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The Company and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)

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The Company and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies (Policies)
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2012
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Interim Financial Statements

 

Interim Financial Statements


The unaudited financial statements as of June 30, 2012 and for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 reflect, in the opinion of management, all adjustments (which include only normal recurring adjustments) necessary to fairly state the financial position and results of operations for the six  months.  Operating results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results which can be expected for full years.

Organization

 

 

Organization


Eat At Joe’s Ltd. (Company) was incorporated on January 6, 1988, under the laws of the State of Delaware, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Debbie Reynolds Hotel and Casino, Inc. (DRHC) (formerly Halter Venture Corporation or Halter Racing Stables, Inc.) a publicly-owned corporation.  DRHC caused the Company to register 1,777,000 shares of its initial 12,450,000 issued and outstanding shares of common stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form S-18.  DRHC then distributed the registered shares to DRHC stockholders.


            During the period September 30, 1988 to December 31, 1992, the Company remained in the development stage while attempting to enter the mining industry.  The Company acquired certain unpatented mining claims and related equipment necessary to mine, extract, process and otherwise explore for kaolin clay, silica, feldspar, precious metals, antimony and other commercial minerals from its majority stockholder and other unrelated third-parties.  The Company was unsuccessful in these start-up efforts and all activity was ceased during 1992 as a result of foreclosure on various loans in default and/or the abandonment of all assets.  From 1992 until 1996 the Company had no operations, assets or liabilities.


On July 29, 2003, the Board of Directors Resolved to change the authorized capital stock from 50,000,000 common shares to 250,000,000 common shares.  There was no change to the par value.

 

Basis Of Presentation

 


Basis of Presentation


The Company’s consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business.  The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustment relating to recoverability and classification of recorded amounts of assets and liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.


The Company has incurred net income (loss) for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 of ($21,782) and $11,929, respectively and the Company provided (used) cash from operations of ($48,764) and $14,890, respectively.  As of June 30, 2012, the Company had a working capital deficit of $3,626,412.  These conditions raise substantial doubt as to the Company's ability to continue as a going concern.  


The Company's continued existence is dependent upon its ability to execute its operating plan and to obtain additional debt or equity financing.  There can be no assurance the necessary debt or equity financing will be available, or will be available on terms acceptable to the Company.


Management plans include opening one new restaurant during the next twelve months and obtaining additional financing to fund payment of obligations and to provide working capital for operations and to finance future growth.  The Company is actively pursuing alternative financing and has had discussions with various third parties, although no firm commitments have been obtained.  In the interim, shareholders of the Company have committed to meeting its operating expenses.  Management believes these efforts will generate sufficient cash flows from future operations to pay the Company’s obligations and realize other assets.  There is no assurance any of these transactions will occur.  

Nature Of Business

 

 

Nature of Business


The Company is developing, owns and operates theme restaurants styled in an “American Diner” atmosphere.

Consolidation Principles

 

 

Principles of Consolidation


The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Eat At Joe’s, LTD. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, E.A.J. Hold, Inc., a Nevada corporation (“Hold”),  E.A.J. PHL Airport, Inc., a Pennsylvania corporation, E.A.J. Shoppes, Inc., a Nevada corporation, E.A.J. Cherry Hill, Inc., a Nevada corporation, E.A.J. Neshaminy, Inc., a Nevada corporation, E.A.J. PM, Inc., a Nevada corporation, E.A.J. Echelon, Inc., a Nevada corporation, E.A.J. Market East, Inc., a Nevada corporation, E.A.J. MO, Inc., a Nevada corporation, Branded Restaurant Group, Inc. (formerly E.A.J. Syracuse, Inc.), a Nevada corporation, E.A.J. Walnut Street, Inc., a Nevada corporation, E.A.J. Owings, Inc., a Nevada corporation, and 1398926 Ontario, Inc. and 1337855 Ontario, Inc., British Columbia corporations.  All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.


On January 29, 2010, the Company filed certificates of dissolution with the State of Nevada for E.A.J. Echelon, Inc., E.A.J. Owings, Inc., and Regency Communications Group, Inc. (formerly E.A.J. Neshaminy, Inc.).


On April 14, 2011, the Company filed certificates of dissolution with the State of Nevada for E.A.J. Hold, Inc., E.A.J. PM, Inc., and Branded Restaurant Group, Inc. (formerly E.A.J. Syracuse, Inc.).

Inventory

 

Inventories


Inventories consist of food, paper items and related materials and are stated at the lower of cost (first-in, first-out method) or market.

Revenue Recognition

 

 

Revenue Recognition


The Company generates revenue from the sale of food and beverage through its restaurants.  Revenue is recognized upon receipt of payment.

