12 celebrity-owned food and restaurant businesses

Iman Sheikh

Hey girl, did you know Ryan Gosling co-owns a romantic Los Angeles date spot? Or that Ludacris opened a fried chicken restaurant at an airport?

Find out where where Sandra Bullock’s cafe/caterer/florist/bakery business is, and which other entertainment heavyweights are moonlighting as restaurateurs.

12 celebrity-owned food and restaurant businesses

In November 2016, rapper Ludacris opened Chicken + Beer restaurant at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The restaurant, which offers southern classics such as chicken and waffles, battered catfish and shrimp and grits, shares a name with the rapper’s multi-platinum 2003 album Chicken N Beer.
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12 celebrity-owned food and restaurant businesses

Actor Channing Tatum opened a red-light-district, bordello-inspired New Orleans bar and restaurant Saints and Sinners in November 2012 with business partner Keith Kurtz. It offers up southern favourites such as jambalaya, blackened crawfish and seafood gumbo. The cocktails list is extensive and features drinks named Burlesque Stress, Cajun Sinner and Love Potion #10 among others.
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12 celebrity-owned food and restaurant businesses

Lady Gaga co-owns homestyle Italian eatery Joanne Trattoria along with her parents on New York City’s Upper West Side.
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12 celebrity-owned food and restaurant businesses

The Canadian actor co-owns high-end Moroccan eatery Tagine in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. The decor features a candle-lit banquette with Moroccan pillows and the menu offers three different tasting menus (chef’s, vegetarian and pescetarian) as well as a la carte.
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12 celebrity-owned food and restaurant businesses

Beyonce launched 22 Day Nutrition vegan meal-delivery service back in Feb. 2015 with her personal trainer Marco Borges. The meals can be ordered in five, seven or 22-day plans. The company is called 22 Days Nutrition because it purportedly takes 21 days to break a bad habit.
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12 celebrity-owned food and restaurant businesses

Actor Hugh Jackman opened Laughing Man Coffee in New York City after meeting a young coffee farmer in Ethiopia. All proceeds from cafe sales are donated to his Laughing Man Foundation, which focuses on community building and entrepreneurship.
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12 celebrity-owned food and restaurant businesses

Another eatery featuring southern food, Sandra Bullock owns Walton’s Fancy and Staple in Austin, Texas, which is functions as a caterer, deli, coffee shop, florist and bakery. On the extensive menu are sandwiches, pastries, cakes, shrimp and grits, and avocado toast.
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12 celebrity-owned food and restaurant businesses

Cuban-American singer-songwriter Gloria Estafan owns sophisticated Cuban restaurant Estafan Kitchen in Miami’s Design District with her husband Emilio. The eatery offers bites, small plates and cocktails as well as substantial dinner fare accompanied by live music.
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12 celebrity-owned food and restaurant businesses

Actor, director and Oscar-winner Robert De Niro co-founded high-end Nobu Japanese chain with chef Nobu Matsuhisa back in New York City in 1994. Since then, Nobu-branded restaurants have spread to five continents, operating 32 locations.
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12 celebrity-owned food and restaurant businesses

Former Scrubs actor Zach Braff co-owns Mermaid Oyster Bar on Macdougal Street in New York City. It has its own ‘Oysterpedia’ iPhone and Android oyster education app available for download, plus a raw bar and extensive seafood menu.
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12 celebrity-owned food and restaurant businesses

Rocker and New Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi opened two community dining restaurants named JBJ Soul Kitchen in his home state. Patrons can either donate the minimum for their meal or volunteer for an hour and eat for free. Diners of all backgrounds sit down together for a communal meal here in these restaurants dedicated to feeding those who can’t afford a meal and building community.

12 celebrity-owned food and restaurant businesses

Former 98 Degrees band member Nick Lachey opened Lachey’s sports bar and grill with his brother Drew in Cincinnati, Ohio back in late 2014. The bar was also the subject of A&E channel documentary Lachey’s: Raising the Bar.
(Canadian Press)

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