0 million.
The Company recognizes its derivative arrangements on the balance sheet at fair value, which is considered a Level 2 input. The Company’s only derivative is an interest rate swap (the "Swap") which is designated as a cash flow hedge. Accordingly, the effective portion of the changes in the fair value of this arrangement is recognized in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) until the hedged item is recognized in earnings. The ineffective portion of the changes in the fair value of this arrangement is immediately recognized in earnings as interest expense. The Company classifies cash inflows and outflows from derivatives within operating activities on the condensed consolidated statements of cash flows. The Swap is valued at $6.0 million as of July 3, 2022. It is classified as Level 2 within the valuation hierarchy.
Fair value measurements of non-financial assets and non-financial liabilities are primarily used in the impairment analysis of long-lived assets, goodwill and intangible assets. Long-lived assets and definite-lived intangible assets are measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis using Level 3 inputs. As described in Notes 4 and 5, the Company recorded $16.7 million in goodwill impairment charges in the second quarter of 2022 and long-
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lived asset impairment charges of $1.1 million and $1.4 million during the three and six months ended July 3, 2022 and $0.1 million and $0.3 million during the three and six months ended July 4, 2021.
Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements. In March 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2020-04 (“ASU 2020-04”) and subsequently ASU No. 2021-01, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848) in March 2020 and January 2021, respectively. The new guidance provides optional expedients and exceptions for applying U.S. GAAP to contract modifications and hedging relationships, including derivative instruments impacted by changes in the interest rates used for discounting cash flows for computing variable margin settlements, subject to meeting certain criteria, that reference the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) or other reference rates expected to be discontinued in 2022 or 2023. The ASUs establish certain contract modification principles that entities can apply in other areas that may be affected by reference rate reform and certain elective hedge accounting expedients and exceptions. The ASUs may be applied prospectively and are effective for all entities as of March 12, 2020 through December 31, 2022. The Company will adopt this guidance at the discontinuance of LIBOR. The Company is currently evaluating the guidance to determine the timing and extent to which it will apply to the Company's borrowing and interest rate swap arrangements. The adoption of this guidance is not expected to have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.
Subsequent events. The Company reviewed and evaluated subsequent events through the issuance date of the Company’s unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
3. Acquisitions
In 2021, the Company acquired an aggregate of 19 Burger King restaurants from other franchisees in the following transactions (in thousands except number of restaurants):
Closing DateNumber of RestaurantsPurchase Price
Fee-Owned(1)(2)
Market Location
June 17, 2021
14
$27,603 12 Fort Wayne, Indiana
June 23, 2021
5
3,216 1 Battle Creek, Michigan
19 $30,819 13 
(1)The 2021 acquisitions included the purchase of 13 fee-owned restaurants, of which 12 were sold in sale-leaseback transactions during the third quarter of 2021 for net proceeds of approximately $20.2 million.
(2)One of the fee-owned restaurants was closed at the end of 2021 and subsequently sold in the second quarter of 2022 for proceeds of $0.2 million.

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The Company allocated the aggregate purchase price for the 2021 acquisitions at their estimated fair values. The following table summarizes the final allocation of the aggregate purchase price for the 2021 acquisitions:
Inventory$229 
Land and buildings20,376 
Restaurant equipment850 
Restaurant equipment - subject to finance leases29 
Right-of-use assets2,997 
Leasehold improvements550 
Franchise fees411 
Franchise rights 6,025 
Deferred income taxes484 
Goodwill 1,832 
Operating lease liabilities(2,900)
Finance lease liabilities for restaurant equipment(35)
Accounts payable(29)
Net assets acquired$30,819 
Goodwill recorded in connection with the 2021 acquisitions represents costs in excess of fair values assigned to the underlying net assets of acquired restaurants. Acquired goodwill that is expected to be deductible for income tax purposes was $1.8 million in 2021.
