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April 30, 2012 05:00 pm ET
Berke Bakay – President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Christi Hing – Secretary, Chief Financial & Accounting Officer
Mike Malouf – Craig-Hallum Capital Group
Conrad Lyon – B. Riley & Co.
Shawn Patrick Bitzan – Feltl & Company
David Khan – Raymond James
Lee J. Giordano – Imperial Capital, LLC
Good afternoon. Thank you for joining us to discuss Kona Grill’s results for the First Quarter of 2012. Joining us today are Berke Bakay, Kona’s President and Chief Executive Officer; and Christi Hing, the company’s Chief Financial Officer.
Following their remarks we will open up the call for questions. (Operator Instructions) Before I begin, I would like to remind everyone that the financial guidance the company provides for its second quarter 2012 results, statements regarding the company’s future sales, profits, and expectations regarding same-store sales are forward-looking.
All forward-looking statements made during this call are based on information available to the company as of today and the company assumes no obligation to update these statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this call.
These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the statements. Investors are referred to the discussion of risks and uncertainties contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
I would now like to turn the call over to Kona Grill’s President and CEO, Mr. Berke Bakay. Please go ahead, sir.