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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Quarterly Period Ended April 4, 2021

or

TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File Number 001-39053

BBQ HOLDINGS, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

MMiMinsd

Minnesota

83-4222776

State or Other Jurisdiction of

Incorporation or Organization

I.R.S. Employer Identification No.

12701 Whitewater Drive, Suite 100

Minnetonka, MN

55343

Address of Principal Executive Offices

Zip Code

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code (952) 294-1300

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

DAVE

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 par value

BBQ

The Nasdaq Global Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes      No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).  Yes     No 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large Accelerated 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 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).  Yes     No  

As of May 16, 2021, 9,307,442 shares of the registrant’s Common Stock were outstanding.

BBQ HOLDINGS, INC.

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PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1

Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

Consolidated Balance Sheets as of April 4, 2021 and January 3, 2021

3

Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three Months Ended April 4, 2021and March 29, 2020

4

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the Three Months Ended April 4, 2021

5

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020

6

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

7

Item 2

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

17

Item 3

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

25

Item 4

Controls and Procedures

25

PART II

OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1

Legal Proceedings

25

Item 1A

Risk Factors

25

Item 6

EXHIBITS

26

SIGNATURES

27

CERTIFICATIONS

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements

BBQ HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

APRIL 4, 2021 AND JANUARY 3, 2021

(in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets:

 

April 4, 2021

    

January 3, 2021

Cash and cash equivalents

$

21,224

$

18,101

Restricted cash

 

1,361

 

1,502

Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $289,000 and $132,000, respectively

 

4,176

 

4,823

Inventories

 

2,380

 

2,271

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

2,417

 

1,252

Assets held for sale

 

1,070

 

1,070

Total current assets

 

32,628

 

29,019

Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net

 

31,508

 

32,389

Other assets:

 

  

 

  

Operating lease right-of-use assets

59,920

61,634

Goodwill

601

601

Intangible assets, net

 

9,850

 

9,967

Deferred tax asset, net

 

4,935

 

4,934

Other assets

 

1,669

 

1,724

$

141,111

$

140,268

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

  

Current liabilities:

 

  

 

  

Accounts payable

$

8,020

$

6,385

Current portion of lease liabilities

6,332

6,185

Current portion of long-term debt

2,138

2,111

Accrued compensation and benefits

 

4,068

 

2,390

Other current liabilities

 

8,156

 

9,766

Total current liabilities

 

28,714

 

26,837

 

  

 

  

Long-term liabilities:

 

  

 

  

Lease liabilities, less current portion

61,445

63,105

Long-term debt, less current portion

 

21,628

 

22,169

Other liabilities

 

1,376

 

1,224

Total liabilities

 

113,163

 

113,335

Shareholders’ equity:

 

  

 

  

Common stock, $.01 par value, 100,000 shares authorized, 9,307 and 9,307 shares issued and outstanding at April 4, 2021 and January 3, 2021, respectively

 

93

 

93

Additional paid-in capital

9,066

8,748

Retained earnings

 

20,169

 

19,370

Total shareholders’ equity

 

29,328

 

28,211

Non-controlling interest

(1,380)

(1,278)

Total equity

27,948

26,933

$

141,111

$

140,268

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

APRIL 4, 2021 AND MARCH 29, 2020

(in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

April 4, 2021

    

March 29, 2020

Revenue:

  

 

  

Restaurant sales, net

$

33,603

$

20,703

Franchise royalty and fee revenue

 

2,374

 

2,524

Franchisee national advertising fund contributions

 

328

 

282

Licensing and other revenue

 

1,014

 

346

Total revenue

 

37,319

 

23,855

Costs and expenses:

 

  

 

  

Food and beverage costs

 

10,057

 

6,754

Labor and benefits costs

 

10,254

 

7,721

Operating expenses

 

10,249

 

6,626

Depreciation and amortization expenses

 

1,552

 

1,045

General and administrative expenses

 

4,038

 

3,032

National advertising fund expenses

328

282

Asset impairment, estimated lease termination charges and other closing costs, net

 

12

 

173

Pre-opening expenses

 

28

 

25

Gain on disposal of property, net

 

(8)

 

(477)

Total costs and expenses

 

36,510

 

25,181

Income (loss) from operations

 

809

 

(1,326)

Other (expense) income :

 

  

 

  

Interest expense

 

(54)

 

(119)

Interest income

 

24

 

43

Gain on bargain purchase

14,364

Total other (expense) income

 

(30)

 

14,288

Income before income taxes

 

779

 

12,962

Income tax (expense) benefit

 

(82)

 

349

Net income

 

697

 

13,311

Net loss attributable to non-controlling interest

102

396

Net income attributable to shareholders

$

799

$

13,707

Income per common share:

 

  

 

  

Basic net income per share attributable to shareholders

$

0.09

$

1.50

Diluted net income per share attributable to shareholders

$

0.08

$

1.49

Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

 

9,208

 

9,121

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted

 

9,501

 

9,202

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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BBQ HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED APRIL 4, 2021

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

Additional

Total

 

Common Stock

Paid-in

Retained

Shareholders'

Non-controlling

Total

    

Shares

    

Amount

    

Capital

Earnings

Equity

    

Interest

    

Equity

Balance - January 3, 2021

 

9,307

$

93

$

8,748

$

19,370

$

28,211

$

(1,278)

$

26,933

Stock-based compensation

 

 

 

318

 

 

318

 

 

318

Net income

 

 

 

 

799

 

799

 

(102)

 

697

Balance - April 4, 2021

 

9,307

$

93

$

9,066

$

20,169

$

29,328

$

(1,380)

$

27,948

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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BBQ HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

