Whatever Happened To Official All Star Cafe?

Whatever Happened To Official All Star Cafe?

Over the years, Americans have seen a lot of great restaurants come and go, from Chi-Chi's Restaurant to Howard Johnson's. One of the chains most missed by many '80s and '90s babies is Official All-Star Cafe. A sports bar backed by some of the biggest names in the game — including Andre Agassi, Wayne Gretzky, Shaquille O'Neal, and Tiger Woods — it all began in Times Square in 1995 (via When Is Now). Official All-Star Cafe was known for its over-the-top decor, including sports memorabilia galore, booths shaped like baseball gloves, and seemingly endless big screen TVs.

Unfortunately, for fans of the sports-themed restaurant, it no