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U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
FORM 10-Q
  
[X] QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES 
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended September 25, 2016 
 
[_] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES 
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the transition period from
 
Commission File No.  000-53577
 
DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
Nevada
03-0606420
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
 
27680 Franklin Road
Southfield, Michigan 48034
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
Registrant’s telephone number: (248) 223-9160
 
No change
(Former name, former address and former
fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes [X] No [  ]
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes [X] No [  ]
 
APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS:
 
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:  26,670,786 shares of $.0001 par value common stock outstanding as of November 4, 2016.
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. 
Large accelerated filer
[   ]
Accelerated filer
[  ]
 
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
[   ]
Smaller reporting company
[ X ]
 
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)        
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes [  ] No [X]








APPLICABLE ONLY TO ISSUERS INVOLVED IN BANKRUPTCY
PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PRECEDING FIVE YEARS
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Sections 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court.  Yes [  ]       No [  ]



INDEX
 






PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.  Financial Statements
 
DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
ASSETS
 
September 25, 2016
 
December 27, 2015
 
 
(unaudited)
 
Current assets
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
4,254,669

 
$
14,200,528

Accounts receivable
 
476,500

 
620,942

Inventory
 
1,814,624

 
1,934,584

Other assets
 
2,392,158

 
1,618,429

Total current assets
 
8,937,951

 
18,374,483

 
 
 
 
 
Deferred income taxes
 
15,286,918

 
13,320,177

Property and equipment, net
 
77,985,060

 
79,189,661

Intangible assets, net
 
3,339,942

 
3,638,716

Goodwill
 
50,097,081

 
50,097,081

Other long-term assets
 
240,728

 
1,152,377

Total assets
 
$
155,887,680

 
$
165,772,495

 
 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable
 
$
5,702,825

 
$
7,807,552

Accrued compensation
 
1,842,645

 
3,087,883

Other accrued liabilities
 
2,632,650

 
3,663,211

Current portion of long-term debt
 
10,224,450

 
9,891,825

Current portion of deferred rent
 
334,637

 
396,113

Total current liabilities
 
20,737,207

 
24,846,584

 
 
 
 
 
Deferred rent, less current portion
 
3,041,891

 
2,826,210

Unfavorable operating leases
 
611,324

 
671,553

Other long-term liabilities
 
5,602,282

 
4,463,631

Long-term debt, less current portion
 
111,120,286

 
116,364,165

Total liabilities
 
141,112,990

 
149,172,143

 
 
 
 
 
Commitments and contingencies (Notes 10 and 11)
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
Stockholders' equity
 
 
 
 
Common stock - $0.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 26,633,161 and 26,298,725, respectively, issued and outstanding
 
2,587

 
2,584

Additional paid-in capital
 
36,509,603

 
36,136,332

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
 
(2,064,457
)
 
(1,006,667
)
Accumulated deficit
 
(19,673,043
)
 
(18,531,897
)
Total stockholders' equity
 
14,774,690

 
16,600,352

 
 
 
 
 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
 
$
155,887,680

 
$
165,772,495

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these interim consolidated financial statements.

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DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited)
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
September 25, 2016
 
September 27, 2015
 
September 25, 2016
 
September 27, 2015
Revenue
 
$
46,688,629

 
$
47,077,816

 
$
141,492,474

 
$
123,389,986

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Restaurant operating costs (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown separately below):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Food, beverage, and packaging costs
 
12,909,954

 
13,505,404

 
39,664,279

 
35,514,577

Compensation costs
 
12,224,965

 
13,035,995

 
37,115,686

 
32,944,958

Occupancy costs
 
3,437,155

 
3,529,935

 
9,659,075

 
8,334,752

Other operating costs
 
10,206,848

 
10,480,932

 
29,929,945

 
26,252,961

General and administrative expenses
 
3,284,634

 
4,027,338

 
8,762,371

 
12,199,188

Pre-opening costs
 
96,316

 
653,789

 
1,017,799

 
2,323,679

Depreciation and amortization
 
5,174,075

 
4,452,436

 
13,883,975

 
10,860,459

Impairment and loss (gain) on asset disposal
 
157,082

 
532,124

 
(386,541
)
 
3,000,591

Total operating expenses
 
47,491,029

 
50,217,953

 
139,646,589

 
131,431,165

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating profit (loss)
 
(802,400
)
 
(3,140,137
)
 
1,845,885

 
(8,041,179
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
 
(1,439,227
)
 
(1,842,640
)
 
(4,324,729
)
 
(2,833,898
)
Other income, net
 
12,819

 
34,475

 
97,724

 
778,736

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss before income taxes
 
(2,228,808
)
 
(4,948,302
)
 
(2,381,120
)
 
(10,096,341
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income tax benefit
 
(839,683
)
 
(1,366,767
)
 
(1,239,974
)
 
(3,459,105
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss
 
$
(1,389,125
)
 
$
(3,581,535
)
 
$
(1,141,146
)
 
$
(6,637,236
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic earnings per share
 
$
(0.05
)
 
$
(0.14
)
 
$
(0.04
)
 
$
(0.25
)
Fully diluted earnings per share
 
$
(0.05
)
 
$
(0.14
)
 
$
(0.04
)
 
$
(0.25
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
26,625,615

 
26,251,621

 
26,434,238

 
26,184,219

Diluted
 
26,625,615

 
26,251,621

 
26,434,238

 
26,184,219

 
 











The accompanying notes are an integral part of these interim consolidated financial statements. 

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DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE LOSS (unaudited)
 
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
September 25, 2016
 
September 27, 2015
 
September 25, 2016
 
September 27, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss
 
$
(1,389,125
)
 
$
(3,581,535
)
 
$
(1,141,146
)
 
$
(6,637,236
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unrealized changes in fair value of interest rate swaps, net of tax of $(183,417), $576,729, $544,923 and $686,442, respectively
 
356,047

 
(1,119,532
)
 
(1,057,790
)
 
(1,332,505
)
Unrealized changes in fair value of investments, net of tax of $0, $0, $0 and $(1,958), respectively
 

 

 

 
3,804

Total other comprehensive income (loss)
 
356,047

 
(1,119,532
)
 
(1,057,790
)
 
(1,328,701
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comprehensive loss
 
$
(1,033,078
)
 
$
(4,701,067
)
 
$
(2,198,936
)
 
$
(7,965,937
)
 
 




































The accompanying notes are an integral part of these interim consolidated financial statements.

