This presentation has been prepared for informational purposes only. No money or other consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response, will not be accepted. This presentation shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. The Company is not under any obligation to make an offering. It may choose to make an offering to some, but not all, of the people who indicate an interest in investing. Any such offering of securities will only be made by means of a registration statement (including a prospectus) filed with the SEC, after such registration statement becomes effective. No such registration statement has been filed as of the date of this presentation. The information included in any registration statement will be more complete than the information the Company is providing now, and could differ in important ways.
This presentation, related video and oral communications made during the course of this presentation may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as "target," "may," "might," "will," "objective," "intend," "should," "could," "can," "would," "expect," "believe," "design," "estimate," "continue," "predict," "potential," "plan," "anticipate" or the negative of these terms, and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to: risks related to the COVID-19 outbreak; our ability to successfully maintain increases in our comparable restaurant sales; our ability to successfully execute our growth strategy and open new restaurants that are profitable; our ability to expand in existing and new markets; our projected growth in the number of our restaurants; macroeconomic conditions and other economic factors; our ability to compete with many other restaurants; our reliance on vendors, suppliers and distributors, including our parent company Kura Sushi, Inc.; concerns regarding food safety and foodborne illness; changes in consumer preferences and the level of acceptance of our restaurant concept in new markets; minimum wage increases and mandated employee benefits that could cause a significant increase in our labor costs; the failure of our automated equipment or information technology systems or the breach of our network security; the loss of key members of our management team; the impact of governmental laws and regulations; volatility in the price of our common stock; and other risks and uncertainties as described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Given these assumptions, risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that we expected. Unless required by United States federal securities laws, we do not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the statement is made. Our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. We qualify all of our forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements.
The market data and certain other statistical information used throughout this presentation are based on independent industry publications, governmental publications, reports by market research firms or other independent sources. Some data are also based on our good faith estimates. Although we believe these third-party sources are reliable, we have not independently verified the information attributed to these third-party sources and cannot guarantee its accuracy and completeness. Similarly, our estimates have not been verified by any independent source.
Certain financial measures presented in this presentation, such as Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA margin and Restaurant-level Contribution margin, are not recognized under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP") and are defined in the accompanying Appendix. Such non-GAAP measures are intended as supplemental measures of our performance that are neither required by, nor presented in accordance with, GAAP. We believe that the use of such non-GAAP measures provides an additional tool for investors to use in evaluating ongoing operating results and trends and in comparing the Company's financial measures with those of comparable companies, which may present similar non-GAAP financial measures to investors. However, you should be aware that such non-GAAP financial measures are not indicative of overall results for the Company, and Restaurant-level Contribution margin does not accrue directly to the benefit of stockholders because of corporate-level expenses excluded from such measure. Because of these limitations, non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for performance measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. See the accompanying Appendix for a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures used in this presentation. Additional financial data and other measures for the company, including Average Unit Volume (AUVs), Comparable restaurant sales growth, Number of restaurant openings and Average check, are defined in the Appendix.
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