GEN Restaurant Group Announces Pricing of Its Upsized Initial Public Offering at $12.00 per Share

CERRITOS, Calif., June 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GEN Restaurant Group, Inc. (the “Company” or “GEN”), owner of GEN Korean BBQ, a fast-growing experiential Asian dining concept, announced today the pricing of its upsized initial public offering of 3,600,000 shares of its Class A common stock, all of which are being offered by the Company, at a price of $12.00 per share (before underwriting discounts and commissions). The Company has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 540,000 shares of Class A common stock. The shares will begin trading tomorrow on The Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “GENK” and the offering is expected to close on June 30, 2023.

The Company intends to use the proceeds from the offering, which are expected to be $43.2 million (before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, and excluding any exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares of Class A common stock), to purchase newly issued Class A Units of GEN Restaurant Companies, LLC (“GEN LLC”), of which the Company will be the sole managing member. As the managing member, the Company intends to cause GEN LLC to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes, including new restaurant openings.

Roth Capital Partners is acting as sole book-running manager and representative of the underwriters for the offering. Craig-Hallum Capital Group and The Benchmark Company are acting as co-managers for the offering.

The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering can be obtained once available from: Roth Capital Partners, LLC, 888 San Clemente, Newport Beach, CA 92660, Attn.: Prospectus Department, telephone: 800-678-9147.

A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 27, 2023. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About GEN

GEN Korean BBQ is a fast-growing experiential Asian dining concept with over 30 locations in 7 states. The company offers guests a unique dining experience where guests serve as their own chefs preparing meals on embedded grills in the center of each table. The extensive menu consists of traditional Korean and Korean-American food, including high-quality meats, poultry, seafood and mixed vegetables. With its unique culinary experience alongside its modern décor and lively atmosphere, GEN Korean BBQ delivers an engaging and interactive dining experience.

Forward‐Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “intend,” “expect”, and “may”, and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or that are not statements of historical matters. Forward-looking statements are based on current information available at the time the statements are made and on management’s reasonable belief or expectations with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from the belief or expectations expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Additional factors or events that could cause actual results to differ may also emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict all of them. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect future events, developments or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law. Investors are referred to the Company’s registration statement for additional information regarding the risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

Investor Relations Contact:

Jeff Priester
(332) 242-4370