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DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Additional
 
Accumulated
Other
 
 
 
Total
 
Common Stock
 
Paid-in
 
Comprehensive
 
Accumulated
 
Stockholders'
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
Capital
 
Loss
 
Deficit
 
Equity
 Balances - December 28, 2014
26,149,824

 
$
2,582

 
$
35,668,001

 
$
(175,156
)
 
$
(2,339,405
)
 
$
33,156,022

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issuance of restricted shares
130,752

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forfeitures of restricted shares
(5,432
)
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employee stock purchase plan
16,500

 
1

 
58,231

 

 

 
58,232

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Share-based compensation

 

 
285,823

 

 

 
285,823

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock repurchase
(24,500
)
 
(2
)
 
(98,250
)
 

 

 
(98,252
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stock options exercised
30,000

 
3

 
74,996

 

 

 
74,999

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 
(1,328,701
)
 

 
(1,328,701
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss

 

 

 

 
(6,637,236
)
 
(6,637,236
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balances - September 27, 2015
26,297,144

 
$
2,584

 
$
35,988,801

 
$
(1,503,857
)
 
$
(8,976,641
)
 
$
25,510,887

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balances - December 27, 2015
26,298,725

 
$
2,584

 
$
36,136,332

 
$
(1,006,667
)
 
$
(18,531,897
)
 
$
16,600,352

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issuance of restricted shares
342,331

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forfeitures of restricted shares
(23,851
)
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shares effectively repurchased for required employee withholding taxes
(5,940
)
 

 
(9,326
)
 

 

 
(9,326
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Employee stock purchase plan
21,896

 
3

 
31,220

 

 

 
31,223

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Share-based compensation

 

 
351,377

 

 

 
351,377

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 
(1,057,790
)
 

 
(1,057,790
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss

 

 

 

 
(1,141,146
)
 
(1,141,146
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balances - September 25, 2016
26,633,161

 
$
2,587

 
$
36,509,603

 
$
(2,064,457
)
 
$
(19,673,043
)
 
$
14,774,690

 
 



The accompanying notes are an integral part of these interim consolidated financial statements.

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DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (unaudited)
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
September 25, 2016
 
September 27, 2015
Cash flows from operating activities
 
 
 
 
Net loss
 
$
(1,141,146
)
 
$
(6,637,236
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
13,883,975

 
10,860,459

Amortization of debt discount and loan fees
 
178,287

 
60,574

Amortization of gain on sale-leaseback
 
(117,907
)
 
(272,454
)
Impairment and loss (gain) on asset disposals
 
(386,541
)
 
3,000,591

Share-based compensation
 
351,377

 
285,823

Deferred income taxes
 
(1,421,818
)
 
(3,553,903
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities that provided (used) cash
 
 
 
 
Accounts receivable
 
144,442

 
775,735

Inventory
 
119,960

 
(226,568
)
Other assets
 
(773,729
)
 
(1,249,065
)
Intangible assets
 
(26,986
)
 
(239,621
)
Other long-term assets
 
911,649

 
(846,583
)
Accounts payable
 
(1,393,754
)
 
2,992,491

Accrued liabilities
 
(2,621,955
)
 
641,756

Deferred rent
 
154,205

 
183,365

Net cash provided by operating activities
 
7,860,059

 
5,775,364

 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from investing activities
 
 
 
 
Proceeds from sale of investments
 

 
2,952,302

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment
 
1,134,717

 

Purchases of property and equipment
 
(13,936,969
)
 
(19,776,752
)
Acquisition of business, net of cash acquired
 

 
(54,041,489
)
Net cash used in investing activities
 
(12,802,252
)
 
(70,865,939
)
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from financing activities
 
 
 
 
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
 
8,609,154

 
67,753,463

Repayments of long-term debt
 
(13,634,717
)
 
(5,666,667
)
Payment of loan fees
 

 
(556,157
)
Stock options exercised
 

 
74,999

Repurchase of stock
 

 
(98,252
)
Proceeds from employee stock purchase plan
 
31,223

 
58,232

Tax withholdings for restricted stock units
 
(9,326
)
 

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities
 
(5,003,666
)
 
61,565,618

 
 
 
 
 
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
 
(9,945,859
)
 
(3,524,957
)
 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period
 
14,200,528

 
18,688,281

 
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period
 
$
4,254,669

 
$
15,163,324

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these interim consolidated financial statements.

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NOTES TO INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


1.           BUSINESS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
Nature of Business
 
Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (“DRH” or the "Company") is a restaurant company operating two concepts:   Buffalo Wild Wings ® Grill & Bar (“BWW”) and Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern ® (“Bagger Dave’s”).  As the largest franchisee of BWW and the creator, developer, and operator of Bagger Dave’s, we provide a unique guest experience in a casual and inviting environment.  We were incorporated in 2006 and are headquartered in the Detroit metropolitan area.  As of September 25, 2016, we had 83 locations in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.
  
DRH currently operates 64 DRH-owned BWW restaurants (20 in Michigan, 17 in Florida, seven in Illinois, five in Indiana and 15 in Missouri), including the nation’s largest BWW, based on square footage, in downtown Detroit, Michigan. If we remain on track with our area development agreement (“ADA”) with Buffalo Wild Wings International, Inc. (“BWLD”) we expect to operate 77 DRH-owned BWW restaurants by the end of 2021, exclusive of potential additional BWW restaurant acquisitions. 

DRH originated the Bagger Dave’s concept with our first restaurant opening in January 2008 in Berkley, Michigan.  Currently, there are 19 Bagger Dave’s (16 in Michigan, one in Indiana and two in Ohio). The Board of Directors approved the tax-free spinoff of 19 of the Bagger Dave's entities and certain real estate entities which house the respective Bagger Dave's entities. DRH will continue to own and operate its 64 franchised BWW restaurants. DRH is currently developing a comprehensive separation plan for the spinoff. The Company expects to complete the spinoff in the fourth quarter of 2016.
 
Basis of Presentation
 
The consolidated financial statements as of September 25, 2016 and December 27, 2015, and for the three and nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015, have been prepared by DRH pursuant to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). The financial information as of September 25, 2016 and for the three and nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 is unaudited, but, in the opinion of management, reflects all adjustments and accruals necessary for a fair presentation of the financial position, results of operations, and cash flows for the interim periods.
 
The consolidated financial information as of December 27, 2015 is derived from our audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the fiscal year ended December 27, 2015, which is included in Item 8 in the Fiscal 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K, and should be read in conjunction with such consolidated financial statements.
 
The results of operations for the three and nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that may be achieved for the entire fiscal year ending December 25, 2016.
 
Segment Reporting
 
During the First Quarter 2016, the Company reorganized segment reporting from one reportable segment to two reportable segments, BWW and Bagger Dave's, due to differences that have developed in the economic characteristics between the two concepts. All prior period information was recast to reflect this change. The Company’s reportable segments are organized based on restaurant concept. As reviewed by management, the results for all locations closed in fiscal 2015 are segregated for analytical purposes. Resources are allocated and performance is assessed for the concepts by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, whom the Company has determined to be its Chief Operating Decision Makers. See Note 16 for additional information.

Goodwill
 
Goodwill is not amortized and represents the excess of cost over the fair value of identified net assets of businesses acquired. Goodwill is subject to an annual impairment analysis or more frequently if indicators of impairment exist. At September 25, 2016 and December 27, 2015, we had goodwill of $50.1 million, that was assigned to our BWW operating segment.
 
