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Kona Grill Opens in Vaughan, Ontario Canada

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Grill, Inc. (NASDAQ:KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its third international franchise location at the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre in Ontario, Canada.

The new restaurant is located at the VMC, one of Canada’s largest master planned communities complimented by a world-class transit system throughout the Greater Toronto Area. The VMC will include more than 1.5 million square feet of commercial office space, 750,000 square feet of new retail space, 12,000 residences, unique cultural spaces, hotels and entertainment venues. It is anticipated that more than 20,000 people will be passing through the VMC Mobility Hub daily. Kona Grill will be surrounded by the VMC’s business community in the Business Enterprise Park – one of twelve districts with high profile visibility for brand exposure. The restaurant 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 Canada,” 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 the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre in Ontario. This opening marks our third international restaurant and first in Canada. We look forward to opening additional international franchise locations in 2018.”

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 three restaurants in Monterrey; Mexico, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Ontario, Canada that operate under a franchise agreement. Restaurants are located in 23 states and Puerto Rico: 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); 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).

For more information, visit www.konagrill.com

Kona Grill Investor Relations Contact:
Kona Grill, Inc.
Christi Hing, Chief Financial Officer
(480) 922-8100
investorrelations@konagrill.com        

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