S-3 1 ea126729-s3_fiestarestaurant.htm REGISTRATION STATEMENT

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 16, 2020

Registration No. 333-              

 

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM S-3

 

REGISTRATION STATEMENT

UNDER

THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

 

FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. *

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware  90-0712224
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

 

14800 Landmark Boulevard, Suite 500

Dallas, Texas 75254

(972) 702-9300

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant's principal executive offices)

 

 

 

Louis DiPietro

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

14800 Landmark Boulevard, Suite 500

Dallas, Texas 75254

(972) 702-9300

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

Copies to:

Wayne A. Wald, Esq.

Palash I. Pandya, Esq.

Akerman LLP

520 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor

New York, New York 10022

(212) 880-3800

 

 

 

* The companies listed on the next page are also included in this Form S-3 Registration Statement as additional Registrants.

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: From time to time after the effective date of this Registration Statement.

 

If the only securities being registered on this Form are being offered pursuant to dividend or interest reinvestment plans, please check the following box: ☐

 

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, other than securities offered only in connection with dividend or interest reinvestment plans, check the following box: ☒

 

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering: ☐

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering: ☐

 

If this Form is a registration statement pursuant to General Instruction I.D. or a post-effective amendment thereto that shall become effective upon filing with the Commission pursuant to Rule 462(e) under the Securities Act, check the following box: ☐

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment to a registration statement filed pursuant to General Instruction I.D. filed to register additional securities or additional classes of securities pursuant to Rule 413(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box: ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a 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 Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer ☐  Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer Smaller 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 7(a)(2)(B) of Securities Act. ☐

 

 

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

Title of Each Class of Securities to be Registered (1)     Proposed Maximum Aggregate Offering Price (1)(2)     Amount of Registration Fee (3)    
Common Stock, $0.01 par value   $     $  
Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value            
Debt Securities            
Guarantees of Debt Securities (4)            
Depositary Shares            
Warrants            
Rights            
Purchase Contracts            
Units            
Total   $ 100,000,000     $ 12,980  

 

(1)Not specified as to each class of securities to be registered pursuant to General Instruction II.D of Form S-3 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. There are being registered hereunder an indeterminate number of each identified class of securities of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., which securities may be offered and sold, on a primary basis, in such amount in U.S. dollars or the equivalent thereof in foreign currencies as shall result in an aggregate public offering price for all securities of $100,000,000 after the date hereof. This registration statement also covers an indeterminate amount of each identified class of securities as may be issued upon conversion of, or in exchange for, or upon exercise of, or pursuant to, convertible or exchangeable securities that provide for exercise or conversion into or purchase of such securities of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. Separate consideration may or may not be received for securities that are issuable on exercise, conversion or exchange of other securities or that are represented by depositary shares. Any securities registered hereunder may be sold separately or as units with other securities registered hereunder. Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities Act, this Registration Statement shall be deemed to cover an indeterminate number of additional securities to be offered as a result of share splits, share dividends or similar transactions.
(2)The proposed maximum aggregate offering price per class of security will be determined from time to time by the registrant in connection with the issuance of the securities registered hereunder.
(3)The registration fee has been calculated in accordance with Rule 457(o) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
(4)Debt securities may be issued without guarantees or may be guaranteed by one or more subsidiaries of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. named on the Table of Additional Registrants below. No separate consideration will be received for the guarantees. Pursuant to Rule 457(n) under the Securities Act, no separate fee is payable with respect to the guarantees.

 

 

 

The registrant hereby amends this registration statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this registration statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 or until the registration statement shall become effective on such date as the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF ADDITIONAL REGISTRANTS

 

Exact Name of Additional Registrants as Specified in their Respective Charters*  State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization  Primary Standard Industrial Classification Code Number  IRS Employer Identification Number
Cabana Beverages, Inc.  Texas  5810  74-2616290
Cabana Bevco LLC  Texas  5810  74-2974628
Cabana Grill, Inc.  Delaware  5810  46-3023872
Pollo Franchise, Inc.  Florida  5812  65-0446291
Pollo Operations, Inc.  Florida  5812  65-0446289
Pollo Tropical Beverages, LLC  Texas  5810  37-1737158
Pollo Tropical Management, LLC  Texas  5810  46-3023806
Taco Cabana, Inc.  Delaware  5810  74-2201241
TP Acquisition Corp.  Texas  5810  74-2673996
TC Bevco LLC  Texas  5810  74-2974633
T.C. Management, Inc.  Delaware  5810  74-2686352
Texas Taco Cabana, L.P.  Texas  5810  74-2686346
TPAQ Holding Corporation  Delaware  5810  20-3551340

 

*The address, including zip code and telephone number, including area code, of Pollo Tropical Beverages, LLC and Pollo Tropical Management, LLC is: 14800 Landmark Boulevard, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75254, (972) 702-9300. The address, including zip code and telephone number, including area code, of Pollo Operations, Inc. and Pollo Franchise, Inc. is: 7255 Corporate Center Drive, Suite C, Miami, Florida 33126, (305) 670-7696. The address, including zip code and telephone number, including area code, of Cabana Beverages, Inc., Cabana Bevco LLC, Cabana Grill, Inc., Taco Cabana, Inc., TP Acquisition Corp., TC Bevco LLC, T.C. Management, Inc., Texas Taco Cabana, L.P. and TPAQ Holding Corporation is: 1077 Central Parkway S, Suite 600, San Antonio, Texas 78232, (210) 283-5500.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. These securities may not be sold until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and it is not soliciting offers to buy these securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.

 

Subject to completion, dated September 16, 2020

 

PROSPECTUS

 

 

Fiesta RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

 

$100,000,000

 

Common Stock

Preferred Stock

Debt Securities

Guarantees of Debt Securities

Depositary Shares

Warrants

Rights

Purchase Contracts

Units

 

We may offer and sell from time to time any combination of common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, guarantees of debt securities, depositary shares, warrants, rights, purchase contracts or units described in this prospectus. Certain subsidiaries may fully and unconditionally guarantee any debt securities that are issued.

 

This prospectus provides you with a general description of the securities that may be offered. Each time securities are offered and sold pursuant to this prospectus, a supplement to this prospectus that contains specific information about the offering will be provided. The prospectus supplement also may add, update or change information contained in this prospectus. You should read this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement carefully and any document we incorporate by reference into this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement before you invest in the securities.

 

We may offer and sell the securities described in this prospectus and any prospectus supplement on a continuous or delayed basis directly to or through one or more underwriters, dealers and agents, or directly to purchasers, or through a combination of these methods. If any underwriters, dealers or agents are involved in the sale of any of the securities, their names and any applicable purchase price, fee, commission or discount arrangement between or among them will be set forth, or will be calculable from the information set forth, in the applicable prospectus supplement. See the sections of this prospectus entitled “About this Prospectus” and “Plan of Distribution” for more information. No securities may be sold without delivery of this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement describing the method and terms of the offering of such securities.

 

Our common stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “FRGI.” On September 15, 2020, the last reported sale price of our common stock on The NASDAQ Global Select Market was $10.91 per share.

 

An investment in these securities involves a high degree of risk. See “Risk Factors” on page 3 of this prospectus and under any similar headings in any filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that is incorporated by reference herein.

 

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

This prospectus is dated                     , 2020

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

About this PROSPECTUS 1
Prospectus Summary 2
RISK FACTORS 3
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS 3
SUBSIDIARY GUARANTORS 3
USE OF PROCEEDS 4
DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK 4
DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES 7
DESCRIPTION OF Depositary Shares 9
DESCRIPTION OF Warrants 11
DESCRIPTION OF Rights 13
DESCRIPTION OF Purchase ContractS 14
DESCRIPTION OF Units 14
PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION 14
LEGAL MATTERS 17
EXPERTS 17
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION 17
INFORMATION INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE 18

 

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ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

 

This prospectus is part of a registration statement on Form S-3 that we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the “SEC”, using the “shelf” registration process. By using a shelf registration statement, we may, from time to time, sell our securities in one or more offerings up to a total dollar amount of $100,000,000.

 

Each time that we offer and sell securities, we will provide a prospectus supplement to this prospectus that contains specific information about the securities being offered and sold and the specific terms of that offering. The prospectus supplement may also add, update or change information contained in this prospectus with respect to that offering. If there is any inconsistency between the information in this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement, you should rely on the prospectus supplement. Before purchasing any securities, you should carefully read both this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement, together with the additional information described under the headings “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Information Incorporated by Reference.”

 

The registration statement that contains this prospectus, including the exhibits to the registration statement and the information incorporated by reference, provides additional information about us and our securities. That registration statement can be found on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

 

You should rely only on the information contained or incorporated by reference in this prospectus, any related prospectus supplement or any free writing prospectus provided by or on behalf of us or to which we have referred to you. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with different information. If anyone provides you with different or inconsistent information, you should not rely on it. We take no responsibility for, and can provide no assurances as to the reliability of, any other information that others may give you. We will not make an offer to sell these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted. You should assume that the information contained in this prospectus and the applicable prospectus supplement is accurate as of the date on its respective front cover, and that any information incorporated by reference is accurate only as of the date given in the document incorporated by reference, regardless of the time of delivery of this prospectus, any applicable prospectus supplement or any sale of our securities. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since that date.

 

We urge you to read carefully this prospectus (as supplemented and amended), together with the information incorporated herein by reference as described under the heading “Information Incorporated by Reference,” before deciding whether to invest in any of the securities being offered.

 

Throughout this prospectus, we refer to Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. as “Fiesta Restaurant Group” and, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, as “we,” “our,” “us” and the “Company” unless otherwise indicated or the context otherwise requires. The phrase “this prospectus” refers to this prospectus and any applicable prospectus supplement, unless the context otherwise requires.

 

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PROSPECTUS SUMMARY

 

This summary highlights information contained elsewhere or incorporated by reference into this prospectus. Because it is a summary, it does not contain all of the information that you should consider before investing in our securities. You should read this entire prospectus carefully, including the section entitled “Risk Factors,” any prospectus supplement and the documents that we incorporate by reference into this prospectus, before making an investment decision.

 

About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

 

Overview

 

We own, operate and franchise two restaurant brands, Pollo Tropical® and Taco Cabana®, which have over 30 and 40 years, respectively, of operating history and loyal customer bases. Our Pollo Tropical restaurants feature fire-grilled and crispy citrus marinated chicken and other freshly prepared menu items, while our Taco Cabana restaurants specialize in Mexican-inspired food made fresh by hand. We believe that both brands offer distinct and unique flavors with broad appeal at a compelling value, which differentiates them in the competitive fast-casual and quick-service restaurant segments. Nearly all of our restaurants offer the convenience of drive-thru windows.

