Hard Rock is celebrating the grand opening of its Cafe in Manila by bringing the brand’s one-of-kind blend of music, entertainment, iconic merchandise and authentic, American fare to the region! The 223-square-foot, state-of-the-art cafe is hosting its grand opening party on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. with a smash – a guitar smash.
The event will be a rock star affair with Arnel Pineda, Journey’s lead vocalist, joining Anibal Fernandez, vice president of franchise operations and development for Hard Rock International, Steve Yang, area vice president of development and operations for Asia Pacific at Hard Rock International and John Paul Manuud, The Bistro Group’s chief operating officer to set the stage for this epic celebration.
“We are excited to reopen our doors in Manila with a bang by hosting a guitar smashing event,” said Anibal Fernandez, vice president of franchise operations & development for Hard Rock International. “Hard Rock Cafe Manila will provide a best-in-class entertainment and dining experience for guests, which fans will be able to experience firsthand at our grand opening event.”
The party will be kicked off by a motorcade steered by the Harley Davidson Group Manila. After Pineda’s performance, The Ice Bucket Band, a weekly mainstay at Hard Rock Cafe Manila, will take center stage with their outstanding renditions of songs by Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Styx and many more of the greatest rock idols of all time.
Guests of Hard Rock Cafe Manila can enjoy fresh, high-quality items from Hard Rock’s menu, including a selection of fan-favorite Legendary Burgers™, each featuring unique toppings, savory sauces and rich, melted cheeses. Hard Rock’s Smokehouse offerings utilize the very best Hickory wood chips to slowly cook its ribs, chicken and pork to juicy, tender perfection. In addition to its food, Hard Rock Cafe’s extensive, award-winning drinks menu includes Hurricanes, Margaritas, signature favorites and Alternative Rock (alcohol-free) beverages, all available in Hard Rock’s souvenir, collectible glassware.
The Manila Cafe’s Rock Shop® offers music-inspired items, as well as collectible Hard Rock Cafe merchandise. Fans can acquire exclusive Manila-specific merchandise and much-coveted signature pins at this retail location.
Since it was established in 1971, Hard Rock has been committed to a wide variety of philanthropic causes and activities around the world. In every Hard Rock city, the staff makes it a priority to become a valuable community partner and Hard Rock Cafe Manila looks forward to continuing this tradition.