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) April 1, 2022
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 5.02. DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR CERTAIN OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS.
As previously announced, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (the “Company”) appointed Paulo A. Pena as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, effective April 1, 2022 (the “Effective Date”). On April 1, 2022, the Board appointed Mr. Pena to the Board as a Class I director to fill the vacancy on the Board resulting from the retirement of Daniel T. Accordino as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President and as a Class I member of the Board on the Effective Date.
Mr. Pena does not have any transactions with the Company that would be required to be reported pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
On April 1, 2022, the Board appointed David S. Harris, the Lead Independent Director of the Board, as the non-executive Chairman of the Board effective on the Effective Date.
ITEM 9.01. 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.
Date: April 4, 2022
CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
|By:||/s/ Jared L. Landaw|
|Name:||Jared L. Landaw|
|Title:||Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary |