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Communication Services : Diversified Telecommunication Services | Mid Cap Blend
Based in Argentina
Company profile

Telecom Argentina S.A. provides fixed-line telecommunications services in Argentina, and also provides other telephone-related services, such as international long-distance service, data transmission, information technology solutions outsourcing and Internet services. The Company's segments include Fixed Telecommunications Services (Fixed Services), Personal Mobile Telecommunications Services (Personal Mobile Services) and Nucleo Mobile Telecommunications Services (Nucleo Mobile Services). The Company, through its subsidiaries, also provides mobile telecommunications services and international wholesale services. The Fixed services segment consists of basic telephone services, interconnection services, data transmission and Internet services, information and communication technology services, and other telephone services. The Company, through its subsidiaries, such as Telecom Personal S.A. and Nucleo S.A., provides mobile services in Argentina and Paraguay, respectively.

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Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

4:05 pm ET November 10, 2022 (BusinessWire) Print

--Hurricane Ian Negatively Impacted Third Quarter Comparable Restaurant Sales by Approximately 2.6%

--October 2022 Comparable Restaurant Sales Growth Accelerated to 12.9% vs. October of 2021

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. ("Fiesta" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: FRGI), parent company of the Pollo Tropical(R) restaurant brand, today reported results for the 13-week third quarter, which ended on October 2, 2022, and provided a business update related to current operations.

Fiesta President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Stockinger said, "The third quarter of 2022 was a positive quarter for the business, with progress being made on all fronts and meaningful quarter over quarter gains, despite the impact of Hurricane Ian on our operations. We demonstrated ongoing traction across our key priorities of driving traffic growth and improving margins, and our strategic growth initiatives are building momentum."

Stockinger continued, "Our comparable restaurant sales improved to double digit growth in the third quarter, excluding the impact of the hurricane, and further accelerated in October. Moreover, our comparable traffic increased approximately 140 basis points from the second to the third quarter, inclusive of the negative impact of the hurricane of approximately 220 basis points. In addition, we realized year-over-year positive traffic growth in multiple key markets(1). Our accelerating comparable transaction momentum was the direct result of the actions we shared previously to improve staffing, expand our sales growth initiatives and continue our successful pairing of value item pricing with check accretive limited time offers. Staffing levels rose measurably in the third quarter vs. the second quarter and further increased in October, which, along with the ongoing impact of our sales growth initiatives, should enable us to further accelerate comparable traffic growth across all channels in the fourth quarter."

Stockinger added, "Third quarter 2022 loss from operations was $3.2 million and (3.4%) of restaurant sales compared to a loss from operations in the third quarter 2021 of $3.8 million and (4.4%) of restaurant sales. The decrease in loss from operations was primarily driven by increased revenue partially offset by expenses related to the hurricane and increased commodity costs and restaurant operating expenses."

Stockinger further commented, "We generated year-over-year growth in third quarter 2022 Restaurant-level Operating Profit(2) a non-GAAP financial measure, driven by our strong comparable sales growth and margin improvement actions in the face of ongoing inflation headwinds and the hurricane. Restaurant-level Operating Profit Margins were 14.1% of restaurant sales for the third quarter 2022 compared to 14.7% in 2021. The estimated impact from the hurricane on Restaurant-level Operating Profit was approximately $1.6 million or 150 basis points of restaurant sales. After considering the hurricane impact, we were pleased with our margin growth in the quarter, and particularly the margin run rate at the end of the quarter following our 4.0% September price increase. We will continue to drive improvement in Restaurant-level Operating Profit margins and expect to exit 2022 at our targeted margin range of 18% to 20% on a run rate basis."

Stockinger added, "We also made significant progress during the third quarter on the brand's previously communicated key growth initiatives. Our refresh/remodel program continues to generate consistent sales growth in comparison to Pollo local market unit trends(3). Refreshes to date have generated a sales lift of approximately 4.0%, above our initial expectations. We completed 26 refreshes and remodels through the end of the third quarter and expect to complete 4-6 additional units in the fourth quarter of 2022. G&A expense reduction plans are also being implemented including but not limited to the outsourcing of accounting transaction processing and downsizing our Dallas service center office space, which will meaningfully contribute to an ultimate reduction in G&A to our targeted range of 8.5% to 9.0% of restaurant sales. Finally, we made additional progress on improving kitchen and drive thru productivity in high volume units. We completed our first kitchen retrofit unit with encouraging early sales and productivity results and are planning additional kitchen retrofits as part of our ongoing remodel efforts. As we realize the full impact of our growth initiatives, we expect them to contribute meaningfully to sales momentum and margin improvement."

Stockinger concluded, "We are encouraged by our continued strong sales momentum and the traction on our growth initiatives thus far in 2022 and are intensely focused on driving ongoing traffic growth across all channels while also taking action to improve margins."

_____________________________
(1)
                After adjusting for the estimated impact of the hurricane on comparable restaurant sales in each market.
(2)
                Formerly Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA. See non-GAAP reconciliation table below.

Third Quarter 2022 Financial Summary

Total revenues from continuing operations increased 7.9% to $95.6 million in the third quarter of 2022 from $88.6 million in the third quarter of 2021; Comparable restaurant sales at Pollo Tropical increased 9.3% in the third quarter of 2022 compared to the third quarter of 2021; Net loss of $(2.9) million, or $(0.12) per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2022, compared to net income of $17.3 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2021 (which includes a gain on the sale of Taco Cabana); Net loss from continuing operations of $(2.9) million, or $(0.12) per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2022, compared to net loss from continuing operations of $(3.2) million, or $(0.12) per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2021; Adjusted net loss (a non-GAAP financial measure) of $(2.4) million, or $(0.10) per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2022, compared to adjusted net loss of $(2.4) million, or $(0.09) per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2021 (see non-GAAP reconciliation table below); Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) of $3.9 million in the third quarter of 2022 compared to $3.7 million in the third quarter of 2021 (see non-GAAP reconciliation table below); and Loss from Operations of $(3.2) million, or (3.4)% of restaurant sales, in the third quarter of 2022 compared to a loss from operations of $(3.8) million, or (4.4)% of restaurant sales, in the third quarter of 2021. Restaurant-level Operating Profit (formerly Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure) of $13.4 million, or 14.1% of Pollo Tropical restaurant sales, in the third quarter of 2022 compared to $13.0 million, or 14.7% of Pollo Tropical restaurant sales, in the third quarter of 2021 (see non-GAAP reconciliation table below).

Third Quarter 2022 Comparable Restaurant Sales

  Fiscal Fiscal   Fiscal      Third     Fiscal
                      July  August  SeptemberQuarter 2022  October
-------------------- ------ ------ --------- ------------ -------

Third quarter 2022 and fiscal October comparable restaurant sales were negatively impacted by the effects of Hurricane Ian. After adjusting for the impact of Hurricane Ian, we estimate that third quarter 2022 and fiscal October comparable restaurant sales would have been higher by approximately 260 and 40 basis points, respectively.

Cash and Liquidity

Excluding $3.6 million in restricted cash, our cash balance increased from $39.3 million at July 3, 2022 to $42.6 million at October 2, 2022. Capital expenditures in the third quarter of 2022 were $3.7 million.

Third Quarter and October 2022 Pollo Tropical Results

Total Pollo Tropical restaurant sales increased 8.3% to $95.3 million in the third quarter of 2022 compared to $88.0 million in the third quarter of 2021 primarily due to a comparable restaurant sales increase of 9.3%, despite the impacts of Hurricane Ian in the final week of the quarter. We estimate Hurricane Ian negatively impacted restaurant sales and comparable restaurant sales by $2.5 million and 2.6%, respectively. The increase in comparable restaurant sales resulted from a net impact of product/channel mix and pricing of 14.6% and a decrease in comparable restaurant transactions of 5.3%, including approximately 2.2% related to the impact of Hurricane Ian. The increase in product/channel mix and pricing was driven primarily by menu price increases of 14.7% Third quarter 2022 positive mix impact was driven by the addition of check building, higher ticket menu items such as the Grillmaster Trio and Churrasco protein items as well as the continued success of check accretive limited time offers including the return of ribs in the third quarter. Pollo Tropical dine-in and counter take-out comparable restaurant sales increased 31.0% from the third quarter of 2021 to the third quarter of 2022 due primarily to the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on dine-in traffic and closures of our dining rooms during a portion of the third quarter of 2021. Digital channel sales (delivery/online) growth continued to be strong in the third quarter of 2022, with 13.7% comparable restaurant sales growth vs. 2021 and average check growth of 17.4% vs. 2021.

Although total comparable transactions were negative vs. 2021 in the third quarter of 2022, comparable restaurant sales were positively impacted by comparable transaction improvement of 140 basis points from the second quarter of 2022 to the third quarter of 2022, inclusive of the negative impact of Hurricane Ian. In addition, positive transaction growth vs. 2021 was realized in multiple key markets. The accelerating comparable transaction momentum was benefited by improved staffing, expansion of sales growth initiatives and the successful pairing of value item pricing with check accretive limited time offers.

                                                                            Comparable Restaurant Sales Mix by Channel - Pollo Tropical
                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Channel                                  Third Quarter                         % of Total                          Third Quarter                         % of Total
                                                                2022                                                                                                            2021
--------------------                      ----------------------------------------------                        -------------------                       ----------------------------------------------                        -------------------
($ in thousands)                                                                            
Counter(1)                                $ 30,119             32                                $ 22,988             27
                                                                                                                            %                                                                                                               %
Drive-thru               49,059             53               49,826             58
                                                                                                                            %                                                                                                               %
Delivery                 10,010             11                8,501             10
                                                                                                                            %                                                                                                               %
Online                    3,068              3                3,003              4
                                                                                                                            %                                                                                                               %
Catering                    988              1                1,004              1
                                                                                                                            %                                                                                                               %
                                          -------------------- ------ --------------------                      ---------- ---------                      -------------------- ------ --------------------                      ---------- ---------
Total                                     $ 93,244            100                                $ 85,322            100
                                                                                                                            %                                                                                                               %

Net loss decreased to $(2.9) million, in the third quarter of 2022, from net income of $17.3 million in the third quarter of 2021 due primarily to the gain on the sale of Taco Cabana in the third quarter of 2021. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP financial measure) increased to $3.9 million in the third quarter of 2022 from $3.7 million in the third quarter of 2021. The increase was primarily due to higher restaurant sales partially offset by higher utilities costs, repair and maintenance costs, advertising costs, insurance costs, general and administrative costs, and commodity costs. We estimate that Hurricane Ian negatively impacted income (loss) from operations and Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA by approximately $1.6 million, or 1.5% of sales.

Pricing action has been taken to offset labor, food and operating cost increases. In order to minimize sales traffic risk, we have taken a phased approach to menu price increases and are also targeting lower pricing increases on menu items purchased by value-conscious customers including our "Pollo Time" promotional items. Price increases taken in 2022 include a 5.0% increase in March 2022 and a 1.4% increase in June 2022 and a 4.0% increase in September. Additional pricing action is currently planned for December 2022.

Loss from Operations of $(3.2) million, or (3.4)% of restaurant sales, in the third quarter of 2022 compared to a loss from operations of $(3.8) million, or (4.4)% of restaurant sales, in the third quarter of 2021. Restaurant-level Operating Profit (a non-GAAP financial measure) as a percentage of restaurant sales decreased, with third quarter Restaurant-level Operating Profit as a percentage of restaurant sales of 14.1% in 2022 compared to 14.7% in 2021 (see non-GAAP reconciliation table below).

General and Administrative expenses were $12.1 million for the third quarter of 2022 and $11.2 million for the third quarter of 2021. General and administrative expenses for the third quarter of 2022 included $0.9 million in non-recurring expenses comprised of $0.7 million of general and administrative efficiency initiative costs, which includes $0.3 million for accelerated charges related to deferred implementation and service contract costs related to its current accounting system, and $0.2 million digital platform costs. General and administrative expenses for the third quarter of 2021 included $0.2 million related to non-recurring digital platform costs. During the third quarter of 2022 we announced that we would be outsourcing certain of our accounting processes and systems in order to improve overall general and administrative expense efficiency. We continue to target general and administrative expenses in the range of 8.5% to 9.0% of current restaurant sales on a run rate basis.

             Comparable Restaurant Average Weekly Sales - Pollo Tropical
       
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
       Period                July                August              September
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
        2022                $54,688              $55,405              $53,040
-------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------

Refresh and Remodel Status and Results

Our refresh/remodel program continues to exceed initial sales growth expectations, generating consistent sales growth in comparison to Pollo Tropical local market restaurant trends. Refreshes completed to date have generated a sales lift of approximately 4.0%, above our initial expectations, when comparing the sales trend of each restaurant before and after the refresh to a control group of other Pollo Tropical units in each refresh restaurant's local market.

Through the third quarter of 2022, 26 refreshes and remodels have been completed, with 4 to 6 additional refreshes and remodels targeted in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Restaurant Portfolio

As of October 2, 2022, there were 137 Company-owned Pollo Tropical restaurants, and 32 franchised Pollo Tropical restaurants in the U.S., the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Panama, Guyana, Ecuador and the Bahamas.

Investor Conference Call Today

We will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET today. The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 412-542-4158. A replay will be available after the call until Thursday, November 17, 2022 and can be accessed by dialing 412-317-6671. The passcode is 10171856. The conference call will also be webcast live and archived on the corporate website at www.frgi.com, under the "Investor Relations" section. A replay of the webcast will be available through the corporate website shortly after the call has concluded.

About Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc.

Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., owns, operates and franchises the Pollo Tropical(R) restaurant brand and prior to August 16, 2021, owned, operated, and franchised the Taco Cabana(R) restaurant brand. The brands specialize in the operation of fast casual/quick service restaurants that offer distinct and unique flavors with broad appeal at a compelling value. The brands feature fresh-made cooking, drive-thru service and catering. For more information about Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc., visit the corporate website at www.frgi.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release and in our public disclosures, whether written, oral or otherwise made, relating to future events or future performance, including any discussion, express or implied regarding our anticipated growth, plans, objectives and the impact of our initiatives, including our efforts to reduce general and administrative expenses, our investments in strategic and sales building initiatives, including those relating to operations improvements, unit remodels and refreshes, and planned price increases on future sales, margins, earnings and liquidity, contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are often identified by the words "may," "might," "believes," "thinks," "anticipates," "plans," "positioned," "target," "continue," "expects," "look to," "intends" and other similar expressions, whether in the negative or the affirmative, that are not statements of historical fact. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and you should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Our actual results and timing of certain events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including, but not limited to, those discussed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements and the internal projections and beliefs upon which we base our expectations included in this release are made only as of the date of this release and may change. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we expressly disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED OCTOBER 2, 2022 AND OCTOBER 3, 2021 (In thousands, except share and per share data) (Unaudited)

                                                                                                Three Months Ended (a)                                                                                                              Nine Months Ended (a)
                                                             ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               October 2, 2022                                          October 3, 2021                                        October 2, 2022                                        October 3, 2021
                                                             ------------------------------------------------------                        --------------------------------------------------                        --------------------------------------------------                        --------------------------------------------------
Revenues:                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                $         95,309                        $     88,014                        $    288,532                        $    266,618  
    Restaurant sales
                                                                          322              578            1,195            1,344  
    Franchise royalty revenues and fees
                                                             -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------
                                                                       95,631           88,592          289,727          267,962  
        Total revenues
Costs and expenses:                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                       30,875           26,984           94,202           81,843  
    Cost of sales
                                                                       24,977           24,648           73,134           66,888  
    Restaurant wages and related expenses (b)
                                                                        6,033            5,924           18,036           17,625  
    Restaurant rent expense
                                                                       16,702           14,740           50,107           42,260  
    Other restaurant operating expenses
                                                                        3,311            2,757            9,420            8,030  
    Advertising expense
                                                                       12,140           11,167           37,273           32,883  
    General and administrative expenses (b)(c)
                                                                        5,052            5,328           15,398           15,291  
    Depreciation and amortization
                                                                           34               30            1,442             (224 )
    Impairment and other lease charges (recoveries) (d)
                                                                          535              710            1,316            2,426  
    Closed restaurant rent, net of sublease income (e)
                                                                         (787 )                               138             (653 )                               431  
    Other expense (income), net (f)
                                                             -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------
                                                                       98,872           92,426          299,675          267,453  
        Total operating expenses
                                                             -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------
Income (loss) from operations                                          (3,241 )                            (3,834 )                            (9,948 )                               509  
                                                                           83              160              253              282  
    Interest expense
                                                             -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes           (3,324 )                            (3,994 )                           (10,201 )                               227  
                                                                         (391 )                              (763 )                               521            1,473  
    Provision for (benefit from) income taxes (g)
                                                             -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------
Income (loss) from continuing operations                               (2,933 )                            (3,231 )                           (10,722 )                            (1,246 )
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of tax                     17           20,493              229           16,336  
                                                             -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------
Net loss                                                                        $         (2,916 )                                         $     17,262                        $    (10,493 )                                         $     15,090  
                                                             ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ========== ====================                      ==================== ========== ====================                      ==================== ========== ====================
Earnings (loss) per common share:                                                                                                                                             
Continuing operations - basic                                      $          (0.12 )                                         $      (0.12 )                                         $      (0.43 )                                         $      (0.05 )
Discontinued operations - basic                   --             0.78             0.01             0.62  
                                                             -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------
                                                                                $          (0.12 )                                         $       0.66                        $      (0.42 )                                         $       0.57  
    Basic
                                                             ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ========== ====================                      ==================== ========== ====================                      ==================== ========== ====================
                                                                                                                                                           
Continuing operations - diluted                                    $          (0.12 )                                         $      (0.12 )                                         $      (0.43 )                                         $      (0.05 )
Discontinued operations - diluted                 --             0.78             0.01             0.62  
                                                             -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------                      -------------------- ---------- --------------------
                                                                                $          (0.12 )                                         $       0.66                        $      (0.42 )                                         $       0.57  
    Diluted
                                                             ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ========== ====================                      ==================== ========== ====================                      ==================== ========== ====================
Weighted average common shares outstanding:                                                                                                                                   
                                                                   24,971,244       25,508,930       24,916,848       25,443,341  
    Basic
(a)
     The Company uses a 52- or 53-week fiscal year that ends on the Sunday closest to December 31. The three- and nine-month periods ended October 2, 2022 and October 3, 2021 each included 13 and 39 weeks, respectively.
(b)
     Restaurant wages and related expenses include stock-based compensation of $5 and $13 for the three months ended October 2, 2022 and October 3, 2021, respectively, and $18 and $44 for the nine months ended October 2, 2022 and October 3, 2021, respectively. General and administrative expenses include stock-based compensation expense of $1,473 and $1,097 for the three months ended October 2, 2022 and October 3, 2021, respectively, and $3,484 and $3,137 for the nine months ended October 2, 2022 and October 3, 2021, respectively.
(c)
     See notes (f), (g), (h) and (i) to the reconciliation of net income (loss) to adjusted net income (loss) in the tables titled "Supplemental Non-GAAP Information."
(d)
     See note (c) to the reconciliation of net income (loss) to adjusted net income (loss) in the tables titled "Supplemental Non-GAAP Information."
(e)
     See note (d) to the reconciliation of net income (loss) to adjusted net income (loss) in the tables titled "Supplemental Non-GAAP Information."
(f)
     See note (e) to the reconciliation of net income (loss) to adjusted net income (loss) in the tables titled "Supplemental Non-GAAP Information."

FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands) (Unaudited)

                                          October 2, 2022                                     January 2, 2022
                                           -----------------------------------------------                        -----------------------------------------------
Assets                                                                       
                                                              $  42,591                        $  36,797
    Cash
                                              19,286        22,245  
    Other current assets
                                              85,024        89,884  
    Property and equipment, net
                                             147,402       154,127  
    Operating lease right-of-use assets
                                              56,307        56,307  
    Goodwill
                                               5,705         7,753  
    Other assets
                                           -------------------- ------- --------------------                      -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                                              $ 356,315                        $ 367,113  
        Total assets
                                           ==================== ======= ====================                      ==================== ======= ====================
                                                          
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                                         
                                                              $      72                        $      63  
    Current portion of long-term debt
                                              44,630        40,479  
    Other current liabilities
                                                 376           438  
    Long-term debt, net of current portion
                                             155,770       163,270  
    Operating lease liabilities
                                                 150           229  
    Deferred tax liabilities
                                               7,682         7,763  
    Other non-current liabilities
                                           -------------------- ------- --------------------                      -------------------- ------- --------------------
                                             208,680       212,242  
        Total liabilities
                                             147,635       154,871  
    Stockholders' equity
                                           -------------------- ------- --------------------                      -------------------- ------- --------------------

FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. Supplemental Information The following table sets forth certain unaudited supplemental financial and other data for the periods indicated (In thousands, except percentages):

                                                                                                (Unaudited)                                                                                                               (Unaudited)
                                                                                            Three Months Ended                                                                                                         Nine Months Ended
                                                             ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           October 2, 2022                                    October 3, 2021                                     October 2, 2022                                     October 3, 2021
                                                             ----------------------------------------------                        ----------------------------------------------                        -----------------------------------------------                        -----------------------------------------------
Revenues:                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                $ 95,631                        $ 88,592                        $ 289,727                        $ 267,962  
    Pollo Tropical
                                                                                                                                            
Change in comparable restaurant sales (a):                                                                                                                     
                                                                  9.3                            13.8                              8.5                             18.6
    Pollo Tropical                                                                        %                                                                     %                                                                      %                                                                      %
                                                                                                                                            
Average sales per Company-owned restaurant:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                               
    Pollo Tropical
                                                                                $    709                        $    646                        $   2,117                        $   1,950  
        Comparable restaurants (b)
                                                                  329          204         1,113           955  
        Non-comparable restaurants (c)
                                                                  691          638         2,091         1,932  
        Total Company-owned (d)
                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                            
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes                    $ (3,324 )                                         $ (3,994 )                                         $ (10,201 )                                         $     227  
                                                                                                                                            
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA (e)                                                $  3,944                        $  3,675                        $  14,892                        $  22,476  
                                                                                                                                            
(a)
     Restaurants are included in comparable restaurant sales after they have been open for 18 months or longer. Restaurants are excluded from comparable restaurant sales for any fiscal month in which the restaurant was closed for more than five days. Comparable restaurant sales are compared to the same period in the prior year.
(b)
     Comparable restaurants are restaurants that have been open for 18 months or longer. Average sales for comparable Company-owned restaurants are derived by dividing comparable restaurant sales for such period by the average number of comparable restaurants for such period.
(c)
     Non-comparable restaurants are restaurants that have been open for less than 18 months, or that were temporarily closed during the period. Average sales for new Company-owned restaurants are derived by dividing new restaurant sales for such period by the average number of new restaurants for such period.
(d)
     Average sales for total Company-owned restaurants are derived by dividing restaurant sales for such period by the average number of open restaurants for such period.

FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. Supplemental Information The following table sets forth certain unaudited supplemental data for the periods indicated:

                                                       Three Months Ended                                                                              Nine Months Ended
                                     ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                               October 2,                            October 3,                            October 2,                            October 3,
                                                     2022                                                     2021                                                     2022                                                     2021
                                     ----------------------------------                       ----------------------------------                       ----------------------------------                       ----------------------------------
Company-owned restaurant openings:                                                             
                                     --     --     --     --  
    Pollo Tropical
                                                                            
Company-owned restaurant closings:                                                             
                                                 (1 )                      --                 (1 )                      --  
    Pollo Tropical
                                                                            
Number of Company-owned restaurants:                                                           
                                                137                138                137                138
    Pollo Tropical
                                                                            
Number of franchised restaurants:                                                              
                                                 32                 31                 32                 31  
    Pollo Tropical
                                                                            
Total number of restaurants:                                                                   

FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. Supplemental Information The following table sets forth certain unaudited supplemental financial and other data for the periods indicated (In thousands, except percentages):

                                                                                                               Three Months Ended
                                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                October 2, 2022                                                             October 3, 2021
                                                       ------------------------------------------------------------------                          -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            (a)                                                      (a)
Restaurant sales                                                          $  95,309                          $  88,014    
Cost of sales                                             30,875             32.4            26,984             30.7
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
Restaurant wages and related expenses                     24,977             26.2            24,648             28.0
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
Restaurant rent expense                                    6,033              6.3             5,924              6.7
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
Other restaurant operating expenses                       16,702             17.5            14,740             16.7
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
Advertising expense                                        3,311              3.5             2,757              3.1
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
Depreciation and amortization                              5,052              5.3             5,328              6.1
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
Impairment and other lease charges (recoveries)               34   --                30   --
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
Closed restaurant rent expense, net of sublease income       535              0.6               710              0.8
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
                                                                                                       
