Hard Rock Cafe
The world's leading collector of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, it operates under the logo ‘Love All Serve All’, and is owned by a 500-year-old Native American tribe.
August 12, 2008 6:38 by kippreport
The first Hard Rock Cafe opened its doors in 1971, in London, England. Founded by two Americans, Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, it was made as a hub for rock ‘n’ roll music fans.
Hard Rock Café began its global expansion in 1982, when Tigrett and Morton agreed to develop their own cafes across the world. Tigrett later sold his interest to Mecca Leisure, which was acquired by the Rank Group, a London-based leisure company, in 1990. Rank then consolidated worldwide control of the Hard Rock brand.
In 2007 Rank sold the business to the Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida, a Native American Group, for $965m.