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Basis of Presentation

Basis of Presentation
6 Months Ended
Jun. 28, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
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Chuy’s Holdings, Inc. (the “Company” or “Chuy’s”) develops and operates Chuy’s restaurants throughout the United States. Chuy’s is a growing, full-service restaurant concept offering a distinct menu of authentic, freshly-prepared Mexican and Tex-Mex inspired food. As of June 28, 2020, the Company operated 92 restaurants across 19 states and had nine restaurants temporarily closed due to the Coronavirus ("COVID-19") pandemic.
In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and the related notes reflect all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), except that certain information and notes have been condensed or omitted pursuant to rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full fiscal year. The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with consolidated financial statements and notes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2019. The accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 29, 2019, has been derived from our audited consolidated financial statements.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect certain 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 revenues and expenses for the period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified in our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto to conform to current year presentation.
The Company operates on a 52- or 53- week fiscal year that ends on the last Sunday of the calendar year. Each quarterly period has 13 weeks, except for a 53-week year when the fourth quarter has 14 weeks. Our 2020 and 2019 fiscal years both consist of 52 weeks.
COVID-19 Pandemic
During March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a global pandemic and the United States declared a National Public Health Emergency. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted health and economic conditions throughout the United States. Federal, state and local governments took a variety of actions to contain the spread of COVID-19. Many jurisdictions where our restaurants are located required mandatory closures or imposed capacity limitations and other restrictions affecting our operations. In late March 2020, the Company quickly began transforming its existing take-out and delivery business to a safe and efficient operation for its guests as well as its employees. In May 2020, the Company began the process of reopening dining rooms in accordance with new government restrictions and as of June 28, 2020, the Company had reopened dining rooms to varying degrees of operating capacity in 92 of its 101 restaurants. Nine restaurants remain temporarily closed.
During fiscal 2020, the Company has taken various steps to reduce non-essential spend, postpone restaurant development and rightsize operations in light of reduced sales volume to improve our store level profitability and increase our cash flows. The Company also enhanced its liquidity position by repaying the $25.0 million outstanding under its revolving credit facility with a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of its common stock in its "At-The-Market" ("ATM") offering. As of June 28, 2020, the Company had $67.2 million in cash and cash equivalents, no debt and $25.0 million of availability under its revolving credit facility. Management believes the Company's strong financial position combined with the measures it took during the pandemic will allow the Company to meet its financial obligations over the next twelve months.
We cannot predict how soon we will be able to reopen all of our restaurants at full capacity, and our ability to reopen and stay open will depend in part on the actions of a number of governmental bodies over which we have no control. Moreover, once restrictions are lifted, it is unclear how quickly customers will return to our restaurants, which may be a function of continued concerns over safety and/or depressed consumer sentiment due to adverse economic conditions, including job losses.