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Basis of Presentation and Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Basis of Presentation and Recent Accounting Pronouncements
9 Months Ended
Oct. 02, 2022
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Basis of Presentation and Recent Accounting Pronouncements Basis of Presentation and Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., a Delaware corporation, together with its subsidiaries ("Red Robin" or the "Company"), primarily operates, franchises, and develops full-service restaurants in North America. As of October 2, 2022, the Company owned and operated 424 restaurants located in 38 states. The Company also had 101 franchised full-service restaurants in 16 states and one Canadian province. The Company operates its business as one operating and one reportable segment.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of Red Robin and its wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. The Company's financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") for interim financial information. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included. The preparation of 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 financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year.
The accompanying Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements of Red Robin have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in the Company's annual consolidated financial statements on Form 10-K have been condensed or omitted. The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 26, 2021 has been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements as of that date, but does not include all disclosures required for audited annual financial statements. For further information, please refer to and read these interim Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements in conjunction with the Company's audited consolidated financial statements included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 26, 2021 filed with the SEC on March 10, 2022.
Our current, prior, and upcoming year periods, period end dates, and number of weeks included in the period are summarized in the table below:
Periods Period End Date Number of Weeks in Period
Current and Prior Fiscal Quarters:
First Quarter 2022
April 17, 2022 16
First Quarter 2021
April 18, 2021 16
Second Quarter 2022
July 10, 2022 12
Second Quarter 2021
July 11, 2021 12
Third Quarter 2022
October 2, 2022 12
Third Quarter 2021
October 3, 2021 12
Current and Prior Fiscal Years:
Fiscal Year 2022
December 25, 2022 52
Fiscal Year 2021
December 26, 2021 52
Upcoming fiscal year:
Fiscal Year 2023
December 31, 2023 53
Certain amounts presented have been reclassified within the October 3, 2021 Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows to conform with the current period presentation, including prior year reclassifications from Lease assets, net of liabilities to Other operating assets and liabilities. The reclassifications had no effect on the Company’s cash flows from operations.
Change in Accounting Estimate - Gift Card Breakage
As part of its annual assessment of gift card breakage and during the forty weeks ended October 2, 2022, the Company re-evaluated the estimated redemption pattern related to gift cards and aligned the recognition of gift card breakage to the updated estimated redemption pattern. As a result, the Company recognized $5.9 million of additional gift card breakage in Franchise and other revenues, partially offset by $0.6 million of associated commissions costs recognized in Selling, general and administrative expenses, in the first quarter of 2022. This change in accounting estimate decreased net loss by $5.2 million, or $0.33 per basic and diluted share for the forty weeks ended October 2, 2022. The Company does not expect the impact of this change in estimate to be material to its future financial statements.
Recent Tax Legislation
The CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 (CHIPS) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 were signed into law by President Biden on August 9, 2022 and August 16, 2022, respectively. The legislation introduces new options for monetizing certain credits, a corporate alternative minimum tax, and a stock repurchase excise tax. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of CHIPS and IRA, but at present does not expect that any of the provisions included in these acts would result in a material impact to our deferred tax assets, liabilities, or income taxes payable.