The owners of the Hard Rock Café in Gatlinburg had been wanting a more spacious location to better accommodate their guests for some time. But with nearby counties’ strict liquor laws, they had limited location options. So, when Pigeon Forge passed laws allowing liquor to be sold by the drink in 2013, they saw their chance.
In February 2014, the Hard Rock Café in Gatlinburg officially announced its move to Pigeon Forge. The restaurant, undergoing renovations now, will be located in the previous Tony Roma’s building at 2050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In addition to allowing guests to order drinks in Pigeon Forge, this new location will offer much more space – 12,000 square feet, in fact. Another perk of the move? Free parking. Instead of paying to park in a lot and walking, guests can now enjoy easy and free parking at the Hard Rock Café.
Extra space at the Hard Rock Café in Pigeon Forge will provide seating for 302 guests. The restaurant will feature a private event space, a stage for live music, outdoor patio seating, and an interior that will “reflect the brand’s fresh and contemporary atmosphere,” according to Area Vice President of Café Operations (North America) for Hard Rock International, Calum MacPherson.
Another great feature of the new restaurant will be the Interactive Rock Wall Solo. The Rock Wall will be a 52-inch high-resolution touch wall that’s interactive for guests. Guests can see the greatest collection of music memorabilia in the world – virtually. The restaurant will also be decorated with one-of-a-kind music memorabilia from local legend Dolly Parton, as well as some of today’s hottest artists, including Florida Georgia Line, Katy Perry, and Taylor Swift.
The Hard Rock Café in Pigeon Forge is sure to be a hit with locals and visitors alike! Offering a unique atmosphere, a diverse menu, and great music, the Hard Rock Café is an experience all its own. This summer, Pigeon Forge will be welcoming another great new restaurant to the area. Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and Margaritaville Island Hotel are set to open the summer of 2014 at The Island in Pigeon Forge.
On the Menu
For anyone who hasn’t been to the Hard Rock Café, the menu is a blend of classic diner foods and unique dishes. Diners can look for chicken fingers, burgers, salads, sandwiches, nachos, potato skins, fajitas, “twisted” mac and cheese, fish, steak, and ribs. And that’s all before dessert.
About the Hard Rock
With more than 175 locations (including restaurants, casinos, hotels, and music venues) in 55 countries, the Hard Rock has become a household name across the world. It was founded in 1971 by two London-based Americans who wanted a good ‘ole American burger. Over the years, impromptu concerts and recognition by hit musicians, along with several lucky accidents, built the Hard Rock Café into the brand it is today. In 1982, the first U.S. Hard Rock Café was opened, and in 1983, the Hard Rock Café began expanding into other countries. Its music memorabilia collection is a combination of gifts and items won at auction, and it is known as the most impressive in the world.