APRIL 4, 2021 AND MARCH 29, 2020

(in thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

    

April 4, 2021

    

March 29, 2020

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

  

  

Net income

$

697

$

13,311

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash flows provided by operations:

 

  

 

  

Depreciation and amortization

 

1,552

 

1,045

Stock-based compensation

 

318

 

137

Net gain on disposal

 

(8)

 

(477)

Gain on bargain purchase

(14,364)

Deferred income taxes

 

82

 

(399)

Other non-cash items

186

(19)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

598

 

(720)

Prepaid expenses and other assets

(2,579)

781

Accounts payable

 

1,635

 

3,130

Accrued and other liabilities

 

323

 

(2,687)

Cash flows provided by (used for) operating activities

 

2,804

 

(262)

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

  

 

  

Purchases of property, equipment and leasehold improvements

 

691

 

(949)

Payments for acquired restaurants

(3,969)

Payments received on note receivable

6

12

Cash flows provided by (used for) investing activities

 

697

 

(4,906)

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

  

 

  

Proceeds from long-term debt

 

 

8,101

Payments for debt issuance costs

 

 

(35)

Payments on long-term debt

 

(519)

 

Cash (used for) provided by financing activities

 

(519)

 

8,066

Increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

 

2,982

 

2,898

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

 

19,603

 

6,086

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$

22,585

$

8,984

Supplemental Disclosures

Cash paid for interest, net

$

116

$

(15)

Non-cash investing and financing activities:

Gift card liability assumed pursuant to acquisitions

3,968

Inventory acquired pursuant to acquisitions

1,178

See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.

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BBQ HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(1)          Basis of Presentation

Basis of Presentation

In September 2019 a holding company reorganization was completed in which Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (“FDA”) became a wholly owned subsidiary of the new parent holding company named BBQ Holdings, Inc. (“BBQ Holdings”). As used in this Form 10-K, “Company”, “we” and “our” refer to BBQ Holdings and its wholly owned subsidiaries. BBQ Holdings was incorporated on March 29, 2019 under the laws of the State of Minnesota, while FDA was incorporated in Minnesota on March 14, 1994. The Company develops, owns and operates restaurants under the name “Famous Dave’s”, “Clark Crew BBQ”, “Granite City Food & Brewery” and “Real Urban Barbecue.” Additionally, the Company franchises restaurants under the name “Famous Dave’s”. As of April 4, 2021, there were 128 Famous Dave’s restaurants operating in 31 states, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates, including 27 Company-owned restaurants and 101 franchise-operated restaurants. The first Clark Crew BBQ restaurant opened in December 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. BBQ Holdings has a 20% ownership in this venture. In March 2020, the Company purchased 18 Granite City Food & Brewery restaurants located throughout the Midwest and one Real Urban Barbecue restaurant located in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

These accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Rules and Regulations. The information furnished in these condensed consolidated financial statements include normal recurring adjustments and reflect all adjustments, which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted. These unaudited financial statements represent the condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries as of April 4, 2021 and January 3, 2021, and for the three months ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020. The results for the three months ended April 4, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full fiscal year or any other interim period. These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in BBQ Holding, Inc.’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2021 as filed with the SEC on April 2, 2021.

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) as a pandemic and the United States declared a National Public Health Emergency. As a result, public health measures were taken to minimize exposure to the virus. These measures, some of which are government-mandated, have been implemented globally resulting in a dramatic decrease in economic activity. During the first quarter of 2021, mandated restrictions began to ease in a number of the markets in which the Company operates. Although the Company has experienced some recovery from the initial impact of COVID-19, the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the economy and on its business remains uncertain, the duration and scope of which cannot currently be predicted. The Company cannot predict if there will be another surge, what additional restrictions may be enacted, to what extent it can maintain off-premise sales volumes, whether it can maintain sufficient staffing levels, or if individuals will be comfortable returning to its dining rooms during or following social distancing protocols, and what long-lasting effects the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the restaurants industry as a whole. The extent of the reopening process, along with the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer spending behavior, which may be a function of continued concerns over safety and/or depressed consumer sentiment due to adverse economic conditions, including job losses, will determine the significance of the impact to the Company’s operating results and financial position.

The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve as of the date of this report. The duration of the disruption on global, national, and local economies cannot be reasonably estimated at this time due to the ongoing effects of this situation. Management is continually evaluating the impact of this global crisis on its financial condition, liquidity, operations, suppliers, industry, and workforce and will take additional actions as necessary.

Reclassifications

Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period’s presentation. These reclassifications did not have an impact on the reported net income for any of the periods presented.

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BBQ HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Income Taxes

The Company maintains a federal deferred tax asset (“DTA”) in the amount of $4.9 million as of April 4, 2021 and January 3, 2021. The Company evaluates the DTA on a quarterly basis to determine whether current facts and circumstances indicate that the DTA may not be fully realizable. As of April 4, 2021, the Company concluded that the DTA is fully realizable and that no further valuation allowance was necessary; however, the Company will continue to evaluate the DTA on a quarterly basis until the DTA has been fully utilized.

The following table presents the Company’s effective tax rates for the periods presented:

Three Months Ended

April 4, 2021

    

March 29, 2020

Effective tax rate

10.5

%

(2.7)

%

The Company provides for income taxes based on its estimate of federal and state income tax liabilities. These estimates include, among other items, effective rates for state and local income taxes, allowable tax credits for items such as taxes paid on reported tip income, estimates related to depreciation and amortization expense allowable for tax purposes, and the tax deductibility of certain other items. The Company’s estimates are based on the information available at the time that the Company prepares the income tax provision. The Company generally files its annual income tax returns several months after its fiscal year-end. Income tax returns are subject to audit by federal, state, and local governments, generally years after the tax returns are filed. These returns could be subject to material adjustments due to differing interpretations of the tax laws.

Cash and cash equivalents

On May 14, 2020, the Company invested $3.5 million in a certificate of deposit (CD) through Choice Bank. The interest rate on this CD is 0.15%. Interest is compounded every 30 days and the CD automatically renews monthly. This balance is included with cash and cash equivalents on the Company’s balance sheet.

Restricted cash and marketing fund

The Company has a Marketing Development Fund, to which Company-owned Famous Dave’s restaurants, in addition to the majority of franchise-operated restaurants, contribute a percentage of net sales, for use in public relations and marketing development efforts. The funds held in this account are used in part to reimburse the Company for its marketing and digital services activities on behalf of the Famous Dave’s brand. The Company also receives funds from its suppliers to be used exclusively for point-of-sale equipment purchases for its own stores as well as its franchisees. As the assets held by these funds are considered to be restricted, the Company reflects the cash related to these funds within restricted cash and reflect the liability within accrued expenses on its consolidated balance sheets. The Company had approximately $1.4 million and $1.5 million in these funds as of April 4, 2021 and January 3, 2021, respectively.

Assets Held for Sale

As of April 4, 2021, the Company had assets held for sale of approximately $1.1 million related to an owned property for which it has entered into agreements to sell for a contract purchase price of $2.5 million.

Net income per common share

Basic net income per common share (“EPS”) is computed by dividing net income by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the reporting period. Diluted EPS equals net income divided by the sum of the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding plus all additional common stock equivalents, such as stock options and restricted stock units, when dilutive.

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BBQ HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Three Months Ended

(in thousands, except per share data)

   

April 4, 2021

    

March 29, 2020

Net income per share – basic:

  

 

  

Net income attributable to shareholders

$

799

$

13,707

Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

 

9,208

 

9,121

Basic net income per share attributable to shareholders

$

0.09

$

1.50

Net income per share – diluted:

 

  

 

  

Net income attributable to shareholders

$

799

$

13,707

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted

 

9,501

 

9,202

Diluted net income per share attributable to shareholders

$

0.08

$

1.49

There were approximately 24,000 and 228,197 stock options outstanding as of April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020, respectively, that were not included in the computation of diluted EPS because they were anti-dilutive.

(2)          Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets

Prepaid expenses and other current assets consisted of the following at:

(in thousands)

    

April 4, 2021

    

January 3, 2021

Prepaid expenses and deferred costs

 

$

1,492

 

$

950

Prepaid insurance

925

302

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

$

2,417

 

$

1,252

(3)

Property, Equipment and Leasehold Improvements, net

Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net, consisted of the following:

(in thousands)

April 4, 2021

January 3, 2021

Land, buildings, and improvements

$

32,016

$

31,731

Furniture, fixtures, equipment and software

 

28,774

 

28,373

Décor

 

475

 

475

Construction in progress

 

323

 

1,121

Accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

(30,080)

 

(29,311)

Property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net

$

31,508

$

32,389

(4)          Intangible Assets, net

The Company has intangible assets that consist of liquor licenses, database, trademarks and patents, and reacquired franchise rights, net. The liquor licenses and trademarks/logos are indefinite-lived assets and are not subject to amortization. Reacquired franchise rights are amortized to depreciation and amortization expense on a straight-line basis over the remaining life of the reacquired franchise agreement. The database is amortized over three years.

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Intangible assets consisted of the following:

(in thousands)

April 4, 2021

    

January 3, 2021

Reacquired franchise rights, net

1,148

1,246

Goodwill

601

601

Liquor licenses

868

868

Trademark/Logos/Patents

7,688

7,688

Database

146

165

Intangible assets, net

$

10,451

$

10,568

(5)         Other Current Liabilities

Other current liabilities consisted of the following at:

(in thousands)

    

April 4, 2021

January 3, 2021

Gift cards payable

$

4,990

$

6,553

Sales tax payable

 

1,269

 

1,286

Other accrued expense

1,257

1,394

Accrued interest

 

130

 

115

Accrued utilities

231

199

Deferred revenue

189

124

Deferred franchise fees

 

90

 

95

Other current liabilities

$

8,156

$

9,766

(6)          Long-Term Debt

On June 20, 2019, the Company entered into a Loan Agreement among the Company and Choice Financial Group. The Loan Agreement provides for a term loan in the principal amount of up to $24.0 million and is evidenced by a promissory note. The note has a maturity date of June 20, 2025. The first year of the note provided for payments of interest only, with the remaining five years requiring payments of interest and principal based on a 60 month amortization period. Interest is payable in an amount equal to the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate, but in no circumstances shall the rate of interest be less than 5.00%. The note may be prepaid, partially or in full, at any time and for no prepayment penalty. The Company is subject to various financial and non-financial covenants on this debt, including a debt-service coverage ratio. As of April 4, 2021, the note balance was $9.9 million, and the Company was compliant with all of its covenants.

In fiscal year 2020, the Company received funds of approximately $14.0 million in aggregate in connection with “Small Business Loans” under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP Loans”). These amounts were borrowed pursuant to the terms of the PPP Loans, in favor of Choice Financial Group. After a thorough review and consultation with advisors, pursuant to the guidance provided by Small Business Administration, the Company was able to certify with a high level of confidence that it met the requirements of the loans which bear interest at 1% per annum and mature in 24 months from the date of disbursement of funds. Under certain circumstances, all or a portion of the PPP Loans may be forgiven, however, there can be no assurance that any portion of the PPP Loans will be forgiven and that the Company would not be required to repay all or part of the PPP Loans. If the PPP Loans are forgiven in full, no interest and principal payments will be required. Interest and principal payments under the PPP Loans are being deferred until such time the amount of forgiveness is determined.

The PPP Loans contain certain covenants which, among other things, restrict the borrower’s use of the proceeds of the PPP Loans to the payment of payroll costs, interest on mortgage obligations, rent obligations and utility expenses. In addition, the PPP Loans require compliance with all other loans or other agreements with any creditor of the borrower, to the extent that a default under

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any loan or other agreement would materially affect the borrower’s ability to repay the PPP Loans and limit the ability of the borrower to make certain changes to its ownership structure.

Debt outstanding under the above referenced promissory notes consisted of the following as of the periods presented:

    

(in thousands)

    

April 4, 2021

January 3, 2021

Term Loan

$

9,884

  

$

10,403

PPP Loans

13,957

13,957

Less: deferred financing costs

 

(75)

  

 

(80)

Less: current portion of long-term debt

 

(2,138)

  

 

(2,111)

Long-term debt, less current portion

$

21,628

  

$

22,169

(7)        Leases

The Company leases the property for its corporate headquarters, most of its Company-owned stores, and certain office and restaurant equipment. The Company determines if an arrangement is a lease at inception. Operating leases are included in operating lease right-of use (“ROU”) assets, current portion of operating lease liabilities, and operating lease liabilities in its consolidated balance sheets.

Lease expense for lease payments is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term and is included in operating expenses and general and administrative expenses on the statement of operations. The components of lease expense for the period presented is as follows:

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

(in thousands)

April 4, 2021

March 29, 2020

Operating lease cost

$

2,442

$

1,596

Short-term lease cost

96

31

Variable lease cost

368

-

Sublease income

(44)

-

Total lease cost

$

2,862

$

1,627

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Supplemental cash flow information related to leases for the period presented is as follows:

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

(in thousands)

April 4, 2021

March 29, 2020

Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liabilities:

Operating cash flows from operating leases

$

2,155

$

1,791

Right-of-use assets obtained in exchange for new operating lease liabilities

-

51,682

Weighted-average remaining lease term of operating leases (in years)

10.1

11.0

Weighted-average discount rate of operating leases

5.27

%

5.26

%

(8)        Revenue Recognition

Deferred revenue liabilities consist primarily of franchise fees which are recognized straight-line over the life of the agreements, and area development fees which are deferred until a new restaurant is opened pursuant to the agreement. The following table illustrates estimated revenues expected to be recognized in the future related to unsatisfied performance obligations as of April 4, 2021:

(in thousands)

    

    

Fiscal Year

 

  

2021

$

67

2022

 

90

2023

 

90

2024

 

88

2025

 

82

Thereafter

 

450

Total

$

867

The following table reflects the change in contract liabilities between April 4, 2021 and January 3, 2021:

(in thousands)

January 3, 2021

Beginning Balance

$

901

Revenue recognized

(34)

Ending Balance

$

867

(

(9)       Stock-based Compensation

Effective May 5, 2015, the Company adopted the 2015 Equity Plan (the “2015 Plan”), pursuant to which it may grant stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance shares, performance stock units and other stock and cash awards to eligible participants. The number of common stock reserved for issuance is 1,500,000. The Company also maintains an Amended and Restated 2005 Stock Incentive Plan (the “2005 Plan”). The 2005 Plan expired in 2015 and no additional options may be granted. Nonetheless, the 2005 Plan will remain in effect until all outstanding incentives granted thereunder have either been satisfied or terminated. As of April 4, 2021, there were 184,476 shares available for grant pursuant to the 2015 Plan.

Stock options granted to employees and directors generally vest over two to five years, in monthly or annual installments, as outlined in each agreement. Options generally expire ten years from the date of grant. Compensation expense equal to the grant date fair value of the options is recognized in general and administrative expense over the applicable service period.

The Company utilizes the Black-Scholes option pricing model when determining the compensation cost associated with stock options issued using the following significant assumptions:

Stock price – Published trading market values of the Company’s common stock as of the date of grant.
Exercise price – The stated exercise price of the stock option.
Expected life – The simplified method as outlined in ASC 718.

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Expected dividend – The rate of dividends that the Company expects to pay over the term of the stock option.
Volatility – Actual volatility over the most recent historical period equivalent to the expected life of the option.
Risk-free interest rate – The daily United States Treasury yield curve rate.

The Company recognized stock-based compensation expense in its consolidated statements of operations for the three months ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020, respectively, as follows:

Three Months Ended

(in thousands)

    

April 4, 2021

    

March 29, 2020

Stock options

$

89

$

81

Restricted stock

 

229

 

56

$

318

$

137

Information regarding the Company’s stock options is summarized below:

    

    

Weighted

Average

Remaining

Number of 

Weighted Average 

Contractual

(number of options in thousands)

    

Options

    

Exercise Price

    

Life in Years

Options outstanding at January 3, 2021

 

557

$

4.53

Granted

 

14

 

6.00

Exercised

Canceled, forfeited or expired

(11)

3.40

Options outstanding at April 4, 2021

 

560

$

4.58

6.5

Three Months Ended

    

April 4, 2021

March 29, 2020

Weighted-average fair value of options granted during the period

$

2.74

$

1.86

Expected life (in years)

 

2.5

 

4.7

Expected dividend

$

$

Expected stock volatility

 

76.48

%

 

51.21

%

Risk-free interest rate

 

0.2

%

 

1.6

%

Information regarding the Company’s restricted stock is summarized below:

    

    

Weighted

Average

Remaining

Number of

Weighted Average 

Contractual

(number of awards in thousands)

    

Awards

    

Award Date Fair Value

    

Life in Years

Unvested at January 3, 2021

 

475

$

4.43

Granted

 

 

Exercised/Released

(14)

4.71

Unvested at April 4, 2021

 

461

$

4.42

1.8

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(10)        Variable Interest Entities

A variable interest holder is considered to be the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity (“VIE”) if it has the power to direct the activities of a VIE that most significantly impact the entity’s economic performance and has the obligation to absorb losses of, or the right to receive benefits from, the entity that could potentially be significant to the VIE. Once an entity is determined to be a VIE, the primary beneficiary is required to consolidate the entity. The Company has an installment agreement with one of its franchisees as a result of refranchising its Lincoln, Nebraska restaurant. This franchisee is a VIE; however, the owners of the franchise operations are the primary beneficiaries of the entities, not the Company. Therefore, the franchise operations are not required to be consolidated in the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

On July 18, 2018, the Company and Clark Championship Products LLC (“Clark”), an entity owned by Travis Clark, became members of Mercury BBQ LLC (“Mercury”) for the purposes of building out and operating the inaugural Clark Crew BBQ restaurant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (the “Restaurant”). Clark will own 80% of the units outstanding of Mercury and the Company will own 20% of the units outstanding of Mercury. Because the Company has provided more than half of the subordinated financial support of Mercury and control Mercury via its representation on the board of managers, the Company has concluded that Mercury is a VIE, of which the Company is the primary beneficiary and must consolidate Mercury. Mercury generated a net loss of approximately $128,000 during the first quarter of fiscal year 2021, of which $102,000 was recorded as non-controlling interest on our condensed consolidated financial statements. During the first quarter of fiscal year 2020, Mercury generated a net loss of $496,000, of which $396,000 was recorded as non-controlling interest on our condensed consolidated financial statements. As of April 4, 2021, Mercury’s assets included approximately $2.9 million of property, equipment and leasehold improvements, net, a $1.8 million ROU asset and $158,000 of inventory. The liabilities recognized as a result of consolidating Mercury BBQ’s results of operations do not represent additional claims on the general assets of BBQ Holdings, Inc.; rather, they represent claims against the specific assets of the Mercury BBQ’s. Conversely, assets recognized as a result of consolidating the Mercury BBQ’s results of operations do not represent additional assets that could be used to satisfy claims against the general assets of BBQ Holdings.

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(11)        Litigation

As of the date of this filing, there are two potentially material litigation matters involving the Company.

Graham v. Famous Dave’s of America, Inc., has been ongoing since January 2019. It revolves around claims under Maryland wage and hour law and the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act. After reviewing all the evidence during discovery, the Company believes there is some liability on its part but is in the midst of determining that total exposure. The Company has been in settlement talks with the Plaintiff. At this time the parties have agreed to a final settlement value of $995,000. If the court approves this amount, the case will be settled for that value. The Company believes it has appropriately accrued for the settlement amount at this time.

Zia Properties v. Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. is a breach of contract case revolving around the Colorado Springs, Co lease. The Company exited the property at the end of the lease in August 2020. The Landlord claims, pursuant to the lease, that the Company was required to make certain repairs before exiting. The Company disagrees with all the claims in the complaint and will vigorously defend.

In March 2021, the Company completed an agreement in the case of Hamilton Commons v. Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. related to a breach of contract of a lease of the Famous Dave’s at Mays Landing, NJ. The parties agreed to dismiss the matter as a result of the Lease Modification (the “Agreement”) which was executed by all the parties. The Agreement stipulated that in consideration for $130,000, the Company would continue to make monthly payments beginning in March 2021, the parties shall both market the property to find a new tenant to replace the Company before the lease term expires, and at the time this lease terminates or ends, the landlord shall pay $193,000 for the liquor license, which is owned by the Company. There are terms in the Agreement about the criteria of the new tenant the landlord can choose to accept or deny and that the Company must supplement the rent of the new tenant if the rent paid by the new tenant does not meet or exceed what the Company would pay through January 31, 2023.

In the normal course of business, the Company is involved in a number of litigation matters that are incidental to the operation of the business. These matters generally include, among other things, matters with regard to employment and general business-related issues. The Company currently believes that the resolution of any of these pending matters will not have a material adverse effect on its financial position or liquidity, but an adverse decision in more than one of the matters could be material to its consolidated results of operations.

(12) Related Party Transactions

Anand D. Gala is a franchisee of the Company and currently serves as a director of the Company. Mr. Gala is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gala Holdings International, a diversified holding company that conducts consulting, restaurant development and management operations.

Charles Davidson, a franchisee of the Company, currently serves as a director of the Company and is the beneficial owner of approximately 17.4% of the Company’s common stock as of the date that these financial statements were available to be issued, by virtue of his ownership interest in Wexford Capital.

The following table outlines amounts received from related parties during the three months ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020:

Three Months Ended

(in thousands)

April 4, 2021

    

March 29, 2020

Revenues and NAF contributions - Anand Gala

$

322

$

344

Revenues and NAF contributions - Charles Davidson

138

166

The following table outlines accounts receivable from related parties as of April 4,2021 and January 3, 2021:

(in thousands)

April 4, 2021

    

January 3, 2021

Accounts receivable, net - Anand Gala

$

246

$

207

Accounts receivable, net - Charles Davidson

64

52

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(13) Subsequent Events

The Company evaluated for the occurrence of subsequent events through the issuance date of its financial statements. No recognized or non-recognized subsequent events occurred that require recognition or disclosure in the condensed consolidated financial statements.

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Item 2.

MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Overview

In September 2019 a holding company reorganization was completed in which Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (“FDA”) became a wholly owned subsidiary of the new parent holding company named BBQ Holdings, Inc. (“BBQ Holdings”). As used in this Form 10-Q, “Company”, “we” and “our” refer to BBQ Holdings and its wholly owned subsidiaries. BBQ Holdings was incorporated on March 29, 2019 under the laws of the State of Minnesota, while FDA was incorporated in Minnesota on March 14, 1994. We develop, own and operate restaurants under the name “Famous Dave’s”, “Clark Crew BBQ”, “Granite City Food & Brewery” and “Real Urban Barbecue.” Additionally, we franchise restaurants under the name “Famous Dave’s”. As of April 4, 2021, there were 128 Famous Dave’s restaurants operating in 31 states, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates, including 27 Company-owned restaurants and 101 franchise-operated restaurants. The first Clark Crew BBQ restaurant opened in December 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. BBQ Holdings has a 20% ownership in this venture. In March 2020, we purchased 18 Granite City Food & Brewery restaurants throughout the Midwest and one Real Urban Barbecue restaurant located in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) as a pandemic and the United States declared a National Public Health Emergency. As a result, public health measures were taken to minimize exposure to the virus. These measures, some of which are government-mandated, have been implemented globally resulting in a dramatic decrease in economic activity. During the first quarter of 2021, mandated restrictions began to ease in a number of the markets in which we operate. Although we have experienced some recovery from the initial impact of COVID-19, the long-term impact of COVID-19 on the economy and on our business remains uncertain, the duration and scope of which cannot currently be predicted. We cannot predict if there will be another surge, what additional restrictions may be enacted, to what extent we can maintain off-premise sales volumes, whether we can maintain sufficient staffing levels, or if individuals will be comfortable returning to our dining rooms during or following social distancing protocols, and what long-lasting effects the COVID-19 pandemic may have on the restaurants industry as a whole. The extent of the reopening process, along with the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on consumer spending behavior, which may be a function of continued concerns over safety and/or depressed consumer sentiment due to adverse economic conditions, including job losses, will determine the significance of the impact to our operating results and financial position.

The following table includes the number of Company-owned and franchise-operated restaurants as of the dates presented:

BBQ Holdings

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

April 4, 2021

March 29, 2020

Company-owned restaurants:

Famous Dave's

27

30

Granite City Food & Brewery

18

18

Real Urban Barbecue

1

1

Clark Crew BBQ

1

1

End of period

47

50

% of system

32

%

34

%

Franchise-operated restaurants:

Famous Dave's

100

94

Real Famous

1

End of period

100

95

% of system

68

%

66

%

System end of period total

147

145

Of the 100 franchise-operated restaurants, 11 are Famous Dave’s ghost kitchens operating out of the kitchen of another restaurant location or a shared kitchen space. Additionally, eight of our Granite City locations are operating Famous Dave’s ghost kitchens under licensing agreements.

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Fiscal Year

Our fiscal year ends on the Sunday closest to December 31st. Our fiscal year is generally 52 weeks; however, it periodically consists of 53 weeks. Fiscal year 2021, ending January 2, 2022, will have 52 weeks while fiscal year 2020 which ended January 3, 2021 included 53 weeks.

Revenue

Our revenue consists of restaurant sales, franchise-related revenue and licensing, national advertising fund contributions and other revenue. Our franchise-related revenue is comprised of three separate and distinct earnings processes: area development fees, initial franchise fees, and continuing royalty and national advertising fund payments. Currently, our domestic area development fee consists of a one-time, non-refundable payment of approximately $15,000 per restaurant in consideration for the services we perform in preparation of executing each area development agreement. For our international area development agreements, the one-time, non-refundable payment is negotiated on a per development basis and is determined based on the costs incurred to arrange for the sale of that development area. Currently, our initial, non-refundable, franchise fee for domestic growth depends on the restaurant model and varies from $15,000 to $45,000 per location. Finally, franchisees are also required to pay us a monthly royalty equal to a percentage of their net sales. Licensing revenue includes royalties from a retail line of business, including Famous Dave’s branded sauces, rubs, marinades and seasonings. Other revenue includes opening assistance and training we provide to our franchise partners, the sale of Real Urban Barbeque consumer packaged goods, and the sale of raw brewing products produced at the Granite City brewing facility.

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Costs and Expenses

Restaurant costs and expenses include food, beverage and merchandise costs; labor and benefits costs; and operating expenses, which include occupancy costs, repair and maintenance costs, supplies, advertising and promotion. Certain of these costs and expenses are variable and will increase or decrease with sales volume. The primary fixed costs are restaurant management, operations, and catering support salaries, occupancy and insurance costs.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses include all corporate and administrative functions to support future growth. Salaries and benefits, legal fees, accounting fees, professional consulting fees, travel, rent and general insurance are major items in this category. We also provide franchise services for which the revenue is included in other revenue and the expenses are included in general and administrative expenses.

Results of Operations – the three months ended April 4, 2021 compared to the three months ended March 29, 2020.

The following discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes, and the audited consolidated financial statements and notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2021.

The table below presents items in our unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations as a percentage of net restaurant sales or total revenue, as indicated, for the periods presented.

