Good Times Restaurants Reports Results for the Fiscal Third Quarter Ended June 28, 2022

Good Times Restaurants Reports Results for the Fiscal Third Quarter Ended June 28, 2022

GOLDEN, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Good Times Restaurants Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIM), operator of Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar and Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, today reported financial results for the fiscal third quarter ended June 28, 2022.

Key highlights of the Company’s financial results include:

  • Total Revenues increased 7.5% to $36.5 million for the quarter compared to the prior year third quarter and increased 13.9% to $103.0 million year-to-date compared to the prior year period
  • Total Restaurant Sales for Bad Daddy’s restaurants increased $2.8 million to $27.1 million for the quarter compared to the prior year third quarter and $13.1 million to $77.2 million year-to-date compared to the prior year period
  • Same Store Sales1 for company-owned Bad Daddy’s restaurants increased 5.3% for the quarter compared to the prior year quarter and increased 14.0% year-to-date compared to the prior year period
  • Total Restaurant Sales for Good Times restaurants decreased $0.2 million to $9.1 million for the quarter compared to the prior year third quarter and decreased $0.6 million to $25.1 million year-to-date compared to the prior year period
  • Same Store Sales for company-owned Good Times restaurants increased 1.6% for the quarter compared to the prior year third quarter and decreased 0.6% year-to-date compared to the prior year period
  • Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Common Shareholders was $0.5 million for the quarter and Net Loss Attributable to Common Shareholders was $1.4 million year-to-date
  • Adjusted EBITDA2 (a non-GAAP measure) for the quarter was $1.7 million and $4.0 million year-to-date

Ryan Zink, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “This quarter continues to reflect the significant inflationary pressures facing the restaurant industry across the country. In Colorado, the labor market has been particularly competitive. Though our financial performance has declined year-over-year, we have sequentially held restaurant margins at Bad Daddy’s flat and improved margins at Good Times as we leveraged seasonally higher sales volumes despite continuing escalation of food cost and labor challenges. Inflationary pressures have outpaced not just our expectations, but those of experienced policymakers. We are firm in our commitment to providing great burgers to our customers with best-in-class hospitality, while charging only modestly above-average pricing relative to our direct competitors. To stay competitive, we have raised salaries and wages for our restaurant management and staffing to attract and retain qualified and talented team members.”

Mr. Zink concluded, “While we continue to be thoughtful and patient with Bad Daddy’s development, we have one lease in the final phase of negotiation that we expect to open in fiscal 2023 and have other restaurants in various stages of negotiation in the development pipeline. We’re seeing good results at the previously-franchised restaurant in Greenville, South Carolina that we acquired in March. We also continue to reinvest in our existing Bad Daddy’s restaurants, supporting growth, not just through new units, but through the ongoing average unit volume improvements we anticipate through the proper maintenance and management of our existing restaurants. Further, I am excited about the investments we are making at our Good Times restaurants. During the third quarter we installed new digital menu boards and lane timers at eight of our restaurants with the remainder of those expected to be completed in early fiscal 2023. These menu boards, coupled with new signage bearing our slightly modified, contemporized logo, and ongoing investments in customer-facing technology, communicate our relevance as a concept to a digital-first generation of guests.”

Fiscal 2022 and 2023 Outlook: Due to continuing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the war in Ukraine, and other impacts causing disruptions to the supply chain, and inflationary pressures, the Company is not, at this point, providing a financial forecast for the balance of fiscal 2022 or for fiscal 2023. Although all Bad Daddy’s dining rooms are currently open and capacity restrictions have been lifted in all locations, the possibility remains that mask mandates, temporary closures and/or capacity restrictions might be put in place with limited notice. Should such restrictions be mandated or should customer behaviors be altered by changing public health guidance, mask mandates, or perceptions related to COVID-19, the Company’s financial performance could be affected.

Conference Call: Management will host a conference call to discuss its 2022 third fiscal quarter financial results on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Hosting the call will be Ryan M. Zink, its Chief Executive Officer and Matthew Karnes, its Senior Vice President of Finance.

The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing (888) 210-2831, Conference ID 3024033. The conference call will also be webcast live, to access follow the link from the Company’s website www.goodtimesburgers.com. An archive of the webcast will be available at the same location on the corporate website shortly after the call has concluded.

