You can just walk into a Rock & Brews kitchen willy nilly
Simmons -- a pretty pragmatic and insanely intense businessman who also really likes talking about Montezuma's revenge in extreme detail -- says that any time you want to do quality control at one of the worldwide Rock & Brews locations, you can just cruise into the kitchen... whether you're in Cabo, Japan, LA, Orlando, or any other current or future location.
“You can walk into the kitchen at any time. Absolutely," he says. "The floors are spotless. You can see them tasting, and if something's not good, they throw it out. You can walk through any time. You don’t need an invitation.”
Paul Stanley really likes hot dogs
Having addressed less important stuff like economy building and giving back to the community, our conversation quickly turned to more important topics: mainly hot dogs. Stanley, despite being in tremendous shape (fun fact: he does a ballet-based workout regimen), really likes to eat, claiming "there’s very little in life besides good wine, good food, and good health."
So is he a New York guy, a Chicago guy, or a Detroit Rock City guy? Well, none of the above:
“I love a great hot dog. Chicago has some great hot dogs. But for my money, the best hot dog... there’s a deli in Beverly Hills called Nate ‘n Al’s that has a hot dog called 'the special'. It’s just out of this world. I would say that’s the best hot dog I’ve had. Some of the simplest pleasures are the best.”
Yes, there is a Chicago dog on the Rock & Brews menu.