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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC  20549

FORM 10-Q

Quarterly Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For Quarter Ended: June 30, 2010

Commission File Number: 000-29507

CHANTICLEER HOLDINGS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
20-2932652
(IRS Employer ID No)
Incorporation or Organization)
 

11220 Elm Lane, Suite 203, Charlotte, NC  28277
(Address of principal executive office) (zip code)

 (704) 366-5122
(Issuer’s telephone number)

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 periods as the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes x  No o.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes o No o.

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 definitions of “large accelerated filer,” accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.  (Check one):

Large accelerated filer o Accelerated filer o Non-accelerated filer o Smaller reporting company x

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

The number of shares outstanding of registrant’s common stock, par value $.0001 per share, as of July 31, 2010, was 1,005,208 shares.
 
 
 

 

Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries

INDEX
       
Page
No.
 
Part I
 
Financial Information (unaudited)
     
           
Item 1:
 
Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
     
           
   
Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009
    3  
   
Statements of Operations – For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2010 and 2009
    4  
   
Statements of Operations – For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2010 and 2009
    5  
   
Statements of Cash Flows – For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2010 and 2009
    6  
   
Notes to Financial Statements
    7  
Item 2:
 
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
    21  
Item 3:
 
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure about Market Risk
    25  
Item 4:
 
Controls and Procedures
    25  
   
 
       
Part II
 
Other Information
    27  
   
 
       
Item 1:
 
Legal Proceedings
       
Item 1A:
 
Risk Factors
       
Item 2:
 
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
       
Item 3:
 
Defaults Upon Senior Securities
       
Item 4:
 
Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
       
 
Other Information
       
Item 6:
 
Exhibits
       
 
 
 

 

PART 1:  FINANCIAL INFORMATION
       
ITEM 1:  CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
       
         
 
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
June 30, 2010 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2009
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
ASSETS
           
Current assets:
           
  Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 21,794     $ 2,374  
  Accounts receivable
    5,010       -  
  Due from related parties
    33,295       32,806  
  Prepaid expenses
    10,725       25,000  
          Total current assets
    70,824       60,180  
Property and equipment, net
    30,246       32,125  
Available-for-sale investments at fair value
    394,543       83,286  
Investments accounted for under the equity method
    54,419       82,500  
Investments accounted for under the cost method
    1,091,598       1,191,598  
Deposits
    3,980       3,980  
     Total assets
  $ 1,645,610     $ 1,453,669  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
               
Current liabilities:
               
  Accounts payable
  $ 235,405     $ 190,482  
  Accrued expenses
    27,704       2,496  
  Notes payable
    412,500       412,250  
  Deferred revenue
    7,000       20,833  
  Due to related parties
    35,015       109,590  
          Total current liabilities
    717,624       735,651  
Convertible notes payable
    316,000       -  
     Total liabilities
    1,033,624       735,651  
Commitments and contingencies
               
                 
Stockholders' equity:
               
  Common stock, $0.0001 par value.  Authorized 200,000,000 shares;
               
     issued 1,263,173 and 1,246,376 shares and outstanding 1,001,708 and
               
    984,911 shares at June 30, 2010 and at December 31, 2009, respectively
    126       125  
  Additional paid in capital
    5,356,198       5,255,749  
  Non-controlling interest
    36,712       -  
  Unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities
    17,847       (84,000 )
  Accumulated deficit
    (4,262,894 )     (3,917,853 )
  Less treasury stock, 261,465 shares at both dates
    (536,003 )     (536,003 )
     Total stockholders' equity
    611,986       718,018  
     Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
  $ 1,645,610     $ 1,453,669  
 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
 

 
 
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
For the Three Months Ended June 30, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Management and consulting revenue
           
  Affiliate
  $ 17,796     $ 25,000  
  Other
    25,125       109,750  
      42,921       134,750  
Expenses:
               
  General and administrative expense
    229,851       189,237  
      229,851       189,237  
Loss from operations before income taxes
    (186,930 )     (54,487 )
Income taxes
    -       -  
Loss from operations
    (186,930 )     (54,487 )
                 
Other income (expense)
               
Realized gain from sales of investments
    114,279       50,000  
Unrealized gain from marketable equity securities
    -       357,000  
Equity in earnings of investments
    9,456       11,500  
Interest income
    11,500       -  
Interest expense
    (62,672 )     (1,521 )
     Total other income (expense)
    72,563       416,979  
Net earnings (loss) before non-controlling interest
    (114,367 )     362,492  
  Non-controlling interest
    242       -  
Net earnings (loss)
    (114,125 )     362,492  
Other comprehensive income:
               
  Unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities
    139,354       -  
     Net comprehensive income
  $ 25,229     $ 362,492  
                 
Net loss per share, basic and diluted
  $ (0.12 )   $ 0.38  
Weighted average shares outstanding
    984,911       946,376  
 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
 

 
 
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Operations
For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2010 and 2009
(Unaudited)
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Management and consulting revenue
           
  Affiliate
  $ 24,421     $ 50,000  
  Other
    46,833       188,728  
      71,254       238,728  
Expenses:
               
  General and administrative expense
    494,073       394,241  
  Acquisition related costs
    -       279,050  
      494,073       673,291  
Loss from operations before income taxes
    (422,819 )     (434,563 )
Income taxes
    -       -  
Loss from operations
    (422,819 )     (434,563 )
                 
Other income (expense)
               
Realized gain (loss) from sales of investments
    151,008       (14,282 )
Unrealized gain from marketable equity securities
    -       357,000  
Equity in earnings of investments
    21,253       23,000  
Other than temporary decline in available-for-sale securities
    (40,386 )     -  
Interest income
    23,000       -  
Interest expense
    (76,974 )     (5,388 )
     Total other income (expense)
    77,901       360,330  
Net loss before non-controlling interest
    (344,918 )     (74,233 )
  Non-controlling interest
    (123 )     -  
Net loss
    (345,041 )     (74,233 )
Other comprehensive income:
               
  Unrealized income (loss) on available-for-sale securities
    101,847       -  
     Net comprehensive loss
  $ (243,194 )   $ (74,233 )
                 
Net loss per share, basic and diluted
  $ (0.35 )   $ (0.08 )
Weighted average shares outstanding
    984,911       946,376  
 
See accompanying notes to condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
 

 
 
Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
 
NOTE 1:
NATURE OF BUSINESS

(1) 
Organization – The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. (“Holdings”) and its wholly owned subsidiaries Chanticleer Advisors LLC (“Advisors”), Avenel Ventures LLC ("Ventures"), Avenel Financial Services LLC ("Financial"), Chanticleer Holdings Limited ("CHL") and DineOut S.A. Ltd. ("DineOut") (during the six months ended June 30, 2010, the Company sold approximately 6% of its DineOut shares) (collectively the “Company”, "Companies," “we”, or “us”).  All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.  Holdings was organized October 21, 1999, under the laws of the State of Delaware.  On April 25, 2005, the Company formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.  On May 2, 2005, Tulvine Systems, Inc. merged with and changed its name to Chanticleer Holdings, Inc.

 
Information regarding the Company's subsidiaries is as follows:
 
· 
Advisors was formed as a Nevada Limited Liability Company on January 18, 2007 to manage an affiliate company, Chanticleer Investors II, LLC ("Investors II") and other investments owned by the Company;
     
· 
Ventures was formed as a Nevada Limited Liability Company on December 24, 2008 to provide business management and consulting services to its clients;
     
· 
 AFS was formed as a Nevada Limited Liability Company on February 19, 2009 to provide unique financial services to the restaurant, real estate development, investment advisor/asset management and philanthropic organizations.  AFS's business operation is currently being organized and is expected to initially include captive insurance, CHIRA and trust services;
     
· 
 CHL is wholly owned and was formed as a Limited Liability Company in Jersey on March 24, 2009 and owns our 50% interest in Chanticleer & Shaw Foods Pty. Ltd., a Republic of South Africa corporation, which holds the franchise rights for the Republic of South Africa with Hooters of America, Inc. ("HOA");
     
· 
 DineOut was formed as a Private Limited Liability Company in England and Wales on October 29, 2009 to finance growth activity for the Company around the world.  DineOut's common stock is listed on the Frankfort stock exchange and during the six months ended June 30, 2010, the Company sold approximately 6% of its shares for proceeds of $195,944, of which $124,573 was from an exchange for an investment in HiTech Stages, Ltd.
 
 
 

 
 
On July 31, 2006, the Company formed Chanticleer Investors II.  Investors II began raising funds in January 2007 for the purpose of investing in publicly traded value securities and is managed by Advisors.

(2)  
General - The consolidated financial statements included in this report have been prepared by the Company pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission for interim reporting and include all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation.  These consolidated financial statements have not been audited.

Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations for interim reporting.  The Company believes that the disclosures contained herein are adequate to make the information presented not misleading.  However, these financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report for the period ended December 31, 2009, which is included in the Company’s Form 10-K.

(3)
Going Concern - At June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, the Company had current assets of $70,824 and $60,180; current liabilities of $717,624 and $735,651; and a working capital deficit of $646,800 and $675,471, respectively.  The Company incurred a loss of $345,041 during the six months ended June 30, 2010 and had an unrealized gain from available-for-sale securities of $101,847 resulting in a comprehensive loss of $243,194.

The Company's general and administrative expenses were approximately $494,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2010.  The Company expects quarterly cost to remain relatively constant in 2010 with probable increases in AFS and DineOut to be offset by expected revenues from the insurance and financial service products of AFS and Hooters restaurants in South Africa of CHL, respectively.  The Company expects to be required to invest approximately $350,000 for each new restaurant opened in 2010.  (2 others planned).  The Company used limited partner investors for $314,000 of their requirement for the restaurant opened in December 2009 and sold their limited partner interest in March 2010 for its cost of $37,500.  The Company raised $387,500 for the larger restaurant in Johannesburg from limited partners which opened in May 2010.

The Company expects to meet its obligations in the next twelve months with some or all of the following:

· 
The Company holds 3,763,368 shares in DineOut at June 30, 2010, which are free-trading on the Frankfort Exchange and were trading at approximately €1.49 ($1.83) per share at June 30, 2010.  The Company plans to continue to sell some of these shares to meet its short-term capital requirements and collected cash proceeds of $71,371, had noncash proceeds of $124,573 and recognized a gain of $145,080 from sales during the six months ended June 30, 2010;
 
 
 

 
 
· 
The Company currently receives interest income and management fees for its investment in Investors LLC of $18,125 per quarter.  The note held by Investors LLC matures in November 2010;
     
· 
The Company currently is receiving its share of earnings from the Durban, South Africa restaurant which commenced operations on January 1, 2010 and will begin receiving its share of earnings from the Johannesburg, South Africa location which opened in May 2010 and expects at least one more restaurant to be opened during 2010; and
     
· 
The Company expects to raise the majority of its cash requirements for the South Africa restaurants from limited partners.
 
If the above events do not occur or if the Company does not raise sufficient capital, substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern exists.  These consolidated financial statements do not reflect any adjustments that might result from the outcome of these uncertainties.

(4)
Reclassifications - Certain reclassifications have been made in the financial statements at December 31, 2009 and for the periods ended June 30, 2009 to conform to the June 30, 2010 presentation.  The reclassifications had no effect on net earnings (loss).

(5)
Fair value measurements - For financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis, fair value is the price we would receive to sell an asset or pay to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction with a market participant at the measurement date.  In the absence of active markets for the identical assets or liabilities, such measurements involve developing assumptions based on market observable data and, in the absence of such data, internal information that is consistent with what market participants would use in a hypothetical transaction that occurs at the measurement date.

Observable inputs reflect market data obtained from independent sources, while unobservable inputs reflect our market assumptions.  Preference is given to observable inputs.  These two types of inputs create the following fair value hierarchy:

 
Level 1
Quoted prices for identical instruments in active markets.
     
 
Level 2
Quoted prices for similar instruments in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active; and model-derived valuations whose inputs are observable or whose significant value drivers are observable.
     
 
Level 3
Significant inputs to the valuation model are unobservable.

 
 

 
 
We maintain policies and procedures to value instruments using the best and most relevant data available.  Our investment committee reviews and approves all investment valuations.

Our available-for-sale equity securities are all valued using Level 1 inputs (quoted prices in active markets for identical assets).

Our other investments are in private entities which are valued, using Level 3 inputs, on a recurring basis using significant unobservable inputs.

Management has determined that it will not, at this time, adopt fair value accounting for nonfinancial assets or liabilities currently recorded in the consolidated financial statements, which includes property and equipment, investments carried at cost, deposits and other assets.
 
(6)
New accounting pronouncements - There are several new accounting pronouncements issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) which are not yet effective.  Each of these pronouncements, as applicable, has been or will be adopted by the Company.  Below is a listing of those pronouncements which may impact the Company when adopted.

In February 2010, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2010-09 (ASU 2010-09), "Subsequent Events (Topic 855)."  The amendments remove the requirements for an SEC filer to disclose a date, in both issued and revised financial statements, through which subsequent events have been reviewed.  Revised financial statements include financial statements revised as a result of either correction of an error or retrospective application of U.S. GAAP.  ASU 2010-09 is effective for interim or annual financial periods ending after June 15, 2010.  The Company adopted the provisions of ASU 2010-09 effective June 30, 2010 and it had no effect on the financial position, results of operations or cash flows of the Company.

In October 2009, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2009-13, Revenue Recognition (Topic 605): Multiple-Deliverable Revenue Arrangements.  This update addressed the accounting for multiple-deliverable arrangements to enable vendors to account for products or services (deliverables) separately rather than a combined unit and will be separated in more circumstances that under existing US GAAP.  This amendment has eliminated that residual method of allocation.  Effective prospectively for revenue arrangements entered into or materially modified in fiscal years beginning on or after June 15, 2010.  Early adoption is permitted. The Company adopted the provisions of ASU 2009-13 effective June 30, 2010 and it had no effect on the financial position, results of operations or cash flows of the Company.
 
 
 

 

NOTE 2:
INVESTMENTS

Available for sale securities consist of the following at June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009:

   
2010
   
2009
 
  North American Energy Resources, Inc.
  $ 136,500     $ 126,000  
  Vought Defense Systems
    92,223       -  
  EffTec International, Inc.
    22,500       -  
  HiTech Stages, Ltd.
    124,573       -  
  Remodel Auction Incorporated
    900       40,000  
  Syzygy Entertainment, Ltd.
    -       1,286  
     Cost less non-temporary impairment
    376,696       167,286  
     Unrealized loss
    17,847       (84,000 )
          Total
  $ 394,543     $ 83,286  

North American Energy Resources, Inc. - During the quarter ended June 30, 2009, the Company exchanged its oil & gas property investments for 700,000 shares of North American Energy Resources, Inc. ("NAEY") which were valued at $126,000 based on the closing price of NAEY on the date of the trade.  The Company initially classified the NAEY as a trading security when it was acquired based on the Company's intent to begin selling the shares before the end of 2009.  In November 2009 the Company decided that it would not sell the stock in the near term and determined that the investment should be reclassified as an available-for-sale security and classified as non-current, due to uncertainties about when it would be sold.  At the time of the decision to reclassify the investment as available-for-sale, the trading price and value were approximately equal to the cost.  Accordingly, upon the transfer at fair value, the shares were transferred at $126,000, the original cost to the Company.  On February 24, 2010, the Company received 150,000 shares of NAEY which were valued at $10,500, based on the trading price at that time, for a twelve month management services contract.  At June 30, 2010, the stock had declined to $0.04 per share and the Company recorded an additional unrealized loss of $18,500 (total of $102,500), based on the Company's determination that the price decline was temporary.  It is the Company's understanding that there are certain transactions which are expected to happen which could enhance the value of the Company's investment.  Accordingly, the Company determined that the decline was temporary.

Vought Defense Systems Corp. - On May 31, 2006, we acquired debt owed by Vought Defense Systems Corp. ("VDSC") (formerly, Lifestyle Innovations, Inc.) with a face value of $1,177,395 for $100,000 in cash.  Lifestyle has traded under the symbol LFSI and has only had a deminimus amount of income from a royalty during the last three years.  LFSI is not currently a reporting company.  The debt was converted into a note with interest at 12% on July 1, 2008.  We owned approximately 28% of the debt of LFSI at December 31, 2009.  LFSI was valued at approximately $400,000 as a shell, ($100,000 for the Company's interest) based on estimates provided by an attorney knowledgeable in the area.
 
 
 

 

On February 16, 2010, a majority of the shareholders of LFSI approved a name change to Vought Defense Systems Corp. and a 1 for 545 reverse stock split of the issued shares of common stock.  On February 17, 2010, VDSC acquired 100% of RedTide Defense Group, Inc. ("RedTide") which has created a solution to a growing worldwide demand for the manufacturing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ("UAVs").  RedTide owns and operates www.redtidedefense.com.  The Company's debt was converted into 449,959 shares of VDSC common stock with a June 30, 2010 price of $0.17 per share.  During the second quarter, the Company sold 35,000 shares for $7,121 and recognized a loss of $656.  VDSC has a number of plans for acquisitions and expansions.  Accordingly, the Company considers the decline of $21,680 to be temporary.

