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): December 1, 2020



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   84-4842958   000-56160
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer


Post Office Box 470695

Charlotte, NC 28247

(Address of principal executive office) (zip code)




(Former address of principal executive offices) (zip code)


(704) 366-5122
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


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Common stock, $0.0001 par value


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ITEM 1.01 Termination of Material Definitive Agreement


That certain employment agreement by and between Amergent Hospitality Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Amergent”) and Patrick Harkleroad, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, which was assigned to Amergent April 1, 2020 in conjunction with Amergent’s spin-off from Chanticleer Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation, will be terminated effective December 31, 2020.


ITEM 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On December 1, 2020, the Board of Directors (“Board”) of Amergent accepted the resignation of Patrick Harkleroad from the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective December 31, 2020, which resignation was contingent upon the waiver by the Board of the 90 day notice requirement for non-renewal under his Employment Agreement. Mr. Harkleroad has agreed to continue to provide support to Amergent in a consulting capacity to assist with the transition of his duties in 2021.






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 hereunto duly authorized.


Date: December 1, 2020


  Amergent Hospitality Group, Inc.
  By:  /s/ Michael D. Pruitt
    Michael D. Pruitt
    Chief Executive Officer