SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After many years of successful operation in Old San Juan, Hard Rock International will close its San Juan cafe, located at 253 Recinto Sur Street, effective April 22, 2011. Since opening its doors in Puerto Rico in 1993, Hard Rock has enjoyed a rich history and appreciated the opportunity to serve the local community.
San Juan is an important market for Hard Rock International and the brand has a strong desire to remain in the marketplace. In alignment with the Hard Rock's vision, the company will attempt to relocate the restaurant under company or franchise ownership to a more vibrant and strategic location in San Juan allowing for greater opportunities for the brand. Executives are actively exploring strategic locations for Hard Rock Cafe in Puerto Rico and a number of sites are currently under consideration.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 170 venues in 51 countries, including 133 cafes and 15 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang, Singapore and Punta Cana. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Panama, scheduled to open in 2012; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
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