Kona Grill Opens in Alpharetta, Georgia

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Grill, Inc. (Nasdaq:KONA), an American grill and sushi bar, announced the opening of its newest restaurant in Alpharetta, Georgia on October 30, 2014.

The new Kona Grill is located at 5100 Avalon Boulevard, in the heart of Avalon, a new half-million square foot, sustainably designed, mixed-use lifestyle center, which combines retail, residential, office, and hotel across eighty-six acres. The restaurant incorporates a combination of modern design elements, including water and fire features, and a signature 700 gallon saltwater aquarium in a polished casual dining atmosphere. These serve as a backdrop for customers as they enjoy the variety of Kona Grill's food and beverage offerings emanating from a made-from-scratch exhibition kitchen, an inviting sushi bar, and a wrap-around patio and bar.

"We couldn't be happier to treat Georgians with their first Kona Grill, and are excited to bring our differentiated polished casual concept to the Atlanta Metroplex," said Berke Bakay, President and CEO. "Planting a flag in a new state-our eighteenth- is exciting for our team and a testament to the portability of our brand. Alpharetta represents our fourth new restaurant of 2014, and with Columbus, Ohio slated to open before Thanksgiving, we will complete our 2014 development plans, which represent 20% unit growth and places Kona Grill as one of the fastest growing restaurant companies."

About Kona Grill

Kona Grill (Nasdaq:KONA) features American favorites with an international influence and award-winning sushi in a casually elegant atmosphere. Kona Grill owns and operates 29 restaurants, guided by a passion for quality food and personal service. Restaurants are currently located in 18 states: Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (Tampa, Sarasota); Georgia (Alpharetta); Idaho (Boise); Illinois (Lincolnshire, Oak Brook); Indiana (Carmel); Louisiana (Baton Rouge); Maryland (Baltimore); Michigan (Troy); Minnesota (Eden Prairie); Missouri (Kansas City); Nebraska (Omaha); New Jersey (Woodbridge); Nevada (Las Vegas); Texas (Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, The Woodlands); Virginia (Richmond). For more information, visit www.konagrill.com.

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

Source:Kona Grill, Inc.