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Carrols Restaurant Group's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. ( TAST)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 28, 2012, 8:30 a.m. ET

Executives

Paul Flanders – VP and CFO

Dan Accordino – President and COO

Tim Taft – CEO, Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

Analysts

(Resava Habada) – Barclays Capital

Kevin Mcclure – Wells Fargo Securities

Karen Eldridge – Goldman Sachs

Brian Porcaro – Raymond James

Ken Bann – Jefferies & Co

Clive Rowe – Oskie Capital

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for standing by, and welcome to the Carrols’ Restaurant Group Incorporated fourth quarter 2011 earnings conference call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer session and instructions will be given at that time. (Operator instructions).

And as a reminder, this call is being recorded today, February 28, 2012.

I would now like to turn the call over to the company’s Chief Financial Officer, Paul Flanders. Please go ahead, sir.

Paul Flanders

Good morning, everyone. By now you should have access to the announcement that we released earlier this morning, which can also be found on our website at www.carrols.com under the Investor Relations section.

Before I 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-off transaction of Fiesta Restaurant Group.

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