The results of operations for the restaurants acquired are included from the closing date of the respective acquisition. The 2021 acquired restaurants contributed restaurant sales of $5.8 million and $10.9 million in the three and six months ended July 3, 2022. It is impracticable to disclose net earnings for the post-acquisition period for the acquired restaurants as net earnings of these restaurants were not tracked on a collective basis due to the integration of administrative functions, including field supervision.
The unaudited pro forma impact on the results of operations for the restaurants acquired in 2021 for the three and six months ended July 4, 2021 are included below. The unaudited pro forma results of operations are not necessarily indicative of the results that would have occurred had the acquisitions been consummated at the beginning of the periods presented, nor are they necessarily indicative of any future consolidated operating results. The following table summarizes the Company's unaudited pro forma operating results:
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
July 4, 2021July 4, 2021
Total revenue$430,017 $826,024 
Net loss$(8,871)$(15,574)
Basic and diluted net loss per share $(0.18)$(0.31)
This unaudited pro forma financial information does not give effect to any anticipated synergies, operating efficiencies, cost savings or integration costs related to the acquired restaurants.
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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS—(Continued)
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4. Intangible Assets
Goodwill. The Company is required to review goodwill for impairment annually, or more frequently when events and circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may be impaired. During the second quarter of 2022, a sustained decline in the Company's stock price due to the impact of continued increases in input costs on the Company's operating margins resulted in an implied equity premium that was outside of an observable range and was determined to be an indicator of an impairment. As a result, the Company performed a quantitative interim goodwill impairment test for its reporting units during the second quarter of 2022. As part of this interim goodwill impairment test, the Company considered certain qualitative and quantitative factors, such as the Company's performance, business forecasts, capital expenditure plans, a discount rate approximating the Company's weighted average cost of capital, and an evaluation of peer company multiples, among other factors. Using both the income approach and the market approach, the Company compared the fair value of each of its reporting units to their respective carrying values. Based on the results of this analysis, the Company determined that the fair value of its Popeyes reporting unit was less than its carrying value, and as a result, recorded a non-cash goodwill impairment charge during the three months ended July 3, 2022 of $16.7 million. The non-cash goodwill impairment charge represented a full write-down of the goodwill for the Popeyes reporting unit and is included in impairment and other lease charges on the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive loss. The change in goodwill for the six months ended July 3, 2022 is summarized below:
Balance at January 2, 2022$124,451 
Impairment of goodwill(16,700)
Balance at July 3, 2022$107,751 
Franchise Rights. Amounts allocated to franchise rights for each acquisition of Burger King and Popeyes restaurants are amortized using the straight-line method over the average remaining term of the acquired franchise agreements plus one renewal period of twenty years.
The Company assesses the potential impairment of franchise rights whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable, including closures of restaurants that were part of an acquisition, a shortfall in undiscounted operating cash flows over the projected remaining life of the franchise rights over the carrying value of such franchise rights for each acquisition group, or a goodwill impairment trigger. If an indicator of impairment exists, an estimate of the aggregate undiscounted cash flows from the acquired restaurants is compared to the respective carrying value of franchise rights for each acquisition. If an asset is determined to be impaired, the loss is measured by the excess of the carrying amount of the asset over its fair value. No impairment charges were recorded related to the Company’s franchise rights for the three and six months ended July 3, 2022 and July 4, 2021. The change in franchise rights for the six months ended July 3, 2022 is summarized below:
Balance at January 2, 2022$326,769 
Amortization expense(6,987)
Balance at July 3, 2022$319,782 
Amortization expense related to franchise rights was $3.5 million and $3.4 million for the three months ended July 3, 2022 and July 4, 2021, respectively, and $7.0 million and $6.9 million for the six months ended July 3, 2022 and July 4, 2021, respectively. The Company expects annual amortization expense to be $14.0 million in fiscal 2022, 2023 and 2024 and $13.9 million in 2025, 2026 and 2027.