The impairment analysis consists of a two-step process. The first step is to compare the fair value of the reporting unit to its carrying value, including goodwill. We estimate fair value using market information (market approach) and discounted cash flow projections (income approach). The income approach uses the reporting unit’s projection of estimated operating results and cash flows that is

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NOTES TO INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

discounted using a weighted-average cost of capital that reflects market conditions. The projection uses management’s best estimates of projected revenue, costs and cash expenditures, including an estimate of new restaurant openings and related capital expenditures. Other significant estimates also include terminal growth rates and working capital requirements. We supplement our estimate of fair value under the income approach by using a market approach which estimates fair value by applying multiples to the reporting unit’s projected operating performance. The multiples are derived from comparable publicly traded companies with similar characteristics to the reporting unit. If the fair value of the reporting unit is less than its carrying value, the second step of the impairment analysis must be performed in order to determine the amount of impairment loss, if any. The second step compares the implied fair value of goodwill with the carrying amount of that goodwill. If the carrying amount of the goodwill exceeds its implied fair value, an impairment charge is recognized in an amount equal to that excess. As of December 27, 2015, based on our quantitative analysis, goodwill was considered recoverable. At September 25, 2016, there were no impairment indicators warranting an analysis.
  
Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets

We review long-lived assets quarterly to determine if triggering events have occurred which would require a test to determine if the carrying amount of these assets may not be recoverable based on estimated future cash flows. Assets are reviewed at the lowest level for which cash flows can be identified, which is at the individual restaurant level. In the absence of extraordinary circumstances, restaurants are included in the impairment analysis after they have been open for two years. We evaluate the recoverability of a restaurant’s long-lived assets, including buildings, intangibles, leasehold improvements, furniture, fixtures and equipment, over the remaining life of the primary asset in the asset group, after considering the potential impact of planned operational improvements, marketing programs, and anticipated changes in the trade area. In determining future cash flows, significant estimates are made by management with respect to future operating results for each restaurant over the remaining life of the primary asset in the asset group. If assets are determined to be impaired, the impairment charge is measured by calculating the amount by which the asset carrying amount exceeds its fair value based on our estimate of discounted future cash flows. The determination of asset fair value is also subject to significant judgment. No impairment was recognized for the nine months ended September 25, 2016. During the quarter-ended June 28, 2015, the Company recorded an impairment loss of $1.8 million related to three Bagger Dave's locations. We continue to monitor several other restaurants for potential impairment of long-lived assets while we continue to develop plans to improve operating results. As such, based on our current estimates of the future operating results of these restaurants, we believe that the assets at these restaurants are not impaired. As we periodically refine our estimated future operating results, changes in our estimates and assumptions may cause us to realize impairment charges in the future that could be material. For additional details refer to the 2015 10-K filed on March 11, 2015.

We account for exit or disposal activities, including restaurant closures, in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 420, Exit or Disposal Cost Obligations. Such costs include the cost of disposing of the assets as well as other facility-related expenses. These costs are generally expensed as incurred. Additionally, at the date we cease using a property under an operating lease, we record a liability for the net present value of any remaining lease obligations, net of estimated sublease income. Any subsequent adjustments to that liability as a result of lease termination or changes in estimates of sublease income are recorded in the period incurred. During fiscal 2015, the Company decided to close 11 underperforming Bagger Dave's locations(eight in Indiana and three in Michigan) and opted not to renew the lease on one BWW location in Florida. The Company closed the restaurants during the third and fourth quarters of 2015. In connection with the 2015 closures, the Company recorded a liability of $1.3 million for the net present value of any remaining lease obligations, net of estimated sublease income. As of September 25, 2016, we have three remaining locations with a residual lease obligation that will be fulfilled by May 2017. As of September 25, 2016, a liability of $246,532 remains on our Consolidated Balance Sheet and is classified as Other accrued liabilities. For additional details refer to the 2015 10-K filed on March 11, 2015.

Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets

Liquor licenses, which are a component of intangible assets, are deemed to have an indefinite life and, accordingly, are not amortized. Management reviews liquor license assets on an annual basis (at year-end) to determine whether carrying values have been impaired. We identify potential impairments for liquor licenses by comparing the fair value with its carrying amount. If the fair value exceeds the carrying amount, the liquor licenses are not impaired. If the carrying amount exceeds the fair value, an impairment loss is recorded for the difference.  No impairments were recognized for the nine months ended September 25, 2016 or fiscal year ended December 27, 2015.


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NOTES TO INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Use of Estimates
 
The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of income and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Interest Rate Swap Agreements
 
The Company utilizes interest rate swap agreements with Citizens Bank, N.A. (“Citizens”) to fix interest rates on a portion of the Company’s portfolio of variable rate debt, which reduces exposure to interest rate fluctuations.  The Company does not use any other types of derivative financial instruments to hedge such exposures, nor does it use derivatives for speculative purposes. The Company’s interest rate swap agreements qualify for hedge accounting. As such, the Company records the change in the fair value of its swap agreements as a component of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax. The Company records the fair value of its interest rate swaps on the Consolidated Balance Sheet in other long-term assets or other long-term liabilities depending on the fair value of the swaps. See Note 7 and Note 14 for additional information on the interest rate swap agreements.
 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In March 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") 2016-09, Topic 718: Compensation - Stock Compensation: Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting ("ASU 2016-09"). ASU 2016-09 simplifies several aspects of accounting for share-based payment award transactions, including income tax consequences, classification of awards as either equity or liabilities and classification on the statement of cash flows. ASU 2016-09 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2016, with early adoption permitted. The Company is in the process of assessing the impact of adoption of ASU 2016-09 on its Consolidated Financial Statements, although we do not expect the standard will have a significant impact. 

In February 2016, FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases ("ASU 2016-02"). ASU 2016-02 requires that lease arrangements longer than 12 months result in a lessee recognizing a lease asset and liability. Leases will be classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement. The updated guidance is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018, and early adoption is permitted. We are currently evaluating the impact of the updated guidance on our Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers ("ASU 2014-09"), which supersedes nearly all existing revenue recognition guidance under GAAP. The core principle of ASU 2014-09 is to recognize revenues when promised goods or services are transferred to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which an entity expects to be entitled for those goods or services. ASU 2014-09 defines a five step process to achieve this core principle and, in doing so, more judgment and estimates may be required within the revenue recognition process than are required under existing GAAP.  The standard is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017, and interim periods therein.  We are currently evaluating the impact of our pending adoption of ASU 2014-09, although based on the nature of our business we do not expect the standard will have a significant impact on our Consolidated Financial Statements.  
 
We reviewed all other significant newly-issued accounting pronouncements and concluded that they either are not applicable to our operations or that no material effect is expected on our consolidated financial statements as a result of future adoption.

Recently Adopted Accounting Standards

In November 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-17, Topic 740: Balance Sheet Classification of Deferred Taxes (“ASU No. 2015-17”), which simplifies the presentation of deferred income taxes. ASU No. 2015-17 provides presentation requirements to classify deferred tax assets and liabilities as noncurrent in a classified statement of financial position. The Company adopted this standard as of December 27, 2015, with prospective application. The adoption of ASU No. 2015-17 had no impact on the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss.

