SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) November 16, 2020
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of|
incorporation or organization)
| 968 James Street |
|Syracuse,|| New York||13203|
| (Address of principal executive office)||(Zip Code)|
|Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:||(315)|| 424-0513|
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)|
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which registered|
|Common Stock, par value $.01 per share||TAST||The NASDAQ Global Market|
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ITEM 8.01. OTHER EVENTS.
On August 2, 2019, the Board of Directors of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc, (the "Company") approved a stock repurchase plan (the "Repurchase Program") under which the Company may repurchase up to $25 million of its outstanding common stock. The authorization became effective August 2, 2019, and expires 24 months thereafter, unless terminated earlier by the Company's Board of Directors. Purchases under the Repurchase Program may be made from time to time in open market transactions at prevailing market prices or in privately negotiated transactions (including, without limitation, the use of Rule 10b5-1 plans) in compliance with applicable federal securities laws, including Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
During the second quarter of 2020, the Company suspended repurchases of its common stock under the Repurchase Program due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company is announcing it will recommence purchasing shares of its common stock from time to time under its Repurchase Program. The Company has no obligation to repurchase additional shares of its common stock under the Repurchase Program, and the timing, actual number and value of shares purchased will depend on its stock price, trading volume, general market and economic conditions and other factors. As of the date hereof, $21.0 million was available to repurchase shares of the Company's common stock under the Repurchase Program.
ITEM 8.01. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
Date: November 16, 2020
|By:||/s/ Anthony E. Hull|
|Name:||Anthony E. Hull|
|Title:||Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer |