On Sunday the 14th of June 2015, we were a part of the great global celebration at the internationally acclaimed home of real American burger – Hard Rock Café. Last year, Sandton City, Johannesburg hosted its Grand Opening of this fine establishment and ever since attracted a variety of customers inclusive of South Africa’s A-List celebrities, organizations and the general public.
The story of how the restaurant and or brand came about is really intriguing and makes the success story all the more appealing. One upon a time, in Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom; there were two young shaggy-haired Americans named Peter Morton and Isaac Tigrett who sought after a good American burger whilst living in London and in lack of acquiring any; they opened up their own American style diner in an old Rolls Royce dealership on the 14th of June 1971. The café started out with an initial eclectic look that attracted a well-known celebrity “Eric Clapton”; being impressed with his experience he paid a regular visit and sat at the same place every time – until one day when he returned, found random people in his seat and was extremely frustrated by this that he decided to asked the staff if he could hang his guitar on the wall to mark his favorite bar stool as “his spot.” They did, and shortly after, a package arrived from the Who’s Pete Townshend with a guitar and a note bearing the message, “Mine’s as good as his! Love, Pete.” Hard Rock has accumulated one of the largest collections of rock and roll memorabilia in the world.
Did you know that the first U.S. Hard Rock Café only made a grand opening 11 and half years later? The Los Angeles Hard Rock Café opened in October of 1982.
Celebrating their 44 years of existence; Hard Rock Café Johannesburg played their part by accommodating for ‘founders day’ specials by charging R44 on selected food items and R19.71 on selected drinks. Due to construction work right next to the venue it could be the main reason why the attendance on the day was not as expected but being Hard Rock Café, it was memorable nonetheless.
There was a DJ present from 1-5pmand at 5pm they brought out a delicious chocolate cake and gathered the team to blow out the candles. Thereafter, they cut the cake into slices and dished out to their customers.
Bigger things can still be expected from this restaurant so make sure that you will be a part of the movement.
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