 

Our common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “FRGI.”

 

Corporate Information

 

We are a Delaware corporation, incorporated in 2011. We are a holding company and we conduct all of our operations through our subsidiaries, Pollo Operations, Inc., Pollo Franchise, Inc., Taco Cabana, Inc. and their respective subsidiaries. Our principal executive offices are located at 14800 Landmark Boulevard, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75254 and our telephone number at that address is (972) 702-9300. Our corporate website is www.frgi.com. Our website address is a textual reference only, meaning that the information contained on our website is not a part of this prospectus and is not incorporated by reference in this prospectus.

 

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RISK FACTORS

 

An investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. Prior to making a decision about investing in our securities, you should consider carefully the specific risk factors discussed in the sections entitled “Risk Factors” contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2019 or the most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as filed with the SEC, which are incorporated herein by reference in their entirety, as well as any amendment or updates to our risk factors reflected in subsequent filings with the SEC. These risks and uncertainties are not the only risks and uncertainties we face. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us, or that we currently view as immaterial, may also impair our business. If any of the risks or uncertainties described in our SEC filings or any additional risks and uncertainties actually occur, our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flow could be materially and adversely affected and you might lose all or part of your investment.

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This prospectus and the registration statement of which it forms a part contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the “Securities Act” and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the “Exchange Act.” Statements that are predictive in nature or that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions are forward-looking statements. These statements are often identified by the words “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “hope,” “plan” or similar expressions. In addition, expressions of our strategies, intentions or plans are also forward looking statements. These statements reflect management’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their date. There are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements, many of which are beyond our control. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements. We believe important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include the risks and uncertainties discussed herein, in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2019 or the most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, as filed with the SEC, as well as in subsequent filings with the SEC.

 

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this prospectus which reflect management’s opinions only as of their respective dates. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revisions to any forward-looking statements. You are advised, however, to consult any additional disclosures we have made or will make in our reports to the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained in this prospectus.

 

SUBSIDIARY GUARANTORS

 

Certain of our domestic subsidiaries (which we refer to as the “subsidiary guarantors” in this prospectus) may fully and unconditionally guarantee our payment obligations under any series of debt securities offered by this prospectus. Financial information concerning our subsidiary guarantors will be included in our consolidated financial statements filed as part of our periodic reports filed pursuant to the Exchange Act to the extent required by the rules and regulations of the SEC.

 

Additional information concerning our subsidiaries and us is included in our periodic reports and other documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus. Please read “Where You Can Find More Information.”

 

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USE OF PROCEEDS

 

Unless otherwise disclosed in the applicable prospectus supplement, we intend to use the net proceeds from the sale of the securities for general corporate purposes, which may include, without limitation, repayment or refinancing of debt or other corporate obligations, capital expenditures, working capital, acquisitions and repurchases and redemptions of securities. We may also use the proceeds for temporary investments until necessary for general corporate purposes.

 

DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK

 

The following is a description of the material terms of our restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, and amended and restated bylaws, as amended, and of specific provisions of Delaware law. The following description is intended as a summary only and is qualified in its entirety by reference to our restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, our amended and restated bylaws, as amended, and the Delaware General Corporation Law, or “DGCL.”

 

Authorized Capitalization

 

Our authorized capital stock consists of (i) 100,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share, and (ii) 20,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.01 per share, of which no shares are issued and outstanding.

 

Common Stock

 

Voting Rights. Holders of common stock are entitled to one vote per share on all matters submitted for a vote by the common stockholders, except as otherwise required by law and subject to the rights of any preferred stock we may issue in the future. The holders of common stock do not have cumulative voting rights in the election of directors. Accordingly, the holders of more than 50% of the shares of common stock can, if they choose to do so, elect all the directors to be elected by our common stockholders. In such event, the holders of the remaining shares of common stock will not be able to elect any directors.

 

Dividend Rights. Holders of common stock are entitled to receive ratably dividends if, as and when dividends are declared by our board of directors out of funds legally available for that purpose, after payment of dividends required to be paid on any outstanding preferred stock ranking prior to the common stock as to the payment of dividends. We do not anticipate paying any cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future. In addition, we are a holding company and conduct all of our operations through our direct and indirect subsidiaries. As a result, for us to pay dividends, we need to rely on dividends and distributions from our subsidiaries. Our senior credit facility currently prohibits, and debt instruments that we and our subsidiaries may enter into in the future may limit, our ability to pay dividends to our stockholders.

 

Liquidation Rights. Upon our liquidation, dissolution or winding up, the holders of common stock are entitled to receive ratably the assets available for the distribution to the common stockholders after payment of, or provision for, all of our liabilities and amounts due in respect of any outstanding preferred stock ranking prior to the common stock with respect to distributions under such circumstances.

 

Other Matters. Holders of common stock have no preemptive or conversion rights and are not subject to further calls or assessment by us. There are no redemption or sinking fund provisions applicable to our common stock. All outstanding shares of our common stock are fully paid and non-assessable.

 

Preferred Stock

 

Our restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, authorizes our board of directors to establish one or more series of preferred stock. Unless required by law or by any stock exchange on which our common stock is listed, the authorized shares of preferred stock will be available for issuance at the discretion of our board of directors without further action by our stockholders. Our board of directors is able to determine, with respect to any series of preferred stock, the terms and rights of that series including:

 

  the designation of the series;

 

  the number of shares of the series;
     
  whether dividends, if any, will be cumulative or non-cumulative and the dividend rate, if any, of the series;

 

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  the dates at which dividends, if any, will be payable;

 

  the redemption rights and price or prices, if any, for shares of the series;

 

  the terms and amounts of any sinking fund provided for the purchase or redemption of shares of the series;

 

  the amounts payable on shares of the series in the event of any voluntary or involuntary liquidation, dissolution or winding-up of the affairs of our Company;

 

  whether the shares of the series will be convertible into shares of any other class or series, or any other security, of our Company or any other entity, and, if so, the specification of the other class or series or other security, the conversion price or prices or rate or rates and provisions for any adjustments to such prices or rates, the date or dates as of which the shares will be convertible and all other terms and conditions upon which the conversion may be made;

 

  the ranking of such series with respect to dividends and amounts payable on our liquidation, dissolution or winding-up, which may include provisions that such series will rank senior to our common stock with respect to dividends and those distributions;

 

  restrictions on the issuance of shares of the same series or any other class or series; and

 

  voting rights, if any, of the holders of the series.

 

The issuance of preferred stock could adversely affect, among other things, the voting power of holders of common stock and the likelihood that stockholders will receive dividend payments and payments upon our liquidation, dissolution or winding up. The issuance of preferred stock could also have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in control of us. See “—Authorized but Unissued Capital Stock” below.

 

Authorized but Unissued Capital Stock

 

The DGCL does not require stockholder approval for any issuance of authorized shares. Additional shares of our common stock and preferred stock may be used for a variety of corporate purposes, including future public offerings, to raise additional capital or to facilitate acquisitions.

 

One of the effects of the existence of unissued and unreserved common stock or preferred stock may be to enable our board of directors to issue shares to persons friendly to current management, which issuance could render more difficult or discourage an attempt to obtain control of our Company by means of a merger, tender offer, proxy contest or otherwise, and thereby protect the continuity of our management and possibly deprive the stockholders of opportunities to sell their shares of common stock at prices higher than prevailing market prices.

 

Anti-Takeover Effects of Provisions of the Delaware General Corporate Law and Certain Provisions of Our Restated Certificate of Incorporation, As Amended, and Amended and Restated By-laws, As Amended

 

Section 203 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. We are a Delaware corporation subject to Section 203 of the DGCL. In general, Section 203 provides that, subject to certain exceptions, we may not engage in certain “business combinations” with any “interested stockholder” for a three-year period following the time that the stockholder became an interested stockholder unless:

 

  prior to such time, our board of directors approved either the business combination or the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder;

 

  upon consummation of the transaction that resulted in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder, the interested stockholder owned at least 85% of our voting stock outstanding at the time the transaction commenced, excluding for purposes of determining the voting stock outstanding (but not the voting stock owned by the interested stockholder) those shares owned by persons who are directors and also officers, and employee stock plans in which employee participants do not have the right to determine whether shares held under the plan will be tendered in a tender or exchange offer; or
     
  at or subsequent to that time, the business combination is approved by our board of directors and by the affirmative vote of holders of at least 66 2/3% of our outstanding voting stock that is not owned by the interested stockholder at an annual or special meeting of stockholders and not by written consent.

 

Generally, a “business combination” includes, among other things, a merger, asset sale or other transaction resulting in a financial benefit to the interested stockholder. Subject to certain exceptions, an “interested stockholder” is a person who, together with that person’s affiliates and associates, owns, or is an affiliate or associate of us and within the previous three years did own, 15% or more of our outstanding voting stock.

 

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Section 203 generally makes it more difficult for a person who is or would be an “interested stockholder” to effect various business combinations with a corporation for a three-year period. The provisions of Section 203 may encourage companies interested in acquiring our Company to negotiate in advance with our board of directors because the stockholder approval requirement would be avoided if our board of directors approves either the business combination or the transaction that results in the stockholder becoming an interested stockholder. These provisions also may make it more difficult to accomplish transactions that our stockholders may otherwise deem to be in our and their best interests.

 

Calling of Special Meeting of Stockholders. Our restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, and amended and restated by-laws, as amended, provide that special meetings of our stockholders may be called only by (1) our board of directors or chief executive officer for any purpose or (2) by the secretary if directed by our board of directors. Our restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, and amended and restated by-laws, as amended, provide that business transacted at any special meeting of stockholders shall be limited to matters relating to the purpose or purposes stated in the notice of such special meeting. Accordingly, our stockholders will not be entitled to take action by calling special meetings.

 

Adjournment of Stockholder Meetings. Our amended and restated bylaws, as amended, provide that only the Chairman of the Board or other person presiding over any stockholder meeting may adjourn the meeting whether or not a quorum is present at the meeting.

 

Advance Notice Requirements for Stockholder Proposals and Director Nominations. Our amended and restated by-laws, as amended, provide that stockholders seeking to bring business before or to nominate candidates for election as directors at an annual meeting of stockholders must provide timely notice of their proposal in writing to the corporate secretary. To be timely, a stockholder’s notice must be delivered or mailed and received at our principal executive offices not less than 90 nor more than 120 days in advance of the anniversary date of the immediately preceding annual meeting of stockholders, providedhoweverthat in the event that the date of the annual meeting is advanced by more than 30 days, or delayed by more than 70 days, from such anniversary date, notice by the stockholder to be timely must be so delivered (a) not more than 120 days prior to such annual meeting and (b) not less than (i) the close of business on the later of the 90th day prior to such annual meeting or (ii) the tenth day following the day on which public announcement of the date of such meeting is first made by the Company. Our amended and restated by-laws will also specify requirements as to the form and content of a stockholder’s notice. Stockholder nominations for the election of directors at a special meeting must be received by our corporate secretary by the later of ten days following the day on which public announcement is first made of the date of the special meeting or 90 days prior to the date that meeting is proposed to be held. These provisions may impede stockholders’ ability to bring matters before an annual meeting of stockholders or make nominations for directors at an annual or special meeting of stockholders.

 

Amendment or Alteration of Bylaws. Stockholders may amend, alter, change or repeal provisions of our amended and restated by-laws, as amended, only by the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 66 2/3% of the shares entitled to vote at an election of directors. This may make it more difficult for stockholders to alter our amended and restated by-laws.

 

No Cumulative Voting. Holders of our common stock do not have cumulative voting rights in the election of directors. Accordingly, holders of more than 50% of the shares of our common stock can, if they choose to do so, elect all of our directors to be elected by our common stockholders. In such event, holders of the remaining shares of our common stock will not be able to elect any directors.

 

Amendment or Alteration of Restated Certificate of Incorporation, as amended. Stockholders may amend, alter, change or repeal certain provisions of our restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, by the affirmative vote of the holders of at least 66 2/3% of the shares entitled to vote at an election of directors. This may make it more difficult for stockholders to alter those provisions of our restated certificate of incorporation, as amended.

 

No Stockholder Action by Written Consent. Our restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, requires that any action required or permitted to be taken by our stockholders must be effected at a duly called annual or special meeting of stockholders and may not be effected by any consent in writing.

 

Limitation on Liability and Indemnification of Officers and Directors

 

The DGCL authorizes corporations to limit or eliminate the personal liability of directors to corporations and their stockholders for monetary damages for breaches of directors’ fiduciary duties as directors. Our restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, includes a provision that eliminates the personal liability of directors for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except for liability:

 

  for breach of duty of loyalty;

 

  for acts or omissions not in good faith or involving intentional misconduct or knowing violations of law;

 

  under Section 174 of the DGCL (relating to unlawful dividends or stock repurchases or redemption); or

 

  for transactions from which the director derived improper personal benefit.

 

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Our restated certificate of incorporation, as amended, and amended and restated by-laws, as amended, provide that we must indemnify and advance expenses to our directors and officers to the fullest extent authorized by the DGCL. We will also be expressly authorized to, and do, carry directors’ and officers’ insurance for our directors, officers and certain employees for some liabilities. We believe that these indemnification provisions and insurance are useful to attract and retain qualified directors and executive officers.

 

Transfer Agent and Registrar

 

The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company.

 

Listing

 

Our common stock is listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “FRGI.”

 

DESCRIPTION OF DEBT SECURITIES

 

The following description, together with the additional information we may include in any applicable prospectus supplement and in any related free writing prospectuses, summarizes the material terms and provisions of the debt securities that we may offer under this prospectus. While the terms summarized below will apply generally to any debt securities that we may offer, we will describe the particular terms of any debt securities in more detail in the applicable prospectus supplement. The terms of any debt securities offered under a prospectus supplement may differ from the terms described below.

 

When describing any debt securities, references to “issuer” refers to Fiesta Restaurant Group.

 

We have filed, as an exhibit to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part, the form of indenture pursuant to which the debt securities will be issued and will file as exhibits to the registration statement of which this prospectus is a part, or will incorporate by reference from reports that we file with the SEC, a form of debt security that describes the terms of the particular debt securities we are offering before the issuance of the related debt securities. We may issue debt securities from time to time in one or more distinct series. The debt securities may be senior debt securities or subordinated debt securities. Senior debt securities may be issued under a senior indenture and subordinated debt securities may be issued under a subordinated indenture. If we issue debt securities pursuant to an indenture, we will specify the trustee under such indenture in the applicable prospectus supplement. We will include in a supplement to this prospectus the specific terms of debt securities being offered, including the terms, if any, on which debt securities may be convertible into or exchangeable for common stock or other securities. The statements and descriptions in this prospectus or in any prospectus supplement regarding provisions of debt securities and any indentures are summaries of those provisions, do not purport to be complete and are subject to, and are qualified in their entirety by reference to, all of the provisions of the debt securities and the indentures (including any amendments or supplements we may enter into from time to time which are permitted under the debt securities or any indenture).

 

Unless otherwise specified in a prospectus supplement, the debt securities will be our direct unsecured obligations. Any debt securities designated as senior will rank equally with any of our other senior and unsubordinated debt. Any debt securities designated as subordinated will be subordinate and junior in right of payment to any senior indebtedness. There may be subordinated debt securities that are senior or junior to other series of subordinated debt securities.

 

The payment obligations of the issuer under any series of debt securities may be guaranteed by one or more of our direct or indirect subsidiaries. If a series of debt securities is so guaranteed, the guarantors will execute the applicable indenture, a supplemental indenture or a notation of guarantee as further evidence of their guarantee. The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the terms of any guarantee.

 

The obligations of each guarantor under its guarantee may be limited to the maximum amount that will not result in such guarantee obligations constituting a fraudulent conveyance or fraudulent transfer under federal or state law, after giving effect to all other contingent and fixed liabilities of that subsidiary and any collections from or payments made by or on behalf of any other guarantor in respect to its obligations under its guarantee.

 

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The applicable prospectus supplement will set forth the terms of the debt securities or any series thereof, including, if applicable:

 

the title of the debt securities and whether the debt securities will be senior debt securities or subordinated debt securities;

 

any limit upon the aggregate principal amount of the debt securities;

 

the date or dates on which the principal amount of the debt securities will mature;

 

if the debt securities bear interest, the rate or rates at which the debt securities bear interest, or the method for determining the interest rate, and the date or dates from which interest will accrue;

 

if the debt securities bear interest, the dates on which interest will be payable, or the method for determining such dates, and the regular record dates for interest payments;

 

the place or places where the payment of principal, any premium and interest will be made, where the debt securities may be surrendered for transfer or exchange and where notices or demands to or upon us may be served;

 

any optional redemption provisions, which would allow us to redeem the debt securities in whole or in part;

 

any sinking fund or other provisions that would obligate us to redeem, repay or purchase the debt securities;

 

if the currency in which the debt securities will be issuable is United States dollars, the denominations in which any registered securities will be issuable, if other than denominations of $1,000 and any integral multiple thereof;

 

if other than the entire principal amount, the portion of the principal amount of debt securities which will be payable upon a declaration of acceleration of the maturity of the debt securities;

 

the events of default and covenants relevant to the debt securities, including, the inapplicability of any event of default or covenant set forth in the indenture relating to the debt securities, or the applicability of any other events of defaults or covenants in addition to the events of default or covenants set forth in the indenture relating to the debt securities;

 

the name and location of the corporate trust office of the applicable trustee under the indenture for such debt securities;

 

if other than United States dollars, the currency in which the debt securities will be paid or denominated;

 

if the debt securities are to be payable, at our election or the election of a holder of the debt securities, in a currency other than that in which the debt securities are denominated or stated to be payable, the terms and conditions upon which that election may be made, and the time and manner of determining the exchange rate between the currency in which the debt securities are denominated or stated to be payable and the currency in which the debt securities are to be so payable;

 

the designation of the original currency determination agent, if any;

 

if the debt securities are issuable as indexed securities, the manner in which the amount of payments of principal, any premium and interest will be determined;

 

if the debt securities do not bear interest, the dates on which we will furnish to the applicable trustee the names and addresses of the holders of the debt securities;

 

any provisions for the satisfaction and discharge or defeasance or covenant defeasance of the indenture under which the debt securities are issued;

 

the date as of which any bearer securities and any global security will be dated if other than the date of original issuance of the first debt security of a particular series to be issued;

 

whether and under what circumstances we will pay additional amounts to non−United States holders in respect of any tax assessment or government charge;

 

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whether the debt securities will be issued in whole or in part in the form of a global security or securities and, in that case, any depositary and global exchange agent for the global security or securities, whether the global form shall be permanent or temporary;

 

if debt securities are to be issuable initially in the form of a temporary global security, the circumstances under which the temporary global security can be exchanged for definitive debt securities and whether the definitive debt securities will be registered securities and provisions relating to the payment of interest in respect of any portion of a global security payable in respect of an interest payment date prior to the exchange date;

 

the extent and manner to which payment on or in respect of debt securities will be subordinated to the prior payment of our other liabilities and obligations;

 

whether payment of any amount due under the debt securities will be guaranteed by one or more guarantors, including one or more of our subsidiaries;

 

whether the debt securities will be secured or unsecured;

 

whether the debt securities will be convertible and the terms of any conversion provisions;

 

the forms of the debt securities;

 

a discussion of any material United States federal income tax consequences of owning and disposing of the debt securities; and

 

any other terms of the debt securities, which terms shall not be inconsistent with the requirements of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended.

 

This prospectus is part of a registration statement that provides that we may issue debt securities from time to time in one or more series under one or more indentures, in each case with the same or various maturities, at par or at a discount. Unless indicated in a prospectus supplement, we may issue additional debt securities of a particular series without the consent of the holders of the debt securities of such series outstanding at the time of the issuance. Any such additional debt securities, together with all other outstanding debt securities of that series, will constitute a single series of debt securities under the applicable indenture.

 

We intend to disclose any restrictive covenants for any issuance or series of debt securities in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DEPOSITARY SHARES

 

The following description sets forth certain general terms and provisions of the depositary shares to which any prospectus supplement may relate. The particular terms of the depositary shares to which any prospectus supplement may relate and the extent, if any, to which such general provisions may apply to the depositary shares so offered will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement. To the extent that any particular terms of the depositary shares or the deposit agreement described in a prospectus supplement differ from any of the terms described below, then the terms described below will be deemed to have been superseded by that prospectus supplement relating to such deposited shares. The forms of deposit agreement and depositary receipt will be filed as exhibits to the documents incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference into this prospectus.

