Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS have rock ‘n rolled all night and partied every day with us for the past four decades. Now it’s time to feed the hunger of Dallas residents with our very own Rock and Brews. The partners in crime continue to expand their chain of restaurants as they move into the Colony suburb.
The 9,000 square foot establishment will be located in the “Grandscape” in the Colony by the Nebraska Furniture Mart and the coming Toyota headquarters. Business partners Brett Anz and Perry Mann decided to set up shop their because of the population boom in the North Texas area. Plano resident Anz commented on his pairing up with Stanley and Simmons to open the first Texas location.
“We are very excited to work with Paul and Gene to introduce Rock & Brews in the Lone Star State. We are dedicated to providing a quality dining experience and a welcoming environment for families, with something exciting for rockers of all ages,” he stated.
Stanley stressed the importance of the family environment and quality food people will find at Rock and Brews. For starters, there will be a play area for kids.
"I found as I started having children that you compromise what you eat if you want to go out -- and take your kids with you -- during the day. You'll wind up eating cardboard mac and cheese served by somebody dressed up as a big rat," he continued.
The Starchild also wanted to emphasize that Rock and Brews is NOT just for KISS fans. Anyone who enjoys good food and rock ‘n roll will have a great experience. He exclaimed that the restaurant “celebrates the music we all love without using it as an excuse to serve crappy food."
“This is not a KISS restaurant. It doesn't need a KISS. It's a great eating and drinking establishment,” the charismatic frontman insisted.
The restaurant will provide jobs for around 200 people in the Dallas area. There will be a 2,800 square foot patio with heaters and misters. It will also be a pet-friendly establishment for those who like to bring their non-human family members with them.
Rock and Brews is scheduled to open in early 2016 with a grand event that Paul Stanley plans on attending. The exciting occasion will benefit wounded warriors and active military members. He will be on hand to talk to and take photos with patrons. Gene Simmons will no doubt make an appearance as well.
Stanley expanded on his excitement for the opening of the first Texas Rock and Brews.
“We've been looking for a long time to open in Dallas. I remember playing Tarrant County and the Reunion Arena. It's a great history not only with me and KISS but with every rock band. So here is our chance to pay homage.”