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Summary of Business and Significant Accounting Policies

Summary of Business and Significant Accounting Policies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2021
Summary of Business and Significant Accounting Policies  
Summary of Business and Significant Accounting Policies

Note 1 – Summary of Business and Significant Accounting Policies

Summary of Business

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) is a global hospitality company that develops, owns and operates, manages and licenses upscale and polished casual, high-energy restaurants and lounges and provides turn-key food and beverage (“F&B”) services for hospitality venues including hotels, casinos and other high-end locations. Turn-key F&B services are food and beverage services that can be scaled, customized and implemented by the Company for the client at a particular hospitality venue. The Company’s primary restaurant brands are STK, a multi-unit steakhouse concept that combines a high-energy, social atmosphere with the quality and service of a traditional upscale steakhouse, and Kona Grill, a polished casual bar-centric grill concept featuring American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty cocktails in a polished casual atmosphere.

As of June 30, 2021, the Company-owned, operated, managed, or licensed 58 venues, including 22 STKs and 24 Kona Grills in major metropolitan cities in North America, Europe and the Middle East and 12 F&B venues in six hotels and casinos in the United States and Europe. In January 2021, the Company opened a managed STK restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. In the second quarter of 2021, the Company opened a managed STK restaurant in the Westminster area of London, United Kingdom and a licensed STK restaurant within the Los Cabos International Airport in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico which represents the STK brand’s debut at an airport. In May 2021, the Company also opened Bao Yum, a new brand under ONE Hospitality, and commenced management of certain F&B hospitality management services at the Westminster Curio Hotel in London, United Kingdom. For those restaurants that are managed or licensed, the Company generates management fee revenue based on top-line revenues and incentive fee revenue based on a percentage of the location’s revenues and profits.


The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the Company’s business due to state and local government mandates, including suspension of in-person dining, reduced seating capacity and social distancing. Beginning in mid-March 2020, the Company experienced a significant reduction in guest traffic due to government mandated restrictions resulting in the temporary closure of several restaurants and the shift in operations to provide only take-out and delivery service. Starting in May 2020, state and local governments began easing restrictions on stay-at-home orders; however, certain states reimposed restrictions as COVID-19 cases increased during the fall of 2020. In February 2021, many jurisdictions began easing restrictions once again and the Company has experienced strong sales momentum coming out of the pandemic. Currently, all domestic and international restaurants are open for in-person dining. The Company has taken significant steps to adapt its business to increase sales while providing a safe environment for guests and employees.

Given the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company cannot reasonably predict if the sales and profitability levels coming out of the pandemic will continue for the remainder of 2021. It is possible that an increase in cases could require reduction in seating capacity or restrictions on in-restaurant dining operations and could materially and negatively affect the Company’s results of operations. The Company’s continuation of normal dining operations is subject to events beyond its control, including the effectiveness of governmental efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19.

Basis of Presentation

The accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2020, which has been derived from audited financial statements, and the accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in annual audited financial statements have been omitted pursuant to SEC rules and regulations. These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

In the Company’s opinion, the accompanying unaudited interim financial statements reflect all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring accruals and adjustments) necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods presented. The results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the full year. Additionally, the Company believes that the disclosures are sufficient for interim financial reporting purposes.

Prior Period Reclassifications

Certain reclassifications of the 2020 amounts in the accrued expenses and segment reporting footnotes have been made to conform to the current year presentation.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In March 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU’) 2020-04, “Reference Rate Reform (Topic 848): Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting.” ASU 2020-04 provides temporary optional expedients and exceptions to ease financial reporting burdens related to applying GAAP to modifications of contracts, hedging relationships and other transactions in connection with the transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) and other interbank offered rates to alternative reference rates. In January 2021, the FASB issued ASU 2021-01 to clarify that certain optional expedients and exceptions apply to modifications of derivative contracts and certain hedging relationships affected by changes in the interest rates used for discounting cash flows, computing variation margin settlements, and for calculating price alignment interest. ASU 2020-04 is effective beginning on March 12, 2020 and may be applied prospectively to such transactions through December 31, 2022. ASU 2021-01 is effective beginning on January 7, 2021 and may be applied retrospectively or prospectively to such transactions through December 31, 2022. The Company is currently evaluating ASU 2020-04 and ASU 2021-01 and assessing the impact on its financial statements.

In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12, “Income Taxes (Topic 740): Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes,” (“ASU 2019-12”) which is intended to simplify various aspects related to accounting for income taxes. ASU 2019-12 removes certain exceptions to the general principles in Accounting Standard Codification Topic 740, Income Taxes, and it clarifies and amends existing guidance to improve consistent application. ASU 2019-12 is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2020. We adopted ASU No. 2019-12 on January 1, 2021 and it did not have a significant impact to the consolidated financial statements.

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. This update requires companies to measure credit losses utilizing a methodology that reflects expected credit losses and requires a consideration of a broader range of reasonable and supportable information to estimate credit losses. ASU 2016-13 is effective for smaller reporting companies for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022. The Company is currently evaluating ASU 2016-13 and assessing the impact on its financial statements.