CLEVELAND - Cleveland is the Rock and Roll capitol of the world, so it is only fitting that a rock superstar like Sammy Hagar opened his newest restaurant here.
When HMS Host asked Hagar if he would be interested in opening a restaurant in Cleveland he responded, "I sure would!"
Sammy's Beach Bar and Grill now has a total of four restaurants located in various airports around the U.S. They are located in Maui, Las Vegas, New York City, and now Cleveland.
Travelers inside Cleveland Hopkins International Airport can find the restaurant inside concourse A.
Photographs of Sammy Hagar and other memorabilia decorate the walls alongside palm trees and beach scenes. Tropical drinks compliment the wide variety of menu items.
Hagar's career took off in 1973 when he provided vocals for Montrose. A very successful solo career followed until Van Halen knocked on Sammy's door. The band needed to replace vocalist David Lee Roth. In 1985 Hagar joined Van Halen for nine very productive years.
In 2007 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as a member of Van Halen. Hagar and his backup band, The Wabos, are currently touring around the country.
With his music career showing no signs of slowing down, Hagar wants people to know that Sammy's Beach Bar and Grill is not just another way for him to make money.
"I give my portion of the proceeds away. I give them back to the community" said Hagar.
Profits from the new Cleveland restaurant will be given to the Cleveland Food Bank and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The Rock Hall will use the money for their children's music appreciation program.