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Mayor Wear welcomes Hard Rock Cafe to Pigeon Forge
By Jeaneane Payne

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Mayor David Wear welcomes Hard Rock Cafe to the Pigeon Forge community by trying the new cafe’s iconic Legendary burger and receiving one of the first Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge T-shirts.
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Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge opens its doors to the community in its newest location at 2050 Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

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Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge opened to the public yesterday in its newest location, marking the relocation of the Gatlinburg cafe.

PIGEON FORGE, TN – Hard Rock Cafe has rolled its music, memorabilia and rock n’ roll flair to Pigeon Forge. On Tuesday, May 20, Hard Rock opened the doors of its 12,000-square foot cafe at 2050 Parkway in Pigeon Forge. One of the first to try the new cafe’s iconic Legendary burger and receive one of the first Hard Rock Cafe Pigeon Forge T-shirts was Pigeon Forge’s Mayor David Wear.

The cafe was previously located in Gatlinburg.

“The new Pigeon Forge cafe places us in a more strategic location, allowing us to serve even more guests in a larger space. Additionally, the new location’s interior design style will more accurately reflect our brand’s fresh and contemporary atmosphere,” said Calum MacPherson, Area Vice President of Cafe Operations (North America) for Hard Rock International. “We have enjoyed the opportunity to serve the residents and guests of the Eastern Tennessee region for more than 14 years and will continue to do so.”

Hard Rock offers Pigeon Forge locals and guests an experience fit for a rock star in a new state-of-the-art facility showcasing Hard Rock’s updated look and latest technology. It features authentic American fare and one-of-a-kind memorabilia from local and national artists, including the iconic Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Katy Perry, among others.

With a seating capacity of 302 guests, Hard Rock features private event space, free parking, patio seating, live music stage, and an interactive Rock Wall Solo™ - a 52” high-resolution interactive touch wall that enables fans to virtually explore the world’s greatest music memorabilia collection. Hard Rock leases the site from Fee-Hedrick Entertainment.

The new Pigeon Forge cafe follows a relocation model used on some of Hard Rock’s most successful properties in cities like New York, Boston, Honolulu, New Orleans and Los Angeles.

Hard Rock International hosted more than 25,000 live music events worldwide in 2013, providing a forum for today’s hottest new talent.

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Published May 21, 2014

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