Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Fair Value Measurements

Fair Value Measurements
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2023
Fair Value Disclosures [Abstract]  
Fair Value Measurements
9. 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:
Level 1:    Observable inputs that reflect unadjusted quote prices in active markets that are accessible at the measurement date for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities.
Level 2:    Inputs other than quoted prices included in Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly.
Level 3:    Inputs that are generally unobservable. These inputs may be used with internally developed methodologies that result in management's best estimate 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 current 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 following tables present the Company's assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of December 31, 2023 and December 25, 2022 (in thousands):
December 31, 2023 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Investments in rabbi trust $ 2,079  $ 2,079  $ —  $ — 
Total assets measured at fair value $ 2,079  $ 2,079  $ —  $ — 
December 25, 2022 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Investments in rabbi trust $ 4,250  $ 4,250  $ —  $ — 
Total assets measured at fair value $ 4,250  $ 4,250  $ —  $ — 
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, right of use assets, and intangible assets. These assets are measured at fair value if determined to be impaired.
During 2023, 2022, and 2021, the Company measured non-financial assets for impairment using continuing and projected future cash flows, as discussed in Note 4. Other Charges (Gains), net, which were based on significant inputs not observable in the market and thus represented a level 3 fair value measurement.
Based on our 2023, 2022, and 2021 impairment analyses, we impaired long-lived assets at 19, 46 and 10 locations with carrying values of $36.5 million, $80.4 million, and $13.7 million, respectively. We determined the fair value of these long-lived assets in 2023, 2022, and 2021 to be $27.4 million, $42.4 million and $7.2 million, respectively, based on level 3 fair value measurements.
Liquor licenses with indefinite lives are reviewed for impairment annually or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying amount may not be recoverable. If the carrying amount is not recoverable, we record an impairment charge for the excess of the carrying amount over the fair value. We determine fair value based on quoted prices in the active market for the license in the same or similar jurisdictions, representing a level 1 fair value measurement. During the fourth quarter of 2023, the Company performed its annual review of its indefinite lived liquor licenses that had a carrying value of $6.2 million, and recorded impairment charges of $0.2 million to indefinite-lived intangibles in 2023. Impairment charges of $0.5 million were recorded to liquor licenses with indefinite lives in 2022 and $0.5 million impairment charges were recorded in 2021.
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. As of December 31, 2023, the fair value of the Credit Facility was approximately $186.9 million and the principal amount carrying value was $189.1 million. The Credit Facility term loan is reported net of $6.5 million in unamortized discount and debt issuance costs in the consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2023. The carrying value approximated the fair value of the Credit Facility as of December 25, 2022, as the interest rate on the instrument approximated current market rates. The interest rate on the Credit Facility represents a level 2 fair value input.