UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 4, 2019 (March 1, 2019)

 

ARK RESTAURANTS CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

New York   1-09453   13-3156768  
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission
File Number)
  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

85 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10003
(Address of principal executive offices, with zip code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 206-8800

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company  o

 

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

 

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

 

On March 1, 2019, Ark Restaurants Corp. announced that its Board of Directors declared its regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share to be paid on April 5, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2019. A copy of the press release titled “Ark Restaurants Announces Declaration of Dividend” is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits
   
99.1 Press Release, dated March 1, 2019

 

SIGNATURES

 

   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.

 

  ARK RESTAURANTS CORP.
     
    By: /s/ Michael Weinstein
    Name: Michael Weinstein
    Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

Date: March 4, 2019

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

Ark Restaurants Announces Declaration of Dividend

 

CONTACT:
Anthony Sirica

(212) 206-8800
ajsirica@arkrestaurants.com

 

NEW YORK, New York – March 1, 2019 – Ark Restaurants Corp. (NASDAQ:ARKR) announced today that the Board of Directors declared its regular quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share on the Company's common stock to be paid on April 5, 2019 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2019.

 

Ark Restaurants owns and operates 19 restaurants and bars, 19 fast food concepts and catering operations primarily in New York City, Florida, Washington, D.C, Las Vegas, Nevada and the gulf coast of Alabama. Five restaurants are located in New York City, two are located in Washington, D.C., five are located in Las Vegas, Nevada, three are located in Atlantic City, New Jersey, two are located on the east coast of Florida and two are located on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. The Las Vegas operations include four restaurants within the New York-New York Hotel & Casino Resort and operation of the hotel's room service, banquet facilities, employee dining room and six food court concepts; and one restaurant within the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. In Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Company operates a restaurant and a bar in the Resorts Atlantic City Hotel and Casino and a restaurant in the Tropicana Hotel and Casino. The operations at the Foxwoods Resort Casino consist of one fast food concept. The Florida operations include the Rustic Inn in Dania Beach, Shuckers, located in Jensen Beach, the operation of five fast food facilities in Tampa, and seven fast food facilities in Hollywood, each at a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino operated by the Seminole Indian Tribe. In Alabama, the Company operates two Original Oyster Houses, one in Gulf Shores, Alabama and one in Spanish Fort, Alabama.

 

Except for historical information, this news release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements involve unknown risks, and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results or outcomes to be materially different from those anticipated and discussed herein. Important factors that might cause such differences are discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, if new information becomes available in the future.