About Good Times Restaurants Inc.: Good Times Restaurants Inc. (GTIM) owns, operates, and licenses 42 Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar restaurants through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar is a full-service “small box” restaurant concept featuring a chef-driven menu of gourmet signature burgers, chopped salads, appetizers and sandwiches with a full bar and a focus on a selection of craft microbrew beers in a high-energy atmosphere that appeals to a broad consumer base. Additionally, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Good Times Restaurants Inc. operates and franchises a regional quick-service restaurant chain consisting of 31 Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard restaurants located primarily in Colorado.

Forward Looking Statements Disclaimer: This press release contains forward looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. The words “intend,” “may,” “believe,” “will,” “should,” “anticipate,” “expect,” “seek” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the market price of the Company’s stock prevailing from time to time, the nature of other investment opportunities presented to the Company, the Company’s financial performance and its cash flows from operations, general economic conditions, which could adversely affect the Company’s results of operations and cash flows. These risks also include such factors as the disruption to our business from the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the pandemic on our results of operations, financial condition and prospects which may vary depending on the duration and extent of the pandemic and the impact of federal, state and local governmental actions and customer behavior in response to the pandemic, the impact and duration of staffing constraints at our restaurants, the impact of supply chain constraints and the current inflationary environment, the uncertain nature of current restaurant development plans and the ability to implement those plans and integrate new restaurants, delays in developing and opening new restaurants because of weather, local permitting or other reasons, increased competition, cost increases or shortages in raw food products, and other matters discussed under the Risk Factors section of Good Times’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 28, 2021 filed with the SEC, and other filings with the SEC. Good Times disclaims any obligation or duty to update or modify these forward-looking statements.

Category: Financial

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1 Same store sales are a metric used in evaluating the performance of established restaurants and is a commonly used metric in the restaurant industry. Same store sales for our brands are calculated using all units open for at least 18 full fiscal months and use the comparable operating weeks from the prior year to the current year quarter’s operating weeks.

2 For a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP and a discussion of why the Company considers them useful, see the financial information schedules accompanying this release.

Good Times Restaurants Inc.

Unaudited Supplemental Information

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

Quarter Ended

 

Year-to-Date

 

June 28, 2022

(13 Weeks)

 

June 29, 2021

(13 Weeks)

 

June 28, 2022

(39 Weeks)

 

June 29, 2021

(39 Weeks)

NET REVENUES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restaurant sales

$

36,265

 

 

$

33,701

 

 

$

102,305

 

 

$

89,777

 

Franchise revenues

 

232

 

 

245

 

 

705

 

 

657

 

Total net revenues

 

36,497

 

 

 

33,946

 

 

 

103,010

 

 

 

90,434

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RESTAURANT OPERATING COSTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food and packaging costs

 

11,767

 

 

 

9,989

 

 

 

32,450

 

 

 

26,037

 

Payroll and other employee benefit costs

 

12,295

 

 

 

11,261

 

 

 

35,027

 

 

 

29,787

 

Restaurant occupancy costs

 

2,383

 

 

 

2,183

 

 

 

7,088

 

 

 

6,533

 

Other restaurant operating costs

 

4,753

 

 

 

3,730

 

 

 

13,558

 

 

 

10,841

 

Preopening costs

 

0

 

 

 

301

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

420

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

993

 

 

938

 

 

2,990

 

 

2,797

 

Total restaurant operating costs

 

32,191

 

 

 

28,402

 

 

 

91,163

 

 

 

76,415

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative costs

 

2,379

 

 

 

2,505

 

 

 

7,661

 

 

 

7,097

 

Advertising costs

 

807

 

 

 

597

 

 

 

2,260

 

 

 

1,616

 

Franchise costs

 

5

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

22

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

303

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,056

 

 

 

 

Gain on restaurant asset sale and lease termination

 

(9

)

 

(9

)

 

(666

)

 

(28

)

Litigation contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

332

 

 

 

 

INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS:

 

821

 

 

 

2,446

 

 

 

188

 

 

 

5,312

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and other expense, net

 

(12

)

 

 

(66

)

 

 

(41

)

 

 

(244

)

Gain on debt extinguishment

 

0

 

 

 

11,778

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

11,778

 

Total other income (expense), net

 

(12

)

 

 

11,712

 

 

 

(41

)

 

 

11,534

 

 

NET INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES:

 

809

 

 

14,158

 

 

147

 

 

16,846

 

 

Provision for Income Taxes

 

(1

)

 

 

 

(9

)

 

 

 

NET INCOME:

$

808

 

$

14,158

 

 

$

138

 

$

16,846

 

Income attributable to non-controlling interests

 

(339

)

 

 

(524

)

 

(1,489

)

 

 

(1,313

)

 

 

 

NET (LOSS) INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS

$

469

 

$

13,634

 

$

(1,351

)

$

15,533

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET (LOSS) INCOME PER SHARE, ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON SHAREHOLDERS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

0.04

 

 

$

1.07

 

 

$

(0.11

)

 

$

1.22

 

Diluted

$

0.04

 

 

$

1.04

 

 

$

(0.11

)

 

$

1.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

12,457,251

 

 

 

12,787,390

 

 

 

12,502,449

 

 

 

12,689,587

 

Diluted

 

12,560,658

 

 

 

13,076,635

 

 

 

12,502,449

 

 

 

12,793,915

 

Good Times Restaurants Inc.

Unaudited Supplemental Information

(In thousands)

 

 

June 28, 2022

 

September 28, 2021

Selected Balance Sheet Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

9,704

 

 

 

$

8,856

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

$

13,138

 

 

 

$

11,444

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

90,054

 

 

 

$

93,681

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

$

13,571

 

 

 

$

12,886

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity

 

$

29,463

 

 

$

30,870

Supplemental Information for Company-Owned Restaurants (dollars in thousands):

 

 

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

 

Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard

 

Third Fiscal Quarter

 

Year-to-Date

 

Third Fiscal Quarter

 

Year-to-Date

 

2022

(13 weeks)

 

2021

(13 weeks)

 

2022

(39 weeks)

 

2021

(39 weeks)

 

2022

(13 weeks)

 

2021

(13 weeks)

 

2022

(39 weeks)

 

2021

(39 weeks)

Restaurant sales

$

27,172

 

$

24,408

 

$

77,210

 

$

64,082

 

$

9,093

 

$

9,293

 

$

25,095

 

$

25,695

Restaurants open at beginning of period

 

40

 

 

37

 

 

39

 

 

37

 

 

23

 

 

24

 

 

24

 

 

25

Restaurants opened or acquired during period

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restaurants closed during period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Restaurants open at period end

 

40

 

 

38

 

 

40

 

 

38

 

 

23

 

 

24

 

 

23

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restaurant operating weeks

 

520.0

 

 

484.3

 

 

1535.0

 

 

1,446.3

 

 

299.0

 

 

312.0

 

 

922.0

 

 

942.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average weekly sales per restaurant

$

52.3

 

$

50.4

 

$

50.3

 

$

44.3

 

$

30.4

 

$

29.8

 

$

27.2

 

$

27.3

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to U.S. GAAP Results

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Restaurant-Level Operating Profit to Income from Operations

(In thousands, except percentage data)

 

 

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

 

Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard

 

Good Times

Restaurants Inc.

 

Fiscal Quarter Ended (13 Weeks)

 

June 28, 2022

 

June 29, 2021

 

June 28, 2022

 

June 29, 2021

 

June 28,

2022

 

June 29,

2021

Restaurant sales

$

27,172

100.0

%

 

$

24,408

100.0

%

 

$

9,093

100.0

%

 

$

9,293

100.0

%

 

$

36,265

 

 

$

33,701

 

Restaurant operating costs (exclusive of depreciation and amortization and preopening, shown separately below):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food and packaging costs

 

8,832

32.5

%

 

 

7,257

29.7

%

 

 

2,935

32.3

%

 

 

2,732

29.4

%

 

 

11,767

 

 

 

9,989

 

Payroll and benefits costs

 

9,296

34.2

%

 

 

8,381

34.3

%

 

 

2,999

33.0

%

 

 

2,880

31.0

%

 

 

12,295

 

 

 

11,261

 

Restaurant occupancy costs

 

1,684

6.2

%

 

 

1,485

6.1

%

 

 

699

7.7

%

 

 

698

7.5

%

 

 

2,383

 

 

 

2,183

 

Other restaurant operating costs

 

3,742

13.8

%

 

2,939

12.0

%

 

1,011

11.1

%

 

791

8.5

%

 

4,753

 

 

3,730

 

Restaurant-level operating profit

$

3,618

13.3

%

$

4,346

17.8

%

$

1,449

15.9

%

$

2,192

23.6

%

$

5,067

 

$

6,538

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franchise revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

232

 

 

 

245

 

Deduct – Other operating:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

993

 

 

 

938

 

General and administrative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,379

 

 

 

2,505

 

Advertising costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

807

 

 

 

597

 

Litigation Contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franchise costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

5

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

303

 

 

 

 

Gain on restaurant asset sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(9

)

 

 

(9

)

Pre-opening costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

301

 

Total other operating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4,478

 

 

 

4,337

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

821

 

 

$

2,446

 

Certain percentage amounts in the table above do not total due to rounding as well as the fact that restaurant operating costs are expressed as a percentage of restaurant revenues (as opposed to total revenues).

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measurements to U.S. GAAP Results

 

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Restaurant-Level Operating Profit to Income from Operations

(In thousands, except percentage data)

 

 

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

 

Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard

 

Good Times

Restaurants Inc.

 

Year-to-Date Period Ended

 

June 28, 2022

(39 Weeks)

 

June 29, 2021

(39 Weeks)

 

June 28, 2022

(39 Weeks)

 

June 29, 2021

(39 Weeks)

 

June 28, 2022

(39 Wks)

 

June 29, 2021

(39 Wks)

Restaurant sales

$

77,210

100.0

%

 

$

64,082

100.0

%

 

$

25,095

100.0

%

 

$

25,695

100.0

%

 

$

102,305

 

 

$

89,777

 

Restaurant operating costs (exclusive of depreciation and amortization, and preopening, shown separately below):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food and packaging costs

 

24,615

31.9

%

 

 

18,494

28.9

%

 

 

7,835

31.2

%

 

 

7,543

29.4

%

 

 

32,450

 

 

 

26,037

 

Payroll and benefits costs

 

26,450

34.3

%

 

 

21,644

33.8

%

 

 

8,577

34.2

%

 

 

8,143

31.7

%

 

 

35,027

 

 

 

29,787

 

Restaurant occupancy costs

 

5,011

6.5

%

 

 

4,352

6.8

%

 

 

2,077

8.3

%

 

 

2,181

8.5

%

 

 

7,088

 

 

 

6,533

 

Other restaurant operating costs

 

10,696

13.9

%

 

8,448

13.2

%

 

2,862

11.4

%

 

2,393

9.3

%

 

13,558

 

 

10,841

 

Restaurant-level operating profit

$

10,438

13.5

%

$

11,144

17.1

%

$

3,744

14.9

%

$

5,435

19.8

%

$

14,182

 

$

16,579

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franchise revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

705

 

 

 

657

 

Deduct – Other operating:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,990

 

 

 

2,797

 

General and administrative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7,661

 

 

 

7,097

 

Advertising costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,260

 

 

 

1,616

 

Litigation Contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

332

 

 

 

Franchise costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

22

 

Impairment of long-lived assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,056

 

 

 

 

Gain on restaurant asset sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(666

)

 

 

(28

)

Pre-opening costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

420

 

Total other operating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14,699

 

 

 

11,924

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$

188

 

 

$

5,312

 

Certain percentage amounts in the table above do not total due to rounding as well as the fact that restaurant operating costs are expressed as a percentage of restaurant revenues (as opposed to total revenues).