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5. Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and Other Lease Charges
The Company reviews its long-lived assets, principally property and equipment, for impairment at the restaurant level. If an indicator of impairment exists for any of its assets, an estimate of the undiscounted future cash flows over the life of the primary asset for each restaurant is compared to that long-lived asset’s carrying value. If the carrying value is greater than the undiscounted cash flow, the Company then determines the fair value of the asset and if an asset is determined to be impaired, the loss is measured by the excess of the carrying amount of the asset over its fair value. For closed restaurant locations, the Company reviews the future minimum lease payments and related ancillary costs from the date of the restaurant closure to the end of the remaining lease term and records a lease charge for any right-of-use ("ROU") lease asset impairment or lease-related costs during the remaining term, net of any estimated sublease recoveries.
The Company determined the fair value of restaurant equipment, for those restaurants reviewed for impairment, based on current economic conditions. The Company determines the fair value of right-of-use lease assets based on an assessment of market rents and a discounted future cash flow model. These fair value asset measurements rely on significant unobservable inputs and are considered Level 3 in the fair value hierarchy.
During the three months ended July 3, 2022, the Company recorded long-lived asset impairment and other lease charges of $1.5 million consisting of initial impairment charges for six underperforming restaurants of $0.9 million, capital expenditures at previously impaired restaurants of $0.2 million, and lease charges related to four restaurants closed during the second quarter of $0.4 million. During the six months ended July 3, 2022, the Company recorded long-lived asset impairment and other lease charges of $2.0 million for seven underperforming restaurants of $1.0 million, capital expenditures at previously impaired restaurants of $0.3 million, and lease charges related to five restaurants closed during the period of $0.7 million.
During the three months ended July 4, 2021, the Company recorded impairment and other lease charges of $0.1 million due primarily to capital expenditures at previously impaired restaurants. During the six months ended July 4, 2021, the Company recorded impairment and other lease charges of $0.5 million consisting of $0.3 million related to capital expenditures at previously impaired restaurants and $0.2 million of other lease charges.
6. Other Liabilities, Long-Term
Other liabilities, long-term, at July 3, 2022 and January 2, 2022 consisted of the following:
July 3, 2022January 2, 2022
Accrued occupancy costs$1,736 $1,741 
Accrued workers’ compensation and general liability claims5,411 4,947 
Deferred compensation2,437 2,286 
Deferred federal payroll taxes 10,808 
Lease finance obligations1,183 5,780 
Other1,193 1,210 
$11,960 $26,772 
On March 27, 2020, the United States enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (as amended, the “CARES Act”) as a response to the economic uncertainty resulting from COVID-19. The CARES Act provided for deferred payment of the employer portion of social security taxes through the end of 2020, with 50% of the deferred amount due December 31, 2021 (which was subsequently deferred to January 3, 2022) and the remaining 50% due December 31, 2022 (which was subsequently deferred to January 3, 2023). As of July 3, 2022, $10.8 million of this deferral remained to be repaid and was recorded as a current liability in accrued payroll, related taxes and benefits.
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7. Leases
The Company utilizes land and buildings in its operations under various lease agreements. The Company does not consider any one of these individual leases material to the Company's operations. Initial lease terms are generally for twenty years and provide for renewal options with rent escalations. The exercise of such renewal options is generally at the Company’s sole discretion. The Company evaluates renewal options at lease commencement and upon any lease amendments or remodeling activity to determine if such options are reasonably certain to be exercised based on economic factors. Certain leases also require variable rent, determined as a percentage of sales as defined by the terms of the applicable lease agreement. For most locations, the Company is obligated for occupancy-related costs including payment of property taxes, insurance and utilities.
Right-of-use lease assets represent the Company’s right to use an underlying asset for the lease term and lease liabilities represent the Company’s obligation to make payments in exchange for that right of use. As the rate implicit within our leases is not readily determinable, the Company uses market and term-specific incremental borrowing rates which consider the rate of interest it expects to pay on a collateralized basis to borrow an amount equal to the lease payments under similar terms. ROU assets are also reduced by lease incentives, increased by initial direct costs and adjusted by favorable lease assets and unfavorable lease liabilities.
Variable lease components represent amounts that are contractually fixed as a percentage of sales and are recognized in expense as incurred. Leases with an initial term of 12 months or less are not recorded on the condensed consolidated balance sheets and are recognized as lease expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term. The Company does not account for lease components (e.g., fixed payments including rent) separately from non-lease components (e.g. common area maintenance).
The Company also utilizes certain restaurant equipment under various finance lease agreements with initial terms of generally three to eight years. The Company does not consider any one of these individual leases material to the Company's operations.
For certain leases where rent escalates based upon a change in a financial index, such as the Consumer Price Index, the difference between the index at lease inception and the subsequent fluctuations in that index are included in variable lease costs. Additionally, because the Company has elected to not separate lease and non-lease components, in limited instances variable costs also include payments to the landlord for common area maintenance, real estate taxes, insurance and other operating expenses. Lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term, with variable lease payments recognized in the period those costs are incurred.
Lease Cost
The components and classification of lease expense for the three and six months ended July 3, 2022 and July 4, 2021 are as follows:
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
Lease costClassificationJuly 3, 2022July 4, 2021July 3, 2022July 4, 2021
Operating lease cost(1)
Restaurant rent expense$26,352 $25,717 $52,695 $51,459 
Operating lease cost(2)
General and administrative252 224 473 480 
Variable lease costRestaurant rent expense4,878 4,874 9,548 9,446 
Finance lease cost:
Amortization of right-of-use assetsDepreciation and amortization670 177 1,156 309 
Interest on lease liabilitiesInterest expense170 28 278 51 
Total lease cost$32,322 $31,020 $64,150 $61,745 
(1)Includes short-term leases which are not material.
(2)Represents operating lease costs for property and equipment not directly related to restaurant operations.

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8. Long-term Debt
Long-term debt at July 3, 2022 and January 2, 2022 consisted of the following:
July 3, 2022January 2, 2022
Senior Credit Facility:
Term B Loans$169,750 $171,875 
Revolving credit borrowings27,000  
Senior Notes Due 2029300,000 300,000 
Finance lease liabilities13,858 6,306 
Total Funded debt510,608 478,181 
Less: current portion of long-term debt and finance lease liabilities(7,181)(5,794)
Less: unamortized debt issuance costs(5,944)(6,490)
Less: unamortized original issue discount(517)(580)
Total Long-term debt$496,966 $465,317 
Senior Credit Facilities. On April 30, 2019, the Company entered into senior secured credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount of $550.0 million, consisting of (i) a Term Loan B Facility in an aggregate principal amount of $425.0 million (the “Term Loan B Facility”) maturing on April 30, 2026 and (ii) a revolving credit facility (including a sub-facility of $35.0 million for standby letters of credit) in an aggregate principal amount of $125.0 million maturing on April 30, 2024 (the “Revolving Credit Facility” and, together with the Term Loan B Facility, the “Senior Credit Facilities”). As subsequently amended, as of July 3, 2022 the Senior Credit Facilities provide for an aggregate maximum commitment available for borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility of $215.0 million and the Revolving Credit Facility matures on January 29, 2026.
The Company’s obligations under the Senior Credit Facilities are guaranteed by its subsidiaries and are secured by first priority liens on substantially all of the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries, including a pledge of all of the capital stock and equity interests of its subsidiaries.
Under the Senior Credit Facilities, the Company is required to make mandatory prepayments of borrowings in the event of dispositions of assets, debt issuances and insurance and condemnation proceeds (all subject to certain exceptions).
The Senior Credit Facilities contain certain covenants, including, without limitation, those limiting the Company’s and its subsidiaries' ability to, among other things, incur indebtedness, incur liens, sell or acquire assets or businesses, change the character of its business in all material respects, engage in transactions with related parties, make certain investments, make certain restricted payments or pay dividends.
