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User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 796 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

Well, here in Pittsburgh we are FINALLY getting a HRC open by next summer.  Smile I was just wondering what your opinions are of the place? Do you find it to be an overpriced, loud, and cheesy place to eat or do you find it to be a fun, cool atmosphere with good food like I do? I never liked Planet Hollywood because it's food was WAY overpriced and sucked anyways. I am glad that they are bankrupt.

Also, which HRC's have you been to?
My list:
Orlando (both old and new)
Myrtle Beach
Atlanta
Toronto Sky Dome
Niagara Falls (both Canadian and American ones)
Honolulu
Maui (This HRC was SMALL!)

pgh234

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User currently offlineDeltaRNOmd-80 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

hmm, I have been to Planet Hollywood in Reno but never any Hard Rock Cafe's.

User currently offlineI Like To Fly From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1188 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1095 times:

Key West has a nice one. I was just their a month ago. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlinePendrilsaint From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

I hateeeed planet hollywood lol...its a bit too cheesy..I really like HRC though umm , lets see..my list
Atlanta (gotta love the dining room "The Atlanta Rhythm Section" )
Myrtle Beach (my personal favorite , the egyptian theme is very very well done)
Nassau
Key West
and Orlando


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

London and Bangkok. They are very cheesy IMHO. I would rather eat food that doesn't come with fries if you get my drift.


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

I went to the one in Vegas a few years ago (didn't go this time). I think I'd rather spend my time elsewhere... I'm not really into that kinda thing.

User currently offlineSunAir From India, joined Jun 2009, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1071 times:

I went to the Hard Rock cafe in Barcelona, which was very nice, and although overpriced, the food was good value for your money.

I've also been to the Planet Hollywood in Paris on the Champs Ellysee. That was also very nice.

SunAir  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineGanymed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

I' ve been to the ones in Los Angeles and Tokyo but it was mainly for getting some HRC-T-shirts for a work-colleague who collected them.

I stayed in there for a while by the occasion but I was not particulary impressed.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

Hmm I collect their t-shirts...

Lets see...

Atlanta
Baltimore
Nashville
Atlantic City
Las Vegas
New York
Cozumel
Toronto
Toronto Skydome (yes there are two in YYZ)
San Diego
La Jolla
Fort Lauderdale
Miami
Key West

That is all I can think of off-hand, but I know there are more...

Greg



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User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

New York
Indianapolis
Paris
London (The Original!  Smile )
Chicago
Madrid
Barcelona
St. Thomas
Las Vegas
Toronto
Niagara Falls

Nothing beats the Tuelpo (sp?) style chicken strips.  Smile


User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1049 times:

I have only been tothe ones in Niagra Falls and Sacramento.

User currently offline747buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

London and Beijing.


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User currently offlineBA-747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

hey ive been to HRC's in-
edinburgh, scotland
london, england
barcelona, spain
orlando, FL
AND THATS IT!


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1044 times:

Bali - only to get a friends daughter a t-shirt. Not my style of food.

Cheers,

mb


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40011 posts, RR: 74
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1039 times:

I worked at the Hard Rock Cafe here in San Francisco about 5 years ago for only a couple of months.
To be honest with you, it's just a Denny's with a lot of artifacts. It's all for show and a tourist attraction. The food isn't that great at all. It is waaaaaaaay over priced and the drinks are watered down.

All I have to show for working there is a t-shirt.  Sad



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinePIT_flyer007 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

cool i cant wait . . .maybe the board will put the restauraunt in downtown to help liven it up . . . .now it's so dead not even the muggers come out at night.

and my list isn't nearly as impressive ~~~~ just san fran, baltimore, and DC

ben


User currently offlineWatewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

HRC at SkyDome in Toronto is a little bit different from other ones. It offers inside view of SkyDome, which can be spectacular to a tourist. For people who can't afford to go for a tour inside, it's a great alternative.
But IMO, HRC is just another overpriced (and well recognized) cafe to extort money from tourists. I don't even go there even when I get free food/discounts.


User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

Cheesy places. Why visit a HRC when they are all over when you can visit the real authentic resturants of the city you visit? The HRC's are basicly all the same! Same food, same crap.

Just my opinion.


User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5579 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

Ooh, this is a disturbing trend, but Superfly nailed it. HRC (whether it be Dallas or, well, any of those other locales you have all mentioned) is bland sameness.

I have gone to the one here in Big D a few times, to meet friends from out of town who wanted to go there (like it's a Dallas institution? Just by putting an oil well pumpjack outside?). Only time I went which I considered worthwhile, was a coupla years ago on Elvis' birthday- they had an Elvis impersonator contest which was a hoot.

I avoid HRC when I travel for the same reason I avoid McDonald's or Burger King (the "BK Lounge")- if I wanted those places, I coulda stayed home.



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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

I agree with Superfly on this one! Wow!



User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 796 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1007 times:

PIT_flyer007, of course it isn't going downtown, we wouldn't want to spice things up any down there. It is going in this huge new development across the Mon. in Station Square. There is gonna be a bunch of restaurants and *gasp* nightlife along with some docks on the river. That is gonna be nice because the only place I can currently hook up downtown with my Jetskiis is the Point or PNC Park.

For all of you who say it is nothing more than a tourist destination, well duhhh thats what it is. It is just a familiar place to eat with each one having a very unique design. The food is nothing specatular, you are right, but it is still good and well above a Denny's! For example, if you go to china for two weeks, would you want chinese food every day! It just presents another dining alternative for everyone. It is not a place to go to everynight. You must be in the right mood to go there. I understand some people have a love/hate relationship with the place, so I am not gonna bash you if you absolutely cant stand it. We all have our own opinion.

As for my favorites, I love the Myrtle Beach pyramid (unless of course you are stuck in a back room, one time I was stuck under Madonna's bra in the back room and EVERYONE was taking pictures of me under it). The Sky Dome is also a very unique idea. I liked having the opportunity to see the Sky Dome on a little one day trip I made to Toronto. The one I hate the most is the Canadian Niagara Falls one. It was like the place was built in a hallway.

pgh234


User currently offlinePIT_flyer007 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Wow, they're putting it on the south side. With the new addition of the Waterfront, I bet one day not long from now it will be shopping centers and new developments from Homestead all the way to Station Square.

but it's all good though!!!

ben

PS the one in Baltimore sucked. the one in DC is cool, it even has the sax Clinton played while in office. I think at his inauguration or suttin.  Laugh out loud


User currently offlinePIT_flyer007 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 994 times:

PS i was wondering do they have any in airports?

 Confused


User currently offlineAC330 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 981 times:

I love the HRC! Someone said it is like a Denny's with a whole lot of articfacts, which I guess is true, but I love Denny's too so I can't complain!

These are the HRC's I have visited:

Montreal
Toronto (Yonge St)
Toronto Sky Dome
Boston
Orlando
Los Angeles
Cancun
London (The Origional!)

I am going to Edmonton on Wednesday so that one at the West Edmonton Mall will be added to my list shortly!

As for Planet Hollywood's:

Montreal
Orlando
Cancun


User currently offlineAcklins From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 976 times:

I never make special trips to HRC, only if I'm near by
or my hotel its close to it. I always go there to buy
their T-Shirts only.

I have visited HRC in:

Mexico city
Cancun
Guadalajara
Orlando
Boston
San Juan P.R.
Maui
Barcelona

Acklins.


25 Rizzibird : That's my list: Hard Rock Cafes: London New York Boston Washington Chicago Cleveland Orlando Niagara Falls (both ON and NY) Toronto Skydome Planet Hol
26 Aa737 : Been to: London Paris Dubai New York Honolulu Chicago Possibly a few others.
27 Decman : I find it be very reasonable and a cool place to eat. I have been to Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York.
28 SophieMaltese : I went into one in CA (San Fransisco I think???) when I was about 12 to buy a shirt because EVERYBODY had one. I've never been to the one here. I've h
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