Sport Star Restauranteurs

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CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/20 19:10:51
buffetbuster

The most famous celebrity restaurant in Pittsburgh was a chicken place in the Hill District owned by Pirate slugger Wille Stargell.  If he hit a home run, everyone in the place would get free chicken.  Iconic announcer Bob Prince would plead for Stargell to hit a home run with the phrase "Chicken on the Hill with Will."

 
I remember that place, they did have decent chicken
starfire62
Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/20 19:39:47
 jim kellys bar was closed after a few months.went bankrupt and said was gonna pay everyone out of his own pocket and never did do it.put my cousin ,his meat vendor in bankruptcy.never lived up to his obligations.
post edited by starfire62 - 2013/09/20 19:41:01
tkitna
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/21 03:45:24
I cant believe nobodys weighed in on 'Abdullah the Butchers House of Ribs' yet . Surely somebody on this board is a wrestling fan and has eaten there.
 

MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/21 09:01:13
tkitna

I cant believe nobodys weighed in on 'Abdullah the Butchers House of Ribs' yet . Surely somebody on this board is a wrestling fan and has eaten there.




This tells an interesting story about his ability to 'hide' quarters. 
I'm always happy to hear of someone surviving that vile circus and doing well.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/21 09:42:01
starfire62

 jim kellys bar was closed after a few months.went bankrupt and said was gonna pay everyone out of his own pocket and never did do it.put my cousin ,his meat vendor in bankruptcy.never lived up to his obligations.


Sorry to hear that, but - as I understand it - the "sports star" usually has little or none of his own money invested in these enterprises. 
 
They usually sign on with a group of promoters/ investors, lending their name and ongoing presence in exchange for a piece of the enterprise.  And, aside from their contractural presence as a glad-hander, raconteur, and non-paying eater & drinker, they have little or no management function.
 
IF this was the case with Kelly, as I suspect it is, perhaps your consideration of these circumstances, relationships, and arrangements will mitigate your feelings toward him. 
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/21 14:39:26
I had to think back but I remembered there used to be a thread on RF about Abby's place.
 
http://www.roadfood.com/F...h=abdullah+the+butcher
 
I still would not want my quarter back, I dont get to Hotlanta often but I might just have to try and get there sometime.
iceomat
Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/22 15:06:42
Former Oklahoma/Detroit Lions star Billy Sims has a chain of barbecue restaurants. Pretty good Q for a chain, better than Dickey's anyway. http://www.billysimsbbq.com/
 
Broncos receiver Wes Welker just opened a sports bar/restaurant in north OKC. Haven't been there since sports bars aren't my thing. http://www.weswelkers.com/
 
Thunder superstar Kevin Durant has plans to open a Southern/Soul Food restaurant in Bricktown, downtown OKC.
 
Jimmie Johnson used to have a place called Three Rings Bar And Grill near the capitol in OKC but it closed several years ago.
 
Barry Switzer was partners in a fried chicken place called Barry's Chicken Ranch down in Norman, but it's also long gone.
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