EffTec International, Inc. - Effective April 1, 2010, the Company's CEO became a director and the CEO of EffTec International, Inc.  The Company received 150,000 shares of EffTec and an option to acquire an additional 150,000 shares at $0.15 per share in exchange for the management services to be provided for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.  The shares were valued at $22,500 based on the trading price of EffTec at the date of the transaction.  At June 30, 2010, the shares were valued at $0.20 per share and the $7,500 increase in value plus the value of the option of $7,500 was included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss).

EffTec has developed a powerful, easy to use, Internet-based chiller tool called EffTrack™ that:

·
Collects, stores and analyzes chiller operating data,
     
 
·
Calculates and trends chiller performance,
     
 
·
Diagnoses the cause of chiller inefficiencies,
     
 
·
Notifies plant contacts when problems occur,
     
 
·
Recommends corrective actions,
     
 
·
Measures the results of corrective actions and
     
 
·
Provides cost analysis of operational improvements.

Chillers are the single largest energy-using component in most industrial or commercial type facilities using water-cooled chillers for comfort or process cooling and can consume up to 50% of the facility’s electrical usage.  There is a vast array of operational and mechanical problems that occur causing a chiller to lose performance.  Even small inefficiencies can result in thousands of dollars in energy waste.

HiTech Stages, Ltd. - HiTech Stages, Ltd. ("HiTech") is registered in the UK and is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Symbol "JT2.F").  HiTech, in conjunction with a manufacturer, has developed a mobile event stage, including multimedia, which can be packed in three 20' x 8' x 8' containers.  The stage can be fully assembled in less than one hour and deployed and operational in ten minutes, including the set-up of all lighting, sound and video systems.  This is a revolutionary first in the event business and will rent for approximately one-half of the cost of conventional stage systems.  HiTech is in its initial funding stage and intends to raise up to $5.5 million to finance the manufacture of the first stage and build the distribution support services.
 
 
 

 

The Company acquired 250,000 shares of HiTech in exchange for 150,450 shares of DineOut.  The transaction was initially recorded as an available-for-sale security at the average net sales price of DineOut shares of $124,573.  At June 30, 2010, HiTech closed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange at €2.14 ($2.61).  Due to the start-up status of HiTech and limited trading volume, the Company valued its investment at $250,000 at June 30, 2010.

Remodel Auction Incorporated - Remodel Auction Incorporated was formed to launch and operate an online listing service for remodeling projects.  The Company received 500,000 shares of Remodel Auction common stock in exchange for providing management services for one year, effective January 1, 2009.  We valued our initial investment of 500,000 shares at 50% of the price Remodel was receiving from third parties for its stock, $125,000.  Remodel Auction began trading under the symbol REMD on August 10, 2009, and the Company received an additional 500,000 shares of Remodel common stock pursuant to its management agreement.  We recorded the additional 500,000 shares at the trading price of the stock on that date of $0.30 per share and recognized $150,000 in management income.  Since the market price of Remodel Auction was now readily determinable, the Company transferred this investment from investments accounted for by the cost method to available-for-sale securities.  The market value of Remodel Auction was approximately the same as the original cost at the time of the transfer.  Accordingly, the transfer was recorded at the original cost.  At December 31, 2009, the common stock had decline to $0.04 per share and the Company determined that the loss was other-than temporary and recorded a loss of $235,000 on its investment in Remodel Auction common stock.  At March 31, 2010, the value of the stock had decline further to $900 and was determined to be other than temporary.  Accordingly, the Company recognized an additional loss of $39,100 at March 31, 2010.  At June 30, 2010, the value was $2,500 and the $1,600 increase is included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) at that date.

Syzygy Entertainment, Ltd. - During 2007, the Company acquired 342,814 shares of Syzygy in exchange for a management services contract which covered a one-year period commencing April 1, 2007.  The shares were valued at $1.50 per share, a discount to the listed price at that time.  Also during 2007, Mr. Pruitt contributed 300,000 shares of Syzygy Entertainment, Ltd. to the Company, which was valued by the investment committee at $600,000 on the dates contributed.  Mr. Pruitt did not receive additional compensation as a result of the transfers.

As a result of the above transactions, the Company owns 642,814 shares of Syzygy with a cost of $1,114,221 and a fair value of zero at June 30, 2010.  The fair value is based on Syzygy discontinuing its public filing requirement and there being no market for the stock.  The Company considers this decline in value to be other than temporary and has recognized the additional loss of $1,286 in 2010.
 
 
 

 
 
Investments accounted for using the equity method at June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 follows:

   
2010
   
2009
 
Investments using the equity method:
           
     Balance, beginning of period
  $ 82,500     $ 1,241,371  
     Equity in earnings (loss)
    21,253       23,000  
     Sale of investment
    (37,500 )     (575,000 )
     Transfer to investments at cost
    -       (575,000 )
     Transfers from deposits
    -       82,500  
     Investment impairment
    -       (50,000 )
     Distributions
    (11,834 )     (64,371 )
          Balance, end of period
  $ 54,419     $ 82,500  
 
Equity investments consist of the following at June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009:

   
2010
   
2009
 
Carrying value:
           
  Chanticleer & Shaw Foods Pty. Ltd. (50%)
  $ 54,419     $ 82,500  
    $ 54,419     $ 82,500  

Activity from equity investments during the six months ended June 30, 2010 and 2009 follows:
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Equity in earnings (loss):
           
Chanticleer Investors, LLC
    N/A     $ 23,000  
Hoot S.A. I, LLC (20%)
    18,253       N/A  
Hoot S.A. II, LLC (20%)
    3,000       N/A  
    $ 21,253     $ 23,000  
Distributions:
               
Chanticleer Investors, LLC
    N/A     $ 23,000  
Hoot S.A. I, LLC (20%)
    11,834       N/A  
Hoot S.A. II, LLC (20%)
    -       N/A  
Investment liquidation
    -       41,371  
    $ 11,834     $ 64,371  
 
Chanticleer & Shaw Foods Pty. Ltd. ("C&S") - The Company through its wholly owned subsidiary, CHL, owns 50% of C&S.  C&S holds the franchise rights for the Republic of South Africa with HOA.
 
 
 

 
 
Hoot S.A. 1, LLC ("Hoot I") - The Company is financing its share of cost for each Hooters restaurant in South Africa in a limited partnership ("LP").  Hoot I receives the 50% share of profits from the Durban, South Africa restaurant which opened in December 2009 and began operations on January 1, 2010.  At June 30, 2010, the Company owns 20% of the LP and the limited partners ("LPs") own 80% of the LP until the LPs receive a 20% return on their investment ("Payout").  After Payout the LPs interest will be reduced to 20% and the Company through CL will have 80%.  Through June 30, 2010, the Company's share of revenues has amounted to $18,253 and it has received distributions of $11,834.

Hoot S.A. II, LLC ("Hoot II") - The Company is financing its share of cost for each Hooters restaurant in South Africa in a limited partnership ("LP").  Hoot II receives the 50% share of profits from the Johannesburg, South Africa restaurant which opened in May 2010.  At June 30, 2010, the Company owns 20% of the LP and the limited partners ("LPs") own 80% of the LP until the LPs receive a 20% return on their investment ("Payout").  After Payout the LPs interest will be reduced to 20% and the Company through CL will have 80%.  Through June 30, 2010, the Company's share of revenues has amounted to $3,000 and its distributions should commence in the third quarter of 2010.

Investments accounted for using the cost method at June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 follow:
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Investments at cost:
           
Edison Nation, LLC (FKA Bouncing Brain Productions)
  $ 250,000     $ 250,000  
Vought Defense Systems (fka Lifestyle Innovations, Inc.)
    -       100,000  
BreezePlay, Inc.
    250,000       250,000  
Chanticleer Investors LLC
    575,000       575,000  
Chanticleer Investors II
    16,598       16,598  
Total
  $ 1,091,598     $ 1,191,598  

Chanticleer Investors LLC ("Investors LLC") - The Company sold 1/2 of its investment in Investors LLC in May 2009, which reduced its ownership from 23% to 11.5%.  Accordingly, in May 2009, the Company discontinued accounting for this investment using the equity method and began to account for the investment using the cost method.

On April 18, 2006, the Company formed Investors LLC and sold units for $5,000,000.  Investors LLC’s principal asset is a convertible note in the amount of $5,000,000 with Hooters of America, Inc. (“HOA”), collateralized by and convertible into 2% of Hooters common stock.  The original note included interest at 6% and was due May 24, 2009.  The note was extended until November 24, 2010 and included an increase in the interest rate to 8%.

The Company invested $1,250,000 and owned (23%) of Investors LLC at December 31, 2008 and until May 29, 2009 when it sold 1/2 of its share for $575,000.  Under the original arrangement, the Company received 2% of the 6% interest as a management fee ($25,000 quarterly) and 4% interest on its investment ($11,500 quarterly).  Under the extended note and revised operating agreement, the Company receives a management fee of $6,625 quarterly and interest income of $11,500 quarterly.
 
 
 

 

The Company and its new partner in Investors LLC have made extensive reviews of HOA's financial status and continued strong performance and expects to ultimately receive a premium for its investment.

EE Investors, LLC - On January 26, 2006, we acquired an investment in EE Investors, LLC with cash in the amount of $250,000.  We acquired 1,205 units (3.378%) in EE Investors, LLC, whose sole asset is 40% of Edison Nation, LLC (formerly Bouncing Brain Productions, LLC).  Edison Nation was formed to provide equity capital for new inventions and help bring them to market.  The initial business plan included developing the products and working with manufacturers and marketing organizations to sell the products.  This has evolved into a less hands-on program which involves selling products with patents to other larger companies and retaining royalties.  Edison Nation has now reached cash flow break-even, and in addition has been retained by a number of companies for which they do product searches to supplement its business.  Based on the current status of this investment, the Company does not consider the investment to be impaired.

BreezePlay, Inc. - BreezePlay™ LLC (“BreezePlay”), headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is an energy solutions provider serving the needs of residents and utilities via partnership programs with major utilities. BreezePlay offers a proprietary monitoring system called EnviroScape™, which is the only residential consumer energy management product on the market that monitors residential energy consumption 24/7 to provide actual usage and rate data, and that enables customers the ability to automatically adjust systems to effect consumption and automate savings.  We valued the 250,000 shares we received in BreezePlay at $250,000, the price at which BreezePlay was selling its common stock to unrelated parties.  We received the shares in exchange for management services which were provided from February 1, 2009 through January 31, 2010.  We recognized eleven months of income in 2009 and recognized the remaining month in 2010.  Based on the current status of this company, the Company does not consider its investment to be impaired.

Chanticleer Investors II - The Company paid $16,598 in professional services to form this partnership.  Chanticleer Advisors, LLC acts as the managing general partner and receives a management fee based on a percentage of profits.

NOTE 3:
CONVERTIBLE NOTES PAYABLE

During the six months ended June 30, 2010, the Company issued convertible notes payable with a total principal balance of $316,000.  The convertible notes include interest at 10% per annum, which is payable quarterly beginning on April 1, 2010 until maturity on January 4, 2012.  The convertible notes are convertible into our common stock at the rate of $3.50 per share.  The conversion price was below the market price of our common stock on the dates the convertible notes were issued.  Accordingly, $41,660 of the proceeds were allocated to the intrinsic value of the conversion feature by crediting additional paid in capital and charging interest expense, since the notes were immediately convertible.
 
 
 

 
 
NOTE 4: 
NOTES PAYABLE

On July 15, 2009, the Company repaid its $500,000 line of credit using $250,000 of its cash balance and a new loan in the amount of $250,000.  The new loan is due July 10, 2010; includes interest at Wall Street Journal Prime + 1% (minimum of 5.5%) payable monthly; is collateralized by substantially all of the assets of the Company; and is guaranteed by Mr. Pruitt.  The bank has agreed to extend the loan for one year and is in process of preparing the loan documents.

On April 3, 2009, the Company received loan proceeds from an individual in the amount of $100,000 which was due June 30, 2009, together with interest at 18% per annum.  On December 8, 2009, the individual loaned the Company an additional $50,000 and added accrued interest of $12,250 to the note, which was re-written with a balance of $162,250 and a due date of June 30, 2010.  Chanticleer Holdings, Ltd is the borrower and the Company has guaranteed the loan.  The loan has been extended until December 31, 2010.

NOTE 5: 
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

The Company had non-interest bearing advances in the amount of $35,015 and $109,590 at June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively, from a company owned by Mr. Pruitt and $12,000 from a personal colleague of Mr. Pruitt.  During June 2010, 16,797 shares of common stock were issued in exchange for $58,790 of the balance.

At June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, the Company had $33,295 and $32,806, respectively, due from related parties, which consisted primarily of a receivable of $24,907 from Green St. Energy, Inc. for whom the Company provided management and accounting services and for whom Mr. Pruitt is a director and $7,150 from Investors LLC.

Michael D. Pruitt, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, became a director and the CEO of EffTec International, Inc., effective April 1, 2010.

Michael D. Pruitt was CFO and the sole director of Syzygy Entertainment, Ltd until he resigned effective June 1, 2009.

The Company realized a gain of $6,583 on sale of marketable securities acquired from a related party for $26,334.
 
 
 

 

NOTE 6:
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Hooters, Inc. Acquisition

The planned acquisition of Hooters, Inc. has been cancelled by the parties.

Lease

Effective August 1, 2009, the Company entered into an office lease agreement for its office with a term of one year and monthly lease payments of $2,100.

Hooters South Africa

On April 23, 2009, the Company's wholly owned subsidiary CHL through its 50% ownership of Chanticleer & Shaw Pty, Ltd. entered into a franchise agreement with HOA to open and operate Hooters restaurants in the Republic of South Africa.  The current plan calls for four restaurants in the first phase with three additional locations to be added later.  The first restaurant opened in December 2009 in Durban and commenced operations effective January 1, 2010.  A location in Johannesburg opened in May 2010 and a second location is scheduled to open in Johannesburg during the third quarter of 2010.  A fourth location in either Cape Town or Pretoria is also planned for late 2010 or early 2011.  The majority of the Company's financial commitments have been and will be covered with limited partner commitments.

NOTE 7: 
ACQUISITION RELATED COSTS

FASB ASC 805-10-25-23 replaced prior guidance and became effective January 1, 2009.  Acquisition-related costs are defined as costs the acquirer incurs to effect a business combination.  The paragraph further provides that the acquirer shall account for acquisition-related costs as expenses in the periods in which the costs are incurred and the services received.  Pursuant to the Company's planned acquisition of HI, the Company incurred $279,050 in acquisition-related costs which were capitalized in 2008 pursuant to accounting guidance in effect at that time.

FASB ASC 805-10-25-23 applies prospectively to business combinations for which the acquisition date is on or after the beginning of the first annual reporting period beginning after December 15, 2008.  Accordingly, on January 1, 2009 the Company charged its previously capitalized acquisition costs to expense on that date.
 
NOTE 8:
DEFERRED REVENUE

The Company receives equity securities from companies for which it provides management services.  Generally the securities are issued in advance of the period over which the service is to be provided, generally one year.  The Company values the equity instruments received based upon the stock prices as of the date we reached an agreement with the third party and defers the related revenue.  The revenue is then recognized over the period earned.  Deferred revenue consists of the following at June 30, 2010 and  December 31, 2009.
 
 
 

 

   
2010
   
2009
 
             
Balance at beginning of year
  $ 20,833     $ -  
Additions:
               
North American Energy common stock
    10,500       -  
Remodel Auction common stock
    -       125,000  
BreezePlay, Inc. common stock
    -       250,000  
Amortization
    (24,333 )     (354,167 )
Balance end of year
  $ 7,000     $ 20,833  

NOTE 9:
SEGMENTS OF BUSINESS

The Company is organized into three segments as of June 30, 2010, two of which were added at the end of 2009 and had not recorded any revenue as of December 31, 2009.

Management and consulting services ("Management")
 
The Company provides management and consulting services for small companies which are generally seeking to become publicly traded.  The Company also provides management and investment services for Investors LLC and Investors II.

Insurance and specialized financial services ("Insurance")
 
We have formed AFS to provide unique financial services to the restaurant, real estate development, investment advisor/asset management and philanthropic organizations.  AFS's business operation is currently being organized and is expected to initially include captive insurance, CHIRA and trust services.

Operation of restaurants (South Africa) ("Restaurants")
 
CHL owns 50% of C&S which holds the franchise for the Republic of South Africa with HOA.  The Company is funding its 50% capital requirement for the cost of each restaurant with limited partnerships in which it retains a 20% interest and the LPs are allocated an 80% interest in revenues until the LPs receive a 20% return on their investment ("Payout").  After Payout, the Company's share of revenue reverts to 80% and the LPs to 20% of the 50% interest.  As of June 30, 2010, two restaurants had been opened.

Financial information regarding the Company's segments is as follows for the six months ended June 30, 2010.  In 2009, the Company operated in only one segment, management, until the fourth quarter of 2009.
 
 
 

 

   
Management
   
Insurance
   
Restaurants
   
Total
 
Revenues
  $ 71,254     $ -     $ -     $ 71,254  
                                 
Interest expense
  $ 76,974     $ -     $ -     $ 76,974  
                                 
Depreciation and amortization
  $ 5,508     $ -     $ -     $ 5,508  
                                 
Profit (loss)
  $ (499,793 )   $ -     $ 21,253     $ (478,540 )
Investments and other
                            133,622  
                            $ (344,918 )
                                 
Assets
  $ 105,050     $ -     $ 54,419     $ 159,469  
Investments
                            1,486,141  
                            $ 1,645,610  
                                 
Liabilities
  $ 1,008,624     $ -     $ 25,000     $ 1,033,624  
                                 
Expenditures for non-current assets
  $ 3,628     $ -     $ -     $ 3,628  
 
 
 

 
 
ITEM 2: MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our financial statements and notes thereto included elsewhere in this Form 10-Q.  This Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements regarding the plans and objectives of management for future operations.  This information may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements, which involve assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies and expectations, are generally identifiable by use of the words “may,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology.  These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that may be incorrect, and we cannot assure you that the projections included in these forward-looking statements will come to pass.  Our actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements.  Critical accounting policies are those that are both important to the presentation of our financial condition and results of operations and require management’s most difficult, complex, or subjective judgments.  Our most critical accounting policy relates to the valuation of our investments.

Liquidity and capital resources

At June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, the Company had current assets of $70,824 and $60,180; current liabilities of $717,624 and $735,651; and a working capital deficit of $646,800 and $675,471, respectively.  The Company incurred a loss of $341,041 during the six months ended June 30, 2010 and had an unrealized gain from available-for-sale securities of $101,847 resulting in a comprehensive loss of $243,194.

The Company's general and administrative expenses were approximately $494,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2010.  The Company expects quarterly cost to remain relatively constant in 2010 with probable increases in AFS and DineOut to be offset by expected revenues from the insurance and financial service products of AFS and the Hooters restaurants in South Africa, respectively.  The Company expects to be required to invest approximately $350,000 for each new restaurant opened in 2010.  (2 others planned).  The Company used limited partner investors for $314,000 of their requirement for the restaurant opened in December 2009 and sold their limited partner interest in March 2010 for its cost of $37,500.  The Company raised $387,500 from limited partners for the restaurant in Johannesburg which opened in May 2010.
 
 
 

 

The Company expects to meet its obligations in the next twelve months with some or all of the following:

·  
The Company holds 3,763,368 shares in DineOut which are free-trading on the Frankfort Exchange and were trading at approximately €1.49 ($1.83) per share at June 30, 2010.  The Company plans to continue to sell some of these shares to meet its short-term capital requirements and realized cash proceeds of $71,371, non cash proceeds of $124,573 and recognized a gain of $145,080 from sales during the six months ended June 30, 2010;
     
·  
The Company currently receives interest income and management fees for its investment in Investors LLC of $18,125 per quarter.  The note held by Investors LLC matures in November 2010;
     
·  
The Company currently is receiving its share of earnings from the Durban, South Africa restaurant which commenced operations on January 1, 2010 and the Johannesburg, South Africa location which opened in May 2010 should commence distributions in the third quarter.  The Company expects at least one more restaurants to be opened during 2010 in Johannesburg and a fourth location either late in 2010 or in early 2011; and
     
·  
The Company expects to raise the majority of its cash requirements for the South Africa restaurants from limited partners.

If the above events do not occur or if the Company does not raise sufficient capital, substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern exists.  These consolidated financial statements do not reflect any adjustments that might result from the outcome of these uncertainties.

Comparison of three months ended June 30, 2010 and 2009

Revenues amounted to $42,921 ($6,625 from Investors LLC) in the three months ended June 30, 2010, as compared to $134,750 ($25,000 from Investors LLC) in the year earlier period.  The Company received cash from Investors LLC and was compensated with shares of common stock for the other revenue earned.

General and administrative expense amounted to $229,851 in the 2010 quarter as compared to $189,237 in the 2009 quarter.  The principal increase was payroll of $40,003.  Payroll increased due to hiring two employees to assist in raising capital for the Company.  In addition, the Company's CEO was taking a reduced salary in the 2009 period and he received his normal salary in the 2010 period.

Other income (expense) consists of the following for the three months ended June 30, 2010 and 2009.
 
 
 

 

   
2010
   
2009
 
Realized gain from sale of investments
  $ 114,279     $ 50,000  
Unrealized gain frm marketable equity securities
    -       357,000  
Equity in earnings of investments
    9,456       11,500  
Interest income
    11,500       -  
Interest expense
    (62,672 )     (1,521 )
    $ 72,563     $ 416,979  
 
The Company realized a gain of $111,817 from sales of DineOut shares during the 2010 quarter, realized a gain of $3,118 from marketable securities acquired from a related party and realized a loss of $656 from sale of part of its investment in VDSC.

In 2009, the Company accounted for its investment in North American Energy Resources, Inc. as a trading security with unrealized increases and decreases in value included in earnings.  In 2010 this investment is accounted for as an available for sale security with unrealized gains/losses included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss).

Equity in earnings of investments in 2010 represents the Company's share of net profits from its investment in restaurants in South Africa.  As a result of the sale of 50% of its interest in Chanticleer Investors, LLC, the Company reduced its ownership to 11.5% and now accounts for this investment on the cost method.  Under the cost method, earnings are now included in interest income.

Interest expense increased during the 2010 quarter primarily due to the amortization of the beneficial conversion feature on new convertible notes of $6,412 and to the higher amount of debt during the 2010 period as compared to the 2009 period.

Comparison of six months ended June 30, 2010 and 2009

Revenues amounted to $71,254 ($13,250 from Investors LLC) in the six months ended June 30, 2010, as compared to $238,728 ($50,000 from Investors LLC) in the year earlier period.  The Company received cash from Investors LLC and was compensated with shares of common stock for the other revenue earned.

