Fair Value Measurements
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 29, 2019
|Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]|
|Fair Value Measurements||
Fair Value Measurements
Fair value measurements are made under a three-tier fair value hierarchy, which prioritizes the inputs used in the measuring of fair value:
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis
The carrying amounts of the Company’s cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and current accrued expenses and other liabilities approximate fair value due to the short-term nature or maturity of the instruments.
The Company maintains a rabbi trust to fund obligations under a deferred compensation plan. See Note 15, Employee Benefit Programs. Amounts in the rabbi trust are invested in mutual funds, which are designated as trading securities and carried at fair value, and are included in Other assets, net in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. Fair market value of mutual funds is measured using level 1 inputs (quoted prices for identical assets in active markets). The value of the deferred compensation plan liability is dependent upon the fair value of the assets held in the rabbi trust and therefore is not measured at fair value.
The following tables present the Company’s assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 29, 2019 and December 30, 2018 (in thousands):
Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis
Assets and liabilities recognized or disclosed at fair value on the consolidated financial statements on a nonrecurring basis include items such as property, plant and equipment, goodwill, and other intangible assets. These assets are measured at fair value if determined to be impaired.
During 2019 and 2018, the Company measured non-financial assets for impairment semi-annually using continuing and projected future cash flows, as discussed in Note 4, Other Charges, which were based on significant inputs not observable in the market and thus represented a level 3 fair value measurement.
Based on our 2019 and 2018 semi-annual impairment analyses, we impaired long-lived assets at 29 and 41 company-owned restaurants with carrying values of $17.3 million and $34.1 million, respectively. 19 of the 41 restaurants impaired in 2018 has immaterial impairments. We determined the fair value of these long-lived assets in 2019 and 2018 to be $2.2 million and $6.0 million, respectively, based on level 3 fair value measurements.
Disclosures of Fair Value of Other Assets and Liabilities
The Company’s liability under its Credit Facility is carried at historical cost in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. The carrying value of the Credit Facility approximates fair value as the interest rate on this instrument approximates current market rates. The interest rate on the Credit Facility represents a level 2 fair value input.
The entire disclosure for the fair value of financial instruments (as defined), including financial assets and financial liabilities (collectively, as defined), and the measurements of those instruments as well as disclosures related to the fair value of non-financial assets and liabilities. Such disclosures about the financial instruments, assets, and liabilities would include: (1) the fair value of the required items together with their carrying amounts (as appropriate); (2) for items for which it is not practicable to estimate fair value, disclosure would include: (a) information pertinent to estimating fair value (including, carrying amount, effective interest rate, and maturity, and (b) the reasons why it is not practicable to estimate fair value; (3) significant concentrations of credit risk including: (a) information about the activity, region, or economic characteristics identifying a concentration, (b) the maximum amount of loss the entity is exposed to based on the gross fair value of the related item, (c) policy for requiring collateral or other security and information as to accessing such collateral or security, and (d) the nature and brief description of such collateral or security; (4) quantitative information about market risks and how such risks are managed; (5) for items measured on both a recurring and nonrecurring basis information regarding the inputs used to develop the fair value measurement; and (6) for items presented in the financial statement for which fair value measurement is elected: (a) information necessary to understand the reasons for the election, (b) discussion of the effect of fair value changes on earnings, (c) a description of [similar groups] items for which the election is made and the relation thereof to the balance sheet, the aggregate carrying value of items included in the balance sheet that are not eligible for the election; (7) all other required (as defined) and desired information.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef