Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  





Amergent Hospitality Group, Inc. (“Amergent”) was incorporated on February 18, 2020 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (“Chanticleer”) for the purpose of conducting the business of Chanticleer and its subsidiaries after completion of the Spin-Off of Amergent to the shareholders of Chanticleer (Spin-Off”). The Spin-Off transaction was completed on April 1, 2020 in connection with the merger (the “Merger”) of Chanticleer with Sonnet BioTherapeutics, Inc. (“Sonnet”) on that date. Amergent is in the business of owning, operating and franchising fast casual dining concepts domestically and internationally.


On March 31, 2020, Chanticleer contributed all its assets and liabilities, including the stock interest in all its subsidiaries (other than Amergent), to Amergent. Based on this being a transaction between entities under common control the carryover basis of accounting was used to record the assets and liabilities contributed to Amergent. Further, as a common control transaction the condensed consolidated and combined financial statements of Amergent reflect the transaction as if the contribution had occurred as of the earliest period presented herein.


As such, the accompanying condensed consolidated and combined financial statements include the accounts of Amergent and its subsidiaries along with Chanticleer and its subsidiaries (collectively “we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company”). All intercompany and inter-entity balances have been eliminated in consolidation and combination.




The accompanying condensed consolidated and combined financial statements included in this report have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim reporting and include all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation. These condensed consolidated and combined financial statements have not been audited. The condensed consolidated and combined balance sheet as of December 31, 2020 has been derived from the audited consolidated and combined financial statements as of December 31, 2020 and for the year then ended included in Amergent’s annual report filed with the SEC on April 15, 2021. The results of operations for the three and nine-month period ended September 30, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the full year ending December 31, 2021.


Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in unaudited condensed consolidated and combined financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles of the United States (“U.S. GAAP”) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations for interim reporting. The Company believes that the disclosures contained herein are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. However, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated and combined financial statements and notes thereto included in Amergent’s Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2020 previously filed with the SEC.




Liquidity, Capital Resources and Going Concern


As of September 30, 2021, the Company’s cash balance was $3.0 million, of which $1.9 million was restricted cash, its working capital deficiency was $16.0 million and it had significant near-term commitments and contractual obligations. The level of additional cash needed to fund operations and our ability to conduct business for the next 12 months will be influenced primarily by the following factors:


  our eligibility to access the capital and debt markets to satisfy current obligations and operate the business;
  our ability to qualify for and utilize financial stimulus programs available through federal and state government programs;
  our ability to refinance or otherwise extend maturities of current debt obligations;
  our ability to manage our operating expenses and maintain gross margins;
  popularity of and demand for our fast-casual dining concepts; and
  general economic conditions and changes in consumer discretionary income.



We have typically funded our operating costs, acquisition activities, working capital requirements and capital expenditures with proceeds from the issuances of our common stock, government tax credits and other financing arrangements, including convertible debt, lines of credit, notes payable, capital leases, and other forms of external financing.


The Company plans to seek additional capital in the future through equity and/or debt financings or other sources in order to sustain operations. We may seek to work with vendors and suppliers on payment plans, settle certain obligations at a discount, seek forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans and look for other government stimulus programs. Additionally, the Company has significant debt due within the next twelve months that will need to be refinanced and/or settled. In the event that capital is not available, Amergent may then have to scale back or freeze its growth plans, sell assets on less than favorable terms, reduce expenses, and/or curtail future acquisition plans to manage its liquidity and capital resources.


On March 10, 2020, the World Health Organization characterized the novel COVID-19 virus as a global pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak in the United States has resulted in a significant impact throughout the hospitality industry that have continued through September 30, 2021. The Company has been impacted due to restrictions placed by state and local governments that caused temporary restaurant closures or significantly reduced the Company’s ability to operate. It is difficult to estimate the length or severity of this outbreak; however, the Company has made operational changes, as needed, to reduce the impact.


The Company’s history of operating losses, combined with its working capital deficit which includes substantial near term debt repayment obligations and uncertainties regarding the impact of COVID-19, raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.


The accompanying condensed consolidated and combined financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.