STK Miami Delays Opening Due to Serious Flood

NEW YORK--()--The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (“The ONE Group”) (OTCQB:STKS), today provided an update on an event that occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday December 10, 2014 at STK Miami. A hotel subcontractor working on an unrelated job above the restaurant mistakenly broke a sprinkler head resulting in a high-pressure flow of water that caused extensive damage and flooding within the venue.

As a result, The ONE Group is revising its projected reopening timeline for STK Miami from the fourth quarter 2014, to the first quarter of 2015. The full extent and cost of the damage is still being assessed, however repairs are already underway.

“We are very upset this incident occurred, particularly since our entire staff had been hired and trained for our opening later this month – In fact, we were at the final stage of putting cosmetic touches on the space before opening STK’s doors.” stated Jonathan Segal, CEO of The ONE Group. “Although this is a temporary setback, we remain very excited and proud of the venue’s design. STK Miami’s renovation perfectly captures the original STK’s vibe and we’re confident that our guests will love the space as well.”

The ONE Group will provide additional information as it becomes available.

About The ONE Group

The ONE Group is a global hospitality company that develops and operates upscale, high-energy restaurants and lounges and provides hospitality management services for hotels, casinos and other high-end venues both nationally and internationally. The ONE Group’s primary restaurant brand is STK ®, a modern twist on the American steakhouse concept with locations in major metropolitan cities throughout the U.S. and in London. STK Rebel SM, a more accessibly priced STK ® with a broader menu, is an extension of the STK ® brand. The ONE Group’s food and beverage hospitality services business, ONE Hospitality SM, provides the development, management and operations for premier restaurants and turn-key food and beverage services within high-end hotels and casinos. Additional information about The ONE Group can be found at www.togrp.com.

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Investors are referred to the most recent reports filed with the SEC by The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward looking statements, which speak only as of the date made, and we undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contacts

Media:
Sloane & Company
Dan Zacchei or Kate Traynor, 212-486-9500
or
Investors:
ICR
Don Duffy or Sheryl Freeman, 203-682-8200

Contacts

Media:
Sloane & Company
Dan Zacchei or Kate Traynor, 212-486-9500
or
Investors:
ICR
Don Duffy or Sheryl Freeman, 203-682-8200