Three Months Ended

April 4, 2021

    

March 29, 2020

    

    

Food and beverage costs(1)

29.9

%  

32.6

%  

 

Labor and benefits costs(1)

30.5

%  

37.3

%  

 

Operating expenses(1)

30.5

%  

32.0

%  

 

Restaurant level operating margin(1)(2)  

9.1

%  

(1.9)

%  

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses(3)

4.2

%  

4.4

%  

 

General and administrative expenses(3)

10.8

%  

12.7

%  

 

Income (loss) from operations(3)

2.2

%  

(5.6)

%  

 

(1)As a percentage of restaurant sales, net
(2)Restaurant level margins are equal to restaurant sales, net, less restaurant level food and beverage costs, labor and benefit costs, and operating expenses.
(3)As a percentage of total revenue

Same Store Net Sales

It is our policy to include in same store net sales base, restaurants that have been open for 12 months under BBQ Holdings’ ownership. Same store net sales for Company-owned Famous Dave’s restaurants for the three months ended April 4, 2021 increased 17.7% compared to the three months ended March 29, 2020. Same store net sales for franchise-operated restaurants for the three months ended April 4, 2021 increased 16.0% compared to the three months ended March 29, 2020.

Same store sales at our Granite City restaurants increased 3.0% during the three months ended April 4, 2021 compared to the three months ended March 29, 2020 which was under prior ownership through March 8, 2020.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health measures were taken to minimize exposure to this virus in March 2020. These measures virtually eliminated dine-in business at our restaurants for the last few weeks of the first quarter in fiscal year 2020. During the first quarter of 2021, most of our restaurants were operating at partial to full dine-in capacity. As a result of the limits put on dining rooms, we have seen an increase in our to-go business, but a decrease in our dine-in business in the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2020.

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Total Revenue

Our components of and changes in revenue consisted of the following for the three months ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020:

Three Months Ended

(dollars in thousands)

April 4, 2021

March 29, 2020

   

$ Change

    

% Change

Revenue:

  

 

  

  

 

  

Restaurant sales, net

$

33,603

$

20,703

$

12,900

62.3

%

Franchise royalty and fee revenue

 

2,374

 

2,524

 

(150)

 

(5.9)

%

Franchisee national advertising fund contributions

328

282

46

16.3

%

Licensing and other revenue

 

1,014

 

346

 

668

 

193.1

%

Total revenue

$

37,319

$

23,855

$

13,464

 

56.4

%

Restaurant Sales, net

The increase in year-over-year net restaurant sales for the three months ended April 4, 2021 was partially due to the acquisition of the Granite City restaurants in March 2020 and the easing of dining restrictions in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2020.

On a weighted basis, for the three months ended April 4, 2021 compared to the three months ended March 29, 2020, dine-in same store sales at Company-owned Famous Dave’s restaurants decreased by 12.1%, while to-go same store net sales at Company-owned Famous Dave’s restaurants increased by 61.7%, driven by third-party delivery sales and curb-side pickup. Catering same store sales decreased 35.2% for the three months ended April 4, 2021 compared to the three months ended March 29, 2020 due to fewer people working in offices and restrictions on group social events.

Franchise-Related Revenue, including national advertising fund contributions

Franchise-related same store net sales increased by 16.0% for the three months ended April 4, 2021 compared to the three months ended March 29, 2020. The increase year over year net sales was due to the easing of the dining restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Licensing and Other Revenue

For the three months ended April 4, 2021, licensing and other revenue grew 193.1%, compared to the same period of fiscal 2020. In addition to the recognition of gift card breakage, this increase is due to the addition of Real Urban BBQ consumer packaged goods in 2021, and the sale of raw brewing products produced at the Granite City brewing facility.

Average Weekly Net Sales and Operating Weeks

The following table shows Famous Dave’s Company-owned and franchise-operated average weekly same store sales for the periods presented:

Three Months Ended

    

April 4, 2021

    

March 29, 2020

Average Weekly Net Sales (AWS):

 

  

Franchise-Operated(1)

$

47,591

$

41,024

Company-Owned

50,572

42,973

(1)AWS for franchise-operated restaurants are not our revenues and are not included in our consolidated financial statements. We believe that disclosure of comparable restaurant net sales for franchise-operated restaurants provides useful information to investors because historical performance and trends of Famous Dave’s franchisees relate directly to trends in franchise royalty revenues that we receive from such franchisees and have an impact on the perceived success and value of the Famous Dave’s

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brand. It also provides a comparison against which management and investors can analyze the extent to which Company-owned restaurants are realizing their revenue potential.

First quarter average weekly sales at our 18 Granite City restaurants were $55,452 in 2021 while average weekly sales were $53,854 under prior ownership through March 8, 2020.

Food and Beverage Costs

Our food and beverage costs consisted of the following for the three months ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020:

Three Months Ended

(dollars in thousands)

April 4, 2021

March 29, 2020

   

$ Change

    

% Change

Food and beverage costs

$

10,057

$

6,754

$

3,303

48.9

%

Food and beverage costs for the three months ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020 represented approximately 29.9% and 32.6% of net restaurant sales, respectively. This year-over-year decrease, as a percentage of net restaurant sales was a result of the reduction of menu items offered as the restaurants reacted to the increase in to-go business and limited in-store dining due to COVID-19 restrictions. Additionally, in the first quarter of 2020, our restaurants experienced waste with the initial shut down of in-store dining.

Labor and Benefits Costs

Our labor and benefits costs consisted of the following for the three months ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020:

Three Months Ended

(dollars in thousands)

April 4, 2021

March 29, 2020

   

$ Change

    

% Change

Labor and benefits costs

$

10,254

$

7,721

$

2,533

32.8

%

Labor and benefits costs for the three months ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020, represented approximately 30.5% and 37.3% of net restaurant sales, respectively. The year-over-year decrease as a percentage of net restaurant sales, was driven in part by a concerted effort by management to increase efficiency at the restaurants and in part by the decrease in labor needed for service staff as dining room sales decreased with the closure of dining rooms as a result of COVID-19.

