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Washington, D.C. 20549





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


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)   February 18, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   000-50972   20-1083890
(State or other jurisdiction   (Commission   (IRS Employer
of incorporation)   File Number)   Identification No.)



6040 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY   40205
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code    (502) 426-9984



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


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 Instruction A.2. below):


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¨              Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


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


Title of each Class Trading
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share TXRH Nasdaq Global Select Market



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company 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                                              ¨


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.              ¨









On February 18, 2021, Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended December 29, 2020.  Attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 is a copy of the press release.




Supplemental Risk Factor


The Company is supplementing the risk factors previously disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, with the following risk factor. Careful consideration should be given to the risks described below. If any of the risks and uncertainties described below actually occurs, our business, financial condition and results of operations, and the trading price of our common stock could be materially and adversely affected.


The novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic has disrupted and is expected to continue to disrupt our business, which has and could continue to materially affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations, for an extended period of time.


On March 13, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a National Public Health Emergency. Shortly after the national emergency declaration, state and local officials began placing restrictions on restaurants, some of which allowed To-Go or curbside service only while others limited capacity in the dining room. By late March all of our domestic company and franchise restaurants were under state or local order which only allowed for To-Go or curbside service. Beginning in early May 2020, state and local guidelines began to allow dining rooms to re-open, typically at a limited capacity. While all of our dining rooms were able to re-open in some capacity, many were required to close again in areas more severely impacted by the pandemic. As of December 29, 2020, 82% of our company restaurants had their dining rooms operating under various limited capacity restrictions. Our remaining restaurants were limited to outdoor and/or To-Go or curbside service only.


As a result of the dining room restrictions and temporary closures, we have experienced a significant decrease in traffic which has impacted our operating results. While the majority of our dining rooms have re-opened, a significant portion continue to operate under capacity restrictions that severely limit the number of guests we can serve. In addition, while we have seen significant sales growth in our To-Go program, even with dining rooms re-opened, we currently do not expect these sales will generate a similar profit margin and cash flows to our normal operating model. We expect our operating results to continue to be impacted until at least such time that all state and local restrictions are lifted, and our dining rooms can operate at full capacity. We cannot predict how long the pandemic will last, how long it will take until all state and local restrictions will be lifted, or the extent to which our dining rooms will have to close again. In addition, we cannot predict the overall impact on the economy or consumer spending habits.


The pandemic has also adversely impacted our ability to open new restaurants. At the onset of the pandemic, we delayed construction on all restaurants that were not substantially complete. As a result, we only opened 22 restaurants in 2020 across all concepts. As of December 29, 2020, 10 restaurants were under construction. Our ability to grow our business could be further impacted, particularly if we have to delay construction on these sites in future periods.


In March 2020, we borrowed $190.0 million under our Amended Credit Agreement in order to enhance our financial flexibility. The Amended Credit Agreement also provides us the option to increase the credit facility by $200.0 million subject to certain limitations, including approval by the syndicate of lenders, set forth in the Amended Credit Agreement. On May 11, 2020, as a precautionary measure to further enhance financial flexibility, we amended the revolving credit facility to increase the amount available under the facility by $82.5 million and drew down $50.0 million of this amount. If the pandemic continues to adversely impact our business for a significant period of time, we may need to further increase the credit facility and/or seek other sources of liquidity. There is no guarantee that we can increase the credit facility or that additional liquidity will be readily available or available at favorable terms.


Our suppliers could be adversely impacted by the pandemic. If our supplier’s employees are unable to work, whether because of illness, quarantine, limitations on travel or other government restrictions in connection with the pandemic, we could face shortages of food items or other supplies at our restaurants and our operations and sales could be adversely impacted by such interruptions.


The capacity restrictions and temporary closures of our dining rooms have resulted in decreased staffing levels at our restaurants. We have taken compensation actions to support certain restaurant employees during the pandemic, but those actions may not be enough to compensate them until such time that our dining rooms can re-open at full capacity. Those restaurant employees might seek and find other employment during the interruption, which could have a material adverse effect on our ability to properly staff our restaurants with experienced team members once we resume our normal operations.


Our restaurant operations could be further disrupted if a significant number of restaurants have employees diagnosed with COVID-19 resulting in some or all of the restaurant’s employees being quarantined and our restaurant facilities having to be disinfected. If a significant percentage of our workforce is unable to work, whether because of illness or required quarantine, our operations may be negatively impacted which could have a material adverse effect on our business.







(d)         EXHIBITS


99.1 Press Release issued by the company on February 18, 2021.
104 Cover Page Interactive Data File: The cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the inline XBRL document (contained in Exhibit 101).


The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K at Item 2.02 and the Exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section.  Such information will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated by reference.







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


Date: February 18, 2021 By: /s/ Tonya Robinson
    Tonya Robinson
    Chief Financial Officer






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