Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Other Charges

Other Charges
6 Months Ended
Jul. 11, 2021
Other Income and Expenses [Abstract]  
Other Charges Other Charges
Other charges consist of the following (in thousands):
Twelve Weeks Ended Twenty-Eight Weeks Ended
July 11, 2021 July 12, 2020 July 11, 2021 July 12, 2020
Restaurant closure and refranchising costs $ 1,752  $ 7,602  $ 4,199  $ 9,008 
Asset impairment 115  5,281  1,357  20,779 
Litigation contingencies 85  —  1,170  4,500 
COVID-19 related costs 244  651  813  849 
Board and stockholder matter costs —  967  128  2,449 
Goodwill impairment —  —  —  95,414 
Severance and executive transition —  —  —  881 
Other charges $ 2,196  $ 14,501  $ 7,667  $ 133,880 
Restaurant closure and refranchising costs include the ongoing restaurant operating costs of Company-owned restaurants that remained temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as any costs incurred for permanently closed restaurants including lease termination costs.
During the twenty-eight weeks ended weeks ended July 11, 2021, we impaired long-lived assets at one Company-owned restaurant with a carrying value of $3.8 million (including right of use assets), recognizing an impairment expense of $1.2 million related to the net book value of long-lived restaurant assets for this restaurant. The impairment was recorded as a result of the decision during the fiscal first quarter to close this restaurant and nine additional restaurants which had also remained closed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, whose long-lived restaurant assets had no remaining net book value. During the twelve and twenty-eight weeks ended July 12, 2020 the Company recognized non-cash impairment charges related to restaurant assets at 10 and 34 Company-owned restaurants, respectively, resulting from quantitative impairment analyses.
Litigation contingencies include legal settlement costs accrued within the period presented related to class action employment cases and other employment matters.
COVID-19 related costs include the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment for restaurant Team Members and Guests and emergency sick pay provided to restaurant Team Members during the pandemic.
Board and stockholder matters costs were primarily related to the recruitment and appointment of new board members, and other board and stockholder matters.
We performed a goodwill impairment analysis during the first quarter of 2020 resulting in full impairment of our goodwill balance. The goodwill impairment was measured as the amount by which the carrying amount of the reporting unit, including goodwill, exceeded its fair value.
Severance and executive transition in 2020 primarily relates to severance costs associated with the reduction in force of restaurant support center Team Members