 

The following summary of certain provisions of the depositary shares and deposit agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and is qualified in its entirety by express reference to, all the provisions of the deposit agreement and the applicable prospectus supplement, including the definitions.

 

General

 

We may choose to offer from time to time fractional interests in our shares of our preferred stock. If we do so, we will issue fractional interests in our preferred stock in the form of depositary shares. Each depositary share would represent a fraction of a share of a particular series of preferred stock and would be evidenced by a depositary receipt.

 

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We will deposit the shares of preferred stock represented by depositary shares under a deposit agreement between us and a depositary which we will name in the applicable prospectus supplement. Subject to the terms of the deposit agreement, as an owner of a depositary share you will be entitled, in proportion to the applicable fraction of a share preferred stock represented by the depositary share, to all the rights and preferences of the preferred stock represented by the depositary share, including, as the case may be, dividend, voting, conversion, redemption, subscription and liquidation rights.

 

Dividends and Other Distributions

 

The depositary will distribute all payments of cash dividends or other cash distributions received in respect of the preferred stock in proportion to the numbers of the depositary shares owned by the applicable holders on the relevant record date. The depositary will distribute only an amount, however, that can be distributed without attributing to any holder of depositary shares a fraction of one cent, and any balance not so distributed will be added to and treated as part of the next sum received by the depositary for distribution to record holders of depositary shares.

 

If there is a non-cash distribution, the depositary will distribute property received by it to the record holders of depositary shares entitled to it, unless the depositary determines that it is not feasible to make the distribution. If this happens, the depositary may, with our approval, sell the property and distribute the net sale proceeds to the holders. The deposit agreement will also contain provisions relating to the manner in which any subscription or similar rights that we offer to holders of the preferred stock will be made available to the holders of depositary shares.

 

Redemption of Depositary Shares

 

If we redeem a series of preferred stock represented by depositary shares, the depositary shares will be redeemed from the redemption proceeds received by the depositary. The redemption price for each depositary share will be equal to the applicable fraction of the redemption price for each share of preferred stock payable in relation to the redeemed preferred stock. Whenever we redeem shares of preferred stock held by the depositary, the depositary will redeem as of the same redemption date the number of depositary shares representing fractional interests in the shares of preferred stock redeemed. If fewer than all the depositary shares are to be redeemed, the depositary shares to be redeemed will be selected by lot, proportionately or by any other equitable method as the depositary may determine.

 

After the date fixed for redemption, the depositary shares called for redemption will no longer be considered outstanding and all rights of the holders of the depositary shares will cease, except the right to receive the cash, securities or other property payable upon the redemption and any cash, securities or other property to which the holders of the redeemed depositary shares were entitled upon surrender to the depositary of the depositary receipts evidencing the depositary shares.

 

The amount distributed in any of the foregoing cases will be reduced by any amount required to be withheld by us or the depositary on account of any taxes.

 

Voting the Depositary Shares

 

Upon receipt of notice of any meeting at which you are entitled to vote, as holder of fractional interests in preferred stock, the depositary will mail to you the information contained in that notice. Each record holder of the depositary shares on the record date will be entitled to instruct the depositary how to vote the amount of the preferred stock represented by that holder’s depositary shares. The record date for the depositary shares will be the same date as the record date for the preferred stock. The depositary will endeavor, to the extent practicable, to vote the amount of the preferred stock represented by the depositary shares in accordance with those instructions. We will agree to take all reasonable action which the depositary may deem necessary to enable the depositary to do so. The depositary will abstain from voting shares of the preferred stock if it does not receive specific instructions from you.

 

Amendment and Termination of Depositary Agreement

 

We may enter into an agreement with the depositary at any time to amend the form of depositary receipt evidencing the depositary shares and any provision of the deposit agreement. However, the holders of a majority of the depositary shares must approve any amendment which materially and adversely alters the rights of the existing holders of depositary shares. We or the depositary may terminate the deposit agreement only if (a) all outstanding depositary shares issued under the agreement have been redeemed or (b) a final distribution in connection with any liquidation, dissolution or winding up has been made to the holders of the depositary shares.

 

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Charges of Depositary

 

We will pay all transfer and other taxes and governmental charges arising solely from the existence of the depositary arrangements. We will also pay charges of the depositary in connection with the initial deposit of the preferred shares and any redemption of the preferred shares. Holders of depositary shares will pay transfer and other taxes and governmental charges and such other charges as are expressly provided in the deposit agreement to be for their accounts.

 

Resignation and Removal of Depositary

 

The depositary may resign at any time by delivering to us notice of its election to resign, and we may at any time remove the depositary. Any resignation or removal will take effect when a successor depositary has been appointed and has accepted the appointment. Such appointment must occur within 60 days after delivery of the notice of resignation or removal. The successor depositary must be a bank or trust company having its principal office in the United States and having a combined capital and surplus of at least $50,000,000.

 

Miscellaneous

 

The depositary will forward all reports and communications from us which are delivered to the depositary and which we are required or otherwise determine to furnish to holders of preferred stock.

 

We and the depositary will not be liable under the deposit agreement to you other than for our gross negligence, willful misconduct or bad faith. Neither we nor the depositary will be liable if we or the depositary is prevented or delayed by law or any circumstance beyond its control in performing its obligations under the deposit agreement. Our and the depositary’s obligations under the deposit agreement will be limited to performance in good faith of our respective duties under the agreement. We and the depositary will not be obligated to prosecute or defend any legal proceedings relating to any depositary shares or preferred stock, as the case may be, unless a satisfactory indemnity is furnished. We and the depositary may rely upon written advice of counsel or accountants, or upon information provided by persons presenting shares of preferred stock for deposit, you or other persons believed to be competent and on documents which we and the depositary believe to be genuine.

 

DESCRIPTION OF WARRANTS

 

We expect the following provisions will generally apply to warrants we may offer, unless we specify otherwise in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

We may issue warrants for the purchase of common stock, preferred stock or debt securities (collectively “warrants”). Warrants may be issued independently or together with common stock, preferred stock or debt securities and may be attached to or separate from any offered securities. Each series of warrants will be issued under a separate warrant agreement (a “warrant agreement”) to be entered into between us and a bank or trust company, as warrant agent (the “warrant agent”). The warrant agent will act solely as our agent in connection with the warrants and will not have any obligation or relationship of agency or trust for or with any holders or beneficial owners of warrants. The statements and descriptions in this prospectus or in any prospectus supplement regarding provisions of the warrants are subject to, and are qualified in their entirety by reference to, the provisions of the warrant agreement that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the offering of such warrants.

 

General

 

If we offer warrants to purchase common stock, preferred stock or debt securities, the related prospectus supplement will describe the terms of the warrants, including, if applicable:

 

the title of the warrants;

 

the offering price, if any;

 

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the aggregate number of warrants;

 

the designation, terms and principal amount of the common stock, preferred stock or debt securities purchasable upon exercise of the warrants and the initial price at which such securities may be purchased upon exercise;

 

the exercise price of the warrants;

 

the date on which the right to exercise the warrants shall commence and the date on which such right shall expire;

 

if applicable, the designation and terms of the securities that the warrants are issued with and the number of warrants issued with each security;

 

if applicable, the date from and after which the warrants and any securities issued with the warrants will be separately transferable;

 

if applicable, the minimum or maximum amount of the warrants that may be exercised at any one time;

 

a discussion of certain federal income tax considerations, if applicable;

 

the redemption or call provisions, if any;

 

the currency, currencies or currency units in which the offering price, if any, and exercise price are payable;

 

the antidilution provisions of the warrants;

 

any other terms of the warrants, including terms, procedures, and limitations relating to the exchange and exercise of the warrants; and

 

any other material terms of the warrants.

 

The shares of common stock or preferred stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants will, when issued in accordance with the warrant agreement, be fully paid and non-assessable.

 

No Rights

 

Holders of warrants will not be entitled, by virtue of being such holders, to any rights of holders of the underlying securities. For example, holders of warrants will have no rights to:

 

vote or consent;

 

receive dividends;

 

payments of principal of and interest, if any, on the securities;

 

receive notice as stockholders with respect to any meeting of stockholders for the election of our directors or any other matter; or

 

exercise any rights whatsoever as our stockholders.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF RIGHTS

 

We may elect to offer rights from time to time. The following description summarizes the general terms and provisions of the rights that we may offer pursuant to this prospectus. The specific terms relating to any rights that we offer will be described in a prospectus supplement, which you should read. Because the terms of the specific rights offered may differ from the general information that we have provided below, you should rely on information in the applicable prospectus supplement that contradicts any information below. The summary below is not complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by reference to, the provisions of the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

General

 

We may issue rights to purchase common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares or warrants to purchase common stock or preferred stock. Rights may be issued independently or together with any other offered security and may or may not be transferable by the person purchasing or receiving the rights. In connection with any rights offering to our stockholders, we may enter into a standby underwriting arrangement with one or more underwriters pursuant to which such underwriters will purchase any offered securities remaining unsubscribed for after such rights offering. In connection with a rights offering to our stockholders, we will distribute certificates evidencing the rights and a prospectus supplement to our stockholders on the record date that we set for receiving rights in such rights offering.

 

The applicable prospectus supplement will describe the terms of any rights in respect of which this prospectus is being delivered, including the following:

 

the title of the rights;

 

the securities for which the rights will be exercisable;

 

the exercise price or prices for the rights;

 

the number of the rights issuable to each stockholder;

 

the extent to which the rights will be transferable;

 

the date on which the right to exercise the rights will commence and the date on which the rights will expire (subject to any extension);

 

the extent to which the rights will include an over-subscription privilege with respect to unsubscribed securities;

 

if applicable, the material terms of any standby underwriting or other purchase arrangement that we may enter into in connection with the rights offering;

 

if applicable, a discussion of the material United States federal income tax considerations applicable to the issuance or exercise of the rights; and

 

any other terms of the rights, including terms, procedures and limitations relating to the exchange and exercise of the rights.

 

Exercise of Rights

 

Each right will entitle the holder of the right to purchase for cash such amount of shares of common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares, warrants or any combination thereof, at such exercise price or prices as shall in each case be set forth in, or be determinable as set forth in, the prospectus supplement relating to the rights offered thereby. Rights may be exercised at any time up to the close of business on the expiration date for such rights set forth in the prospectus supplement. After the close of business on the expiration date, all unexercised rights will become void.

 

Rights may be exercised as set forth in the prospectus supplement relating to the rights offered thereby. Upon receipt of payment and the rights certificate properly completed and duly executed at the corporate trust office of the rights agent or any other office indicated in the prospectus supplement, we will forward, as soon as practicable, the shares of common stock, preferred stock, depositary shares or warrants purchasable upon such exercise. We may determine to offer any unsubscribed offered securities directly to persons other than stockholders, to or through agents, underwriters or dealers or through a combination of such methods, including pursuant to standby underwriting arrangements, as set forth in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF THE PURCHASE CONTRACTS

 

We may issue, from time to time, purchase contracts, including contracts obligating holders to purchase from us and us to sell to the holders, a specified principal amount of debt securities, shares of common stock or preferred stock, depositary shares, or other securities that we may sell under this prospectus at a future date or dates. The consideration payable upon settlement of the purchase contracts may be fixed at the time the purchase contracts are issued or may be determined by a specific reference to a formula set forth in the purchase contracts. The purchase contracts may be issued separately or as part of units consisting of a purchase contract and other securities or obligations issued by us or third parties, securing the holders’ obligations to purchase the relevant securities under the purchase contracts. The purchase contracts may require us to make periodic payments to the holders of the purchase contracts or units or vice versa, and the payments may be unsecured or prefunded on some basis. The purchase contracts may require holders to secure their obligations under the purchase contracts.

 

The prospectus supplement related to any particular purchase contracts will describe, among other things, the material terms of the purchase contracts and of the securities being sold pursuant to such purchase contracts, a discussion, if appropriate, of any special United States federal income tax considerations applicable to the purchase contracts and any material provisions governing the purchase contracts that differ from those described above. The description in the prospectus supplement will not necessarily be complete and will be qualified in its entirety by reference to the purchase contracts, and, if applicable, collateral arrangements and depositary arrangements, relating to the purchase contracts.

 

DESCRIPTION OF THE UNITS

 

We may, from time to time, issue units comprised of one or more of certain other securities that may be offered under this prospectus, in any combination. Each unit may also include debt obligations of third parties. Each unit will be issued so that the holder of the unit is also the holder of each security included in the unit. Thus, the holder of a unit will have the rights and obligations of a holder of each included security. The unit agreement under which a unit is issued may provide that the securities included in the unit may not be held or transferred separately at any time, or at any time before a specified date.

 

Any prospectus supplement related to any particular units will describe, among other things:

 

the material terms of the units and of the securities comprising the units, including whether and under what circumstances those securities may be held or transferred separately;

 

any material provisions relating to the issuance, payment, settlement, transfer or exchange of the units or of the securities comprising the units;

 

if appropriate, any special United States federal income tax considerations applicable to the units; and

 

any material provisions of the governing unit agreement that differ from those described above.

 

PLAN OF DISTRIBUTION

 

We may offer and sell all or a portion of the securities, as applicable, covered by this prospectus from time to time, in one or more or any combination of the following transactions:

 

to or through underwriters, brokers or dealers (acting as agent or principal);

 

directly to or through agents;

 

in the over-the-counter market or on any national securities exchange on which our securities are listed or traded;

 

in “at the market offerings” within the meaning of Rule 415(a)(4) of the Securities Act to or through a market maker or into an existing trading market, or a securities exchange or otherwise;

 

in privately negotiated transactions;

 

in a block trade in which a broker or dealer engaged to handle the block trade will attempt to sell the securities as an agent, but may position and resell a portion of the block as principal to facilitate the transaction;

 

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through purchases by a broker-dealer as principal and resale by the broker-dealer for its account pursuant to this prospectus;

 

in ordinary brokerage transactions and transactions in which the broker solicits purchasers;

 

through the writing of options (including put or call options), whether the options are listed on an options exchange or otherwise;

 

directly to one or more purchasers, including through a specific bidding or auction process or otherwise;

 

through a combination of any of these methods of sale; or

 

through any other methods described in a prospectus supplement.

 

The distribution of securities may be effected from time to time in one or more transactions, including block transactions and transactions on NASDAQ or any other organized market where the securities may be traded. Each series of securities will be a new issue of securities and will have no established trading market, other than our common stock, which is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

 

We may sell the securities at a fixed price or prices that may be changed from time to time, at prices then prevailing or related to the then current market price or at negotiated prices. We may enter into sale, forward and derivative transactions with third parties or sell securities in privately negotiated transactions. The offering price of the securities from time to time will be determined by the Company and, at the time of such determination, may be higher or lower than the market price of our common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.

 

The securities may be sold directly or through broker-dealers acting as principal or agent, or pursuant to a distribution by one or more underwriters on a firm commitment or best-efforts basis. We may engage in at the market offerings into an existing trading market in accordance with Rule 415(a)(4) under the Securities Act. We may also enter into hedging transactions with broker-dealers. In connection with such transactions, broker-dealers of other financial institutions may engage in short sales of our securities in the course of hedging the positions they assume with us. We may also enter into options or other transactions with broker-dealers or other financial institutions which require the delivery to such broker-dealer or other financial institution of securities offered by this prospectus, which securities such broker-dealer or other financial institution may resell pursuant to this prospectus (as supplemented or amended to reflect such transaction). In connection with an underwritten offering, underwriters or agents may receive compensation in the form of discounts, concessions or commissions from us or from purchasers of the securities for whom they may act as agents. In addition, underwriters may sell the securities to or through dealers, and those dealers may receive compensation in the form of discounts, concessions or commissions from the underwriters and/or commissions from the purchasers for whom they may act as agents. We may authorize underwriters, dealers or agents to solicit offers by certain purchasers to purchase the shares from us at the public offering price set forth in the prospectus supplement pursuant to delayed delivery contracts providing for payment and delivery on a specified date in the future. These contracts will be subject only to those conditions set forth in the prospectus supplement, and the prospectus supplement will set forth any commissions to be paid for solicitation of these contracts. Any underwriters, dealers or agents participating in a distribution of the securities may be deemed to be “underwriters” within the meaning of the Securities Act and any profit on the sale of the securities by us and any commissions received by broker-dealers may be deemed to be underwriting commissions under the Securities Act.

 

Underwriters, dealers or any other third parties described above may offer and sell the offered securities from time to time in one or more transactions, including negotiated transactions, at a fixed public offering price or at varying prices determined at the time of sale. If underwriters or dealers are used in the sale of any securities, the securities will be acquired by the underwriters or dealers for their own account and may be resold from time to time in one or more transactions, including negotiated transactions, at a fixed public offering price or at varying prices determined at the time of sale. The securities may be either offered to the public through underwriting syndicates represented by managing underwriters, or directly by underwriters. Generally, the underwriters’ obligations to purchase the securities will be subject to certain conditions precedent. The underwriters will be obligated to purchase all of the securities if they purchase any of the securities (other than any securities purchased upon exercise of any option to purchase additional securities), unless otherwise specified in the prospectus supplement. We may use underwriters with whom we have a material relationship. We will describe the nature of any such relationship in the prospectus supplement, naming the underwriter or underwriters.

 

Offered securities may also be offered and sold, if so indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement, in connection with a remarketing upon their purchase, in accordance with a redemption or repayment pursuant to their terms, or otherwise, by one or more marketing firms, acting as principals for their own accounts or as agents for us. Any remarketing firm will be identified and the terms of its agreements, if any, with us and its compensation will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

Underwriters or agents may purchase and sell the securities in the open market. These transactions may include over-allotments or short sales of the securities, stabilizing transactions, syndicate covering transactions and penalty bids.

 

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Over-allotment or short sales involve sales by persons participating in the offering of more securities than were sold to them. In these circumstances, these persons would cover such over-allotments or short positions by making purchases in the open market or by exercising their over-allotment option, if any. Stabilizing transactions consist of bids or purchases for the purpose of preventing or impeding a decline in the market price of the securities and are permitted so long as the stabilizing bids do not exceed a specified maximum. Syndicate covering transactions involve the placing of any bid on behalf of the underwriting syndicate or the effecting of any purchase to reduce a short position created in connection with the offering. The underwriters or agents also may impose a penalty bid, which permits them to reclaim selling concessions allowed to syndicate members or certain dealers if they repurchase the securities in stabilizing or covering transactions. These activities may stabilize, maintain or otherwise affect the market price of the securities, which may be higher than the price that might otherwise prevail in the open market. These activities, if begun, may be discontinued at any time. These transactions may be effected on any exchange on which the securities are traded, in the over-the-counter market or otherwise.

 

There can be no assurance that we will sell any of the securities offered by this prospectus.

 

We may agree to indemnify an underwriter, broker-dealer or agent against certain liabilities related to the selling of the securities, including liabilities arising under the Securities Act.

 

Each time that we sell securities covered by this prospectus, we will provide a prospectus supplement that will describe the method of distribution and set forth the terms and conditions of the offering of such securities, including:

 

the number of securities being offered;

 

the terms of the offering;

 

the name or names of any underwriters, dealers or agents and the amounts of securities underwritten or purchased by each of them;

 

the offering price of the securities and the proceeds to us and any underwriting discounts, commissions, concessions or agency fees allowed or reallowed or paid to dealers, and other items constituting underwriters’, dealers’, or agents’ compensation, as applicable;

 

any options under which underwriters may purchase additional securities from us; and

 

other material terms of the offering.

 

Any offering price and any discounts, commissions, concessions or agency fees allowed or reallowed or paid to dealers may be changed from time to time. We may determine the price or other terms of the securities offered under this prospectus by use of an electronic auction. We will describe how any auction will determine the price or any other terms, how potential investors may participate in the auction and the nature of the obligations of the underwriter, dealer or agent in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

If we sell securities to a dealer acting as a principal, the dealer may resell such securities at varying prices to be determined by such dealer in its discretion at the time of resale without consulting with us and such resale prices may not be disclosed in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

We are subject to the applicable provisions of the Exchange Act, and the rules and regulations under the Exchange Act, including Regulation M. Regulation M may limit the timing of purchases and sales of any of the securities offered in this prospectus by us. The anti-manipulation rules under the Exchange Act may apply to sales of securities in the market and to the activities of us and our respective affiliates. Furthermore, Regulation M may restrict the ability of any person engaged in the distribution of the securities to engage in market-making activities for the securities being distributed for a period of up to five business days before the distribution. The restrictions may affect the marketability of the securities and the ability of any person or entity to engage in market-making activities for the securities.

