Hard Rock | May 2012

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Posted on May 21, 2012 | Tags:

Hard Rock long-time partner WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. For more information please visit whyhunger.org. ALL IS ONE.


Posted on May 17, 2012 | Tags:

The Hard Rock Corporate Ambassador team "Took Time To Be Kind" by supporting the Hillcrest School in Ocala, FL.  Hillcrest School provides valuable educational and training programs for students with a variety of significant disabilities in grades 6 - 12. The special programs provided for our exceptional students (ESE) are primarily designed to serve moderate to profound mental disabilities and students exhibiting autism spectrum disorders, including Speech Therapy, Physical and Occupational Therapy. Please consider supporting the Hillcrest School, to learn more click here.  ALL IS ONE.

Posted on May 16, 2012 | Tags: ,

The Hard Rock Cafe in Maui hosted a very special community gathering to support an extraordinary Lil' Rocker as part of the Embrace Life for Trek Atlas event on May 12th. ALL IS ONE.


Posted on May 16, 2012 | Tags:

05.14: On this day in 1998, Ol' Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, relinquished his position as The Chairman of the Board. He was 82. It's hard to imagine today how big Sinatra was in the '30s, '40s, '50s, and '60s, especially when rock 'n' roll came on the scene in '50s and exploded in the '60s. Still vibrant when Elvis shook his hips, when The Beatles played Sullivan, and when Hendrix closed out Woodstock, Frank got his start during the swing and big band days of the '30s, doing his part to get the U.S. through the Great Depression and World War II. Swing was to '30s what rock was to the '60s. That is, everything. Those kids today (shaking our fists in front of our grumpy face) think that jazz, swing, and big band were innocuous and lame. Oh, how wrong they are. Swing and jazz got people on their feet as never before. It got them moving in "libidinous" ways, boys and girls, dancing together, mass hysteria! Well, it wasn't that bad, but jazz hit in a big way, and Frank rode that wave way beyond swing's heyday, taking what he'd learned in the big bands and applying it to his own crooning style. This style hit at just the right time and in just the right ways. Sinatra became a heartthrob in the late '40s, driving girls crazy at the same time The Beatles were still in diapers. Frank was huge. He went through his ups and down, but even in 1969, at the age of 54, he scored a huge hit with "My Way." Think about it. In the age of rock, Frank Sinatra was king again, with a song that sounded like it was straight out of Radio City Music Hall in 1948. Alright, we've rambled on enough. You get the idea. Sinatra rules. He was rock 'n' roll before rock 'n' roll was rock 'n' roll.

05.17: On this day in 1965, his industrial majesty Trent Reznor was born. We still remember the first time we witnessed "Head Like A Hole" on the MTV. We know it wasn't the first industrial song, the first industrial video, and that Trent didn't invent industrial music, but it still rocked our world and opened out mind to that merging of electronic and metal. And, if that first album, Pretty Hate Machine, was the first salvo in bringing industrial to our ears, it was his next album, the insanely detailed, dense and dark The Downward Spiral, that really solidified Trent's vision in our minds. The man is a composer of industrial metal awesomeness and today we celebrate his entry into this world. Huzzah!

Posted on May 15, 2012 | Tags:

Hard Rock Cafe Phuket Local Ambassador Program supported their local “Child Care Center – CHILD WATCH PHUKET” located at Kathu, to help provide necessary items for the children.  This project was lead by “TIKKY” Rock Shop Sales Agent who found this house that needed our help and support and the kids were very much happy. Child Care Center – CHILD WATCH PHUKET was established in December 11, 1995 as legal non-government organization, set-up and managed by the local community and has operated up the present. By protecting, assisting and taking care of children’s rights effectively the organization has become well recognized. In 2006, the organization received a Royal Award for its Legal & Protection Emphasis on the Right and Care of Children & Youth from Ministry of Social Development & Human Security. Hard Rock Cafe Phuket team included: Tikky Halinangsana Klapsonk, Philanthropy Ambassador, Rock Shop Sales Agent Extraordinaire and leader of this initiative Jeab Sasichol, Director of Sales and Marketing Paula Buntheurng, Director of Human Resources & Legal Affairs Chalit Polklum, Operations Manager Hard Rock Team : Giffy, Wi, Gina, Sofia, Pla, Pat, Lin Hui, and Nhong Boy Supat,


Posted on May 11, 2012 | Tags:

Nothing quite defines Rock and Roll like the electric guitar, according to artist Michael Babyak.

