There’s a lot more to being a celebrity than walking down a red carpet or selling out a concert venue. For a few celebrities who own or part-own restaurants, food and drinks play a central role.
For some famous faces, like Mark WahlbergFood runs in the family. Paul, a Massachusetts native and a chef, manages an empire of more then two dozen Wahlburgers locations. DonnieActor and director. The Emmy-nominated television series entitled “The Fast Casual Chain”, documented the success of the fast-casual chain that has locations throughout the country. Wahlburgers.
Donnie revealed in August 2020 how the famous family influenced the food that will be on the menu. “My brother Paul did an amazing job taking the flavors we grew up with and making them into one delicious menu. From the tater tots we ate in school to the burgers my dad used to grill up for us on Sunday nights, you’ll find the Wahlburgers menu is heavily influenced by mealtime with our family,” he said during an interview with Fox Valley MagazineInformation about a new place.
The musician added: “The local support here in St. Charles has been outstanding. People waited hours for their turn to get in the doors when we opened the doors, and there were many who lined up on the first day. We’re lucky to have the greatest guests in the world who are just as excited about this restaurant as I am!”
For others, such a Channing TatumAfter making it big in Tinseltown, the transition to the hospitality industry was made. The 21 Jump StreetAfter many childhood visits to New Orleans, Louisiana, star opened Saints and Sinners restaurant and bar. Talk about getting inspired!
Ryan GoslingHollywood is also to be credited for his interest in the food business. The Crazy, stupid, love actor teamed up with Moroccan-born chef Abdessamad Benameur after tasting the cook’s ethnic eats at a Los Angeles party.
Even though restaurants can be very lucrative, Hollywood heavyweights should not overlook them (just take a look at Robert De Niro’s Nobu empire), not all celebs are in it for the money. Musician Jon Bon JoviIn 2011, he opened his first JBJ Soul Kitchen restaurant that charges what you want. The Garden State eatery accepts all ages and requests that customers contribute as much as possible to cover operating expenses.
Scroll down to discover which restaurants are owned by other famous people: