Thursday, January 31, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Bruce Horovitz - USA TODAY
January 24, 2008
Struggling Starbucks is testing in some Seattle stores something once deemed unthinkable: a $1 cup of Starbucks coffee.
With free refills, to boot.
Who'd a thunk? That's 7 cents less than the average price of the smallest cup of Premium Roast coffee at McDonald's.
Starbucks has never sold any coffee or non-coffee beverage for $1, spokeswoman Valerie O'Neil says.
So, why do it now? "We're always looking at ways to connect with the customer," she says.
That may be an understatement. Starbucks is searching for ways to reconnect with a customer who is less willing to fork over $2 to $4 for a cup o' joe. Its feisty rival, McDonald's, just unveiled plans to open coffee bars in stores. Meanwhile, revenue at Starbucks' U.S. stores declined last quarter for the first time ever. Its stock value is tanking. And its CEO got the boot last month. Chairman Howard Schultz took the reins again and plans to announce major changes later this month.
"How ironic that the same company that convinced us that we could spend $2.50 on a cup of coffee is now saying, 'Hey, now you can spend $1,'" says Mary Chapman, editor of trade publication Chain Leader.
For that dollar, folks get not only a "short" cup of brewed coffee, but also a free refill. Also, any customer in the test stores who buys a larger "tall," "grande" or "venti" brewed coffee also receives a free refill, O'Neil says.
Starbucks officials declined to say how many Seattle stores are selling the $1 coffee. The chain has about 300 stores in the Seattle area. Until now, so-called short coffees at Starbucks have fetched $1.40 to $1.60. Short coffees at Starbucks are 8 ounces. The smallest Premium Roast size at McDonald's is 12 ounces.
Asked for his response to the price-cutting move by Starbucks, McDonald's spokesman William Whitman says, "McDonald's customers are always looking for great taste, convenience and value." With the expanded coffee options coming to McDonald's over the next year, he says, "They'll be able to get even more value."
With the $1-a-cup test, Starbucks may be harming the very brand image that it's worked so hard to build, says Robert Passikoff, president of Brand Keys, a consulting firm. "This cheapens the brand," he says. "It says they're scared as hell about the 14,000 McDonald's coffee bars about to open up."
The move comes just six months after a price increase. In July, Starbucks raised the average price of a cup of coffee in its U.S. stores by about 9 cents, citing the rising cost of dairy products and other essentials.
"It's hard to be a price leader and then turn around and discount," Passikoff says. "It's a panic move."
Chapman says she expects Starbucks to announce later this month that it also will scale back on its lunch offerings. "When you walk into Starbucks, you want to smell coffee -- not food."
Friday, January 25, 2008
• A breathtaking view of Hennepin Avenue.
• Fat, plush seating.
• Good DJs.
• Obnoxiously hot people.
• Food served until 2 a.m. Specifically, sushi.
Is that a lot to ask? I thought so, until I went to Seven Sushi, the new "ultra lounge" (as it's being called) on the second floor of r.Norman's steakhouse at 7th and Hennepin in downtown Minneapolis.
For nightlife kingpin David Koch, Seven finally realizes the vision he's been striving for since he opened his first club more than a decade ago. In that time, he's led the way on a few of downtown's biggest trends.
His South Beach nightclub, which opened in 1996, was a precursor to our current glut of VIP-geared superclubs. His Escape nightclub in 2003 instantly became the Twin Cities' premier hip-hop club.
But it was with Bellanotte in 2004 that Koch really saw his future in the nightlife business. An upscale restaurant by day that transforms into a nightlife destination after 10 p.m., Bellanotte has found tremendous success. Koch made his focus all the more apparent when he closed Escape last summer, saying he was finished with nightclubs.
"I'm getting too old for it," the 47-year-old has said.
That's not to say a Saturday night at Seven isn't filled with a whirling mass of beautiful bargoers who've come to get their drink on. It's just a bit comfier. Koch is hoping people will see r.Norman's and Seven as a one-two combo for all their nightlife needs -- dinner in the steakhouse below, followed by drinks and more upstairs.
At Seven, it's all about "sitting back with the crowd" (as Koch says) and taking in the view, be it from the glowing onyx bar tops or the floor-to-ceiling windows that outline the large room and give a panoramic view of the skyline. (Expect the amazing rooftop to open in late April.)
The view from my table showed a crowd that is exceptionally diverse, from sexy twentysomethings to prosperous-looking old-timers taking a break from their country clubs.
As for sushi, the nigiri and maki I tried were good, and not terribly expensive compared with other top sushi restaurants. The bar has been open less than a month, so the cocktail list is still being worked on, but it does have a fun sake menu. If you're a sake novice, I'd suggest easing yourself into these rice wines with one of the tamer, sparkling bottles.
While Koch is moving away from his nightclub ambitions (there's no cover charge here), Seven still offers bottle service. An entire wing on the Hennepin side has been set aside for people interested in that conspicuous staple of the VIP club scene.
It would seem that Koch has taken his favorite elements (and mine) and rolled them into one at Seven. I look forward to more nights spent looking out onto Hennepin from those giant second-floor windows -- cocktail in one hand, sushi roll in the other, sexy people everywhere.
In a word, yummy.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
The PureBeauty and BeautyFirst operations consist of 63 company-owned locations and 51 franchise locations operating in 20 states with consolidated annual revenues of approximately $65 million. Including the sales of franchisees, system-wide sales are approximately $110 million.
“This transaction will allow us to significantly accelerate our transformation of Trade Secret from a retailer of professional product to a boutique offering a broad assortment of beauty products,” commented Paul D. Finkelstein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Regis Corporation. “We will re-brand most of our Trade Secret locations to PureBeauty and most of our Beauty Express locations to BeautyFirst. We will be combining the best of all our brands, bringing together PureBeauty’s and BeautyFirst’s strength in skin, cosmetics and bath with Trade Secret’s existing professional hair care platform and exceptional real estate. In addition, Steve Hudson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of PureBeauty and BeautyFirst, will become Chairman of this division and will be responsible for the strategic oversight and execution of our transformation plan. Steve and his management team took control of PureBeauty and BeautyFirst 18 months ago. In calendar 2007, they were able to generate consolidated same-store sales of five percent and significantly improve profitability. Despite a difficult retail environment, their performance has been outstanding.”
Mr. Finkelstein concluded, “This is a very exciting and challenging time for Regis Corporation. Our customers have told us they want more than professional hair care products and, with today’s increased competition and diversion issues, it is critical that we execute on the transformation of Trade Secret to a beauty boutique. I am confident the transformation of Trade Secret will create significant shareholder value.”
Further detail of this transaction will be provided on the second quarter earnings conference call scheduled on January 22, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.
About Regis Corporation Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS) is the beauty industry’s global leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education. As of September 30, 2007, the Company owned, franchised or held ownership interests in over 12,500 worldwide locations. Regis’ corporate and franchised locations operate under concepts such as Supercuts, Jean Louis David, Vidal Sassoon, Regis Salons, MasterCuts, Trade Secret, SmartStyle, Cost Cutters and Hair Club for Men and Women. In addition, Regis maintains ownership interests in Empire Education Group and various other salon concepts such as Cool Cuts 4 Kids, and the Beauty Takashi and Beauty Plaza concepts in Japan. System-wide, these and other concepts are located in the U.S. and in eleven other countries in North America, Europe and Asia. Regis also maintains a 50 percent ownership interest in Intelligent Nutrients, a joint venture that provides a wide variety of certified organic products for health and beauty. For additional information about the company, including management's current financial outlook and a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial information, please visit the Investor Information section of the corporate website at www.regiscorp.com. To join Regis Corporation’s email alert list, click on this link: http://www.b2i.us/irpass.asp?BzID=913&to=ea&Nav=1&S=0&L=1
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including statements concerning anticipated future events and expectations that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward–looking statements in this document reflect management’s best judgment at the time they are made, but all such statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the statements herein. Such forward-looking statements are often identified herein by use of words including, but not limited to, “may,” “believe,” “project,” ”forecast,” “expect,” “estimate,” “anticipate” and “plan.” In addition, the following factors could affect the Company’s actual results and cause such results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements. These factors include competition within the personal hair care industry, which remains strong, both domestically and internationally; price sensitivity; changes in economic conditions; changes in consumer tastes and fashion trends; labor and benefit costs; legal claims; risk inherent to international development (including currency fluctuations); the continued ability of the Company and its franchisees to obtain suitable locations for new salon development; governmental initiatives such as minimum wage rates, taxes and possible franchise legislation; the ability of the Company to successfully identify, acquire and integrate salons that support its growth objectives; the ability of the Company to maintain satisfactory relationships with suppliers; or other factors not listed above. The ability of the Company to meet its expected revenue growth is dependent on salon acquisitions, new salon construction and same-store sales increases, all of which are affected by many of the aforementioned risks. Additional information concerning potential factors that could affect future financial results is set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2007. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. However, your attention is directed to any further disclosures made in our subsequent annual and periodic reports filed or furnished with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K and Proxy Statements on Schedule 14A.