In August 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-15, Interest - Imputation of Interest (Subtopic 835-30): Presentation and Subsequent Measurement of Debt Issuance Costs Associated with Line-of-Credit Arrangements. This ASU adds paragraphs pursuant to the SEC Staff Announcement at the June 18, 2015 Emerging Issues Task Force meeting about the presentation and subsequent

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measurement of debt issuance costs associated with line-of-credit arrangements. ASU 2015-15 states that given the absence of authoritative guidance within ASU 2015-03 for debt issuance costs related to line-of-credit arrangements, the SEC staff would not object to an entity deferring and presenting debt issuance costs as an asset and subsequently amortizing the deferred debt issuance costs ratably over the term of the line-of-credit arrangement, regardless of whether there are any outstanding borrowings on the line-of-credit. The Company has historically recorded and will continue to record, debt issuance costs associated with the line-of-credit as an asset and subsequently amortize the deferred costs over the term of the line-of-credit, with there being no impact on previously issued financial statements.

In April 2015, the FASB issued ASU No. 2015-03, Interest-Imputation of Interest, which updates guidance on the presentation of debt issuance costs. The guidance requires debt issuance costs to be presented as a direct reduction of debt balances on the statement of financial position, similar to the presentation of debt discounts. The guidance is effective for fiscal years, and for interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2015. We retrospectively adopted this guidance in First Quarter 2016. This resulted in a reclassification of the December 27, 2015 Consolidated Balance Sheet of $345,317 from Intangible assets, net to Current portion of long-term debt and Long-term debt, in the amounts of $27,002 and $318,315, respectively.
 
2.           ACQUISITION
 
On June 29, 2015, the Company completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of A Sure Wing, LLC, a Missouri limited liability company. The assets acquired consist primarily of 18 existing BWW restaurants, 15 in Missouri and three in Illinois. As consideration for the acquisition of the assets, the Company paid $54.0 million in cash at closing, subject to adjustment for cash on hand, inventory and certain prorated items. The seller reimbursed the Company for one-half of all fees imposed by BWLD under its franchise agreements for the transfer of these restaurants. The acquisition provides greater geographic diversity to the Company’s restaurant portfolio.
 
The following table summarizes the estimated fair values of net assets acquired and liabilities assumed:
 
Working capital
$
413,232

Fixed assets
13,993,000

Intangible assets
505,000

Favorable lease
112,344

Unfavorable lease
(58,797
)
Goodwill
39,098,451

Net Cash paid for acquisition
$
54,063,230

 
The excess of the purchase price over the aggregate fair value of assets acquired is allocated to goodwill. Goodwill will be deductible for tax purposes. The results of operations of these locations are included in our Consolidated Statements of Operations from the date of acquisition.

The following table summarizes the unaudited pro forma financial information as if the acquisition had occurred at the beginning of the period presented:

 
Three Months Ended
 
Nine Months Ended
 
September 27, 2015
 
September 27, 2015
Revenue
$
47,077,816

 
$
144,385,934

Net income (loss)
(3,581,535
)
 
(5,695,267
)
Basic earnings (loss) per share
(0.14
)
 
(0.22
)
Diluted earnings (loss) per share
(0.14
)
 
(0.22
)

The results of operations from the acquisition are included in the Company's results beginning June 29, 2015. The actual amounts of revenue and net income included in the accompanying Consolidated Statement of Operations for the period of June 29, 2015 to September 27, 2015 are $10.2 million and $645,608, respectively.


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3.          PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
 
Property and equipment are comprised of the following assets:
 
 
September 25, 2016
 
December 27, 2015
Land
 
$

 
$
37,500

Building
 
3,932,646

 
2,339,219

Equipment
 
35,332,322

 
32,912,992

Furniture and fixtures
 
9,085,821

 
8,194,060

Leasehold improvements
 
77,668,611

 
72,148,545

Restaurant construction in progress
 
36,112

 
1,768,027

Total
 
126,055,512

 
117,400,343

Less accumulated depreciation
 
(48,070,452
)
 
(38,210,682
)
Property and equipment, net
 
$
77,985,060

 
$
79,189,661

At September 25, 2016 and December 27, 2015, $66,925 and $0.9 million, respectively, of fixed and intangible assets for the closed locations are held for sale, which are recorded in Property and equipment and Intangible assets on the Consolidated Balance Sheets. On June 8, 2016 we sold the Detroit Bagger Dave's building and land net of fees for approximately $1.1 million in proceeds, all of which we used to pay down our term loan. We recorded a gain of $884,717, which is recorded in Impairment and loss (gain) on asset disposal on the Consolidated Statements of Operations. We anticipate selling the remaining assets held for sale in Fourth Quarter 2016.

4.        INTANGIBLE ASSETS
 
Intangible assets are comprised of the following:
 
 
September 25, 2016
 
December 27, 2015
Amortized intangibles:
 
 
 
 
Franchise fees
 
$
1,278,142

 
$
1,278,142

Trademark
 
70,576

 
66,826

Non-compete agreement
 
76,560

 
76,560

Favorable lease
 
351,344

 
351,344

Loan fees - RLOC and DLOC
 
368,084

 
368,084

Total
 
2,144,706

 
2,140,956

Less accumulated amortization
 
(689,180
)
 
(519,858
)
Amortized intangibles, net
 
1,455,526

 
1,621,098

 
 
 
 
 
Unamortized intangibles:
 
 
 
 
Liquor licenses
 
1,884,416

 
2,017,618

Total intangibles, net
 
$
3,339,942

 
$
3,638,716

 
Amortization expense for the three-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 and nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 was $22,731, $29,316, $68,352 and $72,380, respectively. Amortization of favorable leases and loan fees are reflected as part of occupancy and interest expense, respectively.
 
The aggregate weighted-average amortization period for intangible assets is 10.6 years at September 25, 2016.  

5.           RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
Fees for monthly accounting and financial statement services are paid to an entity owned by a member of the DRH Board of Directors and a stockholder of the Company. Fees paid during the three-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27,

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2015 and nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 were $3,550, $168,225, $63,713 and $453,445, respectively. Beginning in first quarter 2016, the Company initiated the process of transitioning these services in-house and fully completed the transition by third quarter 2016.
 

6.     OTHER ACCRUED LIABILITES
 
September 25, 2016
 
December 27, 2015
Sales and use tax payable
$
903,823

 
$
998,388

Accrued interest
428,269

 
495,365

Closure liability - current
246,532

 
1,008,707

Accrued personal and property tax
377,447

 
427,866

Accrued royalty fees
165,515

 
244,307

Other
511,064

 
488,578

Total other accrued liabilities
$
2,632,650

 
$
3,663,211



7.           LONG-TERM DEBT
 
Long-term debt consists of the following obligations:
 
 
September 25, 2016
 
December 27, 2015
$120.0 million term loan - the rate at September 25, 2016 and December 27, 2015 was 4.03% and 3.86%, respectively.
 
$
102,198,616

 
$
115,833,333

 
 
 
 
 
$30.0 million development line of credit - the rate at September 25, 2016 and December 27, 2015 was 4.03% and 3.86%, respectively.
 
18,199,476

 
11,090,323

 
 
 
 
 
$5.0 million revolving line of credit - the rate at September 25, 2016 was 3.50%.
 
1,500,000

 

 
 
 
 
 
Unamortized discount and debt issuance costs
 
(553,356
)
 
(667,666
)
 
 
 
 
 
Total debt
 
121,344,736

 
126,255,990

 
 
 
 
 
Less current portion
 
(10,224,450
)
 
(9,891,825
)
 
 
 
 
 
Long-term debt, net of current portion
 
$
111,120,286

 
$
116,364,165

 
On June 29, 2015, the Company entered into a $155.0 million senior secured credit facility with a syndicate of lenders led by
Citizens (the “June 2015 Senior Secured Credit Facility”) with a senior lien on all the Company’s personal property and fixtures.  The June 2015 Senior Secured Credit Facility consists of a $120.0 million term loan (the “June 2015 Term Loan”), a $30.0 million development line of credit (the “June 2015 DLOC”) and a $5.0 million revolving line of credit (the “June 2015 RLOC”). The Company used approximately $65.5 million of the June 2015 Term Loan to refinance existing outstanding debt and used approximately $54.0 million of the June 2015 Term Loan to refinance an acquisition occurring in second quarter 2015.   The remaining balance of the June 2015 Term Loan, approximately $0.5 million, was used to pay the fees, costs, and expenses associated with the closing of the June 2015 Senior Secured Credit Facility.  The June 2015 Term Loan is for a period of five years.  Payments of principal are based upon a 12-year straight-line amortization schedule, with monthly principal payments of $833,333 plus accrued interest.  The entire remaining outstanding principal and accrued interest on the June 2015 Term Loan is due and payable on the maturity date of June 29, 2020.  The June 2015 DLOC is for a term of two years and is subject to certain limitations relative to actual development costs. Once the DLOC is fully drawn, outstanding balances convert into a term note based on the terms of the agreement, at which time monthly principal payments will be due based on a 12-year straight-line amortization schedule, plus interest, through maturity on June 29, 2020. If the DLOC is not fully drawn by the end of the two year term, the outstanding principal balance becomes due based on the 12-year amortization period with final payment due June 29, 2020. The June 2015 RLOC, which is subject to certain usage restrictions during each annual period, is for a term of five years.


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The interest rate for each of the loans, as selected by the borrower, is based upon either a LIBOR or base rate (generally Prime or Fed Funds) plus an applicable margin, which ranges from 2.25% to 3.5% for LIBOR loans and from 1.25% to 2.5% for base rate loans, depending on the lease adjusted leverage ratio as defined in the agreement

Fees related to the term debt are recorded as debt discount and fees related to the DLOC and RLOC are capitalized as intangible assets. Debt issuance costs represents legal, consulting and financial costs associated with debt financing. Debt discount and debt issuance cost related to term debt totaled $553,356, net of accumulated amortization at September 25, 2016. Unamortized debt issuance costs related to the DLOC and RLOC totaled $265,661 at September 25, 2016. Debt discount and debt issuance cost are amortized over the life of the debt and are recorded in interest expense using the effective interest method.
  
For the three-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 and nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015, interest expense was $1.4 million, $1.8 million, $4.3 million and $2.8 million respectively.
 
The current debt agreement contains various customary financial covenants generally based on the performance of the specific borrowing entity and other related entities. The more significant covenants consist of a minimum debt service coverage ratio and a maximum lease adjusted leverage ratio, both of which we are in compliance with as of September 25, 2016.
  
At September 25, 2016, the Company has six interest rate swap agreements to fix a portion of the interest rates on its variable rate debt. The swap agreements all qualify for hedge accounting and are included in Other long-term liabilities on the Balance Sheet. Under the swap agreements, the Company receives interest at the one-month LIBOR and pays a fixed rate. Since these swap agreements qualify for hedge accounting, the changes in fair value are recorded in other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax. See Note 1 and Note 14 for additional information pertaining to interest rate swaps.

The following summarizes the fair values of derivative instruments designated as cash flow hedges which were outstanding:

 
 
 
September 25, 2016
 
 
 
Notional amounts
 
Derivative assets
 
Derivative liabilities
Interest rate swaps
Rate
Expires
 
 
 
 
 
April 2012
1.4%
April 2019
$
5,904,762
 
 
$
 
 
$
54,261
 
October 2012
0.9%
October 2017
2,571,429
 
 
 
 
5,521
 
July 2013
1.4%
April 2018
5,619,047
 
 
 
 
40,649
 
May 2014
1.5%
April 2018
9,821,429
 
 
 
 
109,406
 
January 2015
1.8%
December 2019
20,976,191
 
 
 
 
747,923
 
August 2015
2.3%
June 2020
49,696,875
 
 
 
 
2,170,208
 
Total
 
 
$
94,589,733
 
 
$
 

$
3,127,968
 

 
 
 
December 27, 2015
 
 
 
Notional amounts
 
Derivative assets
 
Derivative liabilities
Interest rate swaps
Rate
Expires
 
 
 
 
April 2012
1.4%
April 2019
$
7,619,048
 
 
$
 
 
$
56,280
 
October 2012
0.9%
October 2017
3,214,286
 
 
 
 
3,027
 
July 2013
1.4%
April 2018
8,190,476
 
 
 
 
60,164
 
May 2014
1.5%
April 2018
11,428,571
 
 
 
 
122,716
 
January 2015
1.8%
December 2019
20,547,619
 
 
 
 
415,459
 
August 2015
2.3%
June 2020
49,696,875
 
 
 
 
867,609
 
Total
 
 
$
100,696,875
 
 
$
 
 
$
1,525,255
 


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8.            STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

Restricted stock awards

In fiscal 2016 and 2015, restricted shares were granted to certain team members and board members at a weighted-average fair value of $1.52 and $3.56.  Restricted shares are granted with a per share purchase price at 100.0% of the fair market value on the date of grant. Based on the Stock Award Agreement, shares vest ratably over a three-year period, one-year period or upon the three-year anniversary of the granted shares. The vesting terms are determined by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.  Unrecognized stock-based compensation expense of $682,259 at September 25, 2016 will be recognized over the remaining weighted-average vesting period of 2.1 years. The total fair value of shares vested during the nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 was $108,671 and $189,358, respectively.  Under the Stock Incentive Plan, there are 92,275 shares available for future awards at September 25, 2016.

The following table presents the restricted shares transactions during the nine-month period ended September 25, 2016:
 
Number of
Restricted
Stock Shares
Unvested, December 27, 2015
241,124

Granted
342,331

Vested
(63,106
)
Vested shares tax portion
(5,940
)
Expired/Forfeited
(23,851
)
Unvested, September 25, 2016
490,558

 
The following table presents the restricted shares transactions during the nine-month periods ended September 27, 2015:
 
Number of
Restricted
Stock Shares
Unvested, December 28, 2014
164,867

Granted
130,752

Vested
(41,979
)
Expired/Forfeited
(5,432
)
Unvested, September 27, 2015
248,208

   
On July 30, 2010, DRH granted options for the purchase of 210,000 shares of common stock to the then-members of its Board of Directors.  These options are fully vested and were originally set to expire six years from issuance, July 30, 2016.  On July 28, 2016, the Stock Option Agreement of 2010 was amended to extend the expiration date of the agreement to July 31, 2019. The options can be exercised at a price of $2.50 per share. On August 13, 2015, 30,000 shares were exercised at a price of $2.50 per share. The intrinsic value of options exercised was $6,300. At September 25, 2016, 180,000 shares of authorized common stock are reserved for issuance to provide for the exercise of these options. The intrinsic value of outstanding options is $0 and $59,400 as of September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015, respectively.

