From Gaga's family venture to the overwhelming number of chicken chains from rappers, music stars are no strangers to the restaurant biz. Check out 10 restaurants with ownership ties in the music industry.
Lady Gaga's father, Joe Germanotta, r...
Lady Gaga's father, Joe Germanotta, recently opened his much-anticipated restaurant Joanne Trattoria in NYC. The menu includes mussels, meatballs and calamari -- all dishes Gaga has worn sometime in her career. Unfortunately, reviews are not singing Joanne's praises.
As if you needed another reason to se...
As if you needed another reason to secretly (or not so secretly) love Jon Bon Jovi, he goes and opens a pay-what-you-can restaurant, Soul Kitchen, in Red Bank, New Jersey. Nothing is priced on the menu, and if you can't donate money, you volunteer your time and work in the restaurant. Talk about good faith!
Rapper Ludacris recently dropped two ...
Rapper Ludacris recently dropped two food-related bombs on us: 1.) He's closing his Straits restaurant in Atlanta; 2.) He's opening a restaurant deliciously named after his album Chicken N' Beer in a Georgia airport. What can go wrong?!
Jay-Z is a BOSS -- a Buffalo Boss, th...
Jay-Z is a BOSS -- a Buffalo Boss, that is. He's an investor in downtown Brooklyn wing joint Buffalo Boss, founded by his cousin and also funded by Jay's mother and sister.
Toby Keith woos BBQ lovers with his w...
Toby Keith woos BBQ lovers with his words of praise for Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, named after (you guessed it) his hit "I Love This Bar." With locations in Michigan, Arizona and Oklahoma, we like the candidness of Keith's emotions.
Everyone knows that Justin Timberlake...
Everyone knows that Justin Timberlake is a southern boy at heart, and he made sure we don't forget. He co-owns Southern Hospitatlity BBQ in NYC with childhood friend, Trace Ayala, and Eytan Sugarman.
Leave it to singer Gladys Knight to b...
Leave it to singer Gladys Knight to bring some class to the chicken and waffle dish. Knight teamed up with gospel singer Ron Winans to open three locations of their Chicken and Waffles restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia.
One doesn't think of baseball when th...
One doesn't think of baseball when the name Alice Cooper pops up, but lo and behold, Alice Cooper's sports bar and grill, Cooperstown, in Phoenix, Arizona promises a fun environment to enjoy a meal and a game. Black eyeliner optional.
One of Rick Ross's favorite past-time...
One of Rick Ross's favorite past-times includes wing eating, so why not buy a Wing Stop franchise in Memphis, Tennessee? And we commend his devotion to the wing stop, forgoing rest after an in-flight seizure in October to show up at his beloved restaurant.
Chicken and waffles seem to be a winn...
Chicken and waffles seem to be a winning combination, and why not -- breakfast and dinner on one plate? Yes, please! Doug E. Fresh jumped on the waffle/chicken train and opened his restaurant Doug E.'s in Harlem, NY.