Income Taxes

 

Income Taxes


The Company accounts for income taxes under the provisions of ASC 740 (formerly SFAS No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes”).  ASC 740 requires recognition of deferred income tax assets and liabilities for the expected future income tax consequences, based on enacted tax laws, of temporary differences between the financial reporting and tax bases of assets and liabilities.

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Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

For purposes of the statement of cash flows, the Company considers all highly liquid debt instruments purchased with a maturity of three months or less to be cash equivalents to the extent the funds are not being held for investment purposes.

Depreciation

 

 

Depreciation


Office furniture, equipment and leasehold improvements are stated at cost.  Depreciation and amortization are computed using the straight-line method over the estimated economic useful lives of the related assets as follows:


   
Furniture & fixtures 5-10 years
Equipment 5- 7 years
Computer equipment                 3 years
Leasehold improvements 8-15 years


Maintenance and repairs are charged to operations; betterments are capitalized.  The cost of property sold or otherwise disposed of and the accumulated depreciation thereon are eliminated from the property and related accumulated depreciation accounts, and any resulting gain or loss is credited or charged to income.


During 2011, the Company remodeled the restaurant and added leasehold improvements totaling $269,669, and purchased new equipment totaling $91,127.  The old leasehold improvements of $376,165 and old equipment of $116,954 were removed from service and disposed of; resulting in total cost of the property and the corresponding accumulated depreciation of $493,119 being eliminated from the property and related accumulated depreciation accounts.  No gain or loss was recorded on the disposal.

Intangible Asset Amortization

Amortization


Intangible assets consist of a trademark registered with the United States of America Patent and Trademark Office with a registration No. 1575696.  Intangible assets are amortized over their estimated useful life of 10 years.


The Company has adopted the Financial Accounting Standards Board ASC 350 (formerly SFAS No., 142, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets”).  ASC 350 requires, among other things, that companies no longer amortize goodwill, but instead test goodwill for impairment at least annually.  In addition, ASC requires that the Company identify reporting units for the purposes of assessing potential future impairments of goodwill, reassess the useful lives of other existing recognized intangible assets, and cease amortization of intangible assets with an indefinite useful life.  An intangible asset with an indefinite useful life should be tested for impairment in accordance with the guidance in ASC 350.  

Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

 

 

The Company has adopted the Financial Accounting Standards Board ASC 350 (formerly SFAS No., 142, “Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets”).  ASC 350 requires, among other things, that companies no longer amortize goodwill, but instead test goodwill for impairment at least annually.  In addition, ASC requires that the Company identify reporting units for the purposes of assessing potential future impairments of goodwill, reassess the useful lives of other existing recognized intangible assets, and cease amortization of intangible assets with an indefinite useful life.  An intangible asset with an indefinite useful life should be tested for impairment in accordance with the guidance in ASC 350.  

 

Impairement of Long Lived Assets

 

 

The Company has adopted Financial Accounting Standards Board ASC 360 (formerly Statement No. 144).  ASC 360 requires that long-lived assets, such as property, plant, and equipment, and purchased intangibles subject to amortization, are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable.  Recoverability of assets to be held and used is measured by comparison of the carrying amount of an asset to estimated undiscounted future cash flows expected to be generated by the asset.  If the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its estimated future cash flows, an impairment charge is recognized by the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset exceeds the fair value of the asset.  


Assets to be disposed of would be separately presented in the balance sheet and reported at the lower of the carrying amount or fair value less costs to sell, and are no longer depreciated. The assets and liabilities of a disposed group classified as held for sale would be presented separately in the appropriate asset and liability sections of the balance sheet.

Recent Accounting Standard

 

Recent Accounting Standards


In December 2011, FASB issued ASU 2011-12 “Comprehensive Income (Topic 220).”  In order to defer only those changes in Update 2011-05 that relate to the presentation of reclassification adjustments, the paragraphs in this Update supersede certain pending paragraphs in Update 2011-05. The amendments are being made to allow the Board time to re-deliberate whether to present on the face of the financial statements the effects of reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income on the components of net income and other comprehensive income for all periods presented. While the Board is considering the operational concerns about the presentation requirements for reclassification adjustments and the needs of financial statement users for additional information about reclassification adjustments, entities should continue to report reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income consistent with the presentation requirements in effect before Update 2011-05.All other requirements in Update 2011-05 are not affected by this Update, including the requirement to report comprehensive income either in a single continuous financial statement or in two separate but consecutive financial statements. Public entities should apply these requirements for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011.  Management does not expect the adoption of ASU 2011-11 to have a material effect on the Company’s financial position, results of operations or cash flows.


In June 2011, FASB issued ASU 2011-05 “Comprehensive Income (Topic 220).”  Under the amendments in this Update, an entity has the option to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. In both choices, an entity is required to present each component of net income along with total net income, each component of other comprehensive income along with a total for other comprehensive income, and a total amount for comprehensive income. In a single continuous statement, the entity is required to present the components of net income and total net income, the components of other comprehensive income and a total for other comprehensive income, along with the total of comprehensive income in that statement. In the two-statement approach, an entity is required to present components of net income and total net income in the statement of net income. The statement of other comprehensive income should immediately follow the statement of net income and include the components of other comprehensive income and a total for other comprehensive income, along with a total for comprehensive income.  The amendments in this Update should be applied retrospectively. For public entities, the amendments are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011. Early adoption is permitted. The amendments do not require any transition disclosures.  Management elected early adoption and has presented the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income.  


In May 2011, FASB issued ASU 2011-04 “Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820).” The amendments in ASU 2011-04 change the wording used to describe the requirements in U.S. GAAP for measuring fair value and for disclosing information about fair value measurements. The amendments include (1) those that clarify the Board's intent about the application of existing fair value measurement and disclosure requirements and (2) those that change a particular principle or requirement for measuring fair value or for disclosing information about fair value measurements. In addition, to improve consistency in application across jurisdictions some changes in wording are necessary to ensure that U.S. GAAP and IFRS fair value measurement and disclosure requirements are described in the same way (for example, using the word shall rather than should to describe the requirements in U.S. GAAP). The amendments that clarify the Board's intent about the application of  existing fair value measurement and disclosure requirements include (a) the application of the highest and best use and valuation premise concepts, (b) measuring the fair value of an instrument classified in a reporting entity's shareholders' equity, and (c) disclosures about fair value measurements that clarify that a reporting entity should disclose quantitative information about the unobservable inputs used in a fair value measurement that is categorized within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy. The amendments in this Update that change a particular principle or requirement for measuring fair value or disclosing information about fair value measurements include (a) measuring the fair value of financial instruments that are managed within a portfolio, (b) application of premiums and discounts in a fair value measurement, and (c) additional disclosures about fair value measurements that expand the disclosures about fair value measurements. The amendments in ASU 2011-04 are to be applied prospectively. For public entities, the amendments are effective during interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011. Early application by public entities is not permitted. The Company does not expect the provisions of ASU 2010-29 to have a material effect on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows.


The Company has implemented all new accounting pronouncements that are in effect.  These pronouncements did not have any material impact on the financial statements unless otherwise disclosed, and the Company does not believe that there are any other new accounting pronouncements that have been issued that might have a material impact on its financial position or results of operations.

 

Earning (Loss) Per Share

 

Earnings (Loss) Per Share


Basic loss per share has been computed by dividing the loss for the year applicable to the common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the years.


Diluted net income per common share was calculated based on an increased number of shares that would be outstanding assuming that the preferred shares were converted to 10,869,565 and 9,174,312 common shares as of June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.  The effect of outstanding common stock equivalents are anti-dilutive for 2011 and are thus not considered.

 

Pervasiveness Estimate

 

 

Pervasiveness of Estimates


The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles required 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 revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Concentration of Credit Risk

 

 

Concentration of Credit Risk


The Company has no significant off-balance-sheet concentrations of credit risk such as foreign exchange contracts, options contracts or other foreign hedging arrangements.  The Company maintains the majority of its cash balances with one financial institution, in the form of demand deposits.  At June 30, 2012, the Company had cash deposits in one financial institution that were above FDIC limits of $250,000.

Reclassifications

 

Reclassifications


Certain reclassifications have been made in the 2011 financial statements to conform with the 2012 presentation.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments


The carrying value of the Company's financial instruments, including receivables and accounts payable and accrued liabilities at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 approximates their fair values due to the short-term nature of these financial instruments.  The carrying values of trading securities and available for sale securities are based on quoted market prices.

Investment in Marketable Securities

 

Investment in Marketable Securities


The Company’s securities investments that are bought and held for an indefinite period of time are classified as available-for-sale securities.  Available-for-sale securities are recorded at fair value on the balance sheet in current assets, with the change in fair value during the period excluded from earnings and recorded net of tax as a component of other comprehensive income.   All of the Company’s available-for-sale are marketable securities and have no maturity date.


The Company’s securities investments that are bought and held principally for the purpose of selling them in the near term are classified as trading securities.  Trading securities are recorded at fair value on the balance sheet in current assets, with the change in fair value during the period included in earnings.