Foodbeast Katchup

#79: Origin Story: House of Blues

June 6, 2019

 

 

Another great week in the world of KATCHING UP with the coolest people in the food game.

 

This week's guest is Michael Grozier, House of Blues employee #1. House of Blues is a rock & blues-themed music chain with Southern food that was founded back in 1992! Under the tutelage of Hard Rock Cafe and House of Blues founder Isaac Tigrett, we talk about what it was like on opening day 1992, what it was like having your company bought out by Live Nation, and becoming the country's largest music venue chain spanning almost 3 decades!

From a 180-sq foot venue in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1992, to over 11 locations nationally, 2300+ shows annually and over 2,500 employees, the building of this empire is a roller coaster story you don't want to miss!

 

 

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Your Hosts:

Elie Ayrouth (@bookofelie)
Geoffrey Kutnick (@geoffreykutnick)

 

Your Guests:

Michael Grozier (House of Blues Employee #1, EVP of Operations Live Nation Clubs & Theatres)

Walter Sawicki: National Restaurant Director, House of Blues

 

Produced by:

Isai Rocha (@izzy_serious)

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