Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (
Q3 2011 Earnings Call
November 7, 2011 4:30 PM ET
Paul Flanders – VP and CFO
Alan Vituli – Chairman and CEO
Tim Taft – CEO, Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.
Dan Accordino – President and COO
Jeff Omohundro – Wells Fargo Securities
Bryan Hunt – Wells Fargo Securities
Paul Simonour – JP Morgan Chase
Bryan Elliott – Raymond James
Ken Bann – Jefferies & Co
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for standing by. Welcome to Carrols Restaurant Group Third Quarter 2011 Earnings Conference Call. During today’s presentation all parties will be in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation the conference will be opened for questions. (Operator Instructions) This conference is being recorded today, Monday, November 7th, of 2011. I would now like to turn the conference over to my host for today, Mr. Paul Flanders, Carrols’ Chief Financial Officer, for opening remarks.
Please go ahead, sir.
Good afternoon, everyone. By now you should have accessed the announcement released earlier, which can also be 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 spin-out transaction of Fiesta Restaurant Group. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and therefore undue reliance should not be placed on them. We also refer you to our filings with the SEC for a more detailed discussion of the risk that could impact our business and our financial results.