Whether it’s ringing with the early riffs of John Lee Hooker, rockin’ with the sounds of the Rolling Stones or blazing with the likes of Jeff Beck, Hendrix or Stevie Ray, the electric guitar has emerged as the world’s common instrument of choice and the messenger of some of the world’s greatest music. It’s only appropriate, Babyak believes, the instrument be immortalized in art.  A guitar player himself, Michael’s vibrant, energetic mixed media paintings do the instrument justice.  

Posted on May 10, 2012 | Tags:

Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu participated in the local Keiki Day festivities. Keiki Day is the partnership of The Honolulu Star Advertiser and Parents And Children Together (PACT) to raise awareness of their community initiatives and to achieve fundraising goals with full support of the mayor’s and governor’s office.  Oahu students from grades 1 through 12 were given the unique opportunity to express themselves through their art and writing and was published in The Honolulu Star Advertiser for all of Hawaii to enjoy! Students were encouraged to submit original stories, poems, or artwork for the Keiki Day Creativity Contest. ALL IS ONE.

Posted on May 10, 2012 | Tags: , ,

Hard Rock Puts Fresh First with Dynamic New Menu

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ORLANDO, FL, May 10, 2012 – As part of its latest rockin’ flavor rollout, Hard Rock International is debuting new tongue tantalizing menu options, aiming to enhance its dining offerings by treating guests to a concert of flavors. With a host of new recipes, a commitment to fresh ingredients and the signature flair that guests can only get at Hard Rock, never has there been a better time to take a seat at any Hard Rock Cafe across the country. 

Hard Rock is proud to announce the expansion of its world-famous menu with the introduction of new items, complementing its authentic American, made-from-scratch cuisine that fans have grown to love.  With the design of its new menu, the brand is bringing three main concepts to its delectable food offerings – quality is key, legendary is king and smoking is the secret to enhancing flavors.  [

  • Quality – Hard Rock chefs take their obsession with high-quality, earth-friendly ingredients seriously. Produce specialists source the highest caliber greens for salads and steaks are nothing less than center-cut, choice, corn-fed and aged for 21 days.
  • Legendary – Just like the rockers who once owned the memorabilia lining Hard Rock’s walls, the burgers that the brand has been serving for four decades are nothing short of “legendary” – with all options featuring 10 ounces of choice Certified Angus Beef.  Now, the brand has enhanced the Legendary Experience menu with the all-new Legendary Chicken option, where guests can take their favorite Legendary Burger and substitute a half-pound of perfectly grilled chicken breast.  
  • Smokehouse – With a smoker in every location, our chefs are masters at bringing out the most delectable rustic, wood-smoke flavor!  Reminiscent of good old-fashioned Southern barbeque, new smokin’ menu items offer unique flavors from a variety of regional Bar-B-Que styles, from the classic pulled pork to the exotic Asian-style “Shang Hi” sandwich.
Posted on May 09, 2012 | Tags:

The Hard Rock team, along with WhyHunger, visited IMAGINE THERE'S NO HUNGER partner - the Tohono O'Odham Nation in Sells, AZ to learn more about their feeding and sustainable agriculture programs.  ALL IS ONE.

Posted on May 09, 2012 | Tags:

The Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas helped the Las Vegas Rescue Mission with a cool new set of wheels to help in their efforts in the community.  ALL IS ONE.


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