 

To the extent required, this prospectus may be amended and/or supplemented from time to time to describe a specific plan of distribution. Instead of selling the securities under this prospectus, we may sell securities in compliance with the provisions of Rule 144 under the Securities Act, if available, or pursuant to other available exemptions from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.

 

The specific terms of any lock-up provisions in respect of any given offering will be described in the applicable prospectus supplement.

 

Certain of the underwriters, broker-dealers or agents who may become involved in the sale of our securities may engage in transactions with and perform other services for us in the ordinary course of their business for which they receive customary compensation.

 

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LEGAL MATTERS

 

Akerman LLP, New York, New York, will pass upon for us the validity of the securities offered hereby. Any underwriters will be advised about legal matters by their own counsel, which will be named in a prospectus supplement.

 

EXPERTS

 

The financial statements, and the related financial statement schedule, incorporated in this Prospectus by reference from the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (the “Company”), and the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting have been audited by Deloitte & Touche LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, as stated in their reports, which are incorporated herein by reference. Such financial statements and financial statement schedule have been so incorporated in reliance upon the reports of such firm given upon their authority as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

 

We file annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. We have filed with the SEC a registration statement under the Securities Act with respect to the securities offered hereby. This prospectus, which constitutes a part of the registration statement, does not contain all of the information set forth in the registration statement or the exhibits which are part of the registration statement. For further information with respect to us and the securities offered by this prospectus, we refer you to the registration statement and the exhibits filed as part of the registration statement. Our SEC filings are also available to the public from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. We maintain a website at www.frgi.com. The information contained in, or that can be accessed through, our website is not incorporated by reference herein and is not part of this prospectus.

 

This prospectus is part of a registration statement filed on Form S-3 with the SEC under the Securities Act. This prospectus does not contain all of the information set forth in the registration statement and the exhibits and schedules to the registration statement. For further information concerning us and the securities, you should read the entire registration statement and the additional information described under “Incorporation of Certain Information by Reference” below. The registration statement has been filed electronically and may be obtained in any manner listed above. Any statements contained herein concerning the provisions of any document are not necessarily complete, and, in each instance, reference is made to the copy of such document filed as an exhibit to the registration statement or otherwise filed with the SEC. Each such statement is qualified in its entirety by such reference.

 

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INFORMATION INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

 

The SEC allows us to incorporate by reference into this prospectus certain information we file with it, which means that we can disclose important information by referring you to those documents. The information incorporated by reference is considered to be a part of this prospectus, and information that we file later with the SEC will automatically update and supersede information contained in this prospectus and any accompanying prospectus supplement. We incorporate by reference the documents listed below that we have previously filed with the SEC, except that information furnished under Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of our Current Reports on Form 8-K or any other filing where we indicate that such information is being furnished and not “filed” under the Exchange Act, is not deemed to be filed and not incorporated by reference herein:

 

our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2019, filed on February 27, 2020;

 

our Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed on March 20, 2020;

 

our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 29, 2020 and June 28, 2020, filed on May 8, 2020 and August 5, 2020, respectively;

 

our Current Reports on Form 8-K filed on January 14, 2020, February 7, 2020, February 19, 2020, February 26, 2020, March 19, 2020, April 14, 2020, April 23, 2020, April 29, 2020, May 4, 2020, May 7, 2020, July 16, 2020 and August 5, 2020; and

 

the description of our common stock contained in our Registration Statement on Form 10 (File No. 001-35373) and any further amendment or report filed hereafter for the purpose of updating such description.

 

We also incorporate by reference into this prospectus additional documents that we may file with the SEC under Sections 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act prior to the completion or termination of the offering, including all such documents we may file with the SEC after the date of the initial registration statement and prior to the effectiveness of the registration statement, but excluding any information deemed furnished and not filed with the SEC. The information contained in any such document will be considered part of this prospectus from the date the document is filed with the SEC. Any statements contained in a previously filed document incorporated by reference into this prospectus is deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this prospectus to the extent that a statement contained in this prospectus, or in a subsequently filed document also incorporated by reference herein, modifies or supersedes that statement. Any statement so modified or supplemented will not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this prospectus.

 

This prospectus may contain information that updates, modifies or is contrary to information in one or more of the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus. You should rely only on the information incorporated by reference or provided in this prospectus. We have not authorized anyone else to provide you with different information. You should not assume that the information in this prospectus is accurate as of any date other than the date of this prospectus or the date of the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus.

 

We will provide to each person, including any beneficial owner, to whom this prospectus is delivered, upon written or oral request, at no cost to the requester, a copy of any and all of the information that is incorporated by reference in this prospectus.

 

You may request a copy of these filings, at no cost to you, by telephoning us at (972) 702-9300 or by writing us at the following address:

 

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

14800 Landmark Boulevard, Suite 500

Dallas, Texas 75254

Attn: Investor Relations

 

You may also access the documents incorporated by reference in this prospectus through our website at www.frgi.com. The reference to our website is an inactive textual reference only and, except for the specific incorporated documents listed above, no information available on or through our website shall be deemed to be incorporated in this prospectus or the registration statement of which it forms a part.

 

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Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

 

$100,000,000

 

Common Stock
Preferred Stock
Debt Securities
Guarantees of Debt Securities
Depositary Shares
Warrants
Rights
Purchase Contracts
Units

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART II

 

INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS

 

Item 14. Other Expenses of Issuance and Distribution

 

The following table sets forth the costs and expenses, other than underwriting discounts and commissions, payable by us in connection with the offering of the securities being registered. All amounts are estimates except the registration fee.

 

    Amount to Be Paid 
SEC registration fee  $ 12,980 
Legal fees and expenses *   * 
Accounting fees and expenses *   * 
Printing and miscellaneous *   * 
Trustee fee   * 
FINRA fee   * 
      
Total   * 

 

*These fees are calculated based on the number of issuances and amount of securities offered and accordingly cannot be estimated at this time.

 

Item 15. Indemnification of Directors and Officers

 

The following subparagraphs briefly describe indemnification provisions for directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrants against liability, including liability under the Securities Act.

 

The Registrants have directors’ and officers’ liability insurance covering certain liabilities incurred by directors and officers in connection with the performance of their respective duties.

 

Reference is made to Item 17 for our undertakings with respect to indemnification for liabilities under the Securities Act.

 

Delaware Corporations

 

Under Section 145 of the General Corporation Law of Delaware, a Delaware corporation has the power, under specified circumstances, to indemnify its directors, officers, employees and agents in connection with actions, suits or proceedings brought against them by a third party (other than an action by or in the right of the corporation), by reason of the fact that they were or are such directors, officers, employees or agents, against expenses incurred in any action, suit or proceeding. The Certificates of Incorporation of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., Cabana Grill, Inc., Taco Cabana, Inc., T.C. Management, Inc. and TPAQ Holding Corporation allow for indemnification of directors and officers to the fullest extent permitted by the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware.

 

Section 102(b)(7) of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware provides that a certificate of incorporation may contain a provision eliminating or limiting the personal liability of a director to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director provided that such provision shall not eliminate or limit the liability of a director (i) for any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the company or its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) under Section 174 (relating to liability for unauthorized acquisitions or redemptions of, or dividends on, capital stock) of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware, or (iv) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit. The Certificates of Incorporation of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., Cabana Grill, Inc., Taco Cabana, Inc., T.C. Management, Inc. and TPAQ Holding Corporation contain such a provision.

 

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Texas

 

Pursuant to Section 1.106 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (the “TBOC”), the indemnification provisions set forth in the TBOC are applicable to most entities established in the state of Texas, including corporations, limited liability partnerships and limited partnerships. Under Section 8.002 of the TBOC, unless a Texas limited liability company adopts the general indemnification provisions of the TBOC, described below, those provisions are not applicable to a Texas limited liability company.

 

Pursuant to Section 8.051 of the TBOC, an enterprise must indemnify a governing person, former governing person or delegate against reasonable expenses actually incurred by the person in connection with a proceeding in which the person was a respondent because such person is or was a governing person if such person is wholly successful, on the merits or otherwise, in the defense of the proceeding. Pursuant to Sections 8.101 and 8.102 of the TBOC, any governing person, former governing person or delegate of a Texas enterprise may be indemnified against judgments and reasonable expenses actually incurred by the person in connection with a proceeding, in which such person was a respondent if it is determined, in accordance with Section 8.103 of the TBOC, that: (i) the person (a) acted in good faith, (b) reasonably believed (1) in the case of conduct in the person’s official capacity, that the person’s conduct was in the enterprise’s best interests and (2) in any other case, that the person’s conduct was not opposed to the enterprise’s best interests, (c) in the case of a criminal proceeding, such person did not have a reasonable cause to believe that the person’s conduct was unlawful, (ii) with respect to expenses, the amount of expenses other than a judgment is reasonable and (iii) the indemnification should be paid. Indemnification of a person who is found to be liable to the enterprise is limited to reasonable expenses actually incurred by the person in connection with the proceeding and excludes judgments, penalties or fines. However, there are circumstances in which such indemnification is prohibited entirely. Pursuant to Section 8.105 of the TBOC, an enterprise may indemnify an officer, employee or agent to the same extent that indemnification is required under the TBOC for a governing person or as provided by the enterprise’s governing documents, general or specific action of the enterprise’s governing authority, contract or by other means.

 

Texas Corporations

 

Cabana Beverages, Inc. and TP Acquisition Corp. (the “Texas Corporation Registrants”) are incorporated under the laws of the state of Texas.

 

Each of the articles of incorporation of the Texas Corporation Registrants generally provides that directors shall not be liable to the corporation or its security holders for monetary damages for any act or omission in the director’s capacity as a director. The articles of incorporation do not eliminate or limit the liability of a director for (i) a breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the corporation or its shareholders, (ii) an act or omission not in good faith that constitutes a breach of duty of the director to the corporation or an act or omission that involves intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) a transaction from which the director received an improper benefit, whether or not the benefit resulted from an action taken within the scope of the director’s office, or (iv) an act or omission for which the liability of a director is expressly provided by an applicable statute. The articles of incorporation of the Texas Corporation Registrants are intended to limit the liability of a director to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

Texas Limited Liability Companies

 

Cabana Bevco LLC, TC Bevco LLC (the “Texas LLC Registrants”), Pollo Tropical Beverages, LLC and Pollo Tropical Management, LLC are organized under the laws of the state of Texas.

 

Pursuant to Section 101.402 of the TBOC, a Texas limited liability company may indemnify a member, manager or officer of a limited liability company, pay in advance or reimburse expenses incurred by a member, manager or officer and establish and maintain insurance or another arrangement to indemnify or hold harmless a member, manager or officer.

 

Each of the articles of organization or operating agreements of the Texas LLC Registrants generally provides that the company shall indemnify any person who was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative, arbitrative or investigative, any appeal in such an action, suit or proceeding and any inquiry or investigation that could lead to such an action, suit or proceeding (whether or not by or in the right of the company), by reason of the fact that he or she is or was a member, manager, officer, employee or agent of the company or is or was serving at the request of the company as a manager, director, officer, partner, venturer, proprietor, trustee, employee, agent or similar functionary of another limited liability company, corporation, employee benefit plan, other enterprise, or other entity against all judgments, penalties (including excise and similar taxes), fines, settlements and reasonable expenses (including attorneys’ fees and court costs) actually and reasonably incurred by him or her in connection with such action, suit or proceeding to the fullest extent permitted by any applicable law.

 

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Texas Limited Partnerships

 

The indemnification of partners and officers authorized by the limited partnership agreement of Texas Taco Cabana, L.P. is similar in scope to the provisions of the TBOC summarized above, except that the limited partnership agreement states that before the partnership may pay any indemnification expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), a majority in interest of the partners must specifically determine that indemnification is permissible, authorize indemnification, and determine that expenses to be reimbursed are reasonable. Additionally, the partners must authorize indemnification by vote of a majority in interest of the partners, and determine that expenses to be reimbursed are reasonable in the same manner that they determine that indemnification is permissible.

 

Florida Corporations

 

The Florida Business Corporation Act permits, under certain circumstances, the indemnification of officers, directors, employees and agents of a corporation with respect to any threatened, pending or completed action, suit or proceeding, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative, and whether formal or informal, to which such person was or is a party or is threatened to be made a party, by reason of his or her being an officer, director, employee or agent of a corporation, or is or was serving at the request of, such corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against liability incurred in connection with such proceeding, including appeals thereof; provided, however, that the officer, director, employee or agent acted in good faith and in a manner that he or she reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the best interests of the corporation and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe his or her conduct was unlawful. The termination of any such third-party action by judgment, order, settlement, or conviction or upon a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent does not, of itself, create a presumption that the person (1) did not act in good faith and in a manner which he or she reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the best interests of the corporation or (2) with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had reasonable cause to believe that his or her conduct was unlawful.

 

In the case of proceedings by or in the right of the corporation, the statute permits indemnification of any person by reason of the fact that such person is or was a director, officer, employee or agent of the corporation, or is or was serving at the request of, such corporation as a director, officer, employee or agent of another corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust or other enterprise, against expenses and certain amounts paid in settlement in connection with such proceeding, including appeals thereof; provided, however, that the officer, director, employee or agent acted in good faith and in a manner that he or she reasonably believed to be in, or not opposed to, the best interests of the corporation, except that no indemnification is made where such person is adjudged liable, unless, and only to the extent that, the court in which such proceeding was brought, or any other court of competent jurisdiction, determines that, despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all circumstances of the case, such person is fairly and reasonably entitled to indemnity for such expenses which such court shall deem proper.

 

To the extent that such person is successful on the merits or otherwise in defending against any such proceeding, the statute provides that he or she shall be indemnified against expenses actually and reasonably incurred by him or her in connection therewith.

 

Also, under the statute, expenses incurred by an officer or director in defending a civil or criminal proceeding may be paid by the corporation in advance of the final disposition of such proceeding upon receipt of an undertaking by or on behalf of such director or officer to repay such amount if he or she is ultimately found not to be entitled to indemnification by the corporation. Expenses incurred by other employees and agents may be paid in advance upon such terms or conditions that the board of directors deems appropriate.

 

In addition to the authority granted to each of Pollo Franchise, Inc. and Pollo Operations, Inc. by the Florida Business Corporation Act to indemnify its directors, certain other provisions of the Florida Business Corporation Act have the effect of further limiting the personal liability of the directors of Pollo Franchise, Inc. and Pollo Operations, Inc. For example, a director of a Florida corporation cannot be held personally liable for monetary damages to the corporation or any other person for any statement, vote, decision or failure to act regarding corporate management or policy except in the case of certain qualifying breaches of the director’s duties.

 

Additionally, the articles of incorporation and bylaws of Pollo Franchise, Inc. and Pollo Operations, Inc. each generally provide that the corporation shall indemnify and advance expenses to, and may purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of, its officers and directors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

 

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Item 16. Exhibits

 

(a)The following exhibits are filed herewith or incorporated herein by reference:

 

Exhibits:  
   
1.1 Form of Underwriting Agreement **
   
3.1 Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (“Fiesta”) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to Amendment No. 3 to Fiesta’s Form 10, File No. 001-35373, filed on April 5, 2012)
   
3.2 Certificate of Amendment to Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Fiesta (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Fiesta’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 2, 2017)
   
3.3 Certificate of Amendment to Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Fiesta (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of Fiesta’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended April 1, 2018)
   
3.4 Amended and Restated Bylaws of Fiesta (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to Amendment No. 1 to Fiesta’s Form 10, File No. 001-35373, filed on January 26, 2012)
   
3.5 Amendment to Amended and Restated Bylaws of Fiesta (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of Fiesta’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended July 2, 2017)
   
3.6 Amendment to Amended and Restated Bylaws of Fiesta (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of Fiesta’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended April 1, 2018)
   
3.7 Certificate of Incorporation of Cabana Beverages, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.4 to Carrols Corporation’s (“Carrols”) Registration Statement on Form S-4, File No. 333-129311)
   
3.8 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation of Cabana Beverages, Inc. *
   
3.9 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation of Cabana Beverages, Inc. *
   
3.10 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation of Cabana Beverages, Inc. *
   
3.11 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation of Cabana Beverages, Inc. *
   
3.12 Bylaws of Cabana Beverages, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.5 to Carrols’ Registration Statement on Form S-4, File No. 333-129311)
   
3.13 Articles of Organization of Cabana Bevco LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.5 to Carrols Holdings Corporation’s (now known as Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (“Carrols Restaurant Group”)) Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-116737)
   
3.14 Amended & Restated Regulations of Cabana Bevco LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.6 to Fiesta’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, File No. 333-181050)
   
3.15 Certificate of Incorporation of Cabana Grill, Inc. *
   
3.16 Bylaws of Cabana Grill, Inc. *
   
3.17 Articles of Incorporation of Pollo Franchise, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.18 to Carrols Holdings Corporation’s (now known as Carrols Restaurant Group) Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-116737)
   
3.18 Bylaws of Pollo Franchise, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.19 to Carrols Holdings Corporation’s (now known as Carrols Restaurant Group) Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-116737)
   
3.19 Amendment to Bylaws of Pollo Franchise, Inc. *
   
3.20 Articles of Incorporation of Pollo Operations, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.20 to Carrols Holdings Corporation’s (now known as Carrols Restaurant Group) Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-116737)

 

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3.21 Bylaws of Pollo Operations, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.21 to Carrols Holdings Corporation’s (now known as Carrols Restaurant Group) Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-116737)
   
3.22 Amendment to Bylaws of Pollo Operations, Inc. *
   
3.23 Certificate of Formation of Pollo Tropical Beverages, LLC *
   
3.24 Certificate of Correction to Certificate of Formation of Pollo Tropical Beverages, LLC *
   
3.25 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Formation of Pollo Tropical Beverages, LLC *
   
3.26 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Formation of Pollo Tropical Beverages, LLC *
   
3.27 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Formation of Pollo Tropical Beverages, LLC *
   
3.28 Company Agreement of Pollo Tropical Beverages, LLC *
   
3.29 Certificate of Formation of Pollo Tropical Management, LLC *
   
3.30 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Formation of Pollo Tropical Management, LLC *
   
3.31 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Formation of Pollo Tropical Management, LLC *
   
3.32 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Formation of Pollo Tropical Management, LLC *
   
3.33 Company Agreement of Pollo Tropical Management, LLC *
   
3.34 Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Taco Cabana, Inc. contained in the Certificate of Merger of Spur Acquisition Corp. into Taco Cabana, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.11 to Fiesta’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, File No. 333-181050)
   
3.35 Bylaws of Taco Cabana, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.27 to Carrols Holdings Corporation’s (now known as Carrols Restaurant Group) Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-116737)
   
3.36 Articles of Incorporation of TP Acquisition Corp. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.34 to Carrols Holdings Corporation’s (now known as Carrols Restaurant Group) Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-116737)
   
3.37 Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation of TP Acquisition Corp. *
   
3.38 Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation of TP Acquisition Corp. *
   
3.39 Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation of TP Acquisition Corp. *
   
3.40 Bylaws of TP Acquisition Corp. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.35 to Carrols Holdings Corporation’s (now known as Carrols Restaurant Group) Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-116737)
   
3.41 Amendment to Bylaws of TP Acquisition Corp. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.15 to Fiesta’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, File No. 333-181050)
   
3.42 Articles of Organization of TC Bevco LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.28 to Carrols Holdings Corporation’s (now known as Carrols Restaurant Group) Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-116737)
   
3.43 Amended & Restated Regulations of TC Bevco LLC (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.17 to Fiesta’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, File No. 333-181050)
   
3.44 Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Organization of TC Bevco LLC *
   
3.45 Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Organization of TC Bevco LLC *

 

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3.46 Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Organization of TC Bevco LLC *
   
3.47 Certificate of Amendment to Articles of Organization of TC Bevco LLC *
   
3.48 Certificate of Incorporation of T.C. Management, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.31 to Carrols Holdings Corporation’s (now known as Carrols Restaurant Group) Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-116737)
   
3.49 By-laws of T.C. Management, Inc. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.32 to Carrols Holdings Corporation’s (now known as Carrols Restaurant Group) Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-116737)
   
3.50 Certificate of Limited Partnership of Texas Taco Cabana, L.P. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.33 to Carrols Holdings Corporation’s (now known as Carrols Restaurant Group) Registration Statement on Form S-1, File No. 333-116737)
   
3.51 Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Limited Partnership of Texas Taco Cabana, L.P. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.21 to Fiesta’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, File No. 333-181050)
   
3.52 Limited Partnership Agreement of Texas Taco Cabana, L.P. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.22 to Fiesta’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, File No. 333-181050)
   
3.53 Certificate of Incorporation of TPAQ Holding Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.23 to Fiesta’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, File No. 333-181050)
   
3.54 Bylaws of TPAQ Holding Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.24 to Fiesta’s Registration Statement on Form S-4, File No. 333-181050)
   
4.1 Form of Stock Certificate for Common Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.4 to Amendment No. 2 to Fiesta’s Form 10, File No. 001-35373, filed on March 14, 2012)
   
4.2 Form of Indenture *
   
4.3 Form of Debt Security **
   
4.4 Form of Certificate of Designations for Preferred Stock **
   
4.5 Form of Preferred Stock Certificate **
   
4.6 Form of Deposit Agreement **
   
4.7 Form of Deposit Receipt **
   
4.8 Form of Warrant Agreement (including form of Warrant) **
   
4.9 Form of Rights Agreement (including form of Rights Certificate) **
   
4.10 Form of Purchase Contract **
   
4.11 Form of Unit Agreement **
   
5.1 Opinion of Akerman LLP *
   
23.1 Consent of Deloitte & Touche LLP *
   
23.2 Consent of Akerman LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1) *
   
24.1 Powers of Attorney (included in signature pages hereto) *
   
25.1 Form T-1 Statement of Eligibility of Trustee for Indenture under the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 **

 

*Filed herewith.
**To be filed, if necessary, by amendment or as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8−K and incorporated by reference herein.

 

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Item 17. Undertakings

 

(a)The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

 

(1)To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this registration statement:

 

(i)To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended;

 

(ii)To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of the registration statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in the registration statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of prospectus filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20% change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement;

 

(iii)To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in the registration statement or any material change to such information in the registration statement;

 

provided, however, that subparagraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) above do not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in reports filed with or furnished to the SEC by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, that are incorporated by reference in the registration statement, or is contained in a form of prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b) that is part of the registration statement.

 

(2)That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(3)To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

 

(4)That, for the purpose of determining liability under the Securities Act to any purchaser:

 

(i)Each prospectus filed by the Registrant pursuant to Rule 424(b)(3) shall be deemed to be part of the registration statement as of the date the filed prospectus was deemed part of and included in the registration statement; and

 

(ii)Each prospectus required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(2), (b)(5), or (b)(7) as part of a registration statement in reliance on Rule 430B relating to an offering made pursuant to Rule 415(a)(1)(i), (vii), or (x) for the purpose of providing the information required by Section 10(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 shall be deemed to be part of and included in the registration statement as of the earlier of the date such form of prospectus is first used after effectiveness or the date of the first contract of sale of securities in the offering described in the prospectus. As provided in Rule 430B, for liability purposes of the issuer and any person that is at that date an underwriter, such date shall be deemed to be a new effective date of the registration statement relating to the securities in the registration statement to which that prospectus relates, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof. Provided, however, that no statement made in a registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement or made in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference into the registration statement or prospectus that is part of the registration statement will, as to a purchaser with a time of contract of sale prior to such effective date, supersede or modify any statement that was made in the registration statement or prospectus that was part of the registration statement or made in any such document immediately prior to such effective date.

 

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(5)That, for the purpose of determining liability of the Registrant under the Securities Act of 1933 to any purchaser in the initial distribution of the securities.

 

(6)The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that in a primary offering of securities of the undersigned Registrant pursuant to this registration statement, regardless of the underwriting method used to sell the securities to the purchaser, if the securities are offered or sold to such purchaser by means of any of the following communications, the undersigned Registrant will be a seller to the purchaser and will be considered to offer or sell such securities to such purchaser:

 

(i)any preliminary prospectus or prospectus of the undersigned Registrant relating to the offering required to be filed pursuant to Rule 424;

 

(ii)any free writing prospectus relating to the offering prepared by or on behalf of the undersigned Registrant or used or referred to by the undersigned Registrant;

 

(iii)the portion of any other free writing prospectus relating to the offering containing material information about the undersigned Registrant or its securities provided by or on behalf of the undersigned Registrant; and

 

(iv)any other communication that is an offer in the offering made by the undersigned Registrant to the purchaser.

 

(7)That, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act of 1933, each filing of the registrant’s annual report pursuant to section 13(a) or section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) that is incorporated by reference in the registration statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

 

(b)Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.

 

(c)The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes to file an application for the purpose of determining the eligibility of the trustee to act under subsection (a) of Section 310 of the Trust Indenture Act in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Commission under Section 305(b)(2) of the Act.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this registration statement on Form S-3 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Dallas, State of Texas, on the 16th day of September, 2020.

 

Fiesta RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.

 
     
By: /s/ Richard C. Stockinger  
 

Richard C. Stockinger

President and Chief Executive Officer

 

 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

 

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Dirk Montgomery and Louis DiPietro, and each of them individually, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities to sign the Registration Statement filed herewith and any or all amendments to said Registration Statement (including post-effective amendments and registration statements filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and otherwise), and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents the full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the foregoing, as full to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them, or his or her substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

Signature

  Title   Date
     
/s/ Richard C. Stockinger   President, Chief Executive Officer and Director   September 16, 2020
Richard C. Stockinger   (Principal Executive Officer)    
     
/s/ Dirk Montgomery   Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer   September 16, 2020
Dirk Montgomery   (Principal Financial Officer)    
         
/s/ Cheri Kinder   Vice President and Corporate Controller   September 16, 2020
Cheri Kinder (Principal Accounting Officer)  
     
/s/ Stacey Rauch   Chairman of the Board of Directors   September 16, 2020
Stacey Rauch        
     
/s/ Nicholas Daraviras   Director   September 16, 2020
Nicholas Daraviras        
     
/s/ Stephen P. Elker   Director   September 16, 2020
Stephen P. Elker        
     
/s/ Brian P. Friedman   Director   September 16, 2020
Brian P. Friedman        
         
/s/ Sherrill Kaplan   Director   September 16, 2020
Sherrill Kaplan        
     
/s/ Andrew Rechtschaffen   Director   September 16, 2020
Andrew Rechtschaffen        
         
/s/ Nicholas P. Shepherd   Director   September 16, 2020
Nicholas P. Shepherd        
         
/s/ Paul Twohig   Director   September 16, 2020
Paul Twohig        

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this registration statement on Form S-3 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Miami, State of Florida, on the 16th day of September, 2020.

 

Pollo Franchise, Inc.

 
Pollo Operations, Inc.  
     
By: /s/ Richard C. Stockinger  
 

Richard C. Stockinger

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Dirk Montgomery and Louis DiPietro, and each of them individually, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities to sign the Registration Statement filed herewith and any or all amendments to said Registration Statement (including post-effective amendments and registration statements filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and otherwise), and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents the full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the foregoing, as full to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them, or his or her substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

Signature

  Title   Date
         
/s/ Richard C. Stockinger   Chief Executive Officer and Director   September 16, 2020
Richard C. Stockinger   (Principal Executive Officer)    
         
/s/ Dirk Montgomery   Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer   September 16, 2020
Dirk Montgomery   (Principal Financial Officer)    
         
/s/ Cheri Kinder   Vice President, Controller   September 16, 2020
Cheri Kinder        

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this registration statement on Form S-3 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of San Antonio, State of Texas, on the 16th day of September, 2020.

 

Cabana Grill, Inc.

Taco Cabana, Inc.

T.C. Management, Inc.

TP Acquisition Corp.

TPAQ Holding Corporation

Texas Taco Cabana, L.P.

 

 
By: T.C. Management Inc., its general partner  
     
By: /s/ Richard C. Stockinger  
 

Richard C. Stockinger

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Dirk Montgomery and Louis DiPietro, and each of them individually, as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities to sign the Registration Statement filed herewith and any or all amendments to said Registration Statement (including post-effective amendments and registration statements filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and otherwise), and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents the full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the foregoing, as full to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them, or his or her substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

Signature

  Title   Date
         
/s/ Richard C. Stockinger   Chief Executive Officer and Director   September 16, 2020
Richard C. Stockinger   (Principal Executive Officer)    
         
/s/ Dirk Montgomery   Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer   September 16, 2020
Dirk Montgomery   (Principal Financial Officer)    
         
/s/ Cheri Kinder   Vice President, Controller   September 16, 2020
Cheri Kinder        

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this registration statement on Form S-3 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of San Antonio, State of Texas, on the 16th day of September, 2020.

 

Cabana Beverages, Inc.

 
     
By: /s/ Louis DiPietro  
 

Louis DiPietro

President

 

 

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Louis DiPietro as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities to sign the Registration Statement filed herewith and any or all amendments to said Registration Statement (including post-effective amendments and registration statements filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and otherwise), and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents the full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the foregoing, as full to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them, or his or her substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

Signature

  Title   Date
         
/s/ Louis DiPietro   President and Director   September 16, 2020
Louis DiPietro   (Principal Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer and
Principal Accounting Officer)
   
         
/s/ Cecile J. Bujanos   Director   September 16, 2020
Cecile J. Bujanos        

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this registration statement on Form S-3 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Dallas, State of Texas, on the 16th day of September, 2020.

 

Pollo Tropical Beverages, LLC

Pollo Tropical Management, LLC

 
     
By: /s/ Louis DiPietro  
 

Louis DiPietro

Manager

 

 

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Louis DiPietro as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities to sign the Registration Statement filed herewith and any or all amendments to said Registration Statement (including post-effective amendments and registration statements filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and otherwise), and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents the full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the foregoing, as full to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them, or his or her substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

Signature

  Title   Date
         
/s/ Louis DiPietro   Manager   September 16, 2020
Louis DiPietro   (Principal Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer and
Principal Accounting Officer)
   
         
/s/ Cecile J. Bujanos   Manager   September 16, 2020
Cecile J. Bujanos        

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this registration statement on Form S-3 to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of San Antonio, State of Texas, on the 16th day of September, 2020.

 

Cabana Bevco LLC

TC Bevco LLC

 
     
By: /s/ Louis DiPietro  
 

Louis DiPietro

Manager

 

 

KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below constitutes and appoints Louis DiPietro as his or her true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him or her and in his or her name, place and stead, in any and all capacities to sign the Registration Statement filed herewith and any or all amendments to said Registration Statement (including post-effective amendments and registration statements filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 and otherwise), and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents the full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the foregoing, as full to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any of them, or his or her substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue thereof.

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this registration statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated:

 

Signature

  Title   Date
         
/s/ Louis DiPietro   Manager   September 16, 2020
Louis DiPietro   (Principal Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer and
Principal Accounting Officer)
   
         
/s/ Cecile J. Bujanos   Manager   September 16, 2020
Cecile J. Bujanos        

 

 

 

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