The Company believes that restaurant-level operating profit is an important measure for management and investors because it is widely regarded in the restaurant industry as a useful metric by which to evaluate restaurant-level operating efficiency and performance. The Company defines restaurant-level operating profit to be restaurant revenues minus restaurant-level operating costs, excluding restaurant closures and impairment costs. The measure includes restaurant-level occupancy costs, which include fixed rents, percentage rents, common area maintenance charges, real estate and personal property taxes, general liability insurance and other property costs, but excludes depreciation. The measure excludes depreciation and amortization expense, substantially all of which is related to restaurant level assets, because such expenses represent historical sunk costs which do not reflect current cash outlay for the restaurants. The measure also excludes selling, general and administrative costs, and therefore excludes occupancy costs associated with selling, general and administrative functions, and pre-opening costs. The Company excludes restaurant closure costs as they do not represent a component of the efficiency of continuing operations. Restaurant impairment costs are excluded, because like depreciation and amortization, they represent a non-cash charge for the Company’s investment in its restaurants and not a component of the efficiency of restaurant operations. Restaurant-level operating profit is not a measurement determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and should not be considered in isolation, or as an alternative, to income from operations or net income as indicators of financial performance. Restaurant-level operating profit as presented may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. The tables above set forth certain unaudited information for the current and prior year fiscal quarters and year-to-date periods for fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2021, expressed as a percentage of total revenues, except for the components of restaurant operating costs, which are expressed as a percentage of restaurant revenues.

 

Quarter Ended

 

Year-to-Date

 

June 28, 2022

(13 Weeks)

 

June 29, 2021

(13 Weeks)

 

June 28, 2022

(39 Weeks)

 

June 29, 2021

(39 Weeks)

Adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income (Loss), as reported

$

469

 

 

$

13,634

 

 

$

(1,351

)

 

$

15,533

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

951

 

 

 

925

 

 

 

2,933

 

 

 

2,745

 

Interest expense, net

 

12

 

 

 

67

 

 

 

41

 

 

 

245

 

Provision for income taxes

 

1

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

EBITDA

 

1,433

 

 

 

14,626

 

 

 

1,632

 

 

 

18,523

 

Preopening expense

 

 

 

 

301

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

420

 

Non-cash stock-based compensation

 

60

 

 

 

50

 

 

 

208

 

 

 

326

 

Asset Impairment

 

303

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,056

 

 

 

 

GAAP rent-cash rent difference

 

(103

)

 

 

(108

)

 

 

(286

)

 

 

(280

)

Loss (Gain) on restaurant asset sales and lease termination

 

(9

)

 

 

(9

)

 

 

(528

)

 

 

(28

)

One-time special allocation to Bad Daddy’s Partnerships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

516

 

 

 

Gain on debt extinguishment

 

 

 

(11,778

)

 

 

 

 

(11,778

)

Litigation contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

332

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,684

 

 

$

3,082

 

 

$

3,980

 

 

$

7,183

 

Adjusted EBITDA is a supplemental measure of operating performance that does not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or cash flow from operations, as determined by GAAP, and our calculation thereof may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. This measure is presented because we believe that investors’ understanding of our performance is enhanced by including this non-GAAP financial measure as a reasonable basis for evaluating our ongoing results of operations.

Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as net income before interest expense, provision for income taxes and depreciation and amortization and further adjustments to reflect the additions and eliminations presented in the table above.

Adjusted EBITDA is presented because: (i) we believe it is a useful measure for investors to assess the operating performance of our business without the effect of non-cash charges such as depreciation and amortization expenses and asset disposals, closure costs and restaurant impairments, and (ii) we use adjusted EBITDA internally as a benchmark for certain of our cash incentive plans and to evaluate our operating performance or compare our performance to that of our competitors. The use of adjusted EBITDA as a performance measure permits a comparative assessment of our operating performance relative to our performance based on our GAAP results, while isolating the effects of some items that vary from period to period without any correlation to core operating performance or that vary widely among similar companies. Companies within our industry exhibit significant variations with respect to capital structures and cost of capital (which affect interest expense and income tax rates) and differences in book depreciation of property, plant and equipment (which affect relative depreciation expense), including significant differences in the depreciable lives of similar assets among various companies. Our management believes that adjusted EBITDA facilitates company-to-company comparisons within our industry by eliminating some of these foregoing variations. Adjusted EBITDA, as presented, may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies, and our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by excluded or unusual items.

GOOD TIMES RESTAURANTS INC.

Ryan M. Zink, Chief Executive Officer (303) 384-1432

Christi Pennington (303) 384-1440

KEYWORDS: Colorado United States North America

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS: Retail Restaurant/Bar Food/Beverage

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