In addition, the Senior Credit Facilities require the Company to meet a First Lien Leverage Ratio (as defined in the Senior Credit Facilities) under certain circumstances. The Company is only required to maintain a First Lien Leverage Ratio (as defined in the Senior Credit Facilities) of not greater than 5.75 to 1.00 (as measured on a most recent four quarter basis) if, and only if, on the last day of any fiscal quarter, the sum of the aggregate principal amount of outstanding revolving credit borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility and the aggregate face amount of letters of credit issued under the Revolving Credit Facility (excluding undrawn letters of credit in an aggregate face amount up to $12.0 million) exceeds 35% of the aggregate amount of the maximum borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility.
As the $27.0 million borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility at July 3, 2022 did not exceed 35% of the aggregate borrowing capacity, no First Lien Leverage Ratio calculation was required. However, if the Company had been subject to the First Lien Leverage Ratio, the Company's First Lien Leverage Ratio of 3.51 to 1.00 as of July 3, 2022 was below the required First Lien Leverage Ratio of 5.75 to 1.00. As a result, the Company does not expect to have to reduce its term loan borrowings mandatorily with Excess Cash Flow (as defined in the Senior Credit Facilities). The Company was in compliance with the covenants under its Senior Credit Facilities at July 3, 2022.
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The Senior Credit Facilities contain customary default provisions, including that the lenders may terminate their obligation to advance and may declare the unpaid balance of borrowings, or any part thereof, immediately due and payable upon the occurrence and during the continuance of customary events of default which include, without limitation, payment default, covenant default, bankruptcy default, cross-default on other indebtedness, judgment default and the occurrence of a change of control.
The Term Loan B Facility requires quarterly installment payments, which began on September 30, 2019. Amounts outstanding at July 3, 2022 are due and payable as follows:
(i) fifteen remaining quarterly installments of $1.1 million;
(ii) one final payment of $153.8 million on April 30, 2026.
At July 3, 2022, borrowings under the Senior Credit Facilities bore interest as follows (subject to interest rate swap as described below):
(i) Revolving Credit Facility: at a rate per annum equal to (a) the Alternate Base Rate (as defined in the Senior Credit Facilities) plus 2.25% or (b) LIBOR Rate (as defined in the Senior Credit Facilities) plus 3.25%.
(ii) Term Loan B Facility: at a rate per annum equal to (a) the Alternate Base Rate (as defined in the Senior Credit Facilities) plus 2.25% or (b) LIBOR Rate (as defined in the Senior Credit Facilities) plus 3.25%.
The weighted average interest rate for borrowings on long-term debt balances was 5.2% in both the three and six months ended July 3, 2022, and 4.4% for both the three and six months ended July 4, 2021.
As of July 3, 2022, there were $27.0 million borrowings outstanding and $9.6 million of letters of credit issued under the Revolving Credit Facility. After reserving for issued letters of credit and outstanding borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility, $178.4 million was available for borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility at July 3, 2022.
Senior Notes due 2029. On June 28, 2021, the Company issued $300.0 million principal amount of 5.875% Senior Notes due 2029 (the “Notes”) in a private placement. The proceeds of the offering, together with $46.0 million of borrowings under the Revolving Credit Facility, were used to (i) repay $74.4 million of outstanding term B-1 loans and $243.6 million of outstanding term B loans under the Senior Credit Facilities (which included scheduled principal payments), (ii) to pay fees and expenses related to the offering of the Notes and the Seventh Amendment and (iii) for working capital and general corporate purposes.
Carrols Restaurant Group and certain of its subsidiaries (the "Guarantors") entered into the Indenture (the “Indenture”) dated as of June 28, 2021 with the Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company governing the Notes. The Indenture provides that the Notes will mature on July 1, 2029 and will bear interest at the rate of 5.875% per annum, payable semi-annually on July 1 and January 1 of each year, beginning on January 1, 2022. The entire principal amount of the Notes will be due and payable in full on the maturity date. The Indenture further provides that the Company (i) may redeem some or all of the Notes at any time after July 1, 2024 at the redemption prices described therein, (ii) may redeem up to 40% of the Notes using the proceeds of certain equity offerings completed before July 1, 2024 and (iii) must offer to purchase the Notes if it sells certain of its assets or if specific kinds of changes in control occur, all as set forth in the Indenture. The Notes are senior unsecured obligations of Carrols Restaurant Group and are guaranteed on an unsecured basis by the Guarantors. The Indenture contains certain covenants that limit the ability of Carrols Restaurant Group and the Guarantors to, among other things: incur indebtedness or issue preferred stock; incur liens; pay dividends or make distributions in respect of capital stock or make certain other restricted payments or investments; sell assets; agree to payment restrictions affecting Restricted Subsidiaries (as defined in the Indenture); enter into transactions with affiliates; or merge, consolidate or sell substantially all of the assets. Such restrictions are subject to certain exceptions and qualifications all as set forth in the Indenture. The Company was in compliance with all such covenants as of July 3, 2022.
Interest Rate Swap. In March 2020, the Company entered into an interest rate swap agreement with certain of its lenders under the Senior Credit Facilities to mitigate the risk of increases in the variable interest rate related to term loan borrowings under the Senior Credit Facilities. The interest rate swap fixed the interest rate on $220.0 million of outstanding borrowings under the Senior Credit Facility at 0.915% plus the applicable margin in its
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Senior Credit Facilities. The differences between the variable LIBOR rate and the interest rate swap rate of 0.915% are settled monthly. The agreement matures on February 28, 2025.
On November 12, 2021, the Company partially terminated this interest rate swap to reduce the notional amount hedged from $220.0 million to $120.0 million. The reduction, which settled with net proceeds to the Company of $0.2 million, left the fixed rate and other terms of the swap arrangement unchanged and provided the flexibility to repay borrowings under the Senior Credit Facilities which previously needed to be maintained at the hedged $220.0 million notional amount. The Company made net additional interest payments to settle the interest rate swap of $44 thousand and $0.3 million during the three and six months ended July 3, 2022, respectively, and $0.4 million and $0.9 million, respectively, during the three and six months ended July 4, 2021.
The fair value of the Company's interest rate swap agreement was an asset of $6.0 million as of July 3, 2022 which is included in long-term other assets in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets. Changes in the valuation of the Company's interest rate swap were included as a component of other comprehensive income and will be reclassified to earnings as the income or losses are realized. The Company expects to reclassify net gains totaling $2.0 million into earnings in the next twelve months related to this interest rate swap.
The Company's counterparties under this arrangement provided the Company with quarterly statements of the market values of these instruments based on significant inputs that were observable or could be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data for substantially the full term of the asset or liability. The Company classified this within Level 2 of the valuation hierarchy described in Note 2. The impact on the derivative liabilities for the Company and the counterparties' non-performance risk to the derivative trades was considered when measuring the fair value of derivative liabilities.
9. Income Taxes
The benefit for income taxes for the three and six months ended July 3, 2022 and July 4, 2021 was comprised of the following:
Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 July 3, 2022July 4, 2021July 3, 2022July 4, 2021
Current$ $(16)$ $(16)
Deferred(9,400)(2,572)(17,616)(5,233)
Change in valuation allowance3,279 2,556 5,486 2,556 
Benefit for income taxes$(6,121)$(32)$(12,130)$(2,693)
Deferred income taxes reflect the net tax effects of temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amount used for income tax purposes.
The benefit for income taxes for the three and six months ended July 3, 2022 was derived using an estimated effective annual income tax rate for all of 2022 of 20.3%, which is inclusive of the estimated change in the Company's deferred tax assets valuation allowance and excludes other discrete tax adjustments. The difference compared to the statutory rate for 2022 is attributed to various nondeductible tax expenses and non-refundable business credits which are not directly related to the amount of pre-tax loss recorded in the period as well as the valuation allowance charge. The three and six months ended July 3, 2022 contained no discrete tax adjustments.
The benefit for income taxes for the three and six months ended July 4, 2021 was derived using an estimated effective annual income tax rate for all of 2021 of 11.0%, which reflected a change in valuation allowance on its deferred tax assets and excluded other discrete tax adjustments. The difference compared to the statutory rate for 2021 is attributed to various nondeductible tax expenses. There were no net discrete tax adjustments during three months ended July 4, 2021. The six months ended July 4, 2021 contained $0.7 million of tax benefit from net discrete tax adjustments.
