Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. is a Delaware corporation operating primarily under the Einstein Bros. Bagels (“Einstein Bros.”), Noah’s New York Bagels (“Noah’s”) and Manhattan Bagel Company (“Manhattan Bagel”) brands. We commenced operations as an operator and franchisor of coffee cafes in 1993. Substantial growth in our restaurant counts have occurred organically and through a series of acquisitions. Our largest acquisition was in 2001 when we acquired substantially all the assets of Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp. We have also grown by opening company-owned restaurants, working with franchisees on development agreements and promoting the licensing of our brand. We operate under a 52/53-week fiscal year ending on the Tuesday closest to December 31. Fiscal years 2010 and 2012 contained 52 weeks. Fiscal year 2011 contained 53 weeks. Comparable store sales percentages for fiscal 2011 presented elsewhere in this report are calculated excluding the 53rd week. ... More ...