Employee stock purchase plan

The Company has also reserved 250,000 shares of common stock for issuance under the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (“ESPP”). The ESPP is available to team members subject to employment eligibility requirements. Participants may purchase common stock at 85.0% of the lesser of the start or end price for the offering period. The ESPP has four offering periods, each start/end date coincides with the DRH fiscal quarter with shares awarded on the last day of the offering period. During the nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015, we issued 21,896 and 16,500 shares, respectively. Under the ESPP, there are 190,693 shares available for future awards at September 25, 2016.


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Share Repurchase Program

In March 2015, the Board of Directors authorized a program to repurchase up to $1.0 million of the Company's common stock in open market transactions at market prices or otherwise. In April 2015, we repurchased $98,252 in outstanding shares, representing 24,500 shares. The weighted average purchase price per share was $4.01. Upon receipt, the repurchased shares were retired and restored to authorized but unissued shares of common stock.

Stock-Based Compensation
 
Stock-based compensation of $163,667, $123,260, $351,377 and $285,823 was recognized during the three-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 and nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015, respectively, as compensation cost in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and as additional paid-in capital on the Consolidated Statement of Stockholders' Equity to reflect the fair value of shares vested.
   
The Company has authorized 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock at a par value of $0.0001.  No preferred shares are issued or outstanding as of September 25, 2016.  Any preferences, rights, voting powers, restrictions, dividend limitations, qualifications, and terms and conditions of redemption shall be set forth and adopted by a Board of Directors' resolution prior to issuance of any series of preferred stock.

9.           INCOME TAXES
 
The effective income tax rate for the three-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 and nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 was (37.7)%, (27.6)%, (52.1)% and (34.3)%, respectively. The change in the effective income tax rate for September 25, 2016 as compared to the nine months ended September 27, 2015 is primarily attributable to the decrease in loss before income taxes.

10.           OPERATING LEASES
 
Base lease terms range from five to 24 years, generally include renewal options, and frequently require us to pay a proportionate share of real estate taxes, insurance, common area maintenance, and other operating costs. Some restaurant leases provide for contingent rental payments based on sales thresholds.
 
Total rent expense was $2.6 million, $2.7 million, $7.5 million and $6.5 million for the three-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 and nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015, respectively.
 
Scheduled future minimum lease payments for each of the five years and thereafter for non-cancelable operating leases with initial or remaining lease terms in excess of one year at September 25, 2016 are summarized as follows: 
Year
Amount
Remainder of 2016
$
2,761,748

2017
10,821,306

2018
10,278,552

2019
9,432,954

2020
9,175,681

2021 and thereafter
45,664,364

Total
$
88,134,605



11.           COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
The Company’s ADA allows DRH to open 42 BWW restaurants in its designated development territory by April 1, 2021.   As of September 25, 2016 we have opened 29 of the 42 restaurants outlined within the ADA.  If we develop the remaining13 restaurants, the Company would operate 77 BWW restaurants by 2021, exclusive of potential additional BWW restaurant acquisitions. If we opt to not develop a restaurant location per the ADA, BWLD has the right to penalize the Company $50,000 per location.
  

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The Company is required to pay BWLD royalties (5.0% of net sales) and advertising fund contributions (between 3.15% and 3.25% of net sales globally) for the term of the individual franchise agreements.  The Company incurred royalty fees of $2.1 million, $2.1 million, $6.3 million and $5.1 million for the three-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 and nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015, respectively.  Advertising fund contribution expenses were $1.3 million, $1.3 million, $2.8 million and $3.3 million for the three-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 and nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015, respectively.

The Company is required by its various BWLD franchise agreements to modernize the restaurants during the term of the agreements.  The individual agreements generally require improvements between the fifth and tenth year to meet the most current design model that BWLD has approved.  The modernization costs for a restaurant can range from approximately $50,000 to approximately $1.3 million depending on an individual restaurant's needs.

In connection with the Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern, Inc. spin-off described in Note 1, the DRH Board of Directors approved funding of $1.0 million to $3.0 million to Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern, Inc. within twelve months after the spin-off to meet the needs for operations. This funding would only be considered if deemed necessary and in the event Bagger Dave's is unable to obtain a line of credit facility. In addition, there will be various agreements, among other things, that will govern certain aspects of the relationship with DRH following the separation, establish terms under which subsidiaries of DRH will provide services, and establish terms pursuant to which subsidiaries of DRH will obtain food product for Bagger Dave's Burger Tavern, Inc. As of September 25, 2016, DRH is listed as the guarantor on 15 of the 19 Bagger Dave's leases in the event of nonpayment of rent by Bagger Dave's. For open locations the guarantees range from two to 15 years.
On December 18, 2015, a collective action was filed against AMC Wings, Inc., and the Company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois (the "Court") by plaintiffs, David, et. al. A Sure Wing, LLC, the seller of the 18 St. Louis BWW restaurants acquired by the Company on June 29, 2015, was also named as a defendant. Plaintiffs primarily allege that former and current tipped workers at the above-mentioned companies were assigned to perform tasks outside the scope of their tipped positions, in violation of Illinois and federal law.  On July 6, 2016, the parties filed a joint Notice of Settlement, stating that the parties had reached an agreement in principle to resolve plaintiffs’ class and collective action claims through June 29, 2015, for $600,000 and intend to seek Court approval of their settlement.  On July 8, 2016, following a status conference with the parties, the Court gave leave to plaintiffs to file an amended complaint in light of the settlement discussions.  Plaintiffs did so on July 8, 2016.  On August 29, 2016, the Court granted Plaintiffs’ Unopposed Motion for Preliminary Approval of the Settlement Agreement.  On September 28, 2016, the settlement administrator mailed settlement notices to 1,951 settlement class and collective members, per the terms of the Settlement Agreement.  On January 6, 2017, the Court will hold a Final Approval of the Settlement Hearing.
The Company has filed an indemnity claim against A Sure Wing, LLC and has received a reciprocal indemnity claim from A Sure Wing, LLC. A Sure Wing, LLC and the Company previously agreed to toll their respective indemnity claims pending resolution of the matter. A Sure Wing, LLC has agreed to fund the settlement in return for DRH releasing their indemnity claim.
 
Additionally, the Company is subject to ordinary and routine legal proceedings, as well as demands, claims and threatened litigation, which arise in the ordinary course of its business.  The ultimate outcome of any litigation is uncertain.  While unfavorable outcomes could have adverse effects on the Company's business, results of operations, and financial condition, management believes that the Company is adequately insured and does not believe an unfavorable outcome of any pending or threatened proceedings is probable or reasonably possible.  Therefore, no separate reserve or disclosure has been established for these types of legal proceedings. 

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12.          EARNINGS PER SHARE
 
The following is a reconciliation of basic and fully diluted earnings per common share for the three and nine month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015:
 
 
Three months ended
 
 
September 25, 2016
 
September 27, 2015
Loss available to common stockholders
 
$
(1,389,125
)
 
$
(3,581,535
)
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding
 
26,625,615

 
26,251,621

Effect of dilutive securities
 

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding - assuming dilution
 
26,625,615

 
26,251,621

 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share
 
$
(0.05
)
 
$
(0.14
)
Earnings per share - assuming dilution
 
$
(0.05
)
 
$
(0.14
)

 
 
Nine months ended
 
 
September 25, 2016
 
September 27, 2015
Loss available to common stockholders
 
$
(1,141,146
)
 
$
(6,637,236
)
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding
 
26,434,238

 
26,184,219

Effect of dilutive securities
 

 

Weighted-average shares outstanding - assuming dilution
 
26,434,238

 
26,184,219

 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share
 
$
(0.04
)
 
$
(0.25
)
Earnings per share - assuming dilution
 
$
(0.04
)
 
$
(0.25
)

Potentially dilutive securities whose effect would have been antidilutive are excluded from the computation of diluted earnings per share.


13.            SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOWS INFORMATION
 
Other Cash Flows Information
 
Cash paid for interest was $1.4 million, $0.9 million, $4.2 million and $1.9 million during the three-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 and nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015, respectively.
 
Cash paid for income taxes was $0, $0, $10,000 and $94,290 during the three-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015 and nine-month periods ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015, respectively.

Supplemental Schedule of Non-Cash Operating, Investing, and Financing Activities
 
Noncash investing activities for property and equipment not yet paid as of September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015, was $0.6 million and $0.7 million, respectively.  

14.           FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
 
The guidance for fair value measurements, FASB ASC 820, Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures, establishes the authoritative definition of fair value, sets out a framework for measuring fair value, and outlines the required disclosures regarding fair value

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DIVERSIFIED RESTAURANT HOLDINGS, INC.
NOTES TO INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

measurements. Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. We use a three-tier fair value hierarchy based upon observable and non-observable inputs as follows:
 
 
Level 1
Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities;
 
 
 
 
Level 2
Inputs, other than level 1 inputs, either directly or indirectly observable; and
 
 
 
 
Level 3
Unobservable inputs developed using internal estimates and assumptions (there is little or no market data) which reflect those that market participants would use.
 
As of September 25, 2016 and December 27, 2015, our financial instruments consisted of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and debt. The fair value of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, and accounts payable approximate carrying value, due to their short-term nature.
  
The fair value of our interest rate swaps is determined based on valuation models, which utilize quoted interest rate curves to calculate the forward value and then discount the forward values to the present period. The Company measures the fair value using broker quotes, which are generally based on observable market inputs including yield curves and the value associated with counterparty credit risk. Our interest rate swaps are classified as a Level 2 measurement as these securities are not actively traded in the market, but are observable based on transactions associated with bank loans with similar terms and maturities. See Note 1 and Note 7 for additional information pertaining to interest rates swaps.
 
As of September 25, 2016 and December 27, 2015, our total debt was approximately $121.3 million and $126.3 million, respectively, which approximated fair value because the applicable interest rates are adjusted frequently based on short-term market rates (Level 2).
 
There were no transfers between levels of the fair value hierarchy during the three- and nine- month periods ended September 25, 2016 and the fiscal year ended December 27, 2015.

The following table presents the fair values for those assets and liabilities measured on a recurring basis as of September 25, 2016:
 
FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
Description
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Asset/(Liability)
Total
Interest rate swaps
 
$

 
$
(3,127,968
)
 
$

 
$
(3,127,968
)
 
 
The following table presents the fair values for those assets and liabilities measured on a recurring basis as of December 27, 2015:
 
FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
Description
 
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Asset/(Liability)
Total
Cash equivalents
 
$
2,000,000

 
$

 
$

 
$
2,000,000

Interest rate swaps
 

 
(1,525,255
)
 

 
(1,525,255
)
Total
 
$
2,000,000

 
$
(1,525,255
)
 
$

 
$
474,745

 


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15. ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)
 
The following table summarizes each component of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (loss):
 
 
Three Months Ended September 25, 2016
 
Three Months Ended September 27, 2015
 
 
Interest Rate Swaps
 
Investments
 
Total
 
Interest Rate Swaps
 
Investments
 
Total
Beginning balance
 
$
(2,420,504
)
 
$

 
$
(2,420,504
)
 
$
(384,325
)
 
$

 
$
(384,325
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gain (loss) recorded to other comprehensive income
 
539,464

 

 
539,464

 
(1,696,261
)
 

 
(1,696,261
)
Tax benefit (expense)
 
(183,417
)
 

 
(183,417
)
 
576,729

 

 
576,729

Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
356,047

 

 
356,047

 
(1,119,532
)
 

 
(1,119,532
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated OCL
 
$
(2,064,457
)
 
$

 
$
(2,064,457
)
 
$
(1,503,857
)
 
$

 
$
(1,503,857
)

 
 
Nine Months Ended September 25, 2016
 
Nine Months Ended September 27, 2015
 
 
Interest Rate Swaps
 
Investments
 
Total
 
Interest Rate Swaps
 
Investments
 
Total
Beginning balance
 
$
(1,006,667
)
 
$

 
$
(1,006,667
)
 
$
(171,352
)
 
$
(3,804
)
 
$
(175,156
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gain (loss) recorded to other comprehensive income
 
(1,602,713
)
 

 
(1,602,713
)
 
(2,018,947
)
 
5,762

 
(2,013,185
)
Tax benefit (expense)
 
544,923

 

 
544,923

 
686,442

 
(1,958
)
 
684,484

Other comprehensive income (loss)
 
(1,057,790
)
 

 
(1,057,790
)
 
(1,332,505
)
 
3,804

 
(1,328,701
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accumulated OCL
 
$
(2,064,457
)
 
$

 
$
(2,064,457
)
 
$
(1,503,857
)
 
$

 
$
(1,503,857
)

16. SEGMENT REPORTING

During the First Quarter 2016, the Company reorganized segment reporting from one reportable segment to two reportable segments, BWW and Bagger Dave's, due to differences that have developed in the economic characteristics between the two concepts. All prior period information was recast to reflect this change. The Company’s reportable segments are organized based on restaurant concept. As reviewed by management, the results for all locations closed as of September 25, 2016 are segregated for analytical purposes. Resources are allocated and performance is assessed for the concepts by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer whom the Company has determined to be its Chief Operating Decision Makers. See Note 1 for additional information.

Revenues for all segments include only transactions with customers and include no intersegment revenues. Excluded from net income from operations for BWW and Bagger Dave's are certain legal and corporate costs not directly related to the performance of the segments, interest and other expenses related to the Company’s credit agreements and derivative instruments, certain stock-based compensation expenses, certain bonus expenses and certain insurance expenses managed centrally.

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Segment activity is as follows:

 
Three months ended
 
Nine months ended
 
September 25, 2016
 
September 27, 2015
 
September 25, 2016
 
September 27, 2015
Revenue from external customers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BWW
$
41,625,313

 
$
41,033,964

 
$
125,719,745

 
$
102,496,755

Bagger Dave's
5,063,316

 
6,043,852

 
15,772,729

 
20,893,231

Total
$
46,688,629

 
$
47,077,816

 
$
141,492,474

 
$
123,389,986

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Segment operating profit (loss):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BWW
$
4,341,136

 
$
3,560,415

 
$
13,476,676

 
$
11,924,342

Bagger Dave's
(1,577,643
)
 
(1,931,064
)
 
(3,079,785
)
 
(2,709,361
)
Total segment operating profit
2,763,493

 
1,629,351

 
10,396,891

 
9,214,981

Locations closed in fiscal 2015
(242,442
)
 
(1,377,665
)
 
340,700

 
(4,874,003
)
Corporate expenses
(3,323,451
)
 
(3,391,823
)
 
(8,891,706
)
 
(12,382,157
)
Total consolidated operating profit (loss)
(802,400
)
 
(3,140,137
)
 
1,845,885

 
(8,041,179
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expense
(1,439,227
)
 
(1,842,640
)
 
(4,324,729
)
 
(2,833,898
)
Other income
12,819

 
34,475

 
97,724

 
778,736

Net loss before income taxes
$
(2,228,808
)
 
$
(4,948,302
)
 
$
(2,381,120
)
 
$
(10,096,341
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
September 25, 2016
 
December 27, 2015
Total assets
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BWW

 

 
$
114,864,401

 
$
115,044,166

Bagger Dave's

 

 
20,090,680

 
21,886,470

Corporate

 

 
20,932,599

 
28,841,859

Total assets

 

 
$
155,887,680

 
$
165,772,495



Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our consolidated interim financial statements and related notes included in Item 1 of Part 1 of this Quarterly Report and the audited consolidated financial statements and related notes and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results from Operations contained in our Form 10-K, for the fiscal year ended December 27, 2015. Information included in this discussion and analysis includes commentary on company-owned restaurants, restaurant sales, and same store sales. Management believes such sales information is an important measure of our performance, and is useful in assessing the Buffalo Wild Wings® Grill & Bar (“BWW”) concept, consumer acceptance of the Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern® (“Bagger Dave’s”) and the overall health of the concepts. However, same store sales information does not represent sales in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”), should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for other measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to financial information as defined or used by other companies.
 
INFORMATION REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
Statements contained in this “Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q” may contain information that includes or is based upon certain “forward-looking statements” relating to our business. These forward-looking statements represent management’s current judgment and assumptions, and can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are frequently accompanied by the use of such words as “anticipates,” “plans,” “believes,” “expects,” “projects,” “intends,” and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, including, while it is not possible to predict or identify all such risks, uncertainties, and other factors, those relating to our ability to secure the additional financing adequate to execute our business plan; our ability to locate and start up new restaurants;

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acceptance of our restaurant concepts in new marketplaces; and the cost of food and other raw materials.  Any one of these or other risks, uncertainties, other factors, or any inaccurate assumptions may cause actual results to be materially different from those described herein or elsewhere by us. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. Certain of these risks, uncertainties, and other factors may be described in greater detail in our filings from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which we strongly urge you to read and consider. Subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or to persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements set forth above and elsewhere in our reports filed with the SEC. We expressly disclaim any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
 
OVERVIEW
 
Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (“DRH” or the "Company") is a restaurant company operating two concepts: BWW and Bagger Dave’s.  As the largest franchisee of BWW and the creator, developer, and operator of Bagger Dave’s, we provide a unique guest experience in a casual and inviting environment.  We were incorporated in 2006 and are headquartered in the Detroit metropolitan area.  As of September 25, 2016, we had 83 locations in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.
  
DRH currently operates 64 DRH-owned BWW restaurants (20 in Michigan, 17 in Florida, seven in Illinois, five in Indiana and 15 in Missouri), including the nation’s largest BWW, based on square footage, in downtown Detroit, Michigan. We remain on track to fulfill our area development agreement (“ADA”) with Buffalo Wild Wings International, Inc. (“BWLD”) and expect to operate 77 DRH-owned BWW restaurants by the end of 2021, exclusive of potential additional BWW restaurant acquisitions. 

DRH originated the Bagger Dave’s concept with our first restaurant opening in January 2008 in Berkley, Michigan.  Currently, there are 19 Bagger Dave’s (16 in Michigan, one in Indiana and two in Ohio). The Board of Directors approved the tax-free spinoff of 19 of the Bagger Dave's entities and certain real estate entities which house the respective Bagger Dave's entities. DRH will continue to own and operate its 64 franchised BWW restaurants. DRH is currently developing a comprehensive separation plan for the spinoff. The Company expects to complete the spinoff in the fourth quarter of 2016.


RESTAURANT OPENINGS
 
The following table outlines the restaurant unit information for each fiscal year from 2012 through 2016.
 
 
2016 (estimate)
 
2015
 
2014
 
2013
 
2012
Summary of restaurants open at the beginning of year
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DRH-owned BWW
 
62

 
42

 
36

 
33

 
22

Bagger Dave’s
 
18

 
24

 
18

 
11

 
6

Total
 
80

 
66

 
54

 
44

 
28

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Openings:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DRH-owned BWW
 
2

 
3

 
3

 
3

 
3

Bagger Dave’s
 
1

 
5

 
6

 
7

 
5

BWW Acquisitions
 

 
18

 
3

 

 
8

Closures - DRH-owned BWW
 

 
(1
)
 

 

 

Closures - Bagger Dave's
 

 
(11
)
 

 

 

Total restaurants
 
83

 
80

 
66

 
54

 
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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
For the three-month period ended September 25, 2016 ("Third Quarter 2016") and nine-month period ended September 25, 2016 ("Year to Date 2016"), revenue was generated from the operations of 64 BWW restaurants and 19 Bagger Dave’s restaurants. For the three-month period ended September 27, 2015 ("Third Quarter 2015") and nine-month period ended September 27, 2015 ("Year to Date 2015"), revenue was generated from the operations of 62 BWW restaurants and 23 Bagger Dave’s restaurants. Quarterly and annual operating results may fluctuate significantly as a result of a variety of factors, including the timing and number of new restaurant openings and related expenses, increases or decreases in same store sales, changes in commodity prices, general economic conditions, and seasonal fluctuations. As a result, our quarterly results of operations are not necessarily indicative of the results

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that may be achieved for any future period. Same store sales is defined as a restaurant's comparable sales in the first full month after the 18th month of operations for BWW and after the 24th month of operations for Bagger Dave's. Changes in comparable restaurant sales reflect changes in sales for the comparable group of restaurants over a specified period of time. Our comparable restaurant base consisted of 71 and 64 restaurants at September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015, respectively.
 
Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended September 25, 2016 and September 27, 2015
 
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
September 25, 2016
 
Percent of sales
 
September 27, 2015
 
Percent of sales
BWW
 
$
41,625,313

 
89.2
 %
 
$
41,033,964

 
87.2
 %
Bagger Dave's
 
5,063,316

 
10.8
 %
 
6,043,852

 
12.8
 %
Total revenue
 
46,688,629

 
100.0
 %
 
47,077,816

 
100.0
 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating expenses
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Food, beverage, and packaging costs
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BWW
 
11,402,244