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Hard Rock International Names Rich’s a 2011 Rock Star

Hard Rock International Names Rich’s a 2011 Rock Star

Rich Products Corporation received rock star status when it was named “Culinary Partner of the Year” by Hard Rock International, one of the world’s most globally recognized brands with 173 venues in 53 countries, during the brand’s annual Global Conference.

Hard Rock International Names Rich’s a 2011 Rock Star

Rich’s never-ending commitment to “be the trusted first choice” for its customers goes beyond providing the highest quality, on-trend product offerings to improve the bottom line and exceed consumers’ expectations. Extending beyond the kitchen, Rich’s commitment to support its customers becomes a true partnership.

Providing authentic BBQ pulled pork for more than a decade is just the beginning of the Rich’s-Hard Rock International partnership. In addition to supplying the cornerstones of its menu offerings around the world, Rich’s partners with Hard Rock International in support of the organization’s unyielding philanthropic commitment. Rich’s has also supported the annual Hard Rock Calling concert in London’s Hyde Park since its inception and regularly donates products to support Hard Rock benefit events.

Additionally, 2011 brought a new element to the relationship when two Rich’s associates were integral participants and leaders at Hard Rock’s inaugural Culinary Summit. Moderated by Rich’s associate Michael Galante, the summit’s round-table ideation sessions brought about new menu concepts and insights from chefs around the globe including Rich’s own Chef Gregory Helinski.

“Each and every one of our employees, franchisees and partners around the globe display a passionate commitment to Hard Rock and bring tremendous value to our world-famous brand,” said Hamish Dodds, president and CEO, Hard Rock International. “We are proud to be able to show our sincere appreciation for all members of the Hard Rock family and honor them for their success and achievement.”

Rich’s work with customers to deliver not only product-based solutions but also customized business-based solutions, and we couldn’t be more pleased to be Hard Rock’s “Culinary Partner of the Year!”

About Hard Rock International

With a total of 173 venues in 53 countries, including 138 cafes and 15 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang, Singapore and Punta Cana. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced including Panama Megapolis, scheduled to open in 2012; Cancun and Vallarta scheduled to open in 2012; and Riviera Maya, Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit For more information on Hard Rock International, visit