SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Kona Grill, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday just a few weeks after it closed it's Chandler Fashion Center location.

Kona Grill said in a release that it's restaurants will remain open and operating as usual during the process.

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This move comes after the restaurant closed their Chandler Fashion Center location located on the south end of the mall near the food court in early April.

The closure came as a shock to the employees.

“Closed the door and let me know that they’re closing down the location immediately and that they have to turn in the keys by the morning,” manager Evan Pokorney said. “I got on the phone in the car and started calling employees and letting them know as well that…that we’re all out of jobs.”

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Kona Grill secured $6 million in financing from KeyBank National Association and Zions First National Bank to ensure a smooth transition during the bankruptcy process.

Kona Grill set up a restructuring hotline at 855-424-7676 or 503-597-7718. Additional information can be found on Kona Grill's website at


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