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The Company performs an assessment of positive and negative evidence regarding the realization of its deferred income tax assets as required by ASC 740. Under ASC 740, the weight given to negative and positive evidence is commensurate only to the extent that such evidence can be objectively verified. ASC 740 prescribes that objective historical evidence, in particular the Company’s three-year cumulative loss position at July 3, 2022, be given greater weight than subjective evidence, including the Company’s forecast of future taxable income, which include assumptions that cannot be objectively verified. In determining the likelihood of future realization of the deferred income tax assets as of July 3, 2022 and January 2, 2022 the Company considered both positive and negative evidence and weighted the effect of such evidence based upon its objectivity. At July 3, 2022 and January 2, 2022, the Company estimated that the valuation allowance required for certain of its federal income tax credits that may expire prior to their utilization by the Company was $29.1 million and $24.4 million, respectively. The amount of the deferred tax asset considered realizable, however, could be adjusted if estimates of future taxable income during the carryforward period are reduced or increased or if objective negative evidence in the form of cumulative losses is no longer present and additional weight may be given to subjective evidence such as projections for growth. The Company recorded income tax expense of $3.3 million and $5.5 million in the three and six months ended July 3, 2022 relative to this valuation reserve.
The Company's policy is to recognize interest and/or penalties related to uncertain tax positions in income tax expense. At July 3, 2022 and January 2, 2022, the Company had no unrecognized tax benefits and no accrued interest related to uncertain tax positions. The tax years 2018 - 2021 remain open to examination by the major taxing jurisdictions to which the Company is subject. Although it is not reasonably possible to estimate the amount by which unrecognized tax benefits may increase within the next twelve months due to the uncertainties regarding the timing of examinations, the Company does not expect unrecognized tax benefits to significantly change in the next twelve months.
10. Stock-Based Compensation
Stock-based compensation expense for the three months ended July 3, 2022 and July 4, 2021 was $0.9 million and $1.6 million, respectively, and for the six months ended July 3, 2022 and July 4, 2021 was $2.9 million and $3.1 million, respectively.
As of July 3, 2022, the total unrecognized stock-based compensation expense relating to time-vested restricted shares and stock options was approximately $6.0 million and the Company expects to record an additional $1.9 million in stock-based compensation expense related to the vesting of these awards in the remainder of 2022. The remaining weighted average vesting period for stock options and non-vested shares was 2.1 years.
Time-vested Restricted Shares. During the six months ended July 3, 2022, the Company granted 1,116,000 time-vested restricted shares to certain of its employees and officers and 226,584 time-vested restricted shares to its outside directors. These shares generally vest in equal installments over their three-year service period, provided the participant has continuously remained an employee, officer or director of the Company. In accordance with a transition agreement entered into in connection with the retirement of our former CEO, 165,000 issued time-vested restricted shares vested on April 1, 2022.
In addition, on April 1, 2022, the Company granted 100,000 time-vested restricted shares with a two-year vesting period to its new CEO. These shares will vest in equal installments over a two-year service period, provided the participant has continuously remained employed by the Company.
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The Company's time vested shares vest, become non-forfeitable and are expensed over their respective vesting period. The following is a summary of all time-vested restricted share activity for the six months ended July 3, 2022:
SharesWeighted Average Grant Date Price
Non-vested at January 2, 2022
1,336,830 $6.55 
Granted1,442,584 $2.72 
Vested(782,053)$6.70 
Forfeited(99,550)$4.46 
Non-vested at July 3, 20221,897,811 $3.69 
The fair value of time-vested shares is based on the closing price on the date of grant.
Performance-based Restricted Shares. On April 1, 2022, 600,000 performance-based restricted shares were granted to our new CEO. These shares fully vest on the third anniversary of the grant date based on the achievement of contractually defined EBITDA and share price growth targets. The fair value of the market-based restricted shares is determined using a Monte Carlo simulation valuation model and these shares will be expensed over a three year performance-based vesting period based on the probability of the Company's attainment of the contractually defined targets.
