Though perhaps best known as the bassist of the rock band KISS, Gene Simmons has long been a successful businessman as well. The Rock & Brews Restaurants co-founder talked about his latest business venture with the FOX Business Networkâ€™s Stuart Varney.
Simmons first weighed in on reports Kim Kardashian made $50 million in 2016, saying, â€œGood for her, good for Jessica Simpson for having a billion dollar brand, good for celebrities to go out there and make sure that people understand who and what they stand for, you donâ€™t have to be talented or be able to write or sing.â€
According to Simmons, his Rock & Brews chain has seen rapid growth despite being a relatively new restaurant.
â€œWeâ€™re at airports, we have two at LAX [Los Angeles Airport], already the number one restaurant there.â€
Now Rock & Brews is expanding outside the world of restaurants with plans to announce a casino in Braman, Oklahoma.
â€œFirst weâ€™re opening our first Rock & Brews in St. Louis and then weâ€™re going to announce on January the 12th the very first Rock & Brews casino [and] resort which is going to change the way people experience these things.â€
Simmons then explained what Rock & Brews does to help Americaâ€™s heroes.
â€œThe opening day of every Rock & Brews is dedicated to our vets, the public is not allowed in, we honor them, we give them big checks, you know, we hire them, itâ€™s really a fantastic thing.â€