10-K 1 rave10k062815.htm RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP rave10k062815.htm
 




SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D. C.  20549

FORM 10-K
 
  (Mark One)   
  [X] 
Annual Report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 193
For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2015.
Transition report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
  [  ]  For the transition period from _____ to _____.   
       
 
                
Commission File Number 0-12919

RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Missouri        
45-3189287
(State or jurisdiction of  
(I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization)
Identification No.)
   
3551 Plano Parkway
 
The Colony, Texas 
75056
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (469) 384-5000
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of class
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $.01 each
 
NASDAQ Capital Market

 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:       None

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.  Yes   No  Ö

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.  Yes     No  Ö

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  Ö No ___

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if  any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes_Ö_  No__

              Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405 of Regulation S-K is not contained herein, and will not be contained, to the best of registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this Form 10-K. [Ö]
 
 
 
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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 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  Ö

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).
Yes ___     No  Ö

As of December 28, 2014, the last business day of the registrant’s most recently completed second fiscal quarter, the aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting common equity held by non-affiliates was approximately $44.7 million computed by reference to the price at which the common equity was last sold on the NASDAQ Capital Market.

 As of September 24, 2015, there were 10,313,635 shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding.


DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE

Portions of the registrant’s definitive proxy statement, to be filed pursuant to Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act in connection with the registrant’s annual meeting of shareholders scheduled for November 17, 2015, have been incorporated by reference in Part III of this report.



 
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Forward-Looking Statements

This Form 10-K contains certain forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby.  Forward-looking statements include statements which are predictive in nature, which depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or which include words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “estimate” or similar expressions.  These statements include the plans and objectives of management for future operations, including plans and objectives relating to future growth of our business activities and availability of funds.  Statements that address business and growth strategies, performance goals, projected financial condition and operating results, our understanding of our competition, industry and market trends, and any other statements or assumptions that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements included in this Form 10-K are based on current expectations that involve numerous risks and uncertainties.  Assumptions relating to these forward-looking statements involve judgments with respect to, among other things, future economic, competitive and market conditions, regulatory framework and future business decisions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond our control.  Although we believe that the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could be inaccurate and, therefore, there can be no assurance that the forward-looking statements included in this Form 10-K will prove to be accurate.  In light of the significant uncertainties inherent in these forward-looking statements, the inclusion of such information should not be regarded as a representation that our objectives and plans will be achieved.

PART I

ITEM 1.  BUSINESS.

General

Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as the “Company” or in the first person notations of “we”, “us” and “our”) operate and franchise pizza buffet, delivery/carry-out and express restaurants domestically and internationally under the trademark “Pizza Inn” and operate and franchise domestic fast casual restaurants under the trademarks “Pie Five Pizza Company” or “Pie Five”.  We provide or facilitate the procurement and distribution of food, equipment and supplies to our domestic and international system of restaurants through our Norco Restaurant Services Company (“Norco”) division and through agreements with third party distributors.

As of June 28, 2015, we owned and operated 26 restaurants comprised of 24 Pie Five restaurants (“Pie Five Units”) and two Pizza Inn buffet restaurants (“Buffet Units”).  As of that date, we also had 30 franchised Pie Five Units and 248 franchised Pizza Inn restaurants.  The 177 domestic franchised Pizza Inn restaurants were comprised of 99 Buffet Units, 21 delivery/carry-out restaurants (“Delco Units”) and 57 express restaurants (“Express Units”).  The 71 international franchised Pizza Inn restaurants were comprised of 18 Buffet Units, 45 Delco Units and eight Express Units.  Domestic restaurants were located predominantly in the southern half of the United States, with Texas, North Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee accounting for approximately 29%, 12%, 11% and 8%, respectively, of the total number of domestic restaurants.

Our History

The Company has offered consumers affordable, high quality pizza since 1958, when the first Pizza Inn restaurant opened in Dallas, Texas.  We awarded our first franchise in 1963 and opened our first buffet restaurant in 1969.  We began franchising the Pizza Inn brand internationally in the late 1970s.  In 1993, our stock began trading on the NASDAQ Stock Market, and presently trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol “RAVE.”  In June 2011, we opened the first Pie Five restaurant in Ft. Worth, Texas.  In November 2012, we signed our first franchise development agreement for Pie Five.


 
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Our Concepts

We operate and franchise restaurant concepts under two distinct brands: Pie Five and Pizza Inn.

Pie Five

Pie Five is a fast-casual pizza concept that creates individualized pizzas which are baked in 140 seconds in our specially designed oven.  Pizzas are created at the direction of our customers who choose from a variety of freshly prepared and displayed toppings, cheeses, sauces and doughs and complete their purchase process in less than five minutes.  Customers can also get freshly prepared entrée and side salads, also made to order from our recipes or at the customer's direction.  They can also choose from several baked daily desserts like brownies, cookie pies, and cakes.  A variety of soft beverages are available, as well as beer and wine in some locations.  Pie Five restaurants offer items at prices from $5.49 to $9.99, and the average ticket price per meal, including a drink, was approximately $8.98 per person for fiscal year 2015. The average per person ticket is slightly higher in restaurants offering beer and wine.

Pie Five restaurants typically occupy leased, in-line or end-cap space of between 1,800 and 2,400 square feet in retail strip or multi-unit retail space.  The restaurants typically are located in high traffic, high visibility urban or suburban sites in mid- to large-size metropolitan areas.  With seating for 65 to 85 customers in most units, and patio seating where available, Pie Five restaurants primarily serve lunch and dinner to families, adults and kids of all ages.  Sales are predominantly on-premise though carry out is offered as well. Future sales growth initiatives may include expanded text ordering and catering services.  Due to the relatively compact footprint of the restaurants, and other operating advantages, we also believe Pie Five is well suited for non-traditional locations such as airports.

Pizza Inn

We operate Buffet Units, Delco Units and Express Units under the Pizza Inn brand.  Buffet Units and Delco Units feature crusts that are hand-made from dough made fresh in the restaurant each day.  Our pizzas are made with a proprietary all-in-one flour mixture, real mozzarella cheese and a proprietary mix of classic pizza spices.  In international markets, the menu mix of toppings and side items is occasionally adapted to local tastes.

           Buffet Units offer dine-in, carryout and catering service and, in many cases, also offer delivery service.  Buffet Units offer a variety of pizza crusts with standard toppings and special combinations of toppings in addition to pasta, salad, sandwiches, appetizers, desserts and beverages, including beer and wine in some locations, in an informal, family-oriented atmosphere.  We occasionally offer other items on a limited promotional basis.  Buffet Units are generally located in free standing buildings or strip center locations in retail developments in close proximity to offices, shopping centers and residential areas.  The current standard Buffet Units are between 2,100 and 4,500 square feet in size and seat 120 to 185 customers.  The interior decor is designed to promote a casual, lively, contemporary, family-style atmosphere.  Some Buffet Units feature game rooms that offer a range of electronic game entertainment for the entire family.  The buffet is typically offered at prices from $3.49 to $7.49, and the average ticket price, including a drink, was approximately $9.52 per person for fiscal year 2015.  The average per person ticket is slightly higher in restaurants offering beer and wine.

Delco Units offer delivery and carryout service only and are typically located in shopping centers or other in-line retail developments.  Delco Units typically offer a variety of crusts and some combination of side items.  Delco Units occupy approximately 1,200 square feet, are primarily production facilities and, in most instances, do not offer seating.    The decor of the Delco Unit is designed to be bright and highly visible and feature neon lighted displays and awnings.  We have attempted to locate Delco Units strategically to facilitate timely delivery service and to provide easy access for carryout service.

Express Units serve our customers through a variety of non-traditional points of sale.  Express Units are typically located in a convenience store, food court, college campus, airport terminal, travel plaza, athletic facility or other commercial facility.  They have limited or no seating and solely offer quick carryout service of a limited menu of pizza and other foods and beverages.  An Express Unit typically occupies approximately 200 to 400 square feet and is commonly operated by the operator or food service licensee of the commercial host facility.  We have developed a high-quality pre-prepared crust that is topped and cooked on-site, allowing this concept to offer a lower initial investment and reduced labor and operating costs while maintaining product quality and consistency.  Like Delco Units, Express Units are primarily production-oriented facilities and, therefore, do not require all of the equipment, labor or square footage of the Buffet Unit.


 
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Site Selection

We consider the restaurant site selection process critical to a restaurant’s long-term success and devote significant resources to the investigation and evaluation of potential sites. The site selection process includes a review of trade area demographics through the use of a third party customer and site selection tool, as well as a proprietary evaluation process.  We may also rely on a franchisee’s knowledge of the trade area and market characteristics when selecting a location for a franchised restaurant. A member of our development team visits each potential domestic restaurant location.

Development and Operations

New Unit Development

We intend to expand the Pizza Inn system domestically and internationally in markets with significant long-term growth potential and where we believe we can use our competitive strengths to establish brand recognition and gain local market share.  While we plan to expand our Pizza Inn branded domestic restaurant base primarily through opening new franchised restaurants with new and existing franchisees, we will continue to evaluate our mix of Company-owned and franchised restaurants.  We will evaluate the development of new Pizza Inn Buffet and Delco Units in international markets in fiscal 2016, particularly in the Middle East.

In appropriate circumstances, we grant area developer rights for Pizza Inn restaurants in new and existing domestic markets.  A Pizza Inn area developer typically pays a negotiated fee to purchase the right to operate or develop restaurants within a defined territory and, typically, agrees to a multi-restaurant development schedule. The area developer assists us in local franchise service and quality control in exchange for half of the franchise fees and royalties from all restaurants within the territory during the term of the agreement.

In fiscal 2016, we intend to continue developing franchised Pie Five Units.  As of August 25, 2015, we had 32 franchised units open and had executed multi-year development agreements with 21 franchisees for up to an additional 375 Pie Five Units to be located in the U.S., including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington D.C.  The number of Pie Five Units subject to a development agreement is scaled relative to the estimated development potential of the specified geographic area and requires the franchisee to achieve specified unit development milestones over a period of time, typically five years, to maintain their development rights in the area.  The rate at which we will be able to continue to expand the Pie Five concept through franchise development is determined in part by our success at selecting qualified franchisees, by our ability to identify satisfactory sites in appropriate markets and by our ability to continue training and monitoring our franchisees.  We intend to continue to focus on franchise development opportunities with experienced, well-capitalized, multi-restaurant operators.

In fiscal 2016, we also intend to continue to develop Company-owned Pie Five Units in selected metropolitan areas throughout the United States.  Our ability to open new Company-owned Pie Five Units is largely dependent on our ability to identify and secure suitable locations, to manage and fund the development of such locations and to train and staff the restaurants.

Domestic Franchise Operations

Franchise and development agreements. We discontinued offering new Delco Franchises during fiscal 2014.  Our current standard forms of franchise agreements provide for the following basic terms:
 
 
 
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Pizza Inn
       
   
Buffet Unit
   
Express Unit
   
Pie Five Unit
 
Development fee per unit
    -       -       5,000  
Franchise fee per unit
    25,000       5,000       20,000  
Initial franchise term
 
20 years
   
5 years
   
10 years
 
Renewal period
 
10 years
   
5 years
   
5 years
 
Royalty rate % of sales
    4 %     5 %     6 %
National Ad fund % of sales
    1 %     2 %     2 %
Required total ad spending % of sales
    5 %     2 %     5 %
 

Since the Pizza Inn concept was first franchised in 1963, industry franchising concepts and development strategies have evolved, and our present franchise relationships are evidenced by a variety of contractual forms.  Common to those forms are provisions that: (i) require the franchisee to follow the Pizza Inn system of restaurant operation and management, (ii) require the franchisee to pay a franchise fee and continuing royalties, and (iii) except for Express Units, prohibit the development of one restaurant within a specified distance from another.

  We launched the franchise program for Pie Five in fiscal 2013.  Based on the Pie Five development agreements currently in effect, we anticipate allocating significant internal resources to the growth of our Pie Five franchise and development operation in fiscal 2016.  Our Pie Five franchise agreement requires that the franchisees: (i) follow the Pie Five system of restaurant operation and management, (ii) pay a franchise fee and continuing royalties, (iii) contribute a specified percentage of sales to a marketing fund managed by the Company, and (iv) only open restaurants that comply with site and design standards determined by the Company.

Training.  We offer numerous training programs for the benefit of franchisees and their restaurant crew managers.  The training programs, taught by experienced Company employees, focus on food preparation, service, cost control, sanitation, safety, local store marketing, personnel management and other aspects of restaurant operation.  The training programs include group classes, supervised work in Company-owned restaurants and special field seminars.  Initial and certain supplemental training programs are offered free of charge to franchisees, who pay their own travel and lodging expenses.  New franchisees also receive on-site training from Company employees to assist with their first two restaurant openings under their development agreements.  Restaurant managers train their staff through on-the-job training, utilizing video and printed materials produced by us.

Standards.  We require franchisee adherence to a variety of standards designed to ensure proper operations and to protect and enhance the Pie Five and Pizza Inn brands.  All franchisees are required to operate their restaurants in compliance with these written policies, standards and specifications, which include matters such as menu items, ingredients, materials, supplies, services, furnishings, decor and signs.  Our efforts to maintain consistent operations may result, from time to time, in the closing of certain restaurants that have not achieved and maintained a consistent standard of quality or operations. We also maintain adherence to our standards through ongoing support and education of our franchisees by our franchise business consultants, who are deployed locally in markets where our franchisees are located.

Company-Owned Restaurant Operations

As of June 28, 2015, we operated two Buffet Units and 24 Pie Five Units, primarily in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Chicago metropolitan areas. We do not currently intend to operate any Delco Units or Express Units.  Our ability to open Company-owned restaurants is affected by a number of factors, including the terms of available financing and our ability to locate suitable sites, negotiate acceptable lease or purchase terms, secure appropriate local governmental permits and approvals, supervise construction and recruit and train management personnel.  In addition to generating revenues and earnings, we use domestic Company-owned restaurants as test sites for new products and promotions as well as restaurant operational improvements and as a forum for training new managers and franchisees.

Developing Company-owned Pie Five Units in multiple metropolitan areas is a key component of our strategic plan.  In addition to providing the Company with an attractive economic return, we believe that developing a domestic network of Company-owned Pie Five Units is an important aspect of our strategy for growing the Pie Five system.  Growth in both the franchised and Company-owned Pie Five Units in operation improves the system’s overall economies of scale for advertising, marketing, information systems, distribution and procurement of food products, and other costs.  In fiscal 2016, we plan to allocate additional resources to developing and operating Company-owned Pie Five Units.
 
 
 
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International Franchise Operations

We also offer master license rights to develop Pizza Inn restaurants in certain foreign countries, with negotiated fees, development schedules and ongoing royalties.  A master licensee for a foreign country pays a negotiated fee to purchase the right to develop and operate Pizza Inn restaurants within a defined territory, typically for a term of 20 years, plus a ten-year renewal option.  The master licensee agrees to a multi-restaurant development schedule and we train the master licensee to monitor and assist franchisees in their territory with local service and quality control, with support from us.  In return, the master licensee typically retains half the franchise fees and half the royalties on all restaurants within the territory during the term of the agreement.  Master licensees may open restaurants that they own and operate, or they may open sub-franchised restaurants owned and operated by third parties through agreements with the master licensee, but subject to our approval.

Our first franchised restaurant outside of the United States opened in the late 1970s.  As of June 28, 2015, there were 71 Pizza Inn restaurants operating internationally. With the exception of two restaurants in Honduras and one in Bangladesh, all of the restaurants operated or sub-licensed by our international master licensees are in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and adjoining countries. Our ability to continue to develop select international markets is affected by a number of factors, including our ability to locate experienced, well-capitalized developers who can commit to an aggressive multi-restaurant development schedule and achieve maximum initial market penetration with minimal supervision by us.  In the future, we may also pursue international opportunities for the development of Pie Five franchisees.

Food and Supply Distribution

Our Norco division provides product sourcing, purchasing, quality assurance, research and development, franchisee order and billing services, and logistics support functions for both the Pizza Inn and Pie Five restaurant systems.  We outsource our warehousing and distribution services to reputable and experienced restaurant distribution companies, including Performance Food Group, Inc. and its affiliates.  The distributors make deliveries to all domestic restaurants from several distribution centers, with delivery territories and responsibilities for each determined according to geographical region.  We believe this division of responsibilities for our purchasing, franchisee support and distribution systems has resulted in lower operating costs and logistical efficiencies.  Norco also arranges for the distribution of certain products and equipment to some international franchisees.

Effective in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, we changed our distribution arrangements to shift the responsibility for maintaining system-wide inventory from Norco to third party distributors.  As a result, as of June 28, 2015, inventory consisted primarily of food, paper products and supplies stored in and used by Company restaurants.

Norco is able to leverage the advantages of direct vendor negotiations and volume purchasing of food, equipment and supplies for the franchisees’ benefit in the form of a concentrated, one-truck delivery system, competitive pricing and product consistency.  Franchisees are able to purchase all products and ingredients from Norco and have them delivered by experienced and efficient distributors.  In order to assure product quality and consistency, our franchisees are required to purchase from Norco certain food products that are proprietary to the Pizza Inn and Pie Five systems, including cheese, pizza sauce, flour mixture, certain meats and spice blend.  In addition, franchisees purchase other non-proprietary food products and supplies from Norco.  Alternatively, franchisees may also purchase non-proprietary products and supplies from other suppliers who meet our requirements for quality and reliability.

Non-proprietary food and ingredients, equipment and other supplies sold by Norco are generally available from several qualified sources.  With the exception of several proprietary food products, such as cheese and dough flour, we are not dependent upon any one supplier or a limited group of suppliers.  We contract with established food processors for the production of our proprietary products according to our specifications.

We have not experienced any significant shortages of supplies or any delays in receiving our food or beverage inventories, restaurant supplies or products, and do not anticipate any difficulty in obtaining inventories or supplies in the foreseeable future.  Prices charged to us by our suppliers are subject to fluctuation, and we typically pass increased costs or savings on to our franchisees through changes in product pricing.  We do not engage in commodity hedging but enter into pricing arrangements for up to a year in advance for certain high volume products.
 
 
 
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Marketing and Advertising

By communicating a common brand message at the regional, local market and restaurant levels, we believe we can create and reinforce a strong, consistent marketing message to consumers and increase our market share.  We offer or facilitate a number of ways for the brand image and message to be promoted at the local and regional levels.

The Pizza Inn Advertising Plan Cooperative (“PIAP Cooperative”) is a Texas cooperative association that is responsible for creating and producing various marketing programs and materials, which may include print and digital advertisements, direct mail materials, social media and e-mail marketing, television and radio commercials, in-store promotional materials, and related marketing and public relations services.  Each operator of a domestic Buffet Unit or Delco Unit is entitled to membership in PIAP Cooperative.  Nearly all of our existing Pizza Inn franchise agreements for Buffet Units and Delco Units require the franchisees to become members of PIAP Cooperative.  Members contribute 1% of their sales to PIAP Cooperative.  PIAP Cooperative is managed by a board of trustees comprised of franchisee representatives who are elected by the members each year.  We do not have any ownership interest in PIAP Cooperative.  We provide certain administrative, marketing and other services to PIAP Cooperative and are paid by PIAP Cooperative for such services.  As of June 28, 2015, the Company-owned Buffet Units and substantially all of our domestic franchisees were members of PIAP Cooperative.  Operators of Express Units do not participate in PIAP Cooperative.  However, they contribute up to 1% of their sales directly to us to help fund purchases of Express Unit marketing materials and similar expenditures. International franchisees do not participate in PIAP Cooperative.

In the past year we have allocated additional resources to the development and execution of marketing programs for the Pie Five restaurant system to benefit Pie Five franchisees and Company-owned restaurants in different metropolitan areas.  Pie Five franchisees contribute a specified percentage of their sales to the Company to fund the creation and production of various marketing and advertising programs and materials, which may include print and digital advertisements, direct mail materials, customer satisfaction systems, social media and e-mail marketing, television and radio commercials, in-store promotional materials, and related marketing and public relations services.  We anticipate continuing to expand Pie Five marketing activities commensurate with the growth of the Pie Five system.

Pizza Inn and Pie Five franchisees are required to conduct independent marketing efforts in addition to their participation in the national marketing programs for each brand.  We provide Company-owned and franchised restaurants with access to an assortment of local store marketing materials, including pre-approved print, radio, and digital media marketing materials.  We also provide local store marketing materials and programs specifically to support new restaurant openings.

Trademarks and Quality Control

We own various trademarks, including the names “Pizza Inn” and “Pie Five,” that are used in connection with the restaurants and have been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  The duration of our trademarks is unlimited, subject to periodic renewal and continued use.  In addition, we have obtained trademark registrations for our marks in several foreign countries and have periodically re-filed and applied for registration in others.  We believe that we hold the necessary rights for protection of the trademarks essential to our business.

Government Regulation

We and our franchisees are subject to various federal, state and local laws affecting the operation of our restaurants.  Each restaurant is subject to licensing and regulation by a number of governmental authorities, which include health, safety, sanitation, wage and hour, alcoholic beverage, building and fire agencies in the state or municipality in which the restaurant is located.  Difficulties in obtaining, or the failure to obtain, required licenses or approvals could delay or prevent the opening of a new restaurant or require the temporary or permanent closing of existing restaurants in a particular area.

We are subject to Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) regulation and to various state laws regulating the offer and sale of franchises.  The FTC requires us to furnish to prospective franchisees a franchise disclosure document containing prescribed information.  Substantive state laws that regulate the franchisor-franchisee relationship presently exist in a number of states, and bills have been introduced in Congress from time to time that would provide for further federal regulation of the franchisor-franchisee relationship in certain respects.  Some foreign countries also have disclosure requirements and other laws regulating franchising and the franchisor-franchisee relationship.
 
 
 
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Employees

As of August 25, 2015, we had 557 employees, including 53 in our corporate office and 57 full-time and 447 part-time employees at the Company-owned restaurants.  None of our employees are currently covered by collective bargaining agreements.


Industry and Competition

The restaurant industry is intensely competitive with respect to price, service, location and food quality, and there are many well-established competitors with substantially greater brand recognition and financial and other resources than the Company.  Competitors include a large number of international, national and regional restaurant and pizza chains, as well as local restaurants and pizza operators.  Some of our competitors may be better established in the markets where our restaurants are or may be located.  Within the pizza segment of the restaurant industry, we believe that our primary competitors are national pizza chains and several regional chains, including chains executing a “take and bake” concept.  We also compete against the frozen pizza products available at grocery stores and large superstore retailers.  In recent years several competitors have developed fast-casual pizza concepts that compete with Pie Five in certain metropolitan areas.  A change in the pricing or other market strategies of one or more of our competitors could have an adverse impact on our sales and earnings.

With respect to the sale of franchises, we compete with many franchisors of restaurants and other business concepts.  We believe that the principal competitive factors affecting the sale of franchises are product quality, price, value, consumer acceptance, franchisor experience and support, and the quality of the relationship maintained between the franchisor and its franchisees.  In general, there is also active competition for management personnel and attractive commercial real estate sites suitable for our restaurants.

Our Norco division competes with both national and local distributors of food and other restaurant suppliers.  The distribution industry is very competitive.  We believe that the principal competitive factors in the distribution industry are product quality, customer service and price.  Norco or its designees are the sole authorized suppliers of certain proprietary products that all Pizza Inn or Pie Five restaurants are required to use.

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS.

Not required for a smaller reporting company.

ITEM 1B.  UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS.

Not applicable.

ITEM 2.  PROPERTIES.

The Company leases its 38,130 square foot corporate office facility pursuant to a sale-leaseback transaction with average annual lease payments of approximately $11.00 per square foot.  This lease began on December 19, 2006 and has a ten year term. In August 2011, we secured a three year term sublease at $14.50 per square foot for 18,360 square feet of the building beginning December 1, 2011.

As of June 28, 2015, the Company also operated two Pizza Inn Buffet Units and 24 Pie Five Units from leased locations.  The operating leases cover premises from 1,765 to 4,634 square feet and have initial terms of from five to ten years at base rental rates of $18.00 to $42.00 per square foot and contain provisions permitting renewal for one or more specified terms.

The Company has two leases for Buffet Units in Texas that were closed in fiscal 2008 and 2014. These leased properties are 4,000 and 4,347 square feet, have annual rental rates of approximately $13.00 and $30.00 per square foot and expire in 2015 and 2020, respectively.  The Company is currently pursuing alternatives for subleasing or terminating these leases.
 
 
 
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ITEM 3.  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

The Company is subject to claims and legal actions in the ordinary course of its business.  The Company believes that all such claims and actions currently pending against it are either adequately covered by insurance or would not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s annual results of operations, cash flows or financial condition if decided in a manner that is unfavorable to the Company.

ITEM 4.  MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

Not applicable.
 
 
 
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PART II

ITEM 5. MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES.

As of August 25, 2015, there were approximately 1,933 stockholders of record of the Company's common stock.

The Company had no sales of unregistered securities during fiscal 2015 or 2014.

The Company's common stock is listed on the Capital Market of the NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC (“NASDAQ”) under the symbol “RAVE”. The following table shows the highest and lowest price per share of the common stock during each quarterly period within the two most recent fiscal years, as reported by NASDAQ.  Such prices reflect inter-dealer quotations, without adjustment for any retail markup, markdown or commission.

 
   
High
   
Low
 
Fiscal 2015:
           
Fourth Quarter Ended 6/28/2015
  $ 15.93     $ 10.72  
Third Quarter Ended 3/29/2015
    16.20       6.96  
Second Quarter Ended 12/28/2014
    8.23       6.12  
First Quarter Ended 9/28/2014
    8.63       5.96  
                 
Fiscal 2014:
               
Fourth Quarter Ended 6/29/2014
  $ 6.74     $ 5.41  
Third Quarter Ended 3/30/2014
    8.29       5.38  
Second Quarter Ended 12/29/2013
    9.09       7.15  
First Quarter Ended 9/29/2013
    8.21       5.51  

The Company did not pay any dividends on its common stock during the fiscal years ended June 28, 2015 or June 29, 2014.  Any determination to pay cash dividends in the future will be at the discretion of the Company’s board of directors and will be dependent upon the Company’s results of operations, financial condition, capital requirements, contractual restrictions and other factors deemed relevant.  Currently, there is no intention to pay any dividends on our common stock.


2007 Stock Purchase Plan

On May 23, 2007, the Company’s board of directors approved a stock purchase plan (the “2007 Stock Purchase Plan”) authorizing the purchase on our behalf of up to 1,016,000 shares of our common stock in the open market or in privately negotiated transactions.  On June 2, 2008, the Company’s board of directors amended the 2007 Stock Purchase Plan to increase the number of shares of common stock the Company may repurchase by 1,000,000 shares to a total of 2,016,000 shares. On April 22, 2009 the Company’s board of directors amended the 2007 Stock Purchase Plan again to increase the number of shares of common stock the Company may repurchase by 1,000,000 shares to a total of 3,016,000 shares. The 2007 Stock Purchase Plan does not have an expiration date.  There were no stock purchases in the fiscal year ended June 28, 2015.

The Company’s ability to purchase shares of our common stock is subject to various laws, regulations and policies as well as the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).   Subsequent to June 28, 2015, the Company has not repurchased any outstanding shares but may make further purchases under the 2007 Stock Purchase Plan.  The Company may also purchase shares of our common stock other than pursuant to the 2007 Stock Purchase Plan or other publicly announced plans or programs.
 

 
 
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Equity Compensation Plan Information

The following table furnishes information with respect to the Company’s equity compensation plans as of June 28, 2015:
 
   
Number of securities to
   
Weighted-average
   
Number of securities
 
   
be issued upon exercise
   
exercise price of
   
remaining available for
 
Plan
 
of outstanding options,
   
outstanding options,
   
future issuance under
 
Category
 
warrants, and rights
   
warrants, and rights
   
equity compensation plans
 
Equity compensation
                 
plans approved by
                 
security holders
    871,798     $ 3.51       1,200,000  
                         
Equity compensation
                       
plans not approved by
                       
security holders
    -     $ -       -  
                         
Total
    871,798     $ 3.51       1,200,000  
 

Additional information regarding equity compensation can be found in the notes to the consolidated financial statements.

ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

Not required for a smaller reporting company.

ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.


Results of Operations

           The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes appearing elsewhere in this Annual Report on Form 10-K and may contain certain forward-looking statements.  See “Forward-Looking Statements.”

Overview

The Company operates and franchises pizza buffet, delivery/carry-out and express restaurants domestically and internationally under the trademark “Pizza Inn” and operates domestic fast casual pizza restaurants under the trademarks “Pie Five Pizza Company” or “Pie Five”. We provide or facilitate food, equipment and supply distribution to our domestic and international system of restaurants through our Norco Restaurant Services Company division and through agreements with third party distributors. At June 28, 2015, Company-owned and franchised restaurants consisted of the following:
 
 
 
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(in thousands, except unit data)
                               
   
Pizza Inn
   
Pie Five
   
All Concepts
 
   
Ending
   
Retail
   
Ending
   
Retail
   
Ending
   
Retail
 
   
Units
   
Sales
   
Units
   
Sales
   
Units
   
Sales
 
                                     
 Company-Owned
    2     $ 1,471       24     $ 11,398       26     $ 12,869  
 Domestic Franchised
    177       91,480       30       13,940       207       105,420  
 Total Domestic Units
    179     $ 92,951       54     $ 25,338       233     $ 118,289  
                                                 
                                                 
 International Franchised
    71               -               71          

The domestic restaurants were located in 25 states predominately situated in the southern half of the United States.  The international restaurants were located in seven foreign countries.

Basic and diluted loss per common share increased $0.01 to a loss of $0.19 and $0.18, respectively, for fiscal 2015, compared to $0.18 and $0.17, respectively, in the prior fiscal year.  Net loss increased $0.2 million to a loss of $1.8 million for fiscal 2015 compared to a loss of $1.6 million for the prior fiscal year on revenues of $48.2 million for fiscal 2015 as compared to $42.2 million in fiscal 2014.  The increase in net loss from prior year was primarily due to increased pre-opening expenses and higher general and administrative and franchise costs related to additional personnel and other resources to support the growth of Pie Five franchising and opening of Company-owned restaurants.

Adjusted EBITDA for the fiscal year ended June 28, 2015, improved $0.9 million to a positive $0.6 million compared to a negative $0.3 million for the comparable period of the prior fiscal year.  The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods shown (in thousands):
 
   
Fiscal Year Ended
 
   
June 28,
   
June 29,
 
   
2015
   
2014
 
 Net Loss
  $ (1,839 )   $ (1,567 )
 Interest Expense
    113       142  
 Income Taxes
    (670 )     (760 )
 Income Taxes--Discontinued Operations
    (86 )     (58 )
 Depreciation and amortization
    1,617       1,454  
 EBITDA
  $ (865 )   $ (789 )
 Stock compensation expense
    128       68  
 Pre-opening costs
    721       161  
 Asset disposals, closure costs and restaurant impairment
    586       275  
 Adjusted EBITDA
  $ 570     $ (285 )

Results of operations for fiscal 2015 and 2014 both included 52 weeks.


 
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Pie Five Brand Summary

The following tables summarize certain key indicators for the Pie Five franchised and Company-owned restaurants that management believes are useful in evaluating performance.
 
   
Fiscal Year Ended
 
   
June 28,
   
June 29,
 
   
2015
   
2014
 
Pie Five Retail Sales - Total Stores
           
   Domestic - Franchised
  $ 13,940     $ 2,857  
   Domestic - Company-owned
    11,398       8,101  
Total domestic retail sales
  $ 25,338     $ 10,958  
                 
Pie Five Comparable Store Retail Sales - Total
  $ 7,892     $ 7,100  
                 
Pie Five Average Units Open in Period
               
   Domestic - Franchised
    16       5  
   Domestic - Company-owned
    16       12  
Total domestic Units
    32       17  
 
Pie Five system-wide retail sales increased $14.4 million, or 131.2%, for the fiscal year ended June 28, 2015 when compared to the prior year.  System-wide average weekly sales improved by $2,439, or 19.6%, from $12,468 in fiscal year 2014 to $14,907 for fiscal year 2015.  Compared to the fiscal year 2014, average units open in the period increased from 17 to 32.  Comparable store retail sales increased by 11.2% during fiscal 2015 compared to fiscal 2014.

The following chart summarizes Pie Five restaurant activity for the fiscal year ended June 28, 2015:

   
Fiscal Year Ended June 28, 2015
 
   
Beginning
               
Ending
 
   
Units
   
Opened
   
Closed
   
Units
 
                         
Domestic - Franchised
    7       25       2       30  
Domestic - Company-owned
    13       11       -       24  
Total domestic Units
    20       36       2       54  

We believe that the net addition of 34 Pie Five Units during fiscal 2015 reflects the continuation of an accelerated pace of growth in the opening of Pie Five Units as franchised stores begin to open pursuant to previously executed franchise development agreements and the Company continues to develop its own stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Chicago and other metropolitan areas.  The two closed franchised locations were related to the conversion of a market region from a franchise market to a Company market.
 
 
 
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Pie Five - Company-Owned Restaurants
                             
(in thousands, except store weeks and average data)
 
Three Months Ended
   
Fiscal Year Ended
 
   
Sept 28,
   
Dec 28,
   
March 29,
   
June 28,
   
June 28,
 
   
2014
   
2014
   
2015
   
2015
   
2015
 
Store weeks
    169       182       212       264       827  
Average weekly sales
    14,199       13,336       13,432       13,826       13,693  
Average number of units
    13       14       16       20       16  
                                         
Restaurant sales (excluding partial weeks)
    2,400       2,427       2,848       3,650       11,324  
Restaurant sales
    2,405       2,438       2,855       3,700       11,398  
                                         
Restaurant operating cash flow
    413       346       439       571       1,769  
Allocated marketing and advertising expenses
    (120 )     (122 )     (143 )     (185 )     (570 )
Depreciation/amortization expense
    (274 )     (267 )     (319 )     (384 )     (1,244 )
Pre-opening costs
    (35 )     (137 )     (195 )     (354 )     (721 )
Operations management and extraordinary expenses
    (41 )     (100 )     (51 )     (229 )     (421 )
Deferred rent adjustment (net) and impairment
    -       -       -       -       -  
Loss from continuing operations before taxes
    (57 )     (280 )     (269 )     (581 )     (1,187 )
                                         
   
Three Months Ended
   
Fiscal Year Ended
 
   
Sept 29,
   
Dec 29,
   
March 30,
   
June 29,
   
June 29,
 
      2013       2013       2014       2014       2014  
Store weeks
    139       156       169       169       633  
Average weekly sales
    11,896       11,802       13,186       14,030       12,787  
Average number of units
    11       12       13       13       12  
                                         
Restaurant sales (excluding partial weeks)
    1,654       1,841       2,228       2,371       8,094  
Restaurant sales
    1,659       1,843       2,228       2,371       8,101  
                                         
Restaurant operating cash flow
    164       161       316       370       1,011  
Allocated marketing and advertising expenses
    (83 )     (92 )     (111 )     (119 )     (405 )
Depreciation/amortization expense
    (256 )     (237 )     (280 )     (274 )     (1,047 )
Pre-opening costs
    (86 )     (70 )     (4 )     (1 )     (161 )
Operations management and extraordinary expenses
    (41 )     (59 )     (59 )     (50 )     (209 )
Deferred rent adjustment (net) and impairment
    -       3       -       (253 )     (250 )
Loss from continuing operations before taxes
    (302 )     (294 )     (138 )     (327 )     (1,061 )

Average weekly sales for Company-owned Pie Five restaurants increased $906, or 7.1%, to $13,693 for the fiscal year ended June 28, 2015 compared to $12,787 for the same period of prior year. Company-owned Pie Five restaurant operating cash flow increased $0.8 million, or 75.0%, during the fiscal year 2015 compared to the same period of prior year.  Loss from continuing operations before taxes for Company-owned Pie Five stores increased $0.1 million the fiscal year ended June 28, 2015 compared to the same period of the prior year.

For the Pie Five Company-owned restaurants, the increase in sales and restaurant operating cash flow was due to an increase in store count.

 
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Pizza Inn Brand Summary

The following tables summarize certain key indicators for the Pizza Inn franchised and Company-owned domestic restaurants that management believes are useful in evaluating performance.
 
   
Fiscal Year Ended
 
 Pizza Inn Retail Sales - Total Domestic Stores
 
June 28,
   
June 29,
 
 Domestic Units
 
2015
   
2014
 
        Buffet - Franchised
  $ 83,539     $ 81,960  
        Delco/Express - Franchised
    7,941       8,377  
        Buffet - Company-owned
    1,471       1,870  
 Total domestic retail sales
  $ 92,951     $ 92,207  
                 
 Pizza Inn Comparable Store Retail Sales - Total Domestic
  $ 87,547     $ 84,065  
                 
 Pizza Inn Average Units Open in Period
               
 Domestic Units
               
        Buffet - Franchised
    100       105  
        Delco/Express - Franchised
    75       73  
        Buffet - Company-owned
    2       2  
 Total domestic units
    177       180  
 
Total domestic Pizza Inn retail sales increased $0.7 million, or 0.8% compared to the prior year.  The increase in domestic retail sales was primarily due to a $3.5 million, or 4.1% increase in comparable store sales compared to the prior fiscal year, partially offset by stores that closed.  Loss from continuing operations before taxes for Pizza Inn Company-owned restaurants was $0.5 million for the fiscal year 2015 and $0.4 million for the fiscal year 2014.  The fiscal year 2015 loss includes a $0.3 million impairment charge for a Company-owned Pizza Inn restaurant with insufficient projected future cash flows to recover the value of its long-lived assets.

The following chart summarizes Pizza Inn restaurant activity for the fiscal year ended June 28, 2015:

   
Fiscal Year Ended June 28, 2015
 
   
Beginning
               
Ending
 
   
Units
   
Opened
   
Closed
   
Units
 
Domestic Units
                       
Buffet - Franchised
    103       2       6       99  
Delco/Express - Franchised
    77       6       5       78  
Buffet - Company-owned
    2       -       -       2  
Total domestic Units
    182       8       11       179  
                                 
International Units (all types)
    71       -       -       71  
                                 
Total Units
    253       8       11       250  

We believe that the net decrease of three domestic Pizza Inn units during fiscal 2015 reflects an overall improving trend in net domestic store closures. The number of international Pizza Inn units continues to remain steady.



 
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Other Terms

The Company’s financial statements are prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”).  However, the Company also presents and discusses certain non-GAAP financial measures that it believes are useful to investors as measures of operating performance. Management may also use such non-GAAP financial measures in evaluating the effectiveness of business strategies and for planning and budgeting purposes.  However, these non-GAAP financial measures should not be viewed as an alternative or substitute for the results reflected in the Company’s GAAP financial statements.

The following key performance indicators presented herein, some of which represent non-GAAP financial measures, have the meaning and are calculated as follows:

·
“EBITDA” represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
·
 “Adjusted EBITDA” represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock compensation expense, pre-opening expense, gain/loss on sale of assets, costs related to closed restaurants and impairment charges.
·
“Retail sales” represents the restaurant sales reported by our franchisees and Company-owned restaurants, which may be segmented by brand or domestic/international locations.
·
“System-wide retail sales” represents combined retail sales for franchisee and Company-owned restaurants for a specified brand.
·
“Comparable store retail sales” includes the retail sales for restaurants that have been open for at least 18 months as of the end of the reporting period. The sales results for a restaurant that was closed temporarily for remodeling or relocation within the same trade area are included in the calculation only for the days that the restaurant was open in both periods being compared.
·
“Store weeks” represent the total number of full weeks that specified restaurants were open during the period.
·
“Average units open” reflects the number of restaurants open during a reporting period weighted by the percentage of the weeks in a reporting period that each restaurant was open.
·
“Average weekly sales” for a specified period is calculated as total retail sales (excluding partial weeks) divided by store weeks in the period.
·
“Restaurant operating cash flow” represents the pre-tax income earned by Company-owned restaurants before (1) allocated marketing and advertising expenses, (2) depreciation and amortization, (3) pre-opening expenses, (4) operations management and extraordinary expenses and (5) deferred rent adjustment (net) and impairment.
·
“Pre-opening expenses” consist primarily of certain costs incurred prior to the opening of a restaurant, including: (1) marketing and promotional expenses, (2) accrued rent, and (3) manager salaries, employee payroll and related training costs.

Financial Results

Revenues:

Revenues are derived from (1) sales of food, paper products and supplies from Norco to franchisees, (2) franchise royalties and franchise fees, and (3) Company-owned restaurant operations. Financial results are dependent in large part upon the volume, pricing and cost of the products and supplies sold to franchisees. The volume of products sold by Norco to franchisees is dependent on the level of franchisee chain-wide retail sales, which are impacted by changes in comparable store sales and restaurant count, and the mix of products sold to franchisees through Norco rather than through third-party food distributors.

Total revenues for fiscal 2015 and for the same period in the prior fiscal year were $48.2 million and $42.2 million, respectively.  Revenue for these periods consisted of the following:
 
 
 
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June 28,
   
June 29,
 
   
2015
   
2014
 
Food and supply sales
  $ 30,787     $ 28,810  
Franchise revenue
    4,543       3,443  
Restaurant sales
    12,869       9,971  
Total revenue
  $ 48,199     $ 42,224  
 
Food and Supply Sales

Food and supply sales by Norco include food and paper products and other distribution revenues. For fiscal 2015, food and supply sales increased 6.9% to $30.8 million compared to $28.8 million for the prior fiscal year due to an increase in sales to franchisees.  This increase was driven by a $12.2 million, or 13.1%, increase in domestic franchisee retail sales attributable to an increase in the average number of stores open and an increase in comparable store sales in the current year when compared to prior year.

Franchise Revenue

Franchise revenue, which includes income from domestic and international royalties and license fees, increased to $4.5 million for fiscal 2015 compared to $3.4 million for the prior fiscal year as the result of higher domestic and international royalties resulting from higher franchisee retail sales and an increase in franchise and development fees due to increased Pie Five store openings.

Restaurant Sales

Restaurant sales, which consist of revenue generated by Company-owned restaurants, increased 29.1%, or $2.9 million, to $12.9 million for fiscal 2015 compared to $10.0 million for the prior fiscal year.  This increase was due to 11 new Company-owned Pie Five Units in fiscal 2015, partially offset by the closing of one Company-owned Pizza Inn buffet restaurant in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

Costs and Expenses:

Cost of Sales

Cost of sales primarily includes food and supply costs, distribution fees, labor and general and administrative expenses directly related to restaurant sales. These costs increased 13.7%, or $5.0 million, to $41.3 million for fiscal 2015 compared to $36.3 million for the prior fiscal year.  The increase in cost of sales was primarily due to the increased number of Company-owned Pie Five restaurants compared to the prior year.

Franchise Expenses

Franchise expenses include selling, general and administrative expenses directly related to the sale and continuing service of domestic and international franchises.  These expenses increased to $3.2 million from $2.9 million in the prior fiscal year primarily due to higher payroll, travel and marketing costs during fiscal 2015 as a result of the addition of personnel to develop and grow the Pie Five franchise system.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses increased $0.4 million to $4.8 million for fiscal 2015 compared to $4.4 million for the prior fiscal year primarily due to operating expenses associated with new Company-owned Pie Five restaurants and future growth plans.

Pre-Opening Expense

The Company's pre-opening costs are expensed as incurred and generally include payroll and other direct costs associated with training new managers and employees prior to opening a new restaurant, rent and other unit operating expenses incurred prior to opening, and promotional costs associated with the opening of Company-owned restaurants.  Pre-opening expenses increased to $0.7 million from $0.2 million in the prior year primarily due to the accelerating rate of Pie Five store openings.
 
 
 
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Impairment Expenses

The Company reviews long-lived assets for impairment when events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value of such assets may not be fully recoverable. Impairment is evaluated based on the sum of undiscounted estimated future cash flows expected to result from use of an asset compared to its carrying value. If impairment is recognized, the carrying value of the impaired asset is reduced to its fair value, based on discounted estimated future cash flows. During fiscal year 2015, the Company tested its long-lived assets for impairment and recognized pre-tax, non-cash impairment charges of $0.3 million related to the carrying value of one Pizza Inn restaurant.


Provision for Bad Debt

Bad debt provision related to accounts receivable from franchisees decreased to $0.2 million in fiscal 2015 compared to $0.3 million in the prior year.  The Company believes that this provision and related allowance for doubtful accounts adequately reserves for outstanding receivables due from franchisees whose restaurants closed and for outstanding receivables due from continuing franchisees. For restaurants that are anticipated to close or are exhibiting signs of financial distress, credit terms are typically restricted, weekly food orders are required to be paid prior to delivery and royalty and advertising fees are collected as add-ons to the delivered price of weekly food orders.

Interest Expense

Interest expense decreased nominally for the fiscal year ended June 28, 2015, compared to the prior year due to lower average borrowings on the Company’s credit facilities in the current year which was paid in full in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.

Provision for Income Tax

Income tax benefit for fiscal 2015 decreased $0.1 million to $0.7 million and was calculated on an effective income tax rate that is consistent with the statutory U.S. federal income tax rate of 34% adjusted for state income tax effects and permanent difference items.  The decrease in tax benefit in fiscal 2015 was due to a decrease in the effective tax rate to 28.6% in fiscal 2015 from 33.9% in fiscal 2014 due primarily to adjusted state tax calculations.  Management believes that future operations will generate sufficient taxable income, along with the reversal of temporary differences, to fully realize the net deferred tax assets of $2.6 million.

Discontinued Operations

Discontinued operations include losses from two Pizza Inn locations in Texas.  One is a leased building associated with a Company-owned restaurant closed during fiscal 2008.  The other is results of operations for a Company-owned restaurant that was closed in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 due to declining sales.


Liquidity and Capital Resources

Sources and Uses of Funds

Our primary sources of liquidity are cash flows from operating activities and proceeds from the sale of common stock.

Cash flows from operating activities are generally the result of net income adjusted for depreciation and amortization and changes in working capital.  Cash provided by operations was $2.0 million in fiscal 2015 compared to cash used by operations of $0.1 million in fiscal year 2014.

The Company used cash for investing activities of approximately $6.7 million in fiscal 2015 mainly for new Company-owned Pie Five Units. The Company used cash for investing activities of approximately $2.0 million in fiscal 2014 mainly for new Company-owned Pie Five stores.
 
 
 
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Cash flows from financing activities generally reflect changes in the Company's net borrowings, stock options exercised and proceeds from the sale of stock during the period. During fiscal 2015, the Company had a net decrease of $0.8 million in bank debt.  During fiscal 2014, the Company had a net decrease of $1.8 million in bank debt.  During fiscal 2015, the Company had proceeds from the sale of stock of $8.3 million compared to $5.6 million in the prior fiscal year.  During fiscal 2015, the Company had proceeds from the exercise of stock options of $0.4 million compared to $0.1 million in the prior fiscal year.

On May 20, 2013, the Company entered into an At-the-Market Issuance Sales Agreement with MLV & Co. LLC (“MLV”) pursuant to which the Company could offer and sell shares of its common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $3,000,000 from time to time through MLV, acting as agent (the “2013 ATM Offering”). The 2013 ATM Offering was undertaken pursuant to Rule 415 and a shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 which was declared effective by the SEC on May 13, 2013.  On November 20, 2013, the Company and MLV amended the At-the-Market Issuance Sales Agreement and the SEC declared effective a new shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 to increase the 2013 ATM Offering by $5,000,000.  The Company ultimately sold an aggregate of 1,257,609 shares in the 2013 ATM Offering, realizing aggregate net proceeds of $7.8 million.

On October 1, 2014, the Company entered into a new At Market Issuance Sales Agreement with MLV pursuant to which the Company could initially offer and sell shares of its common stock having an aggregate offering price of up to $5,000,000 from time to time through MLV, acting as agent (the “2014 ATM Offering”).  On February 13, 2015, the aggregate offering amount of the 2014 ATM Offering was increased to $10,000,000.  The 2014 ATM Offering is being undertaken pursuant to Rule 415 and a shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 which was declared effective by the SEC on August 8, 2014. Through June 28, 2015, the Company had sold an aggregate of 767,463 shares in the 2014 ATM Offering, realizing aggregate net proceeds of $7.1 million.

Credit Facilities

On August 28, 2012, the Company entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “F&M Loan Agreement”) with The F&M Bank & Trust Company (“F&M”) providing for a $2.0 million revolving credit facility (with a $500 thousand letter of credit subfacility), a $2.0 million fully funded term loan facility and a $6.0 million advancing term loan facility.  An origination fee of 0.5% of the total credit facilities was paid at closing.  At closing, F&M funded a $2.0 million term loan payable in 48 equal monthly installments of principal plus accrued interest at a fixed rate of 4.574% per annum.  Amounts repaid under this fully funded term loan could not be reborrowed.  Initial proceeds from the F&M Loan Agreement were used to repay amounts borrowed under a previous credit facility that subsequently was canceled.

On June 13, 2013 the Company entered into a First Amendment to the F&M Loan Agreement that revised certain financial covenants to address proceeds from the Company’s at-the-market offerings of common stock.  On September 10, 2013 the Company entered into a Second Amendment to the F&M Loan Agreement that specified the application of prepayments to the loan amortization schedule and revised certain definitions.

The Company could borrow, repay and reborrow under the revolving credit facility through August 28, 2014, at which time all amounts outstanding under the revolving credit facility would mature. The Company did not draw borrowings on the revolving credit facility during fiscal 2015 and allowed it to expire.  An unused commitment fee of 0.50% per annum was payable quarterly on the average unused portion of the revolving credit facility.

Through August 28, 2014, F&M had agreed to make up to $6.0 million in additional term loans to the Company.    However, no amounts were outstanding on the advancing term loan facility at the expiration of the advance period.  As of September 26, 2014, the balance on the initial term loan facility was also paid in full.  As a result, the F&M Loan Agreement expired by its terms.


Liquidity

We expect to fund continuing operations and planned capital expenditures for the next fiscal year primarily from cash on hand and operating cash flow, with additional potential funding from the 2014 ATM Offering and debt borrowings.  Based on budgeted and year-to-date cash flow information, we believe that we have sufficient liquidity to satisfy our cash requirements for the 2016 fiscal year.
 
 
 
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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect our reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses and related disclosure of contingent liabilities.  The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and various other assumptions that it believes are reasonable under the circumstances.  Estimates and assumptions are reviewed periodically.  Actual results could differ materially from estimates.

The Company believes the following critical accounting policies require estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain, are susceptible to change, and therefore require subjective judgments.  Changes in the estimates and judgments could significantly impact the Company’s results of operations and financial condition in future periods.

Accounts receivable consist primarily of receivables generated from food and supply sales to franchisees and franchise royalties.  The Company records a provision for doubtful receivables to allow for any amounts which may be unrecoverable based upon an analysis of the Company’s prior collection experience, customer creditworthiness and current economic trends.  Actual realization of accounts receivable could differ materially from the Company’s estimates.

Prior to January 5, 2015, inventory consisted primarily of food, paper products and supplies primarily warehoused by the Company’s third-party distributors for distribution system-wide and was stated at lower of cost or market, with cost determined according to the weighted average cost method.  The valuation of such inventory required us to estimate the amount of obsolete and excess inventory based on estimates of future demand for our products within specific time horizons, generally nine months or less.  The possibility of overestimating demand subjected us to risk of inventory write-down which could have had a negative impact on the Company’s gross margin.

Effective in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, we changed our distribution arrangements to shift the responsibility for maintaining system-wide distribution inventory from Norco to third party distributors.  As a result, as of June 28, 2015, inventory consisted primarily of food, paper products and supplies stored in and used by Company restaurants and was stated at lower of first-in, first-out (“FIFO”) or market.  The valuation of such restaurant inventory requires us to estimate the amount of obsolete and excess inventory based on estimates of future retail sales by Company-owned restaurants.  Overestimating retail sales by Company-owned restaurants could result in the write-down of inventory which would have a negative impact on the gross margin of such Company-owned restaurants.

The Company reviews long-lived assets for impairment when events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value of such assets may not be fully recoverable. Impairment is evaluated based on the sum of undiscounted estimated future cash flows expected to result from use of an asset compared to its carrying value. If impairment is recognized, the carrying value of the impaired asset is reduced to its fair value based on discounted estimated future cash flows. During fiscal year 2015, the Company tested its long-lived assets for impairment and recognized pre-tax, non-cash impairment charges of $0.3 million related to the carrying value of one Company-owned Buffet Unit in Texas.  During fiscal year 2014, the Company tested its long-lived assets for impairment and recognized pre-tax, non-cash impairment charges of $0.3 million related to the carrying value of two Company-owned Pie Five Units in Texas.

The Company periodically evaluates the realizability of its deferred tax assets based upon the Company’s analysis of existing tax credits by jurisdiction and expectations of the Company’s ability to utilize these tax assets through a review of estimated future taxable income and establishment of tax strategies.  These estimates could be materially impacted by changes in future taxable income, the results of tax strategies or changes in tax law.

The Company recognizes food and supply revenue when products are delivered and the customer takes ownership and assumes risk of loss, collection of the relevant receivable is probable, persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists and the sales price is fixed or determinable.  Franchise revenue consists of income from license fees, royalties, and area development and foreign master license sales.  License fees are recognized as income when there has been substantial performance of the agreement by both the franchisee and the Company, generally at the time the restaurant is opened.  Royalties are recognized as income when earned.
 
 
 
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The Company accounts for uncertain tax positions in accordance with ASC 740-10, which prescribes a comprehensive model for how a company should recognize, measure, present, and disclose in its financial statements uncertain tax positions that it has taken or expects to take on a tax return.  ASC 740-10 requires that a company recognize in its financial statements the impact of tax positions that meet a “more likely than not” threshold, based on the technical merits of the position.  The tax benefits recognized in the financial statements from such a position should be measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than fifty percent likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement.  As of June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014, the Company had no uncertain tax positions.

The Company assesses its exposures to loss contingencies from legal matters based upon factors such as the current status of the cases and consultations with external counsel and provides for the exposure by accruing an amount if it is judged to be probable and can be reasonably estimated. If the actual loss from a contingency differs from management’s estimate, operating results could be adversely impacted.


ITEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

Not required for a smaller reporting company.

ITEM 8.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

See information set forth on Index to Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplementary Data appearing on page F-1 of this report on Form 10-K.
 
ITEM 9. CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE.

None.

ITEM 9A. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
The Company’s management, with the participation of the Company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer, evaluated the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this report. Based on that evaluation, the principal executive officer and principal financial officer concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report, were effective in assuring that the information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports filed under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is (i) accumulated and communicated to management, including the principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure, and (ii) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms.
 
Management Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate “internal control over financial reporting” (as defined in Rule 13a-15(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934).  Under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, the Company has conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting. The Company’s management based it’s evaluation on criteria set forth in the framework in Internal Control-Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission.  Based upon that evaluation, management has concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was effective as of June 28, 2015.  During the most recent fiscal quarter, there have been no changes in the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, its internal control over financial reporting.

ITEM 9B. OTHER INFORMATION.

There is no information required to be disclosed under this Item.
 
 
 
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PART III


ITEM 10. DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE.

The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference from the Company’s definitive proxy statement to be filed with the SEC pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this report.

ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION.

The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference from the Company’s definitive proxy statement to be filed with the SEC pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this report.

ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS.

The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference from the Company’s definitive proxy statement to be filed with the SEC pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this report.

ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE.

The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference from the Company’s definitive proxy statement to be filed with the SEC pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this report.

ITEM 14. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES.

The information required by this Item is incorporated by reference from the Company’s definitive proxy statement to be filed with the SEC pursuant to Regulation 14A not later than 120 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this report.

PART IV

ITEM 15. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES.

(a)
1.
The financial statements filed as part of this report are listed in the Index to Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplementary Data appearing on page F-1 of this report on Form 10-K.
       
 
2.
Any financial statement schedule filed as part of this report is listed in the Index to Consolidated Financial Statements and Supplementary Data appearing on page F-1 of this report on Form 10-K.
       
 
3.
Exhibits:
 
       
   
3.1
Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. (filed as Exhibit 3.1 to Form 8-K filed January 8, 2015 and incorporated herein by reference).
 
       
   
3.2
Amended and Restated Bylaws of Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. (filed as Exhibit 3.2 to Form 8-K filed January 8, 2015 and incorporated herein by reference).
 
   
10.1
2005 Non-Employee Directors Stock Award Plan of the Company and form of Stock Option Award Agreement (filed as Exhibit 10.25 to Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 26, 2005 and incorporated herein by reference).*
 
     
   
10.2
2005 Employee Incentive Stock Option Award Plan of the Company and form of Stock Option Award Agreement (filed as Exhibit 10.26 to Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 26, 2005 and incorporated herein by reference).*
 
 
 
 
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10.3
2015 Long Term Incentive Plan of the Company (filed as Exhibit 10.1 to Form 8-K filed November 20, 2014 and incorporated herein by reference).*
       
   
10.4
Form of Stock Option Grant Agreement under the Company’s 2015 Long Term Incentive Plan (filed as Exhibit 10.2 to Form 8-K filed November 20, 2014 and incorporated herein by reference).*
 
   
10.5
Employment letter dated November 8, 2012, between the Company and Randall Gier (filed as Exhibit 10.1 to Form 8-K filed November 15, 2012, and incorporated herein by reference).*
 
   
10.6
Employment letter dated April 7, 2014, between the Company and Tim Mullany (filed as Exhibit 10.1 to Form 8-K filed April 30, 2014, and incorporated herein by reference).*
       
   
10.7
At Market Issuance Sales Agreement between the Company and MLV & Co. LLC dated October 1, 2014 (filed as Exhibit 1.1 to Form 8-K filed October 1, 2014, and incorporated herein by reference).
       
    10.8  Advisory Services Agreement between the Company and NCM Services, Inc. dated February 20, 2014 (filed as Exhibit 10.1 to Form 8-K filed February 24, 2014, and incorporated herein by reference).* 
       
   
21.1
List of Subsidiaries.
       
   
23.1
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.
       
   
31.1
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Principal Executive Officer.
       
   
31.2
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Principal Financial Officer.
       
   
32.1
Section 1350 Certification of Principal Executive Officer.
       
   
32.2
Section 1350 Certification of Principal Financial Officer.
   
 
101
 
Interactive data files pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T.
       
* Management contract or compensatory plan or arrangement.
 
 
 
 
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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 
 
 
Rave Restaurant Group, Inc.
Date: September 24, 2015
By: /s/ Randall E. Gier      
   
Randall E. Gier
   
President and Chief Executive Officer
     
     
 
By: /s/ Timothy E. Mullany
   
Timothy E. Mullany
   
Chief Financial Officer
     

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report has been signed by the following persons on behalf of the Registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

Name and Position
 
Date
 
/s/ Randall E. Gier     
 
September 24, 2015
 
Randall E. Gier
     
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)
     
       
/s/Timothy E. Mullany
 
September 24, 2015
 
Tim Mullany
     
Chief Financial Officer
     
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
     
 
/s/Mark E. Schwarz
 
 
September 24, 2015
 
Mark E. Schwarz
     
Director and Chairman of the Board
     
       
/s/Ramon D. Phillips
 
September 24, 2015
 
Ramon D. Phillips
     
Director and Vice Chairman of the Board
     
       
/s/ Steven M. Johnson
 
September 24, 2015
 
Steven M. Johnson
     
Director
     
       
/s/Robert B. Page
 
September 24, 2015
 
Robert B. Page
     
Director
     
       
/s/ William C. Hammett, Jr.
 
September 24, 2015
 
William Hammett
     
Director
     
       
/s/ Clinton J. Coleman
 
September 24, 2015
 
Clinton J. Coleman
     
Director
     


 
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RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
 
 
Description
 
Page No.
 
       
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm – Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP
 
F-2
 
       
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the years ended June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014.
 
F-3
 
       
Consolidated Balance Sheets at June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014.
 
F-4
 
       
Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Equity for the years ended June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014.
 
F-5
 
       
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the years ended June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014.
 
F-6
 
       
Supplemental Disclosures of Cash Flow Information for the years ended June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014.
 
F-6
 
       
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
F-7
 
 
 
 
 
F 1

 
 
Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
 

 
Board of Directors and Shareholders
Rave Restaurant Group, Inc.
The Colony, Texas
 
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. as of June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014 and the related consolidated statements of operations, shareholders’ equity, and cash flows for the fiscal years then ended.  These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company’s management.  Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
 
We conducted our audits in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States).  Those standards require that we plan and perform the audits to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Company is not required to have an audit of its internal control over financial reporting.  Our audits included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.  An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.  We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
 
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. as of June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014, and the results of its operations and cash flows for the fiscal years then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
 

 
/s/ Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP
Plano, Texas
September 24, 2015



 
F 2

 

RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
             
             
   
Fiscal Year Ended
 
   
June 28,
   
June 29,
 
   
2015
   
2014
 
             
REVENUES:
  $ 48,199     $ 42,224  
                 
COSTS AND EXPENSES:
               
Cost of sales
    41,307       36,325  
Franchise expenses
    3,154       2,931  
General and administrative expenses
    4,792       4,373  
Pre-opening expenses
    721       161  
Impairment of long-lived assets and other lease charges
    300       253  
Bad debt
    153       253  
Interest expense
    113       142  
      50,540       44,438  
                 
LOSS FROM CONTINUING
               
OPERATIONS BEFORE TAXES
    (2,341 )     (2,214 )
                 
Income tax benefit
    (670 )     (760 )
                 
LOSS FROM
               
CONTINUING OPERATIONS
    (1,671 )     (1,454 )
                 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of taxes
    (168 )     (113 )
                 
NET LOSS
  $ (1,839 )   $ (1,567 )
                 
LOSS PER SHARE OF COMMON
               
STOCK - BASIC:
               
Loss from continuing operations
  $ (0.17 )   $ (0.17 )
Loss from discontinued operations
  $ (0.02 )   $ (0.01 )
Net loss
  $ (0.19 )   $ (0.18 )
                 
LOSS PER SHARE OF COMMON
               
STOCK - DILUTED:
               
Loss from continuing operations
  $ (0.16 )   $ (0.16 )
Loss from discontinued operations
  $ (0.02 )   $ (0.01 )
Net loss
  $ (0.18 )   $ (0.17 )
                 
Weighted average common
               
shares outstanding - basic
    9,744       8,635  
                 
Weighted average common
               
shares outstanding - diluted
    10,306       9,173  

 

See accompanying Report of Independent Registered Public
Accounting Firm and Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


 
F 3

 

RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
 
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
(In thousands, except share amounts)
 
   
   
June 28,
   
June 29,
 
ASSETS
 
2015
   
2014
 
             
CURRENT ASSETS
           
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 5,958     $ 2,796  
Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful
               
accounts of $193 and $276, respectively
    3,437       3,276  
Notes receivable
    24       81  
Inventories
    180       1,703  
Income tax receivable
    492       386  
Deferred income tax assets
    729       951  
Prepaid expenses and other
    872       173  
Total current assets
    11,692       9,366  
                 
LONG-TERM ASSETS
               
Property, plant and equipment, net
    10,020       5,133  
Long-term notes receivable
    119       134  
Long-term deferred tax asset
    1,864       939  
Deposits and other
    276       396  
Total assets
  $ 23,971     $ 15,968  
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
               
CURRENT LIABILITIES
               
Accounts payable - trade
  $ 2,875     $ 2,023  
Accrued expenses
    1,267       926  
Deferred rent
    155       163  
Deferred revenues
    374       177  
Bank debt
    -       500  
Total current liabilities
    4,671       3,789  
                 
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES
               
Bank debt, net of current portion
    -       267  
Deferred rent, net of current portion
    893       822  
Deferred revenues, net of current portion
    1,166       791  
Deferred gain on sale of property
    9       34  
Other long-term liabilities
    22       23  
Total liabilities
    6,761       5,726  
                 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (See Notes F and J)
               
                 
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
               
Common stock, $.01 par value; authorized 26,000,000
               
shares; issued 17,374,735 and 16,240,412 shares, respectively;
               
outstanding 10,255,335 and 9,121,012 shares, respectively
    174       162  
Additional paid-in capital
    24,700       15,905  
Retained earnings
    16,972       18,811  
Treasury stock at cost
               
7,119,400 shares
    (24,636 )     (24,636 )
Total shareholders' equity
    17,210       10,242  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
  $ 23,971     $ 15,968  


See accompanying Report of Independent Registered Public
Accounting Firm and Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


 
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RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
(In thousands)
 
                                           
 
                                         
 
             
Additional
                         
   
Common Stock
   
Paid-in
   
Retained
   
Treasury Stock
       
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Capital
   
Earnings
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Total
 
 
                                         
 
                                         
                                           
BALANCE, JUNE 30, 2013
    8,193     $ 153     $ 10,174     $ 20,378       (7,119 )   $ (24,636 )   $ 6,069  
                                                         
Stock compensation expense
    -       -       68       -       -       -       68  
Stock options exercised
    39       -       82       -       -       -       82  
Sale of Stock
    889       9       5,581       -       -       -       5,590  
Net loss
    -       -       -       (1,567 )     -       -       (1,567 )
                                                         
BALANCE, JUNE 29, 2014
    9,121     $ 162     $ 15,905     $ 18,811       (7,119 )   $ (24,636 )   $ 10,242  
                                                         
Stock compensation expense
    -       -       128       -       -       -       128  
Stock options exercised
    170       2       424       -       -       -       426  
Sale of stock
    964       10       8,243       -       -       -       8,253  
Net loss
    -       -       -       (1,839 )     -       -       (1,839 )
                                                         
BALANCE, JUNE 28, 2015
    10,255     $ 174     $ 24,700     $ 16,972       (7,119 )   $ (24,636 )   $ 17,210  


See accompanying Report of Independent Registered Public
Accounting Firm and Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.
 
 
 
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RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
 
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
(In thousands)
 
 
 
   
Fiscal Year Ended
 
   
June 28,
   
June 29,
 
   
2015
   
2014
 
             
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
           
             
Net loss
  $ (1,839 )   $ (1,567 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash
               
   provided by (used in) operating activities:
               
Impairment of fixed assets and other assets
    300       253  
Depreciation and amortization
    1,617       1,454  
(Gain) loss on the sale of assets
    49       (97 )
Provision for bad debt
    153       48  
Stock compensation expense
    128       68  
Deferred income taxes
    (703 )     (840 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
               
Notes and accounts receivable
    (240 )     (70 )
Income tax receivable
    (107 )     (41 )
Inventories
    1,523       (88 )
Prepaid expenses and other
    (705 )     (213 )
Deferred revenue
    545       404  
Accounts payable - trade
    852       451  
Accrued expenses
    404       163  
   Cash provided by (used for) operating activities
    1,977       (75 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
               
                 
Proceeds from sale of assets
    -       106  
Capital expenditures
    (6,727 )     (2,068 )
Cash used for investing activities
    (6,727 )     (1,962 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
               
                 
Borrowings of bank debt
    -       -  
Repayments of bank debt
    (767 )     (1,758 )
Proceeds from sale of stock
    8,253       5,590  
Proceeds from exercise of stock options
    426       82  
                 
Cash provided by financing activities
    7,912       3,914  
                 
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents
    3,162       1,877  
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year
    2,796       919  
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year
  $ 5,958     $ 2,796  
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION
 
                 
CASH PAID FOR:
               
                 
Interest
  $ 113     $ 142  
Income taxes
  $ 19     $ 17  
 
See accompanying Report of Independent Registered Public
Accounting Firm and Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.



 
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RAVE RESTAURANT GROUP, INC.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


NOTE A - ORGANIZATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES:

Description of Business:

Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively referred to as the “Company”, or in the first person notations of “we”, “us” and “our”) operate and franchise pizza buffet, delivery/carry-out and express restaurants domestically and internationally under the trademark “Pizza Inn” and operate and franchise domestic fast casual restaurants under the trademarks “Pie Five Pizza Company” or “Pie Five”.  We provide or facilitate the procurement and distribution of food, equipment and supplies to our domestic and international system of restaurants through our Norco Restaurant Services Company (“Norco”) division and through agreements with third party distributors.

As of June 28, 2015, we owned and operated 26 restaurants comprised of 24 Pie Five restaurants (“Pie Five Units”) and two Pizza Inn buffet restaurants (“Buffet Units”).  As of that date, we also had 30 franchised Pie Five Units and 248 franchised Pizza Inn restaurants.  The 177 domestic franchised Pizza Inn restaurants were comprised of 99 Buffet Units, 21 delivery/carry-out restaurants (“Delco Units”) and 57 express restaurants (“Express Units”).  The 71 international franchised Pizza Inn restaurants were comprised of 18 Buffet Units, 45 Delco Units and eight Express Units.  Domestic restaurants were located predominantly in the southern half of the United States, with Texas, North Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee accounting for approximately 29%, 12%, 11% and 8%, respectively, of the total number of domestic restaurants.

Principles of Consolidation:

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Rave Restaurant Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, all of which are wholly owned.  All appropriate inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated.

Reclassifications:

Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period amounts to conform to the current period presentation.

Cash and Cash Equivalents:

The Company considers all highly liquid investments purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents.

Concentration of Credit Risk:

Financial instruments, which potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk, consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents.  At June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014 and at various times during the fiscal years then ended, cash and cash equivalents were in excess of Federal Depository Insurance Corporation insured limits.  We do not believe we are exposed to any significant credit risk on cash and cash equivalents.

Inventories:

Inventory consists primarily of food, paper products and supplies stored in and used by Company restaurants and was stated at lower of first-in, first-out (“FIFO”) or market.  The valuation of such restaurant inventory requires us to estimate the amount of obsolete and excess inventory based on estimates of future retail sales by Company-owned restaurants.  Overestimating retail sales by Company-owned restaurants could result in the write-down of inventory which would have a negative impact on the gross margin of such Company-owned restaurants.
 

 
 
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Closed Restaurants and Discontinued Operations:

In April, 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2014-08, Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205) and Property, Plant, and Equipment (Topic 360): Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity, which modifies the definition of discontinued operations to include only disposals of an entity that represent strategic shifts that have or will have a major effect on an entity’s operation and requires entities to disclose information about disposals of individually significant components that do not meet the definition of discontinued operations.  The standard is effective prospectively for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2014, with early adoption permitted.  This pronouncement did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements

The authoritative guidance on “Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets,” requires that discontinued operations that meet certain criteria be reflected in the statement of operations after results of continuing operations as a net amount.  This guidance also requires that the operations of closed restaurants, including any impairment charges, be reclassified to discontinued operations for all periods presented.

The authoritative guidance on “Accounting for Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities,” requires that a liability for a cost associated with an exit or disposal activity be recognized when the liability is incurred.  This authoritative guidance also establishes that fair value is the objective for initial measurement of the liability.

Discontinued operations include losses from two Pizza Inn locations in Texas.  One is a leased building associated with a Company-owned restaurant closed during fiscal 2008.  The other is results of operations for a Company-owned restaurant that was closed in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 due to declining sales.

Property, Plant and Equipment:

Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and amortization.  Repairs and maintenance are charged to operations as incurred while major renewals and betterments are capitalized.  Upon the sale or disposition of a fixed asset, the asset and the related accumulated depreciation or amortization are removed from the accounts and the gain or loss is included in operations.  The Company capitalizes interest on borrowings during the active construction period of major capital projects.  Capitalized interest is added to the cost of the underlying asset and amortized over the estimated useful life of the asset.

Depreciation and amortization are computed on the straight-line method over the estimated useful lives of the assets or, in the case of leasehold improvements, over the term of the lease including any reasonably assured renewal periods, if shorter.  The useful lives of the assets range from three to ten years.

Impairment of Long-Lived Asset and other Lease Charges:

The Company reviews long-lived assets for impairment when events or circumstances indicate that the carrying value of such assets may not be fully recoverable. Impairment is evaluated based on the sum of undiscounted estimated future cash flows expected to result from use of an asset compared to its carrying value. If impairment is recognized, the carrying value of the impaired asset is reduced to its fair value, based on discounted estimated future cash flows. During fiscal year 2015 and 2014, the Company tested its long-lived assets for impairment and recognized pre-tax, non-cash impairment charges of $0.3 million each year related to the carrying value of one Company-owned Buffet Unit in Texas and two Company-owned Pie Five Units in Texas.

Accounts Receivable:

Accounts receivable consist primarily of receivables from food and supply sales and franchise royalties.  The Company records a provision for doubtful receivables to allow for any amounts that may be unrecoverable based upon an analysis of the Company's prior collection experience, customer creditworthiness and current economic trends.  After all attempts to collect a receivable have failed, the receivable is written off against the allowance.  Finance charges may be accrued at a rate of 18% per year, or up to the maximum amount allowed by law, on past due receivables.  The interest income recorded from finance charges is immaterial.
 

 
 
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Notes Receivable:

Notes receivable primarily consist of accounts receivable from franchisees converted into notes.  The majority of amounts and terms are contained under formal promissory and personal guarantee agreements.  All notes allow for early payment without penalty.  Fixed principle and interest payments are due weekly or monthly.  Interest income is recognized monthly. Notes receivable mature at various dates through 2024 and bear interest at rates that range from 5% to 7% (6% average rate at June 28, 2015).

Management evaluates the creditworthiness of franchisees by considering credit history and sales to evaluate credit risk. Management determines interest rates based on credit risk of the underlining franchisee.  The Company monitors payment history to determine whether or not a loan should be placed on a nonaccrual status or impaired.

The Company charges off notes receivable based on an account-by-account analysis of the borrower’s current economic conditions, monthly payments history and historical loss experience. The allowance for doubtful notes receivable is included with the allowance for doubtful accounts.  Notes receivable as of June 28, 2015 totaled $143,000, of which $24,000 was included in current assets and $119,000 was included in long-term assets in the accompanying balance sheet.

The principal balance outstanding on the notes receivable and expected principal collections for the next five years and thereafter were as follows as of June 28, 2015 (in thousands):
 
   
Notes
 
   
Receivable
 
2016
    21  
2017
    9  
2018
    12  
2019
    15  
2020 and thereafter
    86  
    $ 143  

Two notes totaling $48,813 were charged off for the fiscal year ended June 28, 2015.

Income Taxes:

Income taxes are accounted for using the asset and liability method pursuant to the authoritative guidance on Accounting for Income Taxes.  Deferred taxes are recognized for the tax consequences of "temporary differences" by applying enacted statutory tax rates applicable to future years to differences between the financial statement and carrying amounts and the tax bases of existing assets and liabilities.  The effect on deferred taxes for a change in tax rates is recognized in income in the period that includes the enactment date.  The Company recognizes future tax benefits to the extent that realization of such benefits is more likely than not.

Management evaluates the deferred tax asset at the end of each fiscal quarter to determine if an allowance against the deferred tax asset is required, and at the end of fiscal years 2015 and 2014 determined that it was more likely than not that the deferred tax asset would be fully realized based on the expectation of future taxable income and the future reversal of temporary differences.  Therefore, no allowance was recorded.  This determination and future estimates could be impacted by changes in future taxable income, the results of tax strategies or changes in tax laws.

The Company follows authoritative guidance that prescribes a comprehensive model for how a company should recognize, measure, present, and disclose in its financial statements uncertain tax positions that it has taken or expects to take on a tax return.  This authoritative guidance requires that a company recognize in its financial statements the impact of tax positions that meet a “more likely than not” threshold, based on the technical merits of the position.  The tax benefits recognized in the financial statements from such a position should be measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than fifty percent likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement.  As of June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014, the Company had no uncertain tax positions.  Federal returns for tax years 2011 through 2014 remained open for examination as of June 28, 2015.
 
 
 
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Pre-Opening Expense:

The Company's pre-opening costs are expensed as incurred and generally include payroll and other direct costs associated with training new managers and employees prior to opening a new restaurant, rent and other unit operating expenses incurred prior to opening, and promotional costs associated with the opening.

Related Party Transactions:

On February 20, 2014, the Company entered into an Advisory Services Agreement (the “Agreement”) with NCM Services, Inc. (“NCMS”) pursuant to which NCMS provides certain advisory and consulting services to the Company.  NCMS is indirectly owned and controlled by Mark E. Schwarz, the Chairman of the Company.  The term of the Agreement commenced December 30, 2013, and continues quarterly thereafter until terminated by either party.  Pursuant to the Agreement, NCMS was paid an initial fee of $150,000 and earns quarterly fees of $50,000 and an additional fee of up to $50,000 per quarter (not to exceed an aggregate of $100,000 in additional fees).  The quarterly and additional fees are waived if the Company is not in compliance with all financial covenants under its primary credit facility or to the extent that payment of those fees would result in non-compliance with such financial covenants.  As of June 28, 2015, the accrued liability relating to services performed by NCMS was $133,336.

Revenue Recognition:
 
The Company recognizes food and supply revenue when products are delivered and the customer takes ownership and assumes risk of loss, collection of the relevant receivable is probable, persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists and the sales price is fixed or determinable. The Company's Norco division sells food and supplies to franchisees on trade accounts under terms common in the industry.  Shipping and handling costs billed to customers are recognized as revenue and the associated costs are included in cost of sales.

Franchise revenue consists of income from license fees, royalties, and area development and foreign master license sales. License fees are recognized as income when there has been substantial performance of the agreement by both the franchisee and the Company, generally at the time the restaurant is opened.  Royalties are recognized as income when earned. For the fiscal years ended June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014, 82% and 91%, respectively, of franchise revenue was comprised of recurring royalties.

We recognize restaurant sales when food and beverage products are sold.  The Company reports revenue net of sales and use taxes collected from customers and remitted to governmental taxing authorities.

Stock Options:

We account for stock options using the fair value recognition provisions of the authoritative guidance on Share-Based Payments. The Company uses the Black-Scholes formula to estimate the value of stock-based compensation for options granted to employees and directors and expects to continue to use this acceptable option valuation model in the future.  The authoritative guidance also requires the benefits of tax deductions in excess of recognized compensation cost to be reported as a financing cash flow.

The Company’s stock-based compensation plans are described more fully in Note H.  Stock options under these plans are granted at exercise prices equal to the fair market value of the Company’s stock at the dates of grant.  Generally those options vest ratably over various vesting periods.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments:
 
The carrying amounts of accounts receivable and accounts payable approximate fair value because of the short maturity of these instruments.  The Company had no bank debt at June 28, 2015.
 
 
 
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Advertising and Marketing Costs:
 
Advertising and marketing costs are expensed as incurred and totaled $0.7 million for both fiscal years ended June 28, 2015, and June 29, 2014.  Advertising and marketing costs are included in cost of sales and general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations.

Contingencies:

Provisions for legal settlements are accrued when payment is considered probable and the amount of loss is reasonably estimable in accordance with the authoritative guidance on Accounting for Contingencies.  If the best estimate of cost can only be identified within a range and no specific amount within that range can be determined more likely than any other amount within the range, and the loss is considered probable, the minimum of the range is accrued.  Legal and related professional services costs to defend litigation are expensed as incurred.

Use of Management Estimates:

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires the Company’s management to make estimates and assumptions that affect its reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses and related disclosure of contingent liabilities.  The Company bases its estimates on historical experience and other various assumptions that it believes are reasonable under the circumstances.  Estimates and assumptions are reviewed periodically.  Actual results could differ materially from estimates.

Fiscal Year:

The Company's fiscal year ends on the last Sunday in June.  The fiscal year ended June 28, 2015 and the fiscal year ended June 29, 2014 both contained 52 weeks.

NOTE B – PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT:

Property, and plant and equipment consist of the following (in thousands):
 
 
Estimated Useful
 
June 28,
   
June 29,
 
 
Lives
 
2015
   
2014
 
               
Equipment, furniture and fixtures
3 - 7 yrs
  $ 6,927     $ 4,864  
Software
5 yrs
    637       424  
Vehicle
2 - 3 yrs
    19       19  
Leasehold improvements
 10 yrs or lease term, if shorter
    9,134       4,820  
        16,717       10,127  
Less:  accumulated depreciation/amortization
    (6,697 )     (4,994 )
      $ 10,020     $ 5,133  
 
Depreciation and amortization expense was approximately $1.6 million and $1.5 million for the fiscal years ended June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014, respectively.

NOTE C - ACCRUED EXPENSES:

Accrued expenses consist of the following (in thousands):
 
 
 
June 28,
   
June 29,
 
 
 
2015
   
2014
 
Compensation
  $ 587     $ 455  
Other
    506       244  
Professional fees
    79       132  
Insurance loss reserves
    95       95  
                 
    $ 1,267     $ 926  
 

 
 
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NOTE D - LONG-TERM DEBT:

On August 28, 2012, the Company entered into a Loan and Security Agreement (the “F&M Loan Agreement”) with The F&M Bank & Trust Company (“F&M”) providing for a $2.0 million revolving credit facility (with a $500 thousand letter of credit subfacility), a $2.0 million fully funded term loan facility and a $6.0 million advancing term loan facility.  An origination fee of 0.5% of the total credit facilities was paid at closing.  At closing, F&M funded a $2.0 million term loan payable in 48 equal monthly installments of principal plus accrued interest at a fixed rate of 4.574% per annum.  Amounts repaid under this fully funded term loan could not be reborrowed.  Initial proceeds from the F&M Loan Agreement were used to repay amounts borrowed under a previous credit facility that subsequently was canceled.

On June 13, 2013 the Company entered into a First Amendment to the F&M Loan Agreement that revised certain financial covenants to address proceeds from the Company’s at-the-market offerings of common stock.  On September 10, 2013 the Company entered into a Second Amendment to the F&M Loan Agreement that specified the application of prepayments to the loan amortization schedule and revised certain definitions.

The Company could borrow, repay and reborrow under the revolving credit facility through August 28, 2014, at which time all amounts outstanding under the revolving credit facility would mature. The Company did not draw borrowings on the revolving credit facility during fiscal 2015 and allowed it to expire.  An unused commitment fee of 0.50% per annum was payable quarterly on the average unused portion of the revolving credit facility.

Through August 28, 2014, F&M had agreed to make up to $6.0 million in additional term loans to the Company.    However, no amounts were outstanding on the advancing term loan facility at the expiration of the advance period.  As of September 26, 2014, the balance on the initial term loan facility was also paid in full.  As a result, the F&M Loan Agreement expired by its terms.

Management believes the cash on hand combined with cash from operations and proceeds from the 2014 ATM Offering will be sufficient to fund operations for the next 12 months.
 
NOTE E - INCOME TAXES:

Provision for income taxes from continuing operations consists of the following (in thousands):

   
Fiscal Year Ended
 
 
 
June 28,
   
June 29,
 
 
 
2015
   
2014
 
Current - Federal
  $ -     $ -  
Current - Foreign
    24       -  
Current - State
    29       18  
Deferred - Federal
    (674 )     (722 )
Deferred - State
    (49 )     (56 )
Provision for income taxes
  $ (670 )   $ (760 )
 
Included in loss from discontinued operations is $86,000 and $59,000 of tax benefit for the fiscal years ended June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014, respectively.

The effective income tax rate varied from the statutory rate for the fiscal years ended June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014 as reflected below (in thousands):
 
 
 
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June 28,
   
June 29,
 
   
2015
   
2014
 
Federal income taxes based on 34%
           
of pre-tax income
  $ (796 )   $ (763 )
State income tax, net of federal effect
    (13 )     (52 )
Permanent adjustments
    44       8  
Foreign tax credits
    24       -  
Other
    71       47  
    $ (670 )   $ (760 )
 
The tax effects of temporary differences that give rise to the net deferred tax assets consisted of the following (in thousands):
 
 
 
June 28,
   
June 29,
 
   
2015
   
2014
 
             
 
           
Current
           
Reserve for bad debt
  $ 69     $ 98  
Deferred fees
    124       54  
Other reserves and accruals
    536       798  
      729       950  
Non Current
               
Credit carryforwards
    180       181  
Net operating loss carryforwards
    1,633       734  
Depreciable assets
    51       24  
                 
Total gross deferred tax asset
    2,593       1,889  
                 
Valuation allowance
    -       -  
                 
Net deferred tax asset
  $ 2,593     $ 1,889  

At the end of fiscal 2015, the Company had federal and state net operating loss carryforwards of $5.1 million and $1.8 million that are available to reduce future taxable income and will begin to expire in 2033.  Of these amounts, approximately $0.6 million is related to excess stock compensation that will be recorded as additional paid-in capital when realized as a reduction in taxes payable.  These net operating loss carryforwards result in a deferred tax asset of $1.6 million and $0.7 million at June 28, 2015, and June 29, 2014, respectively.  Management believes that future operations will generate sufficient taxable income, along with the reversal of temporary differences, to fully realize the net deferred tax asset.

NOTE F - LEASES:

Premises occupied by Company-owned restaurants are leased for initial terms of five to ten years, and each has multiple renewal terms.  Certain lease agreements contain either a provision requiring additional rent if sales exceed specified amounts or an escalation clause based upon a predetermined multiple.

In fiscal 2007, the Company sold its corporate office building and distribution facility located at 3551 Plano Parkway, The Colony, Texas, and entered into  a ten-year lease agreement for the corporate office building.
 
 
 
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Future minimum rental payments under non-cancelable leases, net of subleases, with initial or remaining terms of one year or more at June 28, 2015 were as follows (in thousands):
 
 
 
Operating
 
 
 
Leases
 
       
2016
  $ 2,414  
2017
    2,077  
2018
    1,757  
2019
    1,709  
2020
    1,660  
Thereafter
    5,946  
    $ 15,563  
 
Rental expense consisted of the following (in thousands):

 
 
Fiscal Year Ended
 
   
June 28,
   
June 29,
 
   
2015
   
2014
 
 
           
Minimum rentals
  $ 1,666     $ 1,448  
Sublease rentals
    (221 )     (182 )
    $ 1,445     $ 1,266  

NOTE G - EMPLOYEE BENEFITS:

The Company has a tax advantaged savings plan that is designed to meet the requirements of Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”).  The current plan is a modified continuation of a similar savings plan established by the Company in 1985.  Employees who have completed six months of service and are at least 21 years of age are eligible to participate in the plan. The plan provides that participating employees may elect to have between 1% and 15% of their compensation deferred and contributed to the plan subject to certain IRS limitations.  Effective June 27, 2005, the Company contributes on behalf of each participating employee an amount equal to 50% of the employee’s contributions up to 4% of compensation.  Separate accounts are maintained with respect to contributions made on behalf of each participating employee. Employer matching contributions and earnings thereon are invested in the same investments as each participant’s employee deferral.  The plan is subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, as amended, and is a profit sharing plan as defined in Section 401(k) of the Code.

For the fiscal years ended June 28, 2015 and June 29, 2014, total matching contributions to the tax advantaged savings plan by the Company on behalf of participating employees were approximately $39,000 and $12,000, respectively.

NOTE H - STOCK OPTIONS:

In June 2005, the 2005 Employee Incentive Stock Option Award Plan (the “2005 Employee Plan”) was approved by the Company’s shareholders with a plan effective date of June 23, 2005.  Under the 2005 Employee Plan, officers and employees of the Company were eligible to receive options to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock.  Options were granted at market value of the stock on the date of grant, were subject to various vesting and exercise periods as determined by the Compensation Committee of the board of directors, and could be designated as non-qualified or incentive stock options.  A total of 1,000,000 shares of common stock were authorized for issuance under the 2005 Employee Plan.  During the 2015 fiscal year, options to purchase 92,000 shares were granted under the 2005 Employee Plan.  Also during the 2015 fiscal year, 3,000 shares of common stock were issued upon the exercise of options granted under the 2005 Employee Plan.  The 2005 Employee Plan expired by its terms on June 23, 2015.
 
 
 
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The shareholders also approved the 2005 Non-Employee Directors Stock Award Plan (the “2005 Directors Plan”) in June 2005, to be effective as of June 23, 2005.  Directors not employed by the Company were eligible to receive stock options under the 2005 Directors Plan.  Options for common stock equal to twice the number of shares of common stock acquired during the previous fiscal year, up to 40,000 shares per year, were automatically granted to each non-employee director on the first day of each fiscal year.  Options were granted at market value of the stock on the first day of each fiscal year, with vesting periods beginning at a minimum of six months and with exercise periods up to ten years.  A total of 650,000 shares of Company common stock were authorized for issuance pursuant to the 2005 Directors Plan.  During the 2015 fiscal year, 28,800 options were granted under the 2005 Directors Plan. Also during the 2015 fiscal year, 167,200 shares of common stock were issued upon the exercise of options granted under the 2005 Directors Plan.  The 2005 Directors Plan expired by its terms on June 23, 2015.

The 2015 Long Term Incentive Plan (the “2015 LTIP”) was approved by the Company’s shareholders on November 18, 2014, and became effective June 1, 2015.  Officers, employees and non-employee directors of the Company are eligible to receive awards under the 2015 LTIP.  A total of 1,200,000 shares of common stock are authorized for issuance under the 2015 LTIP.  Awards authorized under the 2015 LTIP include incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options, restricted shares, restricted stock units and rights (either with or without accompanying options).  The 2015 LTIP provides for options to be granted at market value of the stock on the date of grant and have exercise periods determined by the Compensation Committee of the board of directors.  The Compensation Committee may also determine the vesting periods, performance criteria and other terms and conditions of all awards under the 2015 LTIP.  As of June 28, 2015, no awards had been granted under the 2015 LTIP.

A summary of stock option transactions under all of the Company’s stock option plans and information about fixed-price stock options is as follows:
 
 
 
Fiscal Year Ended
 
 
 
June 28, 2015
   
June 29, 2014
 
         
Weighted-
         
Weighted-
 
         
Average