Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (TAST)
Q2 2012 Earnings Results Conference
August 67 2012 08:30 AM ET
Daniel T. Accordino - CEO, President, and Director
Paul R. Flanders - CFO, VP and Treasurer
Bryan Elliott - Raymond James & Associates, Inc
Andrew Gadlin - CJS Securities, Inc.
Karen Eltrich - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division
Bryan Hunt - Wells Fargo Securities
Howard Penney - Hedgeye Risk Management
Thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Carrols Restaurant Group Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call. As a reminder, today’s call is being recorded. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Following the presentation, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator instructions.)
I’d now like to turn the call over to Paul Flanders, Carrols’ Chief Financial Officer, for opening remarks. Please go ahead, sir.
Paul R. Flanders
Good morning, everyone. By now you should have access to our earnings announcement released earlier today, which can also be found on our website at www.carrols.com under the Investor Relations Section. Before we begin our remarks, I want to remind everyone that our discussion today will include forward-looking statements, which may include comments regarding our strategies, intentions or plans. 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 risks that could impact our business and financial results. Please note that during today’s call, we will discuss certain non-GAAP measures, which we believe can be useful in evaluating our performance. Presentation of this additional information should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP in the reconciliation of comparable GAAP measure is available in our earnings release.