Rascal Flatts’ Restaurant Isn’t Happening
Rascal Flatts' namesake series of restaurants will not be opening as planned, according to the band.
"You may have notice our name was associated with a restaurant project," they write in an Instagram message posted on Jan. 11. "We licensed the use of our name to a restaurant developer a few years back but never participated in the ownership or development of the restaurants in any way. We are not responsible for any obligation of the developer RF, IP, LLC."
The message was shared with fans also to clear up any confusion to their involvement in the business venture.
"Because we know you have been looking forward to enjoying our themed restaurants, we wanted to let you know that this project is no longer happening," they state. "We ended the agreement and do not have a business relationship with the developer. They are not authorized to use our name in any way. We wanted to be transparent to our fans in case there was any confusion related to our involvement in the restaurants."
News of the "I Like the Sound of That" hitmakers line of restaurants first circulated in 2012, and through the years various sources have reported that there were locations opening in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Last month, Rascal Flatts dropped a special Jukebox EP that included covers of hits from Kenny Loggins, Foreigner and Hall & Oates.
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