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Subsequent Events

Subsequent Events
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
Subsequent Events

Note 18 – Subsequent Events

On May 4, 2020, Goldman Sachs Bank USA (“GSB”), as administrative agent, collateral agent and lead arranger under the Credit and Guaranty Agreement dated October 4, 2019 between The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (the “Company”) and certain of its subsidiaries, the lenders from time to time party thereto and GSB (the “Credit Agreement”), (1) consented to the CARES Act Loans described below and (2) agreed that the amount of the CARES Act Loans will not be counted toward the permitted amount of Consolidated Total Debt, as defined under the Credit Agreement, to the extent the amounts are retained as cash during the term of the CARES Act Loans in a segregated deposit account or used for purposes that are forgivable under the CARES Act, provided that the proceeds of the CARES Act Loans must be used only for “allowable uses” under the CARES Act (with at least 75% of the utilized proceeds to be used for purposes that result in the CARES Act Loans being eligible for forgiveness) or used for the repayment of the CARES Act Loans.


On May 4, 2020, two subsidiaries of  the Company entered into promissory notes (“CARES Act Loans”) with BBVA USA under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). Repayment of the CARES Act Loans is guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”). The ONE Group, LLC received a loan of $9.8 million related to the operations of STK restaurants, and Kona Grill Acquisition, LLC received a loan of $8.5 million related to the operation of Kona Grill restaurants.


In accordance with the requirements of the CARES Act, the Company will use proceeds from the CARES Act Loans primarily for payroll costs. The CARES Act Loans are scheduled to mature on April 28, 2022 and have a 1.00% interest rate and are subject to the terms and conditions applicable to PPP loans. Among other terms, BBVA may declare a default of the CARES Act Loans if a guarantor disputes the validity of the guaranty of indebtedness, if a material adverse change occurs in our financial condition, or if BBVA believes the prospect of repayment of the CARES Act Loans or performance of obligations under the promissory notes is impaired. On an event of default, BBVA may declare principal and unpaid interest immediately due and payable, and it may charge default interest of 10%.


On May 8, 2020, GSB and the Company and certain of its subsidiaries entered into an amendment to the Credit Agreement that:


Relaxes the fixed charge coverage ratio (decreasing the ratio for remaining measurement dates in 2020 to 1.20 to 1.00 from 1.35 to 1.00) and the leverage ratio (increasing the ratio at June 30, 2020 to 3.00 to 1.00 from 2.50 to 1.00, and the ratio at September 30 and December 31, 2020 to 2.75 to 1.00 from 2.25 to 1.00).


Requires minimum “Consolidated Liquidity” to be $4,000,000 for the balance of 2020 (from $1,500,000).


As of May 10, 2020, the Company has re-opened eleven restaurant dining rooms and plans to open an additional five dining rooms on May 11, 2020. The Company expects to re-open an additional five to ten dining rooms in the next two weeks and anticipates re-opening the remaining restaurants and closed dining rooms as soon as conditions permit.