Prior to joining the Asian-fusion casual chain, Kuhn served as CEO of Chalak Mitra Group, where he was responsible for 79 domestic and international Genghis Grill locations. He has also held various leadership roles at Ignite Restaurant Group, Ruby Tuesday, Sbarro and Bertucci's.
“I have never met anyone in the restaurant industry as dedicated and professional as Jim,” said Berke Bakay, president and CEO of Kona Grill, in a statement. “His work ethic is unmatched, and his hands-on approach and proven history of execution and growth is exactly what we need right now. I am looking forward to seeing the impact that his leadership and experience will have on Kona Grill.”