You don’t go to sporting events, the movies or concerts expecting to sit down and eat wonderful food. It can also be said that you don’t go to a restaurant just because it happens to be owned by a celebrity, famous athlete or rock star. Well, maybe you would. There are many eateries in America owned by famous people, and many of them have failed. It is not enough for a restaurant to have famous ownership and expect to survive. That is, just because Bill Murray’s face is plastered all over his restaurant, does not mean it will become a success. Like any other eatery, if the food doesn’t measure up or the service sub-par, it is doomed to fail. Opening a restaurant is far from easy. Here are a few celebrities who have succeeded in the foodservice industry.
If you care for a little Moroccan fare, step on into Ryan Gosling’s Beverly Hills based Tagine. Here, you will be served traditional recipes with Spanish and French twists. The restaurant continues to receive positive reviews and a good buzz.
Retired NBA hoopster Yao Ming traded in slam dunks for Peking dumplings. Residents of Houston still line up for the Kung Bao beef at Yao Restaurant and Bar where they serve Chinese-American food.
If you happen to be in New York with a craving for Korean cooking, stop by Quentin Tarantino’s own Do Hwa. We are told the pork ribs absolutely melt in your mouth. This eatery is complete with built in grills at do-it-yourself tables.
Keep this in mind, even celebrities who own restaurants had to set up commercial kitchen ventilation systems. If you happen to know a famous person in the market for a restaurant, send them our way. We will hook them up with a fabulous deal, just like we do with everybody else.