The Hard Rock Cafe is one of the most iconic restaurants in the world. Famous celebrities have flocked to it over the years. Here MusicSnake Magazine presents 15 surprising facts you didn’t know about the company.
The Hard Rock Cafe Made a Lot of Pins
If you have seen a Hard Rock Cafe pin, it’ll probably not be the last one you see. The restaurant has produced a lot of pins: almost 45,00 exist in total!
Hard Rock Cafe and Rolls Royce
The original HRC located in London was actually first used as a showroom for Rolls Royce. The building itself is a two story one, which would have made it an interesting location for this car company.
They Don’t Have Regulars
Despite being one of the most famous restaurants in the world, they don’t get regular customers. Instead, it seems as if they get a lot of tourists who want to take a look.
Royalty Loves It
The cafe itself is loved by many, but people may be surprised to know of someone who adores it as well. According to the company’s digital marketing campaign, Prince Harry is a huge fan of the cafe and has been seen a number of times visiting the annual Hard Rock Calling Festival.
Paul McCartney Has Been There Many Times
Paul McCartney has been to the Hard Rock cafe many times. In fact, he did the first live show that the cafe had to offer. It must have been amazing to have eaten there on that night.
The T-Shirts Were an Accident
One of the things that the Hard Rock Cafe is known for are its t-shirts. The shirts themselves was the restaurant sponsoring a local soccer team. People started wearing them and they are now on demand.
The Founders Came From Wealthy Families
Tigrett and Morton who opened the cafe for the first time both came from rich families. This is probably how, at 22, they were able to open this awesome restaurant.
Hard Rock Cafe Now Has a Take-Out Service
Hard Rock Cafe is known for their in-house service, but that’s not all they have. They also have a take-out service for people who want to eat their delicious food at home.
The Tax Day Special is a Thing
If you go to the on tax day, you can get a free meal. However, there’s a catch: people who are wanting to get the deal must also sing their way in front of the entire restaurant.
There Were No Young Servers
When Hard Rock Cafe was first formed all those years ago, the owners purposefully refused to hire young people. They wanted the atmosphere to mirror an American greasy spoon.
There’s a Cafe Where?
The Hard Rock Cafe has some strange locations where they’ve opened shop. However, what is probably the strangest one is Bali. That probably seems out of place in such a beautiful tropic land such as that country.
There’s a Song About It
Musician Carole King wrote a song titled Hard Rock Cafe. This was her way to express how much she liked the restaurant.
One Waitress Has Worked There From The Beginning
From the date that the first Hard Rock Cafe was opened there has been one waitress that has never left. Her name is Rita Gilligan and she was hired immediately for her bold personality.
It’s Native American-Owned Now
The Seminoles, which is a Native American tribe, now owns the entire chain. They first only owned a couple of locations, but then bought it out for almost 1 billion dollars in 2006.
They Went Vegan For a Second
In the mid-90s, HRC held a benefit for PETA. For the entire day, everything they served was vegan. Perhaps they will try to hold another one for the future?