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Q2 2011 Earnings Call
August 8, 2011 4:30 pm ET
Paul R. Flanders – Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Alan Vituli – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Daniel T. Accordino – President and Chief Operating Officer
Bryan Hunt – Wells Fargo Securities
Reza Vahabzadeh – Barclays Capital
Jake Bartlett – Susquehanna Financial Group
Bryan Elliott – Raymond James
Welcome to the Carrols Restaurant Group’s Second Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. As a remainder today’s call is being recorded. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation we will conduct question-and-answer session, instructions will be provided that time for you to queue up for questions.
I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Paul Flanders, Carrols, Chief Financial Officer for opening remarks. Please go ahead.
Paul R. Flanders
Good afternoon, everyone. By now you should have access to the announcement released earlier today, which you can also we found on our website at www.carrols.com under the investor relations section.
Before we begin our formal remarks I want to remind everyone that our discussion today may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements may include comments regarding our strategies, intentions or plans including, without limitation, our spinoff transaction of Fiesta Restaurant Group. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and therefore undue reliance should not be placed on them.