First Hard Rock Cafe Opens In India

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —

India recently opened its first Hard Rock Cafe. The 6,000 square foot, 169-seat Hard Rock Cafe Mumbai in Bombay Dyeing Mills, the newest and most up-and-coming district of the city. Following its January 18 opening, a star-studded VIP party and concert is scheduled for February 8; the venue has two stage areas that can be used simultaneously.

"India has meant so much to rock music over the years that I couldn't be more excited to finally open Hard Rock Cafe in Mumbai," said Hamish Dodds, president and CEO of Hard Rock International. "Hard Rock was actually founded on principles from Indian culture. 'Love All, Serve All,' the motto on the wall of each and every Hard Rock, is derived directly from our founder's long love affair with India. So, in a sense, the opening of this new Hard Rock Cafe feels very much like coming home."

"It is a delight and privilege to bring Hard Rock, one of the most recognized and loved brands, into the country. The city of Mumbai is thrilled to gain membership into the Hard Rock family and proud to be home to the first Hard Rock location in India," added Jay Singh, director, HR Cafe India Pvt. Ltd. (Franchisee). [The registered company in Mumbai is H R Cafe India Pvt. Ltd.]

"The city thrives on its culture and music and I am certain that Hard Rock will surely become the ultimate music, entertainment and dining destination in the area," commented Manish Tandon, CEO, HR Cafe India Pvt. Ltd. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen