UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, DC 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 5, 2021

 

Commission File Number 001-39223

 

MUSCLE MAKER, INC.

(Exact name of small business issuer as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   47-2555533

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

2600 South Shore Blvd., Suite 300, League City, Texas 77573

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

682-708-8250

(Issuer’s telephone number)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instructions A.2. below):

 

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.0001 par value   GRIL   The Nasdaq Stock Market

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company [X]

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

 

 

 

 
 

 

Item 4.01 Change in Registrants Certifying Accountant

 

Previous independent registered public accounting firm

 

On May 5, 2021 (the “Dismissal Date”), Muscle Maker, Inc. (the “Company”) advised Marcum LLP (the “Former Auditor”) that it was dismissed as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm. The decision to dismiss the Former Auditor as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm was approved by the Company’s Board of Directors on May 5, 2021.

 

During the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2020 and through the Dismissal Date, the Company has not had any disagreements with the Former Auditor on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedure, which disagreements, if not resolved to the Former Auditor’s satisfaction, would have caused them to make reference thereto in their reports on the Company’s financial statements for such years.

 

Except as set forth below, during the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2020 and through the Dismissal Date, the reports of the Former Auditor on the Company’s financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2020 did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion, and such reports were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope, or accounting principle. The reports of the Company’s financial statements for each of the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2020 contained an explanatory paragraph, which noted that there was substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

 

The Company has requested that our Former Auditor furnish us with a letter addressed to the Securities and Exchange Commission stating whether it agrees with the above statements. A copy of this letter is attached hereto to this amendment to the Form 8-K as Exhibit 16.1.

 

New independent registered public accounting firm

 

On May 5, 2021 (the “Engagement Date”), the Company engaged Benjamin & Ko (“New Auditor”) as its independent registered public accounting firm for the Company’s fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. The decision to engage the New Auditor as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm was approved by the Company’s Board of Directors.

 

During the two most recent fiscal years and through the Engagement Date, the Company has not consulted with the New Auditor regarding either:

 

  1. application of accounting principles to any specified transaction, either completed or proposed, or the type of audit opinion that might be rendered on the Company’s financial statements, and neither a written report was provided to the Company nor oral advice was provided that the New Auditor concluded was an important factor considered by the Company in reaching a decision as to the accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue; or
     
  2. any matter that was either the subject of a disagreement (as defined in Regulation S-K, Item 304(a)(1)(iv) and the related instructions) or reportable event (as defined in Regulation S-K, Item 304(a)(1)(v)).

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.  

Description of Exhibit 

     
16.1  

Letter from Marcum LLP

 

 
 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

    MUSCLE MAKER, INC.
     
    By: /s/ Michael Roper
    Name:  Michael Roper
    Title: Chief Executive Officer
     
Date: May 10, 2021    
  League City, Texas