January 13, 2017 Uses in Fourth Amendment Effective Date Clause

Fourth Amendment Effective Date from Amendment to Credit Agreement

THIS FOURTH AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT (this "Amendment"), dated as of January 13, 2017, is by and among CARROLS RESTAURANT GROUP, INC., a Delaware corporation (the "Borrower"), certain Subsidiaries of the Borrower party hereto (collectively, the "Guarantors"), the Lenders party hereto (the "Lenders") and WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, as administrative agent on behalf of the Lenders under the Credit Agreement (as hereinafter defined) (in such capacity, the "Administrative Agent"). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed thereto in the Credit Agreement.

Fourth Amendment Effective Date. shall mean January 13, 2017.