Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Stockholders' equity

Stockholders' equity
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Equity [Abstract]  
Stockholders' equity
Stockholders’ equity:
The Company is authorized by its amended and restated certificate of incorporation to issue up to 75,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, and 10,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share. As of September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, there were 25,050,628 and 24,972,515, outstanding shares of common stock, respectively, and no outstanding shares of preferred stock.  As a result of the expiration of the Public Warrants in February 2016, an aggregate of 1,437,500 shares of common stock were forfeited by the Company's initial shareholders that held shares prior to the Company's initial public offering and such shares were canceled.

On January 19, 2016, the Company commenced a rights offering (the “Rights Offering”) of non-transferable subscription rights to holders of record of its common stock as of January 15, 2016 to purchase up to 1,454,545 shares of common stock. The Company granted holders of its common stock non-transferable subscription rights to purchase one share of common stock at a subscription price of $2.75 per share. Each holder received one subscription right for each 17.16861 shares of common stock owned on January 15, 2016. Each subscription right entitled its holder to purchase one share of common stock at the subscription price. The Rights Offering which closed on February 9, 2016, generated approximately $4 million in gross proceeds. The Company issued a total of 1,454,545 shares of common stock at $2.75 per share, including 632,582 shares issued to holders upon exercise of their basic subscription rights. The Company received net proceeds of approximately $3.8 million following the deduction of expenses. The Company utilized the net proceeds of the Rights Offering to primarily fund the planned development of future STK restaurants.