Monday, January 21, 2008
January 16, 2008
The department-store chain also plans to discontinue most of its wine business in the region and to shut several food operations.
The layoffs would not affect sales clerks in the stores.
In Wisconsin, Macy's has stores at Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa as well as in Appleton, Eau Claire, La Crosse and Madison.
The cuts are to eliminate about 100 jobs in the Chicago area, 70 in the Detroit area and 100 in the Minneapolis region, which includes Wisconsin.
The layoffs are to affect headquarters and stores, in departments such as alterations, foods, marketing, visual and finance, and are to reduce the Macy's North work force by 1.5%.
The affected employees are to be offered severance and are encouraged to apply for open positions within the company.
In Illinois, the chain closed food operations Thursday at its stores in Bolingbrook, Oak Brook, Aurora and Vernon Hills. It plans to shut its wine shops at all stores except the State St. flagship in Chicago.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Liz Claiborne Inc. said Tuesday it has hired Isaac Mizrahi as its creative director for its namesake brand in a bid to rejuvenate its foundering and aging label.
In signing on with Liz Claiborne, the designer is also ending his contract with Target Corp. He had created the Isaac Mizrahi for Target collection, which has been a magnet in driving customer traffic to its stores and helped solidify Target's niche in cheap chic designs since its inception five years ago.
Mizrahi's first women's collection for Claiborne, to arrive in stores for spring 2009, will appeal to the same customer but will be updated with bold colors.
In a separate statement, Target said that the Mizrahi collection will continue to be available exclusively in select Target stores and at Target.com through the end of 2008.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Tuesday, Jan. 225-7 p.m.
University Lutheran Church of Hope
601 13th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Directions and transit information: www.ulch.org
Free parking, wheelchair accessible
Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Jan. 30
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Crystal Court - IDS Center
80 South 8th St., Downtown Minneapolis
Jan. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mill City Museum704 S. 2nd St.
Jan. 29, 4 to 6 p.m.
Eastside Neighborhood Services1700 2nd St. NE.
For more information and to view the draft comprehensive plan, click here.
Minneapolis was a chart topper in 2007. National publications and organizations recognized our city as a great place to visit, live well, run a business, and forge community connections. Visitors and the folks who live here have known that Minneapolis is a great place to live, work and enjoy life. Thanks to national recognition the city received in 2007, it’s clear others are taking notice too. Here is a sample of some of Minneapolis’ recognition in 2007:
- Most affordable place to live well in the nation – Forbes
- Best metro for business – Marketwatch
- Best metro for volunteerism – Corporation for National and Community Service
- Most literate city – Central Connecticut State University
- #1 National Night Out City of 2007 – National Association of Town Watch
- One of the seven best art cities – GQ
- One of the top ten underrated U.S. cities – ShermansTravel.com
- One of 2007’s top destinations – Frommer’s
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Golden Valley-based Mortenson is planning to build the hotel on the south side of the mall where a surface parking lot now sits between two of the mall's anchors, Macy's and Bloomingdales, said Jessica Van Orsdel, Mortenson's director of hospitality development. The hotel would have 22,000 square feet of meeting space, a restaurant and skyway access to the mall.
Mortenson is negotiating with Washington, D.C.-based Marriott International Inc. on a flag deal, Van Orsdel said.
Marriott probably will choose to manage the day-to-day operations of the hotel, given the number of rooms, although no deal has been finalized yet, she said.
Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Borders, which called the store an "underperforming outlet," had tried unsuccessfully for more than a year to find a retailer to sublease its two-story, 24,142-square-foot space.
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Her education is from the University of Minnesota and Herzing College/Minneapolis Drafting School.
Mark your calendars: November 23 will be her Birthday Happy Hour!
A little about her:
Favorite book: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Favorite author: Jodi Picoult
Favorite project: UW-Stout residential hall
She brings with her to the Shea family her five-year-old daughter, Sydney.
There were no fewer than seven steakhouses within walking distance of 7th Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. With last week's debut of r. Norman's, now there are eight.
Some of the players behind nearby Bellanotte are backing this ambitious new venture (including namesake Randy Norman), and to set themselves apart from the beef-shack pack they're playing to the strengths of the location, a beautiful 1920s commercial building that hugs the Pantages Theatre. The place is huge. And big-city sleek. The main dining room, a long rectangle, boasts two-story windows and a fireplace for chilly January nights, and the bar is tricked out in eye-catching back-lit onyx. Upstairs is the vast, slick-looking Seven Sushi Ultra Lounge, where chef John Ames and his crew keep things rolling until 2 a.m. daily, an admirable new late-night downtown asset. There's more: Come summer, the rooftop will come alive as an open-air dine-and-drink venue.
At street level, chef Youssef Darbaki oversees an a la carte menu that sticks fairly close to the steakhouse framework -- crab cakes, oysters Rockefeller, shrimp cocktail, a tableside Caesar, onion rings ($6 to $19) -- along with slabs of aged, salt-rubbed Angus cut seven ways ($32 to $48) topped with a variety of sauces and compound butters, plus Kobe-style tenderloin sold in 2-, 4- and 6-ounce portions ($26 to $78). Grilled fish, whole Maine lobsters, a Kobe-style foie gras truffle burger and a long string of side dishes round out the menu. Dessert includes Key lime pie, and the bar pours a baker's dozen wines by the glass.
Monday, January 7, 2008
by Eric Pfanner
LONDON: In the Internet era, keeping up - with the Joneses, the news or whatever else - is a lot easier than it used to be. But staying ahead of the pack, at a time when bloggers and social networking sites can spread a word of a trend in Buenos Aires to Boston or Bangkok within minutes? That is the new challenge.
"Everything is so well connected now that it makes this job a lot more difficult," said Reinier Evers, founder of Trendwatching.com, an Amsterdam firm that tries to identify new directions in the consumer economy. Consumer goods companies rely on insights from Evers and other trend spotters to develop new products, while advertising agencies use them to inform the creative content of their compaigns.
Before we chalk up the demise of another media profession to the democratizing power of the Internet, it is only fair to put trend spotters' predictions to the test. This is the time of year when they look forward to the new year.
Some predictions do indeed have a familiear ring to them. Several trent-spotters, for instance, said 2008 would be a year in which marketers rolled out more and more "premium" products and services - from airline tickets to laptops to toilet paper - in order to satisfy status-hungry consumers and to take in a bit more from the transaction.
A number of trend-spotters also agree than women will continue to gain more clout in the economic, political and professional spheres. The cellphone will become ever more capable and indispensable. Consumers, not corporations, are now in the driver's seat.
But a few nominated trends for 2008 do stand out. What follows is a short list:
Blue is the new green. So says Ann Mack, director of trend-spotting at JWT, an ad agency owned by WPP Group. In marketing circles, as well as the broader consumer consciousness, the environment was certainly one of the defining issues of 2007. Now, she said, "Some eco-fatigue has set in."
"The Idea of green has been so overused and misused that it has ceased to mean anything," she said.
