SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 16, 2012
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|968 James Street, Syracuse, New York||13203|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code (315) 424-0513
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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|ITEM 2.06.||MATERIAL IMPAIRMENTS.|
On March 16, 2012, the Board of Directors of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (the Company) concluded that the Company had impairment and other lease charges as required under generally accepted accounting principles relating to its approval of a plan to close the Companys five Pollo Tropical restaurants located in New Jersey. On March 27, 2012, these Pollo Tropical restaurants were closed. Two of the five Pollo Tropical restaurant locations assets had been previously impaired as of January 1, 2012 and have a base lease term ending in 2012.
The Company expects to record total additional impairment and other lease charges in the first quarter of 2012 ranging from $5.6 million to $6.1 million. These charges include expected asset impairments of $4.2 million and expected other lease charges ranging from $1.4 million to $1.9 million, which represent lease liabilities to be accrued, net of estimated sublease recoveries, and which will result in future cash expenditures.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.|
|Date:||April 3, 2012|
|Name:||Paul R. Flanders|
|Title:||Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer|