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Kona Grill (US) Opens First International Franchise Location in Mexico

16 Aug 2017 - Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its first international franchise location at Fashion Drive in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico on August 14, 2017.

The new restaurant is located in Fashion Drive, a new luxury mall that offers sophisticated, high fashion brands and entertainment. The four-level mall features over 80 retailers, 8 restaurants, an upscale movie theater, bowling lanes, a health center and a 240-room hotel. Fashion Drive is an all-encompassing center that features a level catering to exclusivity with brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Ferragamo, Armani and many others. The restaurant is the company's first international franchise location and the first in Mexico. It features signature Kona elements such as a large outdoor patio, bar, dining room, exhibition kitchen and sushi bar.

"We are pleased to expand our presence internationally with the opening of the first Kona Grill in Mexico," said Berke Bakay, President and CEO. "We congratulate our partners on the successful opening of this new restaurant and believe that our contemporary American menu featuring high-quality, fresh ingredients in a distinct dining environment is a great fit for Fashion Drive in Monterrey. This opening marks our first international restaurant and we look forward to opening additional international franchise restaurants in Dubai and Toronto later this year."

About Kona Grill

Kona Grill features a global menu of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty cocktails in an upscale casual atmosphere. Kona Grill owns and operates 46 restaurants and has one restaurant in Monterrey, Mexico that operates under a franchise agreement. Restaurants are located in 23 states, Puerto Rico and Mexico: Alabama (Huntsville); Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale(2)); California (Irvine); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (Miami, Tampa, Sarasota, Winter Park); Georgia (Alpharetta); Hawaii (Honolulu); Illinois (Lincolnshire, Oak Brook); Indiana (Carmel); Idaho (Boise); Louisiana (Baton Rouge); Maryland (Baltimore); Mexico (Monterrey); Michigan (Troy); Minnesota (Eden Prairie, Minnetonka); Missouri (Kansas City); Nebraska (Omaha); New Jersey (Woodbridge); Nevada (Las Vegas(2)); Ohio (Cincinnati, Columbus); Puerto Rico (San Juan); Tennessee (Franklin); Texas (Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Friendswood, Fort Worth, Houston, Plano, San Antonio(2), The Woodlands); Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Richmond).


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