Celebrity Restaurant Owners Have Their Cake But Not All Get To Eat It

1 Sep

 

celebrity owned restaurants

Celebs have the where-with-all to start restaurants, but not all have the ability to sustain them

With a good buzz, owning a restaurant can be a very lucrative business. A lot of what creates a good buzz is the kind of atmosphere a spot has and the kind of clientelle it attracts. If a restaurant is known for having celebrities frequent their establishment it can be just as valuable to their business as having a reputation for excellent food. Celebrities are aware of the effect that their presence can have on a restaurant’s business and a lot of them have decided to own and invest in restaurants themselves and cash in on some of that buzz.

Some celebs are very open about using their popularity to attract visitors their restaurants, like P. Diddy, Michael Jordan, and Britney Spears; they are involved in the restaurant’s PR campaign and either frequent the establishments themselves or host events that attract other celebrities to the establishment.

Others are real foodies and their involvement is more low-key like Robert DeNiro, Ryan Gosling, Cathy Moriarty, Tony Hawk and Stephen Baldwin. For these celebs, partnering with talented chefs and restaurant groups is a passion and a smart investment. Not all celebrity owned restaurants are an automatic success. A high-profile name might get an establishment the initial recognition but it doesn’t necessarily come with a guarantee, even in the restaurant business fame is a fickle friend and the food and service still have to be “A-list” to last.

Here are some of the most successful celebrity restaurant business ventures:

Robert Di Nero

 Ashton Kutcher

 Sean ‘P Diddy’ Combs

  • Justin’s – Serves upscale southern and Caribbean cuisine

 Justin Timberlake

 Ryan Gosling

  • Tagine– Moroccan cuisine and an intimate setting

 Jay-Z

  Quentin Tarantino

  Cathy Moriarty

 Toby Keith

  • I Love This Bar & Grill – Named after his #1 hit single ‘I Love This Bar.’ Serving American and southern cuisine.

 Don Shula

 

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