                                                       -----------------------------------------------   -------------------  -------------------- -----------------------------------------------   ------------------------
                                                                                                                Nine Months Ended
                                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                October 2, 2022                                                             October 3, 2021
                                                       ------------------------------------------------------------------                          -----------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            (a)                                                      (a)
Restaurant sales                                                          $ 288,532                          $ 266,618    
Cost of sales                                             94,202             32.6            81,843             30.7
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
Restaurant wages and related expenses                     73,134             25.3            66,888             25.1
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
Restaurant rent expense                                   18,036              6.3            17,625              6.6
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
Other restaurant operating expenses                       50,107             17.4            42,260             15.9
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
Advertising expense                                        9,420              3.3             8,030              3.0
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
Depreciation and amortization                             15,398              5.3            15,291              5.7
                                                                                                                         %                                                                                           %
Impairment and other lease charges                         1,442              0.5              (224 )                              (0.1 ) %
                                                                                                                         %
(a)
     Percent of restaurant sales.

FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. Supplemental Non-GAAP Information The following table sets forth certain unaudited supplemental financial data for the periods indicated (In thousands):

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA and margin and Restaurant-level Operating Profit (formerly Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA), and margin are non-GAAP financial measures. Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings (loss) before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, impairment and other lease charges (recoveries), goodwill impairment, closed restaurant rent expense, net of sublease income, stock-based compensation expense, other expense (income), net, and certain significant items that are related to strategic changes and/or are not related to the ongoing operation of our restaurants as set forth in the reconciliation table below. Restaurant-level Operating Profit is defined as Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA excluding franchise royalty revenues and fees, pre-opening costs and general and administrative expenses (including corporate-level general and administrative expenses).

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA is the primary measure of profit or loss used by our chief operating decision maker for purposes of assessing performance. In addition, management believes that Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant-level Operating Profit, when viewed with our results of operations calculated in accordance with GAAP and our reconciliation of net income (loss) to Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant-level Operating Profit (i) provide useful information about our operating performance and period-over-period changes, (ii) provide additional information that is useful for evaluating the operating performance of our business, and (iii) permit investors to gain an understanding of the factors and trends affecting our ongoing earnings, from which capital investments are made and debt is serviced. However, such measures are not measures of financial performance or liquidity under GAAP and, accordingly, should not be considered as alternatives to net income or cash flow from operating activities as indicators of operating performance or liquidity. Also, these measures may not be comparable to similarly titled captions of other companies.

                                                                                                        Three Months Ended                                                                                                                        Nine Months Ended
                                                                                    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                            --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                     October 2,                                                 October 3,                                                 October 2,                                                 October 3,
                                                                                                              2022                                                                          2021                                                                          2022                                                                          2021
                                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------
Net income (loss)                                                                   $         (2,916 )                                         $         17,262                        $        (10,493 )                                         $         15,090  
Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax                        (17 )                               (20,493 )                                  (229 )                               (16,336 )
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes                                    (391 )                                  (763 )                                   521                1,473  
                                                                                    -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Income (loss) from continuing operations before taxes                      (3,324 )                                (3,994 )                               (10,201 )                                   227  
Add:                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                          
    Non-general and administrative adjustments:
                                                                            5,052                5,328               15,398               15,291  
        Depreciation and amortization
                                                                               34                   30                1,442                 (224 )
        Impairment and other lease charges (recoveries)
                                                                               83                  160                  253                  282  
        Interest expense
                                                                              535                  710                1,316                2,426  
        Closed restaurant rent expense, net of sublease income
                                                                             (787 )                                   138                 (653 )                                   431  
        Other expense (income), net
                                                                                5                   13                   18                   44  
        Stock-based compensation expense
                                                                                    -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                            4,922                6,379               17,774               18,250  
            Total non-general and administrative adjustments
                                                                                                                                                                                          
    General and administrative adjustments:
                                                                            1,473                1,097                3,484                3,137  
        Stock-based compensation expense
                                                                   --       --                1,902       --  
        Non-recurring professional fees(a)
                                                                              650       --                1,104       --  
        G&A efficiency initiatives(b)
                                                                   --       --       --                   18  
        Restructuring costs and retention bonuses
                                                                              223                  193                  829                  844  
        Digital costs(c)
                                                                                    -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                            2,346                1,290                7,319                3,999  
            Total general and administrative adjustments
                                                                                    -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA                                                        $          3,944                        $          3,675                        $         14,892                        $         22,476  
                                                                                    ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================
Total revenues                                                                      $         95,631                        $         88,592                        $        289,727                        $        267,962  
Net income (loss) as a percentage of total revenues                          (3.0 ) %                                19.5                                    (3.6 ) %                                 5.6
                                                                                                                                                                                                       %                                                                                                                                                           %
(a)
     Non-recurring professional fees consist of costs related to growth initiatives.
(b)
     G&A efficiency initiatives consist of non-recurring retention bonus costs and costs related to the acceleration and write-off of costs related to accounting system implementation.
                                                                                                           Three Months Ended                                                                                                                        Nine Months Ended
                                                                                       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                            --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                        October 2,                                                 October 3,                                                 October 2,                                                 October 3,
                                                                                                                 2022                                                                          2021                                                                          2022                                                                          2021
                                                                                       ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------
Income (loss) from operations                                                          $         (3,241 )                                         $         (3,834 )                                         $         (9,948 )                                         $            509  
Add:                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                             
    Non-general and administrative adjustments:
                                                                               5,052                5,328               15,398               15,291  
        Depreciation and amortization
                                                                                  34                   30                1,442                 (224 )
        Impairment and other lease charges (recoveries)
                                                                                 535                  710                1,316                2,426  
        Closed restaurant rent expense, net of sublease income
                                                                                (787 )                                   138                 (653 )                                   431  
        Other expense (income), net
                                                                                   5                   13                   18                   44  
        Stock-based compensation expense
                                                                                       -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                               4,839                6,219               17,521               17,968  
            Total non-general and administrative adjustments
                                                                                                                                                                                             
