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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

    QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED March 27, 2022

    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: 001-40951
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PORTILLO'S INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 87-1104304
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
2001 Spring Road, Suite 400, Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
(Address of principal executive offices)
(630) 954-3773
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Class A common stock, $0.01 par value per sharePTLONasdaq Global Select Market

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    ☒     No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).
☒     Yes ☐     No

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 the
definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company" and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). (Check one)
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer
Non-accelerated filerSmaller reporting company
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.

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




As of April 25, 2022, there were 35,847,171 shares of the registrant's Class A common stock, par value $0.01 per share, issued and outstanding.



TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Financial Information
Other Information





Table of Contents
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information
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This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q ("Form 10-Q") contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("PSLRA"), which are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from the statements made herein. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Many of the forward-looking statements are located in Part I, Item 2 of this Form 10-Q under the heading "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations." Forward-looking statements discuss our current expectations and projections relating to our financial position, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. You can identify forward-looking statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. These statements may include words such as "aim," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "future," "outlook," "potential," "project," "projection," "plan," "intend," "seek," "may," "could," "would," "will," "should," "can," "can have," "likely," the negatives thereof and other similar expressions.

All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. You should evaluate all forward-looking statements made in this Form 10-Q in the context of the risks and uncertainties disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 26, 2021 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on March 10, 2022, which is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.

The forward-looking statements included in this Form 10-Q are made only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.



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Table of Contents

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
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Item 1. Financial Statements (Unaudited)
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PORTILLO'S INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)


March 27, 2022December 26, 2021
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash$32,182 $39,263 
Accounts receivable5,401 7,840 
Inventory5,147 6,078 
Prepaid expenses6,155 5,836 
Total current assets48,885 59,017 
Property and equipment, net192,093 190,834 
OTHER ASSETS:
Goodwill394,298 394,298 
Trade names223,925 223,925 
Other intangible assets, net35,047 35,832 
Equity method investment16,127 16,170 
Deferred tax asset74,289 74,455 
Other assets4,636 5,042 
Total other assets748,322 749,722 
TOTAL ASSETS$989,300 $999,573 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable$22,170 $27,249 
Current portion of long-term debt3,324 3,324 
Current deferred revenue5,063 6,893 
Accrued expenses21,265 29,472 
Total current liabilities51,822 66,938 
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES:
Long-term debt, net of current portion315,619 315,829 
Deferred rent33,324 32,174 
Tax receivable agreement liability156,638 156,638 
Other long-term liabilities4,156 4,588 
Total long-term liabilities509,737 509,229 
Total liabilities561,559 576,167 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (NOTE 15)
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding
  
Class A common stock, $0.01 par value per share, 380,000,000 shares authorized, and 35,807,171 shares issued and outstanding
358 358 
Class B common stock, $0.00001 par value per share, 50,000,000 shares authorized, and 35,673,321 shares issued and outstanding
  
Additional paid-in-capital188,752 186,856 
Accumulated deficit(15,756)(15,950)
Total stockholders' equity attributable to Portillo's Inc.173,354 171,264 
Non-controlling interest254,387 252,142 
Total stockholders' equity427,741 423,406 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY$989,300 $999,573 
See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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PORTILLO'S INC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except share and per share data)

Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
REVENUES, NET$134,482 $117,307 
COST AND EXPENSES:
Restaurant operating expenses:
Cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization46,266 35,024 
Labor37,313 31,030 
Occupancy7,755 6,784 
Other operating expenses15,165 14,708 
Total restaurant operating expenses106,499 87,546 
General and administrative expenses15,687 11,835 
Pre-opening expenses556 1,289 
Depreciation and amortization5,205 6,289 
Net income attributable to equity method investment(123)(64)
Other income, net(156)(441)
OPERATING INCOME6,814 10,853 
Interest expense6,099 10,729 
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES715 124 
Income tax expense165  
NET INCOME550 124 
Less: Redeemable preferred units accretion (5,515)
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON UNIT HOLDERS550 (5,391)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests356  
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO PORTILLO'S INC.194 (5,391)
Income (loss) per common share attributable to Portillo's Inc.:
Basic$0.01 $(0.11)
Diluted$0.00 $(0.11)
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
Basic35,807,171 51,192,285 
Diluted39,944,086 51,192,285 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.


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PORTILLO'S INC
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' AND MEMBERS' EQUITY
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands, except share data)

Quarter Ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021
Preferred UnitsClass A Common StockClass B Common Stock
UnitsAmountsMember's EquityShares AmountSharesAmountAdditional Paid-in CapitalAccumulated DeficitNon-Controlling InterestTotal Stockholders' Equity
Balance at December 27, 2020100,000 $200,571 $140,709  $  $ $ $ $ $140,709 
Net income— — 124 — — — — — — — 124 
Equity-based compensation— — 105 — — — — — — — 105 
Repayment of subscription receivable— — 250 — — — — — — — 250 
Redeemable preferred units accretion— 5,515 (5,515)— — — — — — — (5,515)
Balance at March 28, 2021100,000 206,086 135,673        135,673 
Balance at December 26, 2021   35,807,171 358 35,673,321  186,856 (15,950)252,142 423,406 
Net income— — — — — — — — 194 356 550 
Equity-based compensation — — — — — — — 1,896 — 1,889 3,785 
Balance at March 27, 2022 $ $ 35,807,171 $358 35,673,321 $ $188,752 $(15,756)$254,387 $427,741 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.




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PORTILLO'S INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)

Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income$550 $124 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization5,205 6,289 
Amortization of debt issuance costs and discount621 961 
Loss (gain) on sales of assets22 (18)
Equity-based compensation3,785 105 
Deferred rent and tenant allowance1,253 1,080 
Deferred income tax expense165  
Amortization of deferred lease incentives(105)(90)
Gift card breakage(293)(255)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable1,816 201 
Receivables from related parties(8)(130)
Inventory931 1,300 
Other current assets(319)(184)
Accounts payable(3,708)(267)
Accrued expenses and other liabilities(9,745)(4,173)
Deferred lease incentives600  
Other assets and liabilities30 105 
NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES800 5,048 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase of property and equipment(6,279)(10,966)
Purchase of investment securities (200)
Proceeds from the sale of property and equipment 34 
NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES(6,279)(11,132)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Payments of long-term debt(831)(831)
Payment of initial public offering issuance costs(771) 
Repayment of stock subscription receivable 250 
NET CASH USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES(1,602)(581)
NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH(7,081)(6,665)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH AT BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD39,263 41,432 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AND RESTRICTED CASH AT END OF THE PERIOD$32,182 $34,767 

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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PORTILLO'S INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(UNAUDITED)
(In thousands)

Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION
Interest paid$5,356 $9,803 
Income tax paid  
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Accrued capital expenditures$1,626 $3,714 
Redeemable preferred units accretion (5,515)

See accompanying notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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PORTILLO'S INC.
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE 1.    DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS

Portillo’s Inc. (the "Company") was formed and incorporated as a Delaware corporation on June 8, 2021. The Company was formed for the purpose of completing a public offering and related reorganization transactions (collectively, the "Transactions”) in order to carry on the business of PHD Group Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries ("Portillo's OpCo"). Following the consummation of the Transactions on October 20, 2021, the Company became the sole managing member of Portillo’s OpCo, and as sole managing member, the Company operates and controls all of the business and affairs of Portillo's OpCo. As a result, the Company consolidates the financial results of Portillo's OpCo and reports a non-controlling interest representing the economic interest in Portillo's OpCo held by the other members of Portillo's OpCo (the "pre-IPO LLC Members"). Unless the context otherwise requires, references to "we," "us," "our," "Portillo's," and the "Company" refer to Portillo's Inc. and its subsidiaries, including Portillo's OpCo.