Operating Expenses

Our operating expenses consisted of the following for the three months ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020:

Three Months Ended

(dollars in thousands)

April 4, 2021

March 29, 2020

   

$ Change

    

% Change

Operating expenses

$

10,249

$

6,626

$

3,623

54.7

%

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Operating expenses for the three months ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020 represented approximately 30.5% and 32.0% of net restaurant sales, respectively. This year over year decrease in expense as a percentage of net restaurant sales was due primarily to the increased revenue resulting from easing of dine-in restrictions which were put in place in the first quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19. With the higher revenue base, those operating costs that are fixed, decreased as a percent of revenue.

Depreciation and Amortization

Depreciation and amortization expense for the three months ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020 was $1.6 million and $1.0 million, respectively. The increase in depreciation and amortization expense was due to improvements made to established locations and the acquisition of additional locations.

General and Administrative Expenses

Our general and administrative expenses consisted of the following for the three months ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020:

Three Months Ended

(dollars in thousands)

April 4, 2021

March 29, 2020

   

$ Change

    

% Change

General and administrative expenses

$

4,038

$

3,032

$

1,006

33.2

%

General and administrative expenses for the three months ended April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020 represented approximately 10.8% and 12.7% of total revenues, respectively. While general and administrative expenses increased in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2020 due to additional overhead related to the Granite City and Real Urban BBQ acquisitions, as a percentage of revenues general and administrative expense decreased year over year, due in part to a higher revenue base.

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Asset Impairment, Estimated Lease Termination and Other Closing Costs

The following is a summary of the asset impairment, estimated lease termination and other closings costs we incurred for the periods presented:

Three Months Ended

(dollars in thousands)

    

April 4, 2021

    

March 29, 2020

Asset impairments, net

$

$

Lease termination charges and related costs

117

Restaurant closure expenses

12

56

Asset impairment, estimated lease termination charges and other closing costs

$

12

$

173

Income Tax Expense

Income tax expense for the three months ended April 4, 2021 was approximately $82,000, or 10.5% of our pretax income and the income tax benefit for the three months ended March 29, 2020 was $349,000 or 2.7% of our pretax income.

Basic and Diluted Net Income per Common Share Attributable to Shareholders

Net income attributable to shareholders for the three months ended April 4, 2021 was approximately $799,000, or $0.09 per share, basic and $0.08 per share assuming dilution. Net income attributable to shareholders for the three months ended March 29, 2020 was $13.7 million, or $1.50 per share, basic and $1.49 per share assuming dilution. Of the net income attributable to shareholders in the first quarter of 2020, $14.4 million was related to the gain on bargain purchase of the Granite City restaurants. The basic and diluted weighted-average number of common shares outstanding for the three months ended April 4, 2021 were approximately 9,208,000 and 9,501,000, respectively. The basic and diluted weighted-average number of common shares outstanding for the three months ended March 29, 2020 were approximately 9,121,000 and 9,202,000, respectively.

Financial Condition, Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our balance of unrestricted cash and cash equivalents was approximately $21.2 million and $18.1 million as of April 4, 2021 and March 29, 2020, respectively. Our current ratio, which measures our immediate short-term liquidity, was 1.1 as of April 4, 2021 and January 3, 2021, respectively. The current ratio is computed by dividing total current assets by total current liabilities.

Net cash provided in operating activities for the three months ended April 4, 2021 was approximately $2.8 million, which reflects net income of approximately $697,000 increased primarily by $1.6 million of depreciation and amortization, $1.6 million of accounts payable and other liabilities and $318,000 of stock-based compensation. Such amount was reduced in part by prepaids and other assets of approximately $2.0 million.

Net cash used in operating activities for the three months ended March 29, 2020 was approximately $262,000, which reflects net income of approximately $13.3 million reduced primarily by the $14.4 million non-cash bargain purchase gain on the Granite City Acquisition. Changes in operating assets and liabilities for the three months ended March 29, 2020 primarily included cash inflows from an increase in accounts payable of $3.1 million. These cash inflows were partially offset by cash outflows related to a decrease in other accrued liabilities of $2.7 million.

Net cash used for investing activities was approximately $697,000 for the three months ended April 4, 2021, related to payments for the purchase of equipment and leasehold improvements. Net cash used for investing activities was approximately $4.9 million for the three months ended March 29, 2020, related to payments for acquired restaurants of $4.0 million and the purchase of property, equipment and leasehold improvements of $949,000.

Net cash used in financing activities for the three months ended April 4, 2021 was approximately $519,000 which was for payments on our long-term debt. Net cash provided by financing activities for the three months ended March 29, 2020 was approximately $8.1 million which was related to the proceeds from our loan with Choice Bank. Such funds were used to fund operations and acquisitions.

We are subject to various financial and non-financial covenants on our long-term debt, including a debt-service coverage ratio. As of April 4, 2021, we were in compliance with all of our covenants.

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In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared coronavirus COVID-19 a global pandemic. COVID-19 pandemic has caused a disruption to our business, the full impact of which continues to and the ultimate impact it will have on our financial condition is yet to be determined. We have taken measures to mitigate the loss of dine-in sales, including reducing labor, increasing to-go options and renegotiating rents on our restaurant properties. Additionally, the proceeds from our PPP Loans have been used to fund operations. Although we have filed for forgiveness of these loans, we have not yet heard from the Small Business Administration. There can be no assurance that any portion of the PPP Loans will be forgiven and we would not be required to repay the PPP Loans in full. Interest and principal payments under the PPP Loans will continue to be deferred until such time the amount of forgiveness is determined.

Critical Accounting Policies

Our significant accounting policies are described in Note 1 – Nature of Business an