SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 23, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kona Grill (Nasdaq:KONA) announced today that all 24 restaurants nationwide will host a Foursquare Swarm party set to take place on Wednesday, August 18 th. The event takes place on the heels of Kona's foursquare coaster campaign that spread on social networks, as well as the increased foursquare check-ins ( at Kona Grill locations.

The Swarm party will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time at each Kona Grill. Guests are encouraged to visit the restaurant and check-in on foursquare, in hopes of earning their "Swarm Badge". The coveted Swarm Badge is awarded to users who check in at a location where over 50 other users are checked in at the same time.

Playing off of the Swarm theme, Kona Grill has created a new sushi roll, The Stinger, which will be available during the swarm party.

Kona will also unveil their Foursquare Mayor Rewards Program. The current Mayor on August 18 will get a complimentary Stinger Roll. Moving forward, active Mayors will earn a free sushi roll or appetizer with purchase anytime they visit their Kona Grill.

Says Kona Grill CEO, Marc Buehler, "As a foursquare user and mayor, I'm excited to offer our guests a way to earn their Swarm Badge, try our new sushi roll, and maybe even run into the person they're trying to oust as mayor." Buehler continues, "We know our Kona Grill guests are savvy with social platforms and we're embracing every opportunity to communicate with them."

About Kona Grill

Kona Grill features American favorites with an international influence and award winning sushi in a casually elegant atmosphere. Kona Grill owns and operates 24 restaurants, guided by a passion for quality food and personal service. Restaurants are currently located in 15 states: Arizona (Chandler, Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale); Colorado (Denver); Connecticut (Stamford); Florida (West Palm Beach, Tampa); Illinois (Lincolnshire, Oak Brook); Indiana (Carmel); Louisiana (Baton Rouge); Michigan (Troy); Minnesota (Eden Prairie); Missouri (Kansas City); Nebraska (Omaha); New Jersey (Woodbridge); Nevada (Las Vegas); Texas (Austin, Dallas, Houston, Sugar Land, San Antonio); Virginia (Richmond).

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