General and administrative expense amounted to $494,073 in the 2010 period as compared to $394,241 in the 2009 period.  The principal increase was payroll of $119,658.  Payroll increased due to hiring two employees to assist in raising capital for the Company.  In addition, the Company's CEO was taking a reduced salary in the 2009 period and he received his normal salary in the 2010 period.

Other income (expense) consists of the following for the six months ended June 30, 2010 and 2009.
 
 
 

 
 
   
2010
   
2009
 
Realized gain (loss) from sale of investments
  $ 151,008     $ (14,282 )
Unrealized gain from marketable equity securities
    -       357,000  
Equity in earnings of investments
    21,253       23,000  
Other than temporary decline in available-for-sale securities
    (40,386 )     -  
Interest income
    23,000       -  
Interest expense
    (76,974 )     (5,388 )
    $ 77,901     $ 360,330  
 
The Company realized a gain of $145,080 from sales of DineOut shares during the 2010 period, realized a gain of $6,584 from marketable securities acquired from a related party and realized a loss of $656 from sale of part of its investment in VDSC.

In 2009, the Company accounted for its investment in North American Energy Resources, Inc. as a trading security with unrealized increases and decreases in value included in earnings.  In 2010 this investment is accounted for as an available for sale security with unrealized gains/losses included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss).

Equity in earnings of investments in 2010 represents the Company's share of net profits from its investment in restaurants in South Africa.  As a result of the sale of 50% of its interest in Chanticleer Investors, LLC, the Company reduced its ownership to 11.5% and now accounts for this investment on the cost method.  Under the cost method, earnings are now included in interest income.

The Company recorded an other than temporary loss on the decline in available for sale securities during the first quarter of 2010, primarily from the decline in value of its investment in Remodel Auction.

Interest expense increased during the 2010 period primarily due to the amortization of the beneficial conversion feature on new convertible notes of $41,660 and to the higher amount of debt during the 2010 period as compared to the 2009 period.
 
 
 

 

ITEM 3: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

Not applicable.

ITEM 4: CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures

Under the PCAOB standards, a significant deficiency is a control deficiency, or combination of control deficiencies, that , in the Company's judgment, would adversely affect the ability to initiate, authorize, record, process, or report external financial data reliably in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles such that there is more than a remote likelihood that a misstatement of the annual or interim financial statements that is more than inconsequential will not be prevented or detected.  A material weakness is a significant deficiency, or combination of significant deficiencies, that, in our judgment, results in more than a remote likelihood that a material misstatement of the annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected.

The material weaknesses identified were:
 
· 
 Due to the limited number of accounting employees, the Company is unable to segregate all noncompatible duties, which would prevent one person from having significant control over the initiation, authorization and recording of transactions.  This condition is characteristic of all companies except those with large numbers of accounting personnel.  A mitigating control is the personal involvement of the members of the Board of Directors in the analysis and review of internal financial data, as well as the consultant retained by the Company to serve the functions of a controller for assistance and preparation of financial reporting.
     
· 
An effective Audit Committee is an integral part to the integrity of the Company's financial reporting.  The responsibilities of the Audit Committee should be detailed in the Committee's charter and provided to its members.  These responsibilities should, at a minimum, require inquiry and awareness of current Company transactions, analysis of interim and annual financial data and review of minutes of the Board of Directors.  The Audit Committee's oversight and periodic investigation can serve as a mitigating control to the lack of segregation of duties inherent to companies with a limited number of personnel.  The current practices of the Company's Audit Committee do not fulfill these criteria.

Our management has discussed these material weaknesses with our board of directors and has commenced the following remediation efforts to ensure that the significant deficiencies are mitigated.  The board of directors has reviewed the lack of segregation of duties issue and has determined it is not practical to add personnel merely to allow for segregation of noncompatible duties.  The Company already retains a third party consultant who acts as controller for the Company, who has no check signing authority and no access to assets, to oversee its reporting responsibilities.  In addition, as discussed below, the Company plans on expanding the duties of its Audit Committee, which will also further mitigate any perceived weakness due to a lack of segregation of duties.
 
 
 

 

The board of directors is updating the Audit Committee procedures and responsibilities and will require active participation from the Audit Committee.  This is expected to be completed during 2010.

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, we conducted an evaluation of our disclosure controls and procedures, as such term is defined under Rule 13a-15(e) and Rule 15d-15(e) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act), as of June 30, 2010.  Based on the information set forth above, our management has determined that, as of the date of this report, we do not have effective disclosure controls and procedures.

Changes in internal control over financial reporting

There have been no significant changes in internal controls or in other factors that could significantly affect these controls during the quarter ended June 30, 2010, including any corrective actions with regard to significant deficiencies and material weaknesses.
 
 
 

 
 
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1: LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
Not applicable.
 
ITEM 1A: RISK FACTORS

Not applicable.
 
ITEM 2: UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

The Company issued 16,797 shares of its common stock to a related party in exchange for $58,790 in loans previously made to the Company.  The shares were sold pursuant to an exemption from registration under Section 4(2) promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
 
ITEM 3: DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES
 
Not applicable.
 
ITEM 4: SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
 
Not applicable.
 
ITEM 5: OTHER INFORMATION
 
Although the Company does not currently employ a Chief Financial Officer, Michael D. Pruitt, President and Chief Executive Officer, is also the principal accounting officer.
 
ITEM 6: EXHIBITS

The following exhibits are filed with this report on Form 10-Q.
 
Exhibit 31
 
Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
     
 
Certification pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350 Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 
 

 
 
SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
CHANTICLEER HOLDINGS, INC.
 
       
Date: August 13, 2010
By:
/s/ Michael D. Pruitt  
   
Michael D. Pruitt,
 
   
Chief Executive Officer and
 
    Chief Financial Officer