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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 1, 2019


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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Conditions.

On November 7, 2019, The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing certain financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019. The full text of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.


Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

On November 1, 2019, the Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) and the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Company approved special transaction bonus payments to certain employees, including the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, in connection with the successful completion of the purchase of Kona Grill, Inc. (“Kona Grill”) and the related credit financing with Goldman Sachs Bank USA. The Committee and Board determined to pay the special transaction bonuses after reviewing (a) the expected contribution of the Kona Grill to the Company’s consolidated financial results and the expected acceleration in the Company’s growth from the acquisition, (b) the Company’s existing targeted bonus structure, including the focus on EBITDA growth and other financial measures, (c) the efforts put forth by Company executives and other personnel to successfully complete the acquisition and refinancing in a short time frame while continuing to manage the Company’s core business, and (d) typical bonus amounts paid following acquisitions in comparable situations.

The value of the special transaction bonuses that will be paid to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer are as follows:

$250,000         Emanuel “Manny” Hilario, Chief Executive Officer

$50,000           Tyler Loy, Chief Financial Officer

Half of Mr. Hilario’s award will be paid in cash and half will be paid in stock (42,088 shares). The determination to pay a portion of Mr. Hilario’s in stock was made to further align his interests with those of stockholders generally, and to provide an incentive to him to continue to drive the Company’s success and raise the value of the Company’s stock. Mr. Loy’s bonus will be paid fully in cash.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)   Exhibits. The following exhibits are being filed herewith:






Press Release dated November 7, 2019









Exhibit No.








Press Release dated November 7, 2019


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Dated: November 7, 2019







/s/ Tyler Loy



 Tyler Loy



 Chief Financial Officer