When you look at celebrities you usually just think of their amazing talent and how glamorous they are. But did you ever wonder what else they do in the spare time besides performing on stage or filming movies? Well, there are actually a lot of celebs who own restaurants on the side! Either franchised, or one of a kind, here is a list of some super famous celebs who own their own restaurants!!
Jay-Z – The 40/40 Club
The 40/40 club first opened in 2003 in New York City. The name comes from a term used in baseball when an individual has 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in a single season, to date, only four baseball players have earned this title. The 40/40 club now has other locations, including the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and st Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Justin Timberlake – Southern Hospitality BBQ
Southern Hospitality was created by Justin Timberlake, Eytan Sugarman, and Trace Ayala in 2007. The New York City restaurant offers Memphis-Style BBQ. Enjoy their delicious food in a great atmosphere that offers live music.
Donnie and Mark Wahlberg – Wahlburgers
Celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg founded Wahlburgers with their brother Paul in 2011. Prior to the opening of Wahlburgers, the family also opened Alma Noves. Wahlburgers gained a lot of popularity in 2014 when a TV series by the same name first aired on A&E. The Reality TV series followed the family as they discuses the origin of the restaurants and their journey as they continue to expand.
Ryan Gosling – Tagine, Beverly Hills
Tagine is a Moroccan restaurant located in Beverly Hills, California. Ryan Gosling teamed up with Chris Angulo, and Chef Ben Benameur to open the restaurant in 2004. Chef Ben gets his recipe inspiration from his grandmother which he shares in his dishes each night to the restaurants 10 tables.
Jon Bon Jovi – JBJ Soul Kitchen
JBJ Soul Kitchen is a non-profit Community Restaurant run by The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation. Members of the community are able to volunteer at the kitchen to earn dining certificates for them and their families. They currently have two New Jersey Locations in Red Bank and Toms River. The menu has no prices , you order what you want and make the minimum donation as payment. Guests who are able to pay more are donating to help feed other members of the community.
Arnold Schwarzenegger – Planet Hollywood, New York City
In october 1991, Planet Hollywood in New York City was launched with backing from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, and Demi Moore. The idea came from Bryan Kestner, former actor, with a similar theme restaurant modeled after Hard Rock Cafe. the restaurants featured movie memorabilia and now has hundreds of locations globally.
If you’re ever in the area of one of these restaurants, be sure to check them out. You never know, maybe you’ll run into JT or Queen Bey!
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