So in 2008 marketers increasingly will link environmental messages with the color blue rather than green, Mack said. This is more than just a superficial rebranding, she insisted. The issues associated with what Make called "envoronmentalism 2.0" - climate change and access to clean water - are more clearly signaled by blue, the color of the sky and water, than by green, which many people associate negativley with "tree huggers and sandals," she said.
The data-awareness era. That is now Ben Hourahine, futures editor at Leo Burnett, a part of Publicis Groupe, refers to what he sees as an emerging trend in Internet users' approach to privacy. Until now the disarming power of novelty on social networks like MySpace and Facebook has generally overridden concerns about the potential hazards of full disclosure.
Hourahine said that could change this year. High-profile data leaks like the British government's recent loss of computer discs containing child benefit records have raised awareness of privacy issues. As more employers and university admissions officers troll social networks for potentially embarrassing revelations on candidates, users may decide that it is better to leave those Saturday night snapshots in their mobile phones.
"If 2006 was about user-generated content and 2007 about social media, then 2008 is about the conversation." So says Paul Kempe-Robertson, editor of Contagious, a magazine with headquarters in London that identifies marketing innovations. In other words, brands will have to steel themselves to the idea that marketing is a two-way street, not just a conduit for directing their messages toward pliant consumers.
To ingratiate themselves with consumers, he said, marketers increasingly will have to provide useful services for them, rather than simply advertising wares. Kemp-Robertson cited a recent initiative by STA Travel, a travel agency for students, to provide fun downloadable software like a desktop vacation countdown clock.
Yes, marketers have been talking about "engaging" with consumers for some time. but in 2008, Kemp-Robertson said, this trend might reach a critical mass, at least as far as many ad agencies - often still oriented toward creating expensive television commercials - are concerned.
"From an industy perspective, this is when the agency structure really starts getting questioned by big clients," he said.
"Status despair." Trend-spotters like to create buzzwords and phrases to identify the mood of a certain year. This one was coined by Trendwatching.com to describe the feeling when, say, the owner of a puny Gulfstream private jet takes in the sight of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia barreling down teh runway in his "flying palace," the customized, double-decker A380 he has ordered from Airbus.
Because the consumption stakes have been raised so high, more people in 2008 are likely to feel status despair, Evers said. Some, particularly in developed countries, will divert from the consumption-as-status pattern and seek consumer gratification in new ways - by counting the number of views of their page on the photo-sharing site Flickr, for instance.
In a year when China will play host to perhaps the hightest-profile marketing event of the year, the Summer Olympics, developing countries will seize the baton of conspicuous consumption, Trendwatching.com says.
Which of these prediction will turn out to be true? In keeping with the spirit of the times, we'll let you decide. After all, you may not have read them here first.
It's cold out. In most parts of the United States, it's freezing cold; requiring residents to don down jackets, wool scarves and warm gloves. The Northwest, East and everywhere in between is experiencing record cold temperatures along with early snow fall. So, it's no wonder that many of us (okay, me) spend a lot of time day dreaming about sunny skies, tan skin and warm temps. And cute sun dresses, but that's a whole other retail shopping story...
It seems that Macy's is also dreaming of warmer climates. In fact, the retailer has put the word out that it's seeking Caribbean-based fashion designers and suppliers. In hopes of expanding their international reach, Macy's is on the prowl, networking with top Caribbean business executives. Ed Goldberg, the company's senior vice president of government affairs, attended the 12th annual Caribbean Multinational Business Conference in Antigua during early November, reportedly meeting with a high-end Caribbean fashion designer to discuss future products. According to Goldberg, Macy's is, "interested in the continents of Asia and Africa as well as the Caribbean." The company currently has relationships with Rwanda-based designers for native products, and with this recent statement is obviously interested in expanding their global lines further.
Maybe Macy's simply ran out of celebs to tap for new product lines (poor Martha and Jess Simpson) and instead is turning to real experts--those located in the international design communities. In any event, I'll take Caribbean-, African- or Asian-inspired products and clothing over the traditional, especially during these harshly cold days. Looks like Macy's is on the right track. The company is essentially encouraging any designers from these countries to contact them. Know of someone? Send them Macy's way...And let's keep on the look out for more globally-inspired products and clothing lines from Macy's.
Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill opened its first restaurant in Orlando, Fla., in 1999 and has since grown to 73 locations across the Eastern and Midwestern United States. The restaurant serves genuine hickory-smoked barbeque in a fun, energetic atmosphere known for friendly, attentive service. Baby-back and St. Louis-style ribs, pulled-pork, brisket and turkey are guest favorites. In addition to barbeque, Smokey Bones' menu features a broad range of American fire-grilled steaks, half-pound Angus burgers, sandwiches and a selection of fresh salads, fish and chicken entrees. For more information and to find the closest restaurant, visit www.SmokeyBones.com.
Anthony G. Polazzi, Vice President, Sun Capital Partners, Inc., commented, "We are delighted to add Smokey Bones to our growing portfolio of restaurant affiliates including controlling interests in eight restaurant companies with over 2,200 locations and $3.4 billion in aggregate revenues. Smokey Bones is an exciting concept that taps into a unique barbeque flavor platform in a growing segment. We are looking forward to working with Smokey Bones' management team and its dedicated associates in improving the existing restaurant base and positioning the company for future growth."
Ian Baines, President and CEO, Smokey Bones Barbeque & Grill, added, "I am very pleased to partner with Sun Capital Partners, a financial sponsor with deep operating experience in the restaurant industry. As a stand-alone entity, Smokey Bones will be able to pursue its own strategic objectives and focus on expanding its network of stores, while maintaining superlative customer service, and adding new flavorful menu offerings. Our goal is to become the best barbeque experience around."
About Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE:DRI) headquartered in Orlando, Fla., is the world's largest casual dining company with almost $6.7 billion in annual sales and approximately 170,000 employees. The Company owns and operates more than 1,700 restaurants including Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, and Seasons 52. For more information, please visit www.Darden.com.
About Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Sun Capital affiliates have invested in and managed more than 175 companies worldwide with combined sales in excess of $35.0 billion since Sun Capital's inception in 1995. Sun Capital has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, and New York, as well as affiliates with offices in London, Tokyo, and Shenzhen. For more information, please visit www.SunCapPart.com.
SOURCE: Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
The Baton Rouge restaurant is located in Perkins Rowe, a 400,000 square feet shopping and lifestyle center at the intersection of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Perkins Road, close to Louisiana State University. When fully completed, Perkins Rowe will include more than 60 upscale stores and restaurants, as well as a medical center, world-class hotel, movie theater, and residential units. Retailers include Barnes & Noble, Anthropologie, J. Crew, Urban Outfitters, Guess, and Lucky Brand Jeans. Restaurants include California Pizza Kitchen, Fish City Grill, La Madeleine, and Texas De Brazil, among others.
"Our Baton Rouge restaurant reflects our optimism in the future of this city and we are delighted to be a part of its development. We believe our new guests in Louisiana will appreciate our exciting twist on American cuisine, 40 plus signature sauces, award-winning sushi, and of course, superb guest service," said Marcus E. Jundt, Chief Executive Officer and President of Kona Grill.
Kona Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner. Sunday through Thursday, the restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant offers patrons two happy hours. Weekday Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. A Reverse Happy Hour is also offered Monday through Saturday from 9 p.m. until 10 p.m. Both Happy Hours feature a selection of half-priced appetizers, pizzas and sushi rolls, plus a selection of drink specials.
About Kona Grill
Kona Grill owns and operates restaurants in Scottsdale, AZ; Chandler, AZ; Denver, CO; Stamford, CT; Naples, FL; Lincolnshire, IL; Oakbrook, IL; Carmel, IN; Baton Rouge, LA; Troy, MI; Kansas City, MO; Omaha, NE; Las Vegas, NV; Austin, Texas; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX and Sugar Land (Houston), TX. Kona Grill restaurants offer freshly prepared food, personalized service, and a warm, contemporary ambiance that creates an exceptional, yet affordable, dining experience. Kona Grill restaurants serve a diverse selection of mainstream American dishes as well as a variety of appetizers and entrees with an international influence. Each restaurant also features an extensive sushi menu and sushi bar.