Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Description of Business

Description of Business
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Description of Business  
Description of Business

Note 1 – Description 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 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 December 31, 2021, the Company owned, operated, managed or licensed 60 venues including 23 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, we generate management fees based on top-line revenues and incentive fee revenue based on a percentage of the location’s revenues and net profits.

Overview of the Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted, and will continue to adversely affect our operations and financial results for the foreseeable future. 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 $5.8 million and $5.5 million for 2021 and 2020, 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.

The Company is in regular contact with its major suppliers and has not experienced any significant disruption in its supply chain. The Company has implemented programs to attract and retain both restaurant managers and hourly employees. The Company has also increased cleaning protocols, including the creation of a role which is focused on sanitation in high-touch and high-traffic areas, implemented daily health and safety checklists, provided additional personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies and engaged third party vendors to perform electrostatic cleaning of its restaurants.