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Kona Grill Founder Marcus Jundt Takes Over as Sole CEO

Kona Grill is undergoing another major change at the beginning of 2019. The contemporary American grill and sushi bar’s co-chief executive officer, Steve Schussler, announced January 11 that he was resigning from his executive position and the company’s board of directors.

Kona Grill Hit With Nasdaq Delisting Notification

Kona Grill’s road to becoming America’s best happy hour could face a roadblock. The Nasdaq Stock Market notified Kona Grill it failed to comply with market rules and could be delisted.On January 4, the Arizona-based company filed documents, which notified the Securities and Exchange Commission that the company received a deficiency notice from the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Kona Grill's Goal: Become America's Best Happy Hour

Kona Grill wants to become “America’s best happy hour." Getting there is going to take some heavy lifting. The polished 44-unit chain witnessed a same-store sales drop of 14.1 percent in the third quarter, driven primarily by a double-digit decrease in customer traffic.

Kona Grill Taps SMG to Enhance Customer Experience

Service Management Group, a global customer experience, employee engagement and brand research partner to more than 500 brands, announced a new partnership with upscale casual restaurant brand Kona Grill.

Kona Grill Refreshes Menu with More than 25 New Items and Cocktails

Kona Grill, a casual-upscale restaurant brand known for its global fusion of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi and specialty cocktails, is bringing a fresh batch of global flavors to the table with more than 25 new menu items and handcrafted cocktails.

Kona Grill Unveils Franchise Growth Plan for China, U.S.

Kona Grill’s sales and traffic remain in the red. But can a summer of changes—both customer facing and internally—engineer a turnaround for the 46-unit brand?Perhaps the biggest move in recent months was Kona’s strategic investment with Nanyan Zheng, the magnate who grew Plateno Group into one of the world’s top five hotel companies with more than 4,400 locations.

Kona Grill Debuts Restaurant in Fairfax, Virginia

Kona Grill, Inc., an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its newest restaurant at the Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Virginia, on June 28.The Fair Oaks Mall is the preferred regional shopping and dining destination for the western communities of Northern Virginia, visited by more than 17 million people each year.

Kona Grill Opens Second Restaurant of 2016

Kona Grill, Inc., an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its newest restaurant at the Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka, Minnesota, on June 13.The Ridgedale Center is the premier shopping destination in Western Minneapolis.

Kona Grill Plans to Open Eight Restaurants in 2016

Kona Grill, Inc., an American grill and sushi bar, reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31.First Quarter 2016 Highlights vs. Year-Ago QuarterRestaurant sales increased 19.7 percent to $39.

Kona Grill Opens California Location

Kona Grill, Inc., an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its newest restaurant at the Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine, California, on April 12.The Irvine Spectrum Center is a Southern California premier entertainment and lifestyle destination, visited by more than 17 million people each year.

Kona, Appalachian, and Cisco Brewers to Debut Collaboration Beer

A first-time collaboration beer between three pioneering American craft breweries that are part of Craft Brew Alliance will be tapped at the 21st Annual Kona Brewers Festival on March 12. New England cranberries, North Carolina honey, and Hawaiian cacao come together in Konambisco Amber Ale, which was inspired when the craft brewers behind Kona Brewing Co.

Kona Grill Signs Development Agreement for Mexico

Kona Grill, Inc., an American grill and sushi bar, announced the signing of a franchise development agreement with Entretenimiento Roma S.A. de C.V. The agreement provides for the development of six Kona Grill restaurants in the cities of Mexico City and Monterrey over the next seven years.

Restaurant Sales Increase 20.6 Percent at Kona Grill

Kona Grill, Inc., an American grill and sushi bar, announced preliminary restaurant sales for the quarter ended December 31. Restaurant sales increased 20.6 percent to $38.1 million, compared to $31.6 million for the same quarter last year.

Kona Grill Debuts Ninth Texas Restaurant

Kona Grill, Inc., an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its newest restaurant at the Baybrook Mall in Friendswood, Texas on December 14.The restaurant is located in a 550,000-square-foot expansion of Baybrook Mall located in Friendswood, southeast of Houston.