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Summary of Business and Significant Accounting Policies

Summary of Business and Significant Accounting Policies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Summary of 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 restaurant 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 and consulting 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 at a particular hospitality venue and customized for the client. 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, 2022, the Company owned, operated, managed, or licensed 59 venues, including 22 STKs and 24 Kona Grills in major metropolitan cities in North America, Europe and the Middle East and 13 F&B venues in seven hotels and casinos in the United States and Europe. For those restaurants and venues that are managed or licensed, the Company generates management fees 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 our operations and financial results. The impact to our operations and financial results has been most notable in periods of accelerating COVID-19 case counts. In response to COVID-19, the Company has taken significant steps to adapt its business to increase sales while providing a safe environment for guests and employees. COVID-19 related expenses were $0.2 million and $2.5 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, compared to $1.1 million and $2.6 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, respectively, composed primarily of sanitation, supplies and safety precautions taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Currently, all restaurants are open for in-person dining. The continuation of normal dining operations is subject to events beyond the Company’s 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, 2021, which has been derived from audited financial statements, and the accompanying unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements (“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, 2021.

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.

Change in Accounting Estimate

Effective April 1, 2022, the Company changed its estimated useful life of the Kona Grill trade name. Based upon the strong performance of the Kona Grill restaurants over the past twelve months, significant capital investments in both existing and new restaurants and the Company’s commitment to expand the Kona Grill brand with the opening of new restaurants, the Company has determined that the Kona Grill trade name has an indefinite life rather than the twenty-year life previously determined. The Company currently has two Kona Grill venues under construction in Riverton, Utah and Columbus, Ohio and plans to open three to five Kona Grills each year for the foreseeable future. The effect of this change in estimate will reduce depreciation and amortization expense by $0.9 million annually, increase net income by $0.9 million annually, and increase basic and diluted earnings per share by approximately $0.03 annually based upon the number of shares outstanding as of June 30, 2022.

As a result of the above change, the Company updated its accounting policy for Intangible Assets and will test for impairment annually on November 1st or on an interim basis if events or changes in circumstances between annual tests indicate a potential impairment.

Prior Period Reclassifications

Certain reclassifications of the 2021 amounts in the segment reporting footnote have been made to conform to the current year presentation.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In June 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB “) issued Accounting Standards Update (“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.