    General and administrative adjustments:
                                                                               1,473                1,097                3,484                3,137  
        Stock-based compensation expense
                                                                      --       --                1,902       --  
        Non-recurring professional fees
                                                                                 650       --                1,104       --  
        G&A efficiency initiatives
                                                                      --       --       --                   18  
        Restructuring costs and retention bonuses
                                                                                 223                  193                  829                  844  
        Digital costs
                                                                                       -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                               2,346                1,290                7,319                3,999  
            Total general and administrative adjustments
                                                                                       -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA                                                           $          3,944                        $          3,675                        $         14,892                        $         22,476  
Restaurant-level adjustments:                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                               9,794                9,877               29,954               28,884  
    Add: Other general and administrative expense(a)
                                                                                 322                  578                1,195                1,344  
    Less: Franchise royalty revenue and fees
                                                                                       -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Restaurant-level Operating Profit                                                      $         13,416                        $         12,974                        $         43,651                        $         50,016  
                                                                                       ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================
Restaurant sales                                                                       $         95,309                        $         88,014                        $        288,532                        $        266,618  
Income (loss) from operations as a percentage of restaurant sales               (3.4 ) %                                (4.4 ) %                                (3.4 ) %                                 0.2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      %
(a)
     Excludes general and administrative adjustments above.

FIESTA RESTAURANT GROUP, INC. Supplemental Non-GAAP Information The following table sets forth certain unaudited supplemental financial data for the periods indicated (In thousands of dollars, except per share amounts):

Adjusted net income and related adjusted diluted earnings per share are non-GAAP financial measures. Adjusted net income is defined as net income (loss) before discontinued operations, impairment and other lease charges (recoveries), goodwill impairment, closed restaurant rent expense, net of sublease income, other expense (income), net, and other significant items that are related to strategic changes and/or are not related to the ongoing operation of our restaurants. Management believes that adjusted net income and related adjusted earnings per diluted share, when viewed with our results of operations calculated in accordance with GAAP (i) provide useful information about our operating performance and period-over-period growth, (ii) provide additional information that is useful for evaluating the operating performance of our business, and (iii) permit investors to gain an understanding of the factors and trends affecting our ongoing earnings, from which capital investments are made and debt is serviced. However, such measures are not measures of financial performance or liquidity under GAAP and, accordingly should not be considered as alternatives to net income or net income per share as indicators of operating performance or liquidity. Also, these measures may not be comparable to similarly titled captions of other companies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Unaudited)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Three Months Ended
                                                                                        ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                            October 2, 2022                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      October 3, 2021
                                                                                        ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                         Loss Before                                                 Provision                                                     Net                                                      Diluted                                                    Income                                                     Benefit                                                      Net                                                      Diluted
                                                                                                                 Income                                                                      For Income                                                                       Loss                                                                           EPS                                                                         Before                                                                         From                                                                         Income                                                                          EPS
                                                                                                                  Taxes                                                                       Taxes (a)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Income                                                                        Income                                                                        (Loss)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Taxes                                                                       Taxes (a)
                                                                                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------
Reported - GAAP Net income (loss)                                                                                                                                       $         (2,916 )                                         $          (0.12 )                                                                                                                         $         17,262                        $           0.66  
Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax                                                                                                            (17 )                        --                                                                                              (20,493 )                                 (0.78 )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                                                                                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Income (loss) from continuing operations                                                $         (3,324 )                                         $           (391 )                                         $         (2,933 )                                         $          (0.12 )                                         $         (3,994 )                                         $           (763 )                                         $         (3,231 )                                         $          (0.12 )
Adjustments:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
    Non-general and administrative expense adjustments:
                                                                                   34                    8                   26       --                   30                    7                   23       --  
        Impairment and other lease charges (recoveries) (b)
                                                                                  535                  133                  402                 0.01                  710                  177                  533                 0.02  
        Closed restaurant rent expense, net of sublease income (c)
                                                                                 (787 )                                  (196 )                                  (591 )                                 (0.02 )                                   138                   34                  104       --  
        Other expense (income), net (d)
                                                                                        -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                 (218 )                                   (55 )                                  (163 )                                 (0.01 )                                   878                  218                  660                 0.02  
            Total non-general and administrative expense
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
    General and administrative expense adjustments:
                                                                       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --  
        Non-recurring professional fees (e)
                                                                                  650                  162                  488                 0.02       --       --       --       --  
        G&A efficiency initiatives (f)
                                                                       --       --       --       --       --       --       --       --  
        Restructuring costs and retention bonuses (g)
                                                                                  223                   56                  167                 0.01                  193                   48                  145                 0.01  
        Digital costs (h)
                                                                                        -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                  873                  218                  655                 0.03                  193                   48                  145                 0.01  
            Total general and administrative expense
                                                                                        -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                        $         (2,669 )                                         $           (228 )                                         $         (2,441 )                                         $          (0.10 )                                         $         (2,923 )                                         $           (497 )                                         $         (2,426 )                                         $          (0.09 )
            Adjusted - Non-GAAP
                                                                                        ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Unaudited)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nine Months Ended
                                                                                        ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                            October 2, 2022                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      October 3, 2021
                                                                                        ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                         Loss Before                                                 Provision                                                     Net                                                      Diluted                                                    Income                                                    Provision                                                     Net                                                      Diluted
                                                                                                                 Income                                                                      For Income                                                                       Loss                                                                           EPS                                                                         Before                                                                          For                                                                         Income                                                                          EPS
                                                                                                                  Taxes                                                                       Taxes (a)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Income                                                                        Income                                                                        (Loss)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Taxes                                                                       Taxes (a)
                                                                                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------
Reported - GAAP Net income (loss)                                                                                                                                       $        (10,493 )                                         $          (0.42 )                                                                                                                         $         15,090                        $           0.57  
Loss (income) from discontinued operations, net of tax                                                                                                           (229 )                                 (0.01 )                                                                                                               (16,336 )                                 (0.62 )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                                                                                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Income (loss) from continuing operations                                                $        (10,201 )                                         $            521                        $        (10,722 )                                         $          (0.43 )                                         $            227                        $          1,473                        $         (1,246 )                                         $          (0.05 )
Adjustments:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
    Non-general and administrative expense adjustments:
                                                                                1,442                  359                1,083                 0.04                 (224 )                                   (56 )                                  (168 )                                 (0.01 )
        Impairment and other lease charges (b)
                                                                                1,316                  328                  988                 0.04                2,426                  605                1,821                 0.07  
        Closed restaurant rent expense, net of sublease income (c)
                                                                                 (653 )                                  (163 )                                  (490 )                                 (0.02 )                                   431                  108                  323                 0.01  
        Other expense (income), net (d)
                                                                                        -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                2,105                  524                1,581                 0.06                2,633                  657                1,976                 0.07  
            Total non-general and administrative expense
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
    General and administrative expense adjustments:
                                                                                1,902                  474                1,428                 0.06       --       --       --       --  
        Non-recurring professional fees (e)
                                                                                1,104                  275                  829                 0.03       --       --       --       --  
        G&A efficiency initiatives (f)
                                                                       --       --       --       --                   18                    4                   14       --  
        Restructuring costs and retention bonuses (g)
                                                                                  829                  207                  622                 0.03                  844                  211                  633                 0.03  
        Digital costs (h)
                                                                                        -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                3,835                  956                2,879                 0.12                  862                  215                  647                 0.03  
            Total general and administrative expense
                                                                                        -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
(a)
     The provision for (benefit from) income taxes related to the adjustments was calculated using the Company's combined federal statutory and estimated state rate of 24.9% and 25.0% for the periods ending October 2, 2022 and October 3, 2021, respectively.
(b)
     Impairment and other lease charges (recoveries) for the three and nine months ended October 2, 2022 consist of impairment charges of $2.3 million and, for the nine months ended October 2, 2022, gains from lease terminations of $(0.8) million. The impairment charges for the three and nine months ended October 2, 2022 relate to the impairment of assets from eight Pollo Tropical restaurants. Impairment and other lease charges (recoveries) for the three and nine months ended October 3, 2021 primarily relate to gains from lease terminations.
(c)
     Closed restaurant rent expense, net of sublease income, for the three and nine months ended October 2, 2022 primarily consists of closed restaurant lease costs of $2.1 million and $6.4 million, respectively, partially offset by sublease income of $(1.5) million and $(5.1) million, respectively. Closed restaurant rent expense, net of sublease income, for the three and nine months ended October 3, 2021 primarily consists of closed restaurant lease costs of $2.3 million and $6.9 million, respectively, partially offset by sublease income of $(1.6) million and $(4.5) million, respectively.
(d)
     Other expense (income), net, for the three and nine months ended October 2, 2022 primarily consists of closed restaurant related costs. Other expense (income), net, for the three and nine months ended October 3, 2021 primarily consists of costs for the removal, transfer, and storage of equipment from closed restaurants and other closed restaurant related costs.
(e)
     Non-recurring professional fees consist of costs related to growth initiatives.
(f)
     G&A efficiency initiatives consist of non-recurring retention bonus costs and costs related to the acceleration and write-off of costs related to accounting system implementation.
(g)
     Restructuring costs and retention bonuses for the nine months ended October 3, 2021 include severance costs related to the disposition of Taco Cabana.

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