Stock Options. The Company has issued options to purchase shares of its common stock to certain employees and officers of the Company. These options become exercisable and are being expensed over their three-year vesting period. In accordance with a transition agreement entered into in connection with the retirement of our former CEO, his remaining 412,500 unvested options became fully vested and exercisable on April 1, 2022. The options expire seven years from the date of the grant and were issued with an exercise price equal to the fair market value of the stock price on the date of grant, or $7.12 per share.
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(Tabular amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)

The following is a summary of all stock option activity for the six months ended July 3, 2022:
OptionsWeighted Average Exercise PriceAverage Remaining Contractual Life (in years)
Aggregate Intrinsic Value(1)
Options outstanding at January 2, 2022
1,025,000 
Forfeited(49,500)$7.12
Options Outstanding at July 3, 2022
975,500 $7.125.1$
Vested or expected to vest at July 3, 2022
975,500 $7.125.1$
Options exercisable at July 3, 2022
761,000 $7.125.1$
(1)The aggregate intrinsic value is calculated using the difference between the market price of the Company's common stock at July 3, 2022 of $2.10 and the grant price for only those awards that have a grant price that is less than the market price of the Company's common stock at July 3, 2022. There were no awards having a grant price less than the market price of the Company's common stock at July 3, 2022.
Restricted Stock Units. The Company has issued restricted stock units (“RSUs”) on shares of the Company's common shares to certain officers of the Company.
The following is a summary of all RSU activity for the six months ended July 3, 2022:
Units
Non-vested at January 2, 2022
129,620 
Vested(90,850)
Non-vested at July 3, 202238,770 

11. Commitments and Contingencies
Lease Guarantees. Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (“Fiesta”), a former wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, was spun-off in 2012 to the Company's stockholders. As of July 3, 2022, the Company is a guarantor under 17 leases from the time when Fiesta was its subsidiary which have lease terms expiring on various dates through 2030. As of July 3, 2022, the guarantees include eight Fiesta restaurant property leases and nine Taco Cabana leases, all of which remain operating except for one Fiesta-owned restaurant. Eight of these guarantees are for leases with Pollo Operations, Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiesta, and nine of the guarantees are for leases with Texas Taco Cabana, L.P., an indirect subsidiary of Taco Cabana, Inc. (together with all direct and indirect subsidiaries, “Taco”). Taco was a wholly owned subsidiary of Fiesta until August 16, 2021 when Fiesta sold all of its outstanding capital stock of Taco Cabana, Inc. to YTC Enterprises, LLC, an affiliate of Yadav Enterprises, Inc. The Company is fully liable for all obligations under the terms of the leases in the event that a tenant fails to pay any sums due under the lease, subject to indemnification provisions of the Separation and Distribution Agreement entered into in connection with the spin-off of Fiesta.
The maximum potential amount of future undiscounted rental payments the Company could be required to make under these leases at July 3, 2022 was $8.3 million. The obligations under these leases will generally continue to decrease over time as these operating leases expire, except for any execution of renewal options that exist under the original leases. No payments related to these guarantees have been made by the Company to date and none are expected to be required to be made in the future. The Company has not recorded a liability for these guarantees in accordance with ASC 460 - Guarantees as Fiesta has indemnified the Company for all such obligations and the Company did not believe it was probable it would be required to perform under any of the guarantees or direct obligations.
Litigation. The Company is party to various litigation matters that arise in the ordinary course of business. The Company does not believe that the outcome of any of these matters will have a material adverse effect on its consolidated financial statements.
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Supplier Concentrations. The Company primarily utilizes four distributors, McLane Company Inc., Lineage Foodservice Solutions, LLC, Reinhart Food Service LLC and Performance Foodservice, to supply its Burger King restaurants with the majority of its foodstuffs. As of July 3, 2022, such distributors supplied 31%, 30%, 29% and