The Company operates fast-casual restaurants in Illinois, Indiana, California, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Michigan, along with two food production commissaries in Illinois. As of March 27, 2022 and December 26, 2021, the Company had 69 and 68 restaurants in operation, respectively, excluding a restaurant owned by C&O Chicago, LLC ("C&O"), of which Portillo's owns 50% of the equity. The Company also had three non-traditional locations in operation as of March 27, 2022 and December 26, 2021. These non-traditional locations include a food truck, ghost kitchen (small kitchen with no store-front presence, used to fill online orders), and concessions. Portillo's additionally has a 50% interest in a single restaurant owned by C&O, that is referred to in Note 7. The Company’s principal corporate offices are located in Oak Brook, IL.

Initial Public Offering

The Company's registration statement on Form S-1, as amended (Registration No. 333-259810), related to its initial public offering ("IPO") was declared effective October 20, 2021, and the Company's Class A common stock began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "PTLO" on October 21, 2021. On October 25, 2021, the Company completed its IPO of 23,310,810 shares of the Company's Class A common stock (including 3,040,540 shares sold to the underwriters pursuant to their overallotment option), at an offering price of $20.00 per share. The Company received aggregate net proceeds of approximately $430.0 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions of $29.1 million and other offering expenses of approximately $7.1 million.

In connection with the IPO, we completed the following:

We amended and restated the limited liability company agreement of Portillo’s OpCo ("LLC Agreement") to, among other things, convert all outstanding equity interests (except for those redeemable preferred units which were redeemed in connection with the IPO) into LLC Units.

We became the sole managing member of Portillo's OpCo. Because we manage and operate the business and control the strategic decisions and day-to-day operations of Portillo’s OpCo and because we also have a substantial financial interest in Portillo’s OpCo, we consolidated the financial results of Portillo’s OpCo, and a portion of our net income was allocated to non-controlling interests to reflect the entitlement of the pre-IPO LLC Members who retained their equity ownership in Portillo's OpCo. In addition, because Portillo’s OpCo was under the common control of the pre-IPO LLC Members before and after the Transactions, we measured the assets and liabilities of Portillo’s OpCo at their carrying amounts as of the date of the completion of the Transactions.

We amended and restated our certificate of incorporation to authorize the issuance of two classes of common stock: Class A common stock and Class B common stock. Each share of Class A common stock and Class B common stock entitles its holder to one vote per share on all matters submitted to a vote of our stockholders. The Class B common stock is not entitled to economic interests in Portillo’s Inc.

The net proceeds and cash on hand were used as follows:

to repay the redeemable preferred units in full (including the redemption premium) of $221.7 million;
to repay all of the borrowings outstanding under the Second Lien Credit Agreement (including any prepayment penalties) of $158.1 million; and
to purchase LLC Units or shares of Class A common stock from certain pre-IPO LLC Members of $57.0 million.

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PORTILLO'S INC.
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
In connection with the IPO, the Company entered into a Tax Receivable Agreement ("TRA") with certain pre-IPO LLC Members, in which the Company will be generally obligated to pay 85% of the amount of applicable cash savings, if any, in U.S. federal, state, and local income tax that the Company actually realizes or is deemed to realize as a result of (i) our allocable share of existing tax basis in depreciable or amortizable assets relating to LLC Units acquired in the IPO, (ii) certain favorable tax attributes acquired by the Company from Blocker Companies (including net operating losses and the Blocker Companies' allocable share of existing tax basis), (iii) increases in our allocable share of then existing tax basis in depreciable or amortizable assets, and adjustments to the tax basis of the tangible and intangible assets, of Portillo’s OpCo and its subsidiaries, as a result of (x) sales or exchanges of interests in Portillo’s OpCo (including the repayment of the redeemable preferred units) in connection with the IPO and (y) future or exchanges of LLC Units by pre-IPO LLC Members for Class A common stock and (iv) certain other tax benefits related to entering into the TRA, including payments made under the TRA. We will retain the benefit of the remaining 15% of these tax savings.

NOTE 2.    SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") for interim financial information.

The Company has prepared the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in accordance with GAAP for interim financial statements and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments consisting of normal recurring adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of our financial position and results of operations. Interim results of operations are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be achieved for the full year. The financial statements and related notes do not include all information and footnotes required by GAAP for annual reports. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the fiscal year ended December 26, 2021 included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 26, 2021.

All intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

The Company does not have any components of other comprehensive income (loss) recorded within its consolidated financial statements, and therefore, does not separately present a statement of comprehensive income (loss).

Segment Reporting

The Company owns and operates fast-casual restaurants in the United States, along with two food production commissaries in Illinois. The Company’s chief operating decision maker (the “CODM”) is its Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"). The CODM reviews financial performance and allocates resources at a consolidated level on a recurring basis. The Company has one operating segment and one reportable segment.

Fiscal Year

We use a 52- or 53-week fiscal year ending on the Sunday prior to December 31. In a 52-week fiscal year, each quarterly period is comprised of 13 weeks. The additional week in a 53-week fiscal year is added to the fourth quarter. Fiscal 2022 and 2021 each consist of 52 weeks. The fiscal periods presented in this report are the quarters ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021, respectively.


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PORTILLO'S INC.
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Use of Estimates

The preparation of these condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of sales and expenses during the period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Reverse Common Unit Split

On October 20, 2021, the members of Portillo's OpCo executed the Second Amended and Restated Limited Liability Company Agreement for Portillo's OpCo, effecting a 7.4-for-1 reverse common unit split. All applicable unit data, per unit amounts and related information in the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto have been adjusted retroactively to give effect to the 7.4-for-1 reverse common unit split.

Revenue Recognition

Revenues from retail restaurants are presented net of discounts and recognized when food and beverage products are sold to the end customer. Sales taxes collected from customers are excluded from revenues and the obligation is included in accrued liabilities until the taxes are remitted to the appropriate taxing authorities.

The Company offers delivery services to its customers. For delivery sales through Portillos.com or the Portillo's App, the Company recognizes revenue, including delivery fees, when the performance obligation is complete and the food is transferred to the customer. For delivery sales through a non-Company owned channel, such as the delivery partner’s website or app, as of the end of 2021, we recognize marketplace sales, including third-party delivery menu price premiums, as revenue when the control of the food is transferred to the delivery service, excluding any delivery or service fees charged to the customer. Prior to the end of 2021, this price premium was previously recorded in cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization. The amount of the price premium recorded in 2021 and prior periods is not material and there is no anticipated or actual impact on operating income or net income for any period.

Generally, revenue is recognized as promised goods or services transfer to the guest or customer in an amount that reflects the consideration we expect to be entitled to in exchange for those goods or services. Revenues are recognized when payment is tendered at the point of sale as the performance obligation has been satisfied. Refer to Note 3. Revenue Recognition for additional detail.

Recently Issued Accounting Standards

In February 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update ("ASU") No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) ("ASC 842"), along with related clarifications and improvements. The pronouncement requires lessees to recognize a lease liability, which represents the discounted obligation to make future minimum lease payments, and a corresponding right-of-use asset on the balance sheet. The guidance requires disclosure of key information about leasing arrangements that is intended to give financial statement users the ability to assess the amount, timing, and potential uncertainty of cash flows related to leases. The update is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, with early adoption permitted. The Company will adopt this standard for the annual period ending December 25, 2022. We expect the adoption of this standard will have a significant impact on the Company’s consolidated balance sheet as we recognize the operating lease assets and lease liabilities for our operating leases. We anticipate the adoption will have an immaterial impact on the condensed consolidated statements of operations, stockholders' equity, and cash flows.

In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting. The pronouncement provides temporary optional expedients and exceptions to the current guidance on contract modifications and hedge accounting to ease the financial reporting burden related to the expected market transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate ("LIBOR") and other interbank offered rates to alternative reference rates. The guidance was effective upon issuance and generally can be applied to applicable contract modifications through December 31, 2022. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the transition from LIBOR to alternative reference rates but does not expect a significant impact on its consolidated financial statements.

The Company reviewed all other recently issued accounting pronouncements and concluded that they were either not applicable or not expected to have a significant impact to its consolidated financial statements.


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PORTILLO'S INC.
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
NOTE 3.    REVENUE RECOGNITION

Revenues from retail restaurants are presented net of discounts and recognized when food and beverage products are sold to the end customer. Sales taxes collected from customers are excluded from revenues and the obligation is included in accrued liabilities until the taxes are remitted to the appropriate taxing authorities.

The Company offers delivery services to its customers. Delivery services are fulfilled by the Company and third-party service providers. In some cases, the Company makes delivery sales through Portillos.com or the Portillo's App ("Dispatch Sales"). In other cases, the Company makes delivery sales through a non-Company owned channel, such as the delivery partner’s website or app (“Marketplace Sales”).

With respect to Dispatch Sales, delivery may be performed by the Company or through a third-party service provider. The Company recognizes revenue, including delivery fees, when the performance obligation is complete and the food is transferred to the customer. For these sales, the Company receives payment directly from the customer at the time of sale.

With respect to Marketplace Sales, the Company recognizes revenue, including third-party menu price premiums, excluding delivery fees collected by the delivery partner, when the performance obligation is complete, and control of the food is transferred to the delivery partner. The Company receives payment subsequent to the transfer of food. The payment terms with respect to Marketplace Sales are short-term in nature and are generally paid one week in arrears.

The Company sells gift cards which do not have expiration dates. The Company records the sale of the gift card as a contract liability and recognizes revenue from gift cards when: (i) the gift card is redeemed by the customer; or (ii) in the event a gift card is not expected to be redeemed, in proportion to the pattern of rights exercised by the customer (gift card breakage). The Company has determined that 11% of gift card sales will not be redeemed and will be retained by us based on a portfolio assessment of historical data on gift card redemption patterns. Gift card breakage is recorded within revenues in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. The Company recognized gift card breakage of $0.3 million for each of the quarters ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021, respectively.

The Company’s revenue related to performance obligations not yet satisfied is revenue from gift cards sold but not yet redeemed. The gift card liability included in current deferred revenue on the consolidated balance sheets is as follows (in thousands):

March 27, 2022December 26, 2021
Gift card liability$4,992 $6,606 

Revenue recognized in the condensed consolidated statement of operations for the redemption of gift cards that were included in their respective liability balances at the beginning of the year is as follows (in thousands):
Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
Revenue recognized from gift card liability balance at the beginning of the year$1,806 $1,688 

NOTE 4.    INVENTORY

Inventories consisted of the following (in thousands):
March 27, 2022December 26, 2021
Raw materials$3,399 $4,181 
Work in progress124 114 
Finished goods1,057 1,395 
Consigned inventory567 388 
$5,147 $6,078 


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PORTILLO'S INC.
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE 5.    PROPERTY & EQUIPMENT, NET

Property and equipment, net consisted of the following (in thousands):
March 27, 2022December 26, 2021
Land improvements$15,560 $15,451 
Furniture, fixtures, and equipment116,734 115,187 
Leasehold improvements142,294 138,923 
Transportation equipment2,203 2,203 
Construction-in-progress8,902 8,300 
285,693 280,064 
Less accumulated depreciation (93,600)(89,230)
$192,093 $190,834 

Depreciation expense was $4.4 million and $4.1 million for the quarters ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021, respectively, and is included in depreciation and amortization in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.

NOTE 6.    GOODWILL & INTANGIBLE ASSETS

The Company has one reporting unit for goodwill which is evaluated for impairment annually in the fourth quarter of each fiscal year.

Intangibles, net consisted of the following (in thousands):
As of March 27, 2022
Gross Carrying AmountAccumulated AmortizationNet Carrying Amount
Indefinite-lived intangible assets:
Trade names$223,925 $— $223,925 
Intangibles subject to amortization:
  Recipes56,117 (22,150)33,967 
  Favorable rental contracts2,991 (1,911)1,080 
$283,033 $(24,061)$258,972 
As of December 26, 2021
Gross Carrying AmountAccumulated AmortizationNet Carrying Amount
Indefinite-lived intangible assets:
Trade names$223,925 $— $223,925 
Intangibles subject to amortization:
  Recipes56,117 (21,427)34,690 
  Favorable rental contracts2,991 (1,849)1,142 
$283,033 $(23,276)$259,757 


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PORTILLO'S INC.
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Amortization expense was $0.8 million and $2.2 million for the quarters ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021, respectively, and is included in depreciation and amortization in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.

The estimated aggregate amortization expense for the intangibles for the remainder of this year and the succeeding five years and thereafter are $2.3 million, $3.1 million, $3.1 million, $3.0 million, $2.9 million, $2.7 million and $17.9 million, respectively.

NOTE 7.    EQUITY METHOD INVESTMENT

The Company has a 50% interest in C&O. The Company accounts for the investment and financial results in the consolidated financial statements under the equity method of accounting as the Company has significant influence but does not have control. The investment is adjusted to reflect the Company’s share of C&O’s earnings and losses to date and any distributions received.

A summary of financial information for C&O is as follows (in thousands):    
March 27, 2022December 26, 2021
Assets:
  Current assets $1,917 $1,957 
Property, plant, and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation $5,932 and $5,951, respectively
866 817 
           Total assets2,783 2,774 
Liabilities:
  Current liabilities967 757 
  Non-current liabilities
Deferred rent1,215 1,211 
           Total liabilities2,182 1,968 
Members’ equity601 806 
Total liabilities and members' equity$2,783 $2,774 

Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
Results from operations:
Sales$2,858 $2,357 
Net income245 128 

NOTE 8.    FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

The Company discloses and recognizes the fair value of its assets and liabilities using a hierarchy that prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value. Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The guidance establishes three levels of the fair value hierarchy as follows:

Level 1 - Inputs are unadjusted, quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities at the measurement date;

Level 2 - Inputs are observable, unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities, unadjusted quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the related assets or liabilities; and


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PORTILLO'S INC.
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Level 3 - Unobservable inputs that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities that are supported by little or no market data

Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis

The carrying value of the Company's cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable and all other current assets and liabilities approximate fair values due to the short-term nature of these financial instruments.

Other assets consist of a deferred compensation plan with related assets held in a rabbi trust.

Deferred Compensation Plan - The Company maintains a rabbi trust to fund obligations under a deferred compensation plan. Amounts in the rabbi trust are invested in mutual funds, which are designated as trading securities carried at fair value. The fair value measurement of these trading securities is considered Level 1 of the fair value hierarchy as they are measured using quoted market prices. As of March 27, 2022 and December 26, 2021, the fair value of the mutual fund investments and deferred compensation obligations were as follows (in thousands):

March 27, 2022December 26, 2021
Level 1Level 1
Assets - Investments designated for deferred compensation plan
Cash/money accounts$945 $1,482 
Mutual Funds3,312 3,185 
Total assets$4,257 $4,667 
As of March 27, 2022 and December 26, 2021, we had no Level 2 or Level 3 assets.
The mutual fund investments and deferred compensation obligations are included in other assets, accrued expenses and other long-term liabilities in the consolidated balance sheets. Changes in the fair value of securities held in the rabbi trust are recognized as trading gains and losses and included in other income in the consolidated statements of operations and offsetting increases or decreases in the deferred compensation obligation are recorded in other long-term liabilities in the consolidated balance sheets.

Refer to Note 9. Debt for additional information relating to the fair value of the Company's outstanding debt instruments.

Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Non-Recurring Basis

Assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis include property and equipment, net, equity-method investment, goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets. These assets are measured at fair value whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. There were no impairment charges recognized during the quarters ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021.


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PORTILLO'S INC.
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE 9.    DEBT

Debt consisted of the following (in thousands):
March 27, 2022December 26, 2021
First Lien Term B-3 Loans$324,921 $325,752 
Revolving Loans  
Unamortized discount and debt issuance costs(5,978)(6,599)
Total debt, net318,943 319,153 
Less: current portion(3,324)(3,324)
Long-term debt, net$315,619 $315,829 
First Lien

PHD Intermediate LLC (“Holdings”), Portillo’s Holdings LLC (the “Borrower”) and certain of its subsidiaries entered into the First Lien Credit Agreement ("First Lien Credit Agreement"), dated as of August 1, 2014 and as amended October 25, 2016, May 18, 2018 and December 6, 2019, with UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as the administrative agent and collateral agent, and other lenders from time to time party thereto (the “First Lien Lenders”). The First Lien Lenders extended credit in the form of (i) first lien initial term loans in an initial aggregate principal amount of $335.0 million and (ii) a revolving credit facility in an original principal amount equal to $30.0 million, including a letter of credit sub-facility with a $7.5 million sublimit (the “Revolving Facility” and the loans thereunder, the “Revolving Loans”).

On December 6, 2019, the Borrower entered a third amendment to the First Lien Credit Agreement (the “Third Amendment to First Lien Credit Agreement”) whereby the aggregate principal amount of the term loans as of the effective date of the Third Amendment to First Lien Credit Agreement was $332.4 million (the “First Lien Term B-3 Loans”), and the Revolving Facility was increased to $50.0 million. The maturity date with respect to the First Lien Term B-3 Loans was extended to September 6, 2024 and the maturity date with respect to the Revolving Loans date was extended to June 6, 2024.

In connection with the Third Amendment to First Lien Credit Agreement, the interest rates spread for the First Lien Term B-3 Loans increased by 100 basis points to 5.50% for the adjusted London interbank offered rate ("Eurocurrency Rate") loans. As of March 27, 2022, the interest rate on the Term Loans was 6.50%. As of March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021, the effective interest rate on the Term Loans was 7.74% and 7.28%, respectively. Beginning with December 31, 2019, the Company is required to pay on the last business day of each calendar quarter, March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31, an aggregate principal amount of $0.8 million.

As of March 27, 2022 and December 26, 2021, the Company had no borrowings under the Revolver outstanding, respectively. As of both March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021, the interest rate on the Revolver was 3.25%, subject to change based on a consolidated first lien net leverage ratio as defined in the First Lien Credit Agreement. As of both March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021, the commitment fees, pursuant to the First Lien, to maintain the Revolver were 0.250%. Also pursuant to the First Lien Credit Agreement, as of both March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021, letter of credit fronting fees were 0.125%. Commitment fees and letter of credit fronting fees are recorded as interest expense in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.

The Company had $5.0 million of letters of credit issued against the Revolving Facility as of both March 27, 2022 and December 26, 2021, respectively. As of March 27, 2022, the Company had $45.0 million of availability under the Revolving Facility.

Second Lien

Holdings, the Borrower and certain of its subsidiaries entered into the Second Lien Credit Agreement (the “Second Lien Credit Agreement”) dated as of August 1, 2014 and as amended on October 25, 2016 and December 6, 2019 with UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as administrative agent and collateral agent, and other lenders from time to time party thereto (the “Second Lien Lenders”). The Second Lien Lenders extended credit in the form of initial second lien term loans in an initial aggregate principal amount of $80.0 million.

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PORTILLO'S INC.
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

On December 6, 2019, the Borrower entered into second amendment to the Second Lien Credit Agreement (the “Second Amendment to Second Lien Credit Agreement”) whereby the aggregate principal amount of the term loans as of the effective date of the Second Amendment to the Second Lien Credit Agreement was $155.0 million (the “Second Lien Term B-3 Loans”). The maturity date of the Second Lien Term B-3 Loans was extended to December 6, 2024 (the “Second Lien Maturity Date”). In addition to the increased principal amount, the interest rates spread for the Second Lien Term B-3 Loans increased by 150 basis points to 9.50% for Eurocurrency Rate loans. The Borrower determined interest on the Second Lien at the Eurocurrency Rate, plus 9.50%.

In connection with the IPO, the Company received aggregate net proceeds of approximately $430.0 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses. Net proceeds of $158.1 million were used to repay the Second Lien Term B-3 Loans in full, including a $3.1 million prepayment penalty, which was recorded as a loss on debt extinguishment during the year ended December 26, 2021 in the consolidated statement of operations.

Discount and Debt Issuance Costs

In connection with entering into the Third Amendment to First Lien Credit Agreement and the Second Amendment to Second Lien Credit Agreement, in each case, dated as of December 6, 2019, the Borrower paid debt issuance costs of $14.5 million, of which $13.3 million were capitalized and are being amortized over the term of the related debt agreements, and $1.2 million were expensed as incurred.

In connection with the repayment of the Second Lien Term B-3 Loans as described above, deferred financing costs and original issuance discount of $4.2 million were recorded as a loss on debt extinguishment during the year ended December 26, 2021 in the consolidated statement of operations.

The Company amortized $0.4 million and $0.6 million of deferred financing costs, respectively, during each of the quarters ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021, which is included in interest expense in the condensed consolidated statements of operations. In addition, the Company also amortized $0.2 million and $0.4 million in original issue discount related to the long-term debt in each of the quarters ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021 which is included in interest expense in the condensed consolidated statements of operations.

Total interest costs incurred were $6.1 million and $10.7 million for the quarters ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021, respectively.

As of March 27, 2022 and December 26, 2021, the fair value of long-term debt approximates the carrying value as it is variable rate debt. The fair value measurement of this debt is considered Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy as inputs to interest are observable, unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for similar assets or liabilities.

Borrowings under the First Lien Credit Agreement are guaranteed by Holdings, the Borrower and certain of the Borrower’s subsidiaries, and Holdings, the Borrower and certain of the Borrower’s subsidiaries have pledged substantially all tangible and intangible assets as collateral, subject to certain exclusions and exceptions.

The Borrower is subject to certain financial and reporting covenants pursuant to the terms of the First Lien Credit Agreement. These covenants are customary for these types of debt agreements. As of March 27, 2022, the Company was in compliance with all covenants.

NOTE 10.    NON-CONTROLLING INTERESTS

In connection with the Transactions described in Note 1. Description Of Business we are the sole managing member of Portillo's OpCo, and as a result, consolidated the financial results of Portillo's OpCo. We report a non-controlling interest representing the LLC interests in Portillo's OpCo held by pre-IPO LLC Members. Changes in our ownership interest in Portillo's OpCo while we retain our controlling interest in Portillo's OpCo will be accounted for as equity transactions. As such, future redemptions or direct exchanges of LLC interests in Portillo's OpCo by the pre-IPO LLC members will result in a change in ownership and reduce the amount recorded as non-controlling interest and increase additional paid-in capital.

As of March 27, 2022, there were 71,480,492 LLC interests outstanding, of which we owned 35,807,171 LLC interests, representing a 50.1% ownership interest in Portillo's OpCo.


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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE 11.    EQUITY-BASED COMPENSATION
Equity-based compensation expense is calculated based on awards ultimately expected to vest and is reduced for estimated forfeitures. Forfeitures are revised, if necessary, in subsequent periods if actual forfeitures differ from those estimates and an adjustment to equity-based compensation expense will be recognized at that time.
Equity-based compensation expense included in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations is as follows (in thousands):
Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
Labor$350 $ 
General and administrative expenses3,435 105 
Total equity-based compensation expense$3,785 $105 

NOTE 12.    INCOME TAXES

As a result of the IPO and Transactions described in Note 1. Description Of Business we became the sole managing member of Portillo's OpCo, and as a result, began consolidating the financial results of Portillo's OpCo. Portillo's OpCo is treated as a partnership for U.S. federal and most applicable state and local income tax purposes. As a partnership, Portillo's OpCo is not subject to U.S. federal and certain state and local income taxes. Any taxable income or loss generated by Portillo's OpCo is passed through to and included in the taxable income or loss of its members, including us, on a pro rata basis. Beginning at the time of the IPO in 2021, we are subject to U.S. federal income taxes, in addition to state and local income taxes with respect to our allocable share of any taxable income or loss of Portillo's OpCo subsequent to the IPO and Transactions, as well as any stand-alone income or loss generated by Portillo's Inc.

Income Tax Expense

The effective income tax rate for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 was 16.6%. The Company’s annual effective tax rate was less than the statutory rate of 21% primarily because the Company is not liable for income taxes on the portion of OpCo’s earnings that are attributable to non-controlling interests.

NOTE 13.    EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE

Basic net earnings (loss) per share of Class A Common Stock is computed by dividing net income (loss) attributable to Portillo's Inc. by the weighted-average number of Class A common stock outstanding.

As described in Note 1. Description Of Business, in connection with the IPO, the Portillo's OpCo LLC Agreement was amended and restated to, among other things, (i) to authorize the issuance of two classes of common stock and (ii) convert all outstanding equity interests (except for those redeemable preferred units which were redeemed in connection with the IPO) into LLC Units. For purposes of calculating earnings per share, the prior period amounts have been retroactively adjusted to give effect to the above-mentioned amendment and resulting recapitalization. The computations of earnings per share for periods prior to our IPO do not consider the 23,310,810 shares of Class A common
stock issued to investors in our IPO.

Diluted earnings (loss) per share is computed by dividing net income (loss) attributable to Portillo's Inc. by the weighted-average number of dilutive securities, using the treasury stock method.


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PORTILLO'S INC.
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The computations of basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share for the quarters ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021 are as follows (in thousands):
Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
Net income attributable to common unit holders$550 $(5,391)
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests356  
Net income (loss) attributable to Portillo's Inc.$194 $(5,391)
Shares:
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding-basic35,807 51,192 
Dilutive share awards4,137  
Weighted-average number of common shares outstanding-diluted39,944 51,192 
Basic net income (loss) per share$0.01 $(0.11)
Diluted net income (loss) per share$0.00 $(0.11)
The following shares were excluded from the calculation of diluted earnings per share because they would be anti-dilutive (in thousands):
Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
Shares subject to performance conditions1,196 319 
Shares that were antidilutive 365 
Total shares excluded from diluted income (loss) per share1,196 684 

NOTE 14.    CONTINGENCIES

The Company is party to legal proceedings and potential claims arising in the normal conduct of business, including claims related to employment matters, contractual disputes, customer injuries, and property damage. Although the ultimate outcome of these claims and lawsuits cannot be predicted with certainty, management believes that the resulting liability, if any, will not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

NOTE 15.    RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

As of March 27, 2022 and December 26, 2021, the related parties’ receivables consisted of a receivable balance due from C&O of $0.3 million and $0.4 million, respectively, which is included in accounts receivable in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

Noah Glass, a member of the Company's Board, is the founder and CEO of Olo, Inc. ("Olo"), a platform the Company uses in connection with our mobile ordering application and delivery.

The Company incurred the following Olo-related costs for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021 (in thousands):
Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
Cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization$325 $130 
Other operating expenses113 154 
Net Olo-related costs$438 $284 



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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

As of March 27, 2022 and December 26, 2021, $0.1 million and $0.0 million was payable to Olo and was included in accounts payable in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

Tax Receivable Agreement

As described in Note 1. Description Of Business, we entered into a TRA with certain members of Portillo's OpCo that provides for the payment by us of 85% of the amount of tax benefits, if any, that Portillo's Inc. actually realizes or in some cases is deemed to realize as a result of certain transactions.

(in thousands)March 27, 2022December 26, 2021
Tax receivable agreement liability$156,638 $156,638 

NOTE 16.    SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

The Company opened one new restaurant subsequent to March 27, 2022 for a total of 70 restaurants, excluding a restaurant owned by C&O, of which Portillo's owns 50% of the equity.




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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
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The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our unaudited consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes. The following discussion contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements that include risks and uncertainties. Our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including those set forth under the heading “Cautionary Statements Concerning Forward-Looking Statements” in this report and under the heading “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item IA of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 26, 2021 and Part II, Item 1A of this Form 10-Q. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 26, 2021 and the condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in Part I, Item 1 of this Form 10-Q. All information presented herein is based on our fiscal calendar. Unless otherwise stated, references to particular years, quarters, months or periods refer to our fiscal years and the associated quarters, months and periods of those fiscal years.

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable based on our current knowledge of our business and operations, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. We assume no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change.

The following discussion summarizes the significant factors affecting the consolidated operating results, financial condition, liquidity and cash flows of our company as of and for the periods presented below. The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our Registration Statement and the unaudited consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes thereto included herein.

We have prepared the unaudited consolidated financial statements in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") for interim financial statements and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").

Overview

Portillo’s serves iconic Chicago street food through high-energy, multichannel restaurants designed to ignite the senses and create a memorable dining experience. Since our founding in 1963 in a small trailer which Dick Portillo called “The Dog House,” we have grown to become a treasured brand with a passionate (some might say obsessed) nationwide following. We create a consumer experience like no other by combining the best attributes of fast casual and quick service concepts with an exciting energy-filled atmosphere and restaurant model capable of generating tremendous volumes. Nearly all of our restaurants were built with double lane drive-thrus and have been thoughtfully designed with a layout that accommodates a variety of access modes including dine-in, carryout, delivery and catering in order to quickly and efficiently serve our guests. No matter how our guests order from us, our highly productive kitchens and team members consistently serve high quality food and deliver a memorable guest experience. We believe the combination of our craveable food, multichannel sales model, dedication to operational excellence, and a distinctive culture driven by our team members gives us a competitive advantage.

As of March 27, 2022, we owned and operated 70 Portillo’s restaurants across nine states, including a restaurant owned by C&O Chicago, L.L.C. ("C&O") of which Portillo’s owns 50% of the equity.


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Financial Highlights for the Quarter Ended March 27, 2022 vs. Quarter Ended March 28, 2021:

Total revenue increased 14.6% or $17.2 million to $134.5 million;
Same restaurant sales increased 8.2%;
Operating income decreased $4.0 million to $6.8 million;
Net income increased $0.4 million to $0.6 million;
Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA* decreased $1.8 million to $28.0 million; and
Adjusted EBITDA* decreased $0.9 million to $17.6 million.

* Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. Definitions and reconciliations of Adjusted EBITDA to net income and Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA to operating income the most directly comparable financial measures presented in accordance with GAAP, are set forth under the section "Key Performance Indicators and Non-GAAP Financial Measures".

Recent Developments and Trends

As the COVID-19 Omicron variant began quickly spreading in late 2021 and into the first several weeks of January 2022, our sales and staffing levels were negatively impacted. However, we saw improvements in sales trends and staffing levels beginning in mid-January 2022. Same-restaurant sales during period one of 2022 grew 9.2% and improved to 13.6% growth in period two of 2022 and grew 2.5% in period three of 2022. During period three of 2022, we were comparing against a same-restaurant sales increase of 24.6% in period three of 2021.

During the first quarter ended March 27, 2022, we also experienced unprecedented commodity inflation, with the highest impact in pork, chicken and beef prices. While we expect these commodity pressures to continue in fiscal 2022, we do not believe they will have a material impact to our long-term growth and profitability. Additionally, we experienced higher labor expenses during the first quarter of 2022 versus the first quarter of 2021 and anticipate additional wage investments in fiscal 2022. These wage investments, along with expected commodity inflation in the range of 13% to 15%, will have an impact to Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA Margin in fiscal 2022. We plan to partially offset these expense increases through menu price increases and operational efficiencies. During the first quarter of 2022, we increased certain menu prices by approximately 1.5%, and expect additional menu price increases during the second quarter of 2022. Absent significant and prolonged COVID-19 relapses or global economic disruptions, and based on the current trend of our business operations and our focused efforts to elevate guest experiences and enhance digital capabilities, we believe the strength of our brand will deliver consistent, long-term growth.

Development Highlights

One new restaurant was opened during the first quarter ending March 27, 2022. The opening of this restaurant brings the total restaurant count to 70 as of March 27, 2022, including a restaurant owned by C&O of which Portillo’s owns 50% of the equity.

Location Opening Date
Joliet, IllinoisFebruary 2022



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Consolidated Results of Operations

The following table summarizes our results of operations for the quarters ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021 (in thousands):
Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
REVENUES, NET$134,482 100.0 %$117,307 100.0 %
COST AND EXPENSES:
Restaurant operating expenses:
Cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization46,266 34.4 %35,024 29.9 %
Labor37,313 27.7 %31,030 26.5 %
Occupancy7,755 5.8 %6,784 5.8 %
Other operating expenses15,165 11.3 %14,708 12.5 %
Total restaurant operating expenses106,499 79.2 %87,546 74.6 %
General and administrative expenses15,687 11.7 %11,835 10.1 %
Pre-opening expenses556 0.4 %1,289 1.1 %
Depreciation and amortization5,205 3.9 %6,289 5.4 %
Net income attributable to equity method investment(123)(0.1)%(64)(0.1)%
Other income, net(156)(0.1)%(441)(0.4)%
OPERATING INCOME6,814 5.1 %10,853 9.3 %
Interest expense6,099 4.5 %10,729 9.1 %
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES715 0.5 %124 0.1 %
Income tax expense165 0.1 %— — %
NET INCOME550 0.4 %124 0.1 %
Less: Redeemable preferred units accretion— — %(5,515)(4.7)%
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO COMMON HOLDERS550 0.4 %(5,391)(4.6)%
Net income attributable to non-controlling interests356 0.3 %— — %
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO PORTILLO'S INC.$194 0.1 %$(5,391)(4.6)%

Revenues, Net

Revenues primarily represent the aggregate sales of food and beverages, net of discounts. Sales taxes collected from customers are excluded from revenues. Revenues in any period are directly influenced by the number of operating weeks in the period, the number of open restaurants, restaurant traffic, our menu prices, third-party delivery platform prices and product mix. At the end of 2021, the Company began to record the difference in higher third-party delivery menu prices, versus regular menu prices, in revenues. This markup was previously recorded in cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization. As a result, we anticipate this change to positively impact our same-restaurant sales growth by 2%-3% in each quarter in 2022 and for the full fiscal year 2022, with a corresponding increase to costs of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization. There is no anticipated or actual impact on operating income for any period. See Note 2. Summary Of Significant Accounting Policies-Revenue Recognition, for more information.


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Revenues for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 were $134.5 million compared to $117.3 million for the quarter ended March 28, 2021, an increase of $17.2 million or 14.6%. The increase in revenues was primarily attributed to an increase in our same-restaurant sales and the opening of five new restaurants in 2021 and one new restaurant during the quarter ended March 27, 2022. The new restaurants positively impacted revenues by approximately $8.5 million in the quarter ended March 27, 2022. Same-restaurant sales increased 8.2% during the first quarter ended March 27, 2022, which was attributable to an increase in average check of 7.5% and a 2.9% impact from the change in recording third-party delivery pricing, offset by a decline in traffic of 2.2%. The higher average check was primarily driven by an increase in menu prices and to a lesser extent, mix of items sold. We increased prices approximately 1.5% in the first quarter of 2022 and expect to additionally increase prices in the second quarter of 2022 to continue to combat inflationary cost pressures. For the purpose of calculating same-restaurant sales for March 27, 2022, sales for 61 restaurants were included in the Comparable Restaurant Base (as defined in "Selected Operating Data" below) versus 58 as of the quarter ended March 28, 2021.

Cost of Goods Sold, Excluding Depreciation and Amortization

Cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization includes the direct costs associated with food and beverages, including paper products and third-party delivery commissions. The components of cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization are variable by nature, change with sales volume, are impacted by product mix and are subject to increases or decreases in commodity costs. We anticipate the comparability of cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization, to be impacted in 2022 versus 2021 due to the aforementioned change in how the Company records third-party delivery menu prices. There is no anticipated or actual impact on operating income for any period.

Cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 was $46.3 million compared to $35.0 million for the quarter ended March 28, 2021, an increase of $11.2 million or 32.1%. This increase was primarily driven by a 15.7% increase in all commodity prices, with higher impacts in pork, chicken and beef prices; the impact of how the Company records third-party delivery menu prices; and the opening of five new restaurants in 2021 and one new restaurant during the quarter ended March 27, 2022. As a percentage of revenues, cost of goods sold, excluding depreciation and amortization increased 4.5% during the quarter ended March 27, 2022. The increase was primarily due to an increase in all commodity prices and the impact of how the Company records third-party delivery menu prices, partially offset by an increase in our average check.

Labor Expenses

Labor expenses include hourly and management wages, bonuses, payroll taxes, workers’ compensation expense and team member benefits. Factors that influence labor costs include minimum wage and payroll tax legislation, health care costs and the performance of our restaurants.

Labor expenses for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 were $37.3 million compared to $31.0 million for the quarter ended March 28, 2021, an increase of $6.3 million or 20.2%. This increase was primarily driven the opening of five new restaurants in 2021 and one new restaurant during the quarter ended March 27, 2022, incremental investments to support our team members, primarily hourly rate increases made in the second quarter of 2021, and the comparative impact of continued expansion of our dine-in capacity. As a percentage of revenues, labor increased 1.2% due primarily to the aforementioned incremental hourly rate increases to support our team members and continued expansion of our dine-in capacity, partially offset by an increase in our average check and the favorable effect resulting from the leverage of higher revenues due to the impact of how the Company records third-party delivery menu prices.

Occupancy Expenses

Occupancy expenses primarily consist of rent, property insurance, common area expenses and property taxes.

Occupancy expenses for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 were $7.8 million compared to $6.8 million for the quarter ended March 28, 2021, an increase of $1.0 million or 14.3%, primarily driven by the opening of five new restaurants in 2021 and one new restaurant during the quarter ended March 27, 2022.

Other Operating Expenses

Other operating expenses consist of direct marketing expenses, utilities and other operating expenses incidental to operating our restaurants, such as credit card fees and repairs and maintenance.


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Other operating expenses for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 were $15.2 million compared to $14.7 million for the quarter ended March 28, 2021, an increase of $0.5 million or 3.1%, primarily driven by the opening of five new restaurants in 2021 and one new restaurant during the quarter ended March 27, 2022 as well as an increase in repair and maintenance, offset by a reduction in utility and uniform costs.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses primarily consist of costs associated with our corporate and administrative functions that support restaurant development and operations, including marketing and advertising costs incurred as well as legal and professional fees. General and administrative expenses also include equity-based compensation expense. General and administrative expenses are impacted by changes in our team member count and costs related to strategic and growth initiatives.

General and administrative expenses for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 were $15.7 million compared to $11.8 million for the quarter ended March 28, 2021, an increase of $3.9 million or 32.5%. This increase was primarily driven by an increase in equity-based compensation of $3.3 million. The remainder of the increase is related to a $0.7 million increase in transaction-related fees and expenses, consisting primarily of certain professional fees.

Pre-Opening Expenses

Pre-opening expenses consist primarily of occupancy expenses, which represent rent expense recognized during the period between the date of possession of the restaurant facility and the restaurant opening date, wages, travel for the opening team and other supporting team members, food, beverage, and the initial stocking of operating supplies. All such costs incurred prior to the opening are expensed in the period in which the expense was incurred. Pre-opening expenses can fluctuate significantly from period to period, based on the number and timing of openings and the specific pre-opening expenses incurred for each restaurant. Additionally, restaurant openings in new geographic market areas will initially experience higher pre-opening expenses than our established geographic market areas, such as the Chicagoland area, where we have greater economies of scale and incur lower travel and lodging costs for our training team.

Pre-opening expenses for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 were $0.6 million compared to $1.3 million for the quarter ended March 28, 2021, a decrease of $0.7 million or 56.9%. This decrease was due to the timing and geographic location of restaurant openings in the first quarter of 2022 versus 2021.

Depreciation and Amortization

Depreciation and amortization expenses consist of the depreciation of fixed assets, including leasehold improvements, fixtures and equipment and the amortization of definite-lived intangible assets, which are primarily comprised of recipes.

Depreciation and amortization expense for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 was $5.2 million compared to $6.3 million for the quarter ended March 28, 2021, a decrease of $1.1 million or 17.2%. This decrease was primarily attributable to an expired non-compete intangible asset, partially offset by incremental depreciation of capital expenditures related to the opening of five new restaurants in 2021 and one new restaurant during the quarter ended March 27, 2022.

Net Income Attributable to Equity Method Investment

Net income attributable to equity method investment consists of a 50% interest in C&O, which runs a single restaurant located within the Chicagoland market. We account for the investment and financial results in the consolidated financial statements under the equity method of accounting as we have significant influence but do not have control.

Net income attributable to equity method investment was $0.1 million for each of the quarters ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021.

Other Income, Net

Other income, net includes among other items, income resulting from discounts received for timely filing of sales tax returns, management fee income associated with our investment in C&O, trading gains or losses on our deferred compensation plan and gains or losses on asset disposals.


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Other income, net for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 was $0.2 million compared to $0.4 million for the quarter ended March 28, 2021 a decrease of $0.3 million or 64.6%. This decrease was primarily due to a decrease in trading gains in our deferred compensation plan.

Interest Expense

Interest expense primarily consists of interest and fees on our credit facilities and the amortization expense for debt discount and deferred issuance costs.

Interest expense for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 was $6.1 million compared to $10.7 million for quarter ended March 28, 2021, a decrease of $4.6 million or 43.2%. This decrease was primarily driven by the payoff of the Second Term B-3 Loans with the use of IPO proceeds during the year ended December 26, 2021 and decreased borrowings on the First Lien Term B-3 Loans during the quarter ended March 27, 2022. There were no outstanding borrowings under the Revolving Facility during the quarter ended March 27, 2022 or the quarter ended March 28, 2021.

Income Tax Expense

Portillo's OpCo is treated as a partnership for U.S. federal, as well as state and local income tax purposes and is not subject to taxes. Rather, any taxable income or loss generated by Portillo's OpCo is passed through to and included in the taxable income or loss of its members on a pro rata basis. As of the IPO, we are subject to U.S. federal, as well as state and local income taxes with respect to our allocable share of any taxable income or loss of Portillo's OpCo, as well as any stand-alone income or loss generated by Portillo's Inc.

Income tax expense for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 was $0.2 million. Our effective income tax rate for quarter ended March 27, 2022 was 16.6%. There was no income tax expense for the quarter ended March 28, 2021.

Net Income Attributable to Non-controlling Interests

In connection with the IPO, we became the sole managing member of Portillo's OpCo. We manage and operate the business and control the strategic decisions and day-to-day operations of Portillo’s OpCo and we also have a substantial financial interest in Portillo’s OpCo. Accordingly, we consolidate the financial results of Portillo’s OpCo, and a portion of our net income is allocated to non-controlling interests to reflect the entitlement of the pre-IPO LLC Members who retained their equity ownership in Portillo's OpCo (the "pre-IPO LLC Members"). The weighted average ownership percentages for the applicable reporting periods are used to attribute net income (loss) to Portillo's Inc. and the non-controlling interest holders.

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests for the quarter ended March 27, 2022 was $0.4 million. There was no such income (loss) for the quarter ended March 28, 2021.



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Key Performance Indicators and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the GAAP measures presented in our financial statements, we use the following key performance indicators and non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate our business, measure our performance, develop financial forecasts and make strategic decisions. These key measures include new restaurant openings, average unit volume ("AUV"), same-restaurant sales, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin, Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA Margin. The Company includes these measures because management believes that they are important to day-to-day operations and overall strategy and are useful to investors in that they provide for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making.
Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
Total Restaurants (a)7065
AUV (in millions) (a)$8.3 $7.6 
Change in same-restaurant sales (b)8.2 %0.8 %
Adjusted EBITDA (in thousands)$17,630 $18,534 
Adjusted EBITDA Margin13.1 %15.8 %
Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA (in thousands)$27,983 $29,761 
Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA Margin20.8 %25.4 %
(a) Includes a restaurant that is owned by C&O, of which Portillo’s owns 50% of the equity, as described in Note 7. Equity Method Investment in the notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements. AUVs for the quarters ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021 represent AUVs for the twelve months ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021, respectively.
(b) Excludes a restaurant that is owned by C&O of which Portillo’s owns 50% of the equity.

