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The Rise and Fall of Planet Hollywood

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I have a rule. If a restaurant's main business appears to be selling souvenirs, t shirts and the like, avoid it.

Never got the popularity of these types of places.
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sprung wrote: Used to be one in Niagara Falls and Toronto

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/a ... interview/
I remember when the one in Toronto used to have a vehicle that looked like a yellow taxi cab.
It drove around the city with a sign that read "Free rides to Planet Hollywood".
I have no idea why they did that when public transit used to get people there just fine.
I suppose if it parked at hotels there would be good incentive.
Here's the retired vehicle when it was parked on display in Niagara falls: (without the "free ride" sign)

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If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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Earl cuts the call short—he has a meeting for his son’s new venture, a restaurant in Los Angeles at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine. “For me, one of the interesting ends to the story is my son is now doing his version of it,” he says. “Arnold, Bruce, and Sly have been replaced by a series of new digital influencers with millions upon millions of followers.”
:rolleyes:
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I was there 1X. The company I was working for then rented it out for the night for the office xmas party. Imagine a barely-filled dark restaurant full of immobile, sky-high, saucer-eyed co-workers. I was too cheap to spring for a cab home & got chased by some weirdo on the subway, but someone from the ttc security team (dressed as homeless) drove me home because they were off their shift. "A night to remember."
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Feb 18, 2018
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I won a party there through Grand & Toy for me and 50 friends back in the 90s at the Vancouver location. Free food and drinks and raffle prizes. Only time I ever ate there lol.
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ichibansan wrote: I have a rule. If a restaurant's main business appears to be selling souvenirs, t shirts and the like, avoid it.

Never got the popularity of these types of places.
And that's why the dingy hole-in-the-wall eateries sometimes have the best food.
Tis banana is IRIE 😎

10% off is cold, 50% off is warm, 75% off is hot, but FREE IS RFD!
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Been to one once
With my kids on vacation when they were teenagers
I felt it was the “poorer cousin” of Hard Rock
Wasn’t terribly impressed
Never been back

But have been to various Hard Rocks over the decades
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PointsHubby wrote: Been to one once
With my kids on vacation when they were teenagers
I felt it was the “poorer cousin” of Hard Rock
Wasn’t terribly impressed
Never been back

But have been to various Hard Rocks over the decades
Whoops! Before you mentioned hard rock cafe… i totally thought hard rock and planet holly wood were the same.

My bro always used to buy me a hard rock cafe shirt when he went on vacation.

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