Hard Rock Café is an American café and restaurant chain that is well known for its tradition of having rock and roll memorabilia on its walls. The first Hard Rock Café was founded in 1971. Eleven years later, the Hard Rock Café began to expand internationally with new locations in cities around the world including Paris, Los Angeles, Berlin, London, Toronto and Chicago. Several Hard Rock Cafes in the United States are also hotels and casinos, including the one in Las Vegas and another one in south Florida. The Hard Rock Café also occasionally hosts concerts and meet and greet with famous rock stars. The café itself features Americancuisine such as burgers, pasta and salads. There is also a bar area that serve alcoholic beverages (unless prohibited by law). The Hard Rock Café displays many autographed items such as guitars, music tour costumes and photographs. ManyHard Rock Cafés also have shops where customers can purchase various items, such as the famous T-shirts that display the location of each Hard Rock Café.