Change in Same-Restaurant Sales

The change in same-restaurant sales is the percentage change in year-over-year revenue (excluding gift card breakage) for the comparable restaurant base, which is defined as the number of restaurants open for at least 24 full fiscal periods (the “Comparable Restaurant Base”). For the quarters ended March 27, 2022 and March 28, 2021, there were 61 and 58 restaurants in our Comparable Restaurant Base, respectively. The Comparable Restaurant Base excludes a restaurant that is owned by C&O, of which Portillo’s owns 50% of the equity, as described in Note 7. Equity Method Investment in the notes to the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

Average Unit Volume ("AUV")

AUV is the total revenue (excluding gift card breakage) recognized in the Comparable Restaurant Base, including a restaurant that is owned by C&O, divided by the number of restaurants in the Comparable Restaurant Base by period.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement the consolidated financial statements, which are prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP, we use the following non-GAAP financial measures: Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin, and Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA Margin. Accordingly, these measures are not required by, nor presented in accordance with GAAP, but rather are supplemental measures of operating performance of our restaurants. You should be aware that these measures are not indicative of overall results for the Company and that Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA Margin do not accrue directly to the benefit of stockholders because of corporate-level expenses excluded from such measures. These measures are supplemental measures of operating performance and our calculations thereof may not be comparable to similar measures reported by other companies. These measures are important measures to evaluate the performance and profitability of our restaurants, individually and in the aggregate, but also have important limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP.


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Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin

Adjusted EBITDA represents net income before depreciation and amortization, interest expense and income taxes, adjusted for the impact of certain non-cash and other items that we do not consider in our evaluation of ongoing core operating performance as identified in the reconciliation of net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure to Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted EBITDA Margin represents Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of total revenues.

We use Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin (i) to evaluate our operating results and the effectiveness of our business strategies, (ii)internally as benchmarks to compare our performance to that of our competitors and (iii) as factors in evaluating management’s performance when determining incentive compensation.

We believe that Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Margin are important measures of operating performance because they eliminate the impact of expenses that do not relate to our core operating performance.

The following table reconciles net income to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA margin (in thousands):
Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
Net income$550 $124 
Depreciation and amortization5,205 6,289 
Interest expense6,099 10,729 
Income tax expense165 — 
EBITDA12,019 17,142 
Deferred rent (1)1,081 796 
Equity-based compensation3,785 105 
Consulting fees (2)— 500 
Other loss (income) (3)31 (9)
Transaction-related fees & expenses (4)714 — 
Adjusted EBITDA$17,630 $18,534 
Adjusted EBITDA Margin13.1 %15.8 %
(1) Represents the difference between cash rent payments and the recognition of straight-line rent expense recognized over the lease term.
(2) Represents consulting fees related to our former owner.
(3) Represents loss (gain) on disposal of property and equipment.
(4) Represents the exclusion of certain expenses that management believes are not indicative of ongoing operations, consisting primarily of certain professional fees.

Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA Margin
Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA is defined as revenue, less restaurant operating expenses, which include cost of goods sold (excluding depreciation and amortization), labor expenses, occupancy expenses and other operating expenses. Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA excludes corporate level expenses and depreciation and amortization on restaurant property and equipment. Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA Margin represents Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA as a percentage of revenue.

We believe that Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA Margin are important measures to evaluate the performance and profitability of our restaurants, individually and in the aggregate.


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The following table reconciles operating income to Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA and Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA Margin (in thousands):
Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
Operating income$6,814 $10,853 
Plus:
General and administrative expenses15,687 11,835 
Pre-opening expenses556 1,289 
Depreciation and amortization5,205 6,289 
Net income attributable to equity method investment(123)(64)
Other income, net(156)(441)
Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA$27,983 $29,761 
Restaurant-Level Adjusted EBITDA Margin20.8 %25.4 %

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Our primary sources of liquidity are cash from operations, cash and cash equivalents on hand, and availability under our Revolving Facility. As of March 27, 2022, we maintained a cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash balance of $32.2 million and had $45.0 million of availability under our Revolver.

Our primary requirements for liquidity are to fund our working capital needs, operating lease obligations, capital expenditures, and general restaurant support center needs. Our requirements for working capital are not significant because our guests pay for their food and beverage purchases in cash or on debit or credit cards at the time of the sale and we are able to sell many of our inventory items before payment is due to the supplier of such items. Our ongoing capital expenditures are principally related to opening of new restaurants, existing capital investments (both for remodels and maintenance), as well as investments in our restaurant support center infrastructure.

Based upon current levels of operations and anticipated growth, we expect that cash flows from operations will be sufficient to meet our needs for at least the next twelve months and the foreseeable future.

Liquidity Upon IPO

On October 25, 2021, Portillo's Inc. completed the IPO of 23,310,810 shares of the Class A common stock (including 3,040,540 shares sold to the underwriters pursuant to their overallotment option). Portillo's Inc. received net proceeds from the offering of approximately $430.0 million (after deducting underwriting fees and commissions and offering expenses). The net proceeds and cash on hand were used as follows:

to repay the redeemable preferred units in full (including the redemption premium) of $221.7 million;
to repay all of the borrowings outstanding under the Second Lien Credit Agreement (including any prepayment penalties) of $158.1 million; and
to purchase LLC Units or shares of Class A common stock from certain pre-IPO LLC members of $57.0 million.

In connection with the IPO, we entered into a Tax Receivable Agreement ("TRA") with certain of our pre-IPO LLC Members, in which we will generally be required to pay 85% of the amount of cash savings, if any, in U.S. federal, state, and local income tax that we actually realize or be deemed to realize, as a result of (i) our allocable share of existing tax basis in depreciable or amortizable assets relating to LLC Units acquired in the IPO, (ii) certain favorable tax attributes acquired by the Company from entities treated as corporations for U.S. tax purposes that held LLC Units prior to the Transactions ("Blocker Companies") (including net operating losses and the Blocker Companies' allocable share of existing tax basis), (iii) increases in our allocable share of then existing tax basis in depreciable or amortizable assets, and adjustments to the tax basis of the tangible and intangible assets, of Portillo’s OpCo and its subsidiaries, as a result of (x) sales or exchanges of interests in Portillo’s OpCo (including the repayment of the redeemable preferred units) in connection with the IPO and (y) future exchanges of LLC Units by pre-IPO LLC Members for Class A common stock and (iv) certain other tax benefits related to entering into the TRA, including payments made under the TRA.


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As of March 27, 2022, such TRA obligations totaled $156.6 million. Amounts payable under the TRA are contingent upon, among other things, (i) generation of future taxable income over the term of the TRA and (ii) future changes in tax laws. If we do not generate sufficient taxable income in the aggregate over the term of the TRA to utilize the tax benefits, then we would not be required to make the related TRA payments. The payments that we are required to make will generally reduce the amount of overall cash flow that might have otherwise been available to us, but we expect the cash tax savings we will realize to fund the required payments. Assuming no material changes in relevant tax law and that we earn sufficient taxable income to realize all tax benefits that are subject to the TRA, we estimate that the tax savings associated with all tax attributes described above would aggregate to approximately $184.2 million as of March 27, 2022. Under this scenario, we would be required to pay the TRA Parties approximately 85% of such amount, or $156.6 million, primarily over the next 15 years, substantially declining in year 16 through year 47.

Summary of Cash Flows

The following table presents a summary of our cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities:
(in thousands)Quarter Ended
March 27, 2022March 28, 2021
Net cash provided by operating activities$800 $5,048 
Net cash used in investing activities(6,279)(11,132)
Net cash used in financing activities(1,602)(581)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash(7,081)(6,665)
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period39,263 41,432 
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period$32,182 $34,767 
Operating Activities

Net cash provided by operating activities for the quarter ending March 27, 2022 was $0.8 million compared to net cash provided by operating activities of $5.0 million for the quarter ending March 28, 2021, a decrease of $4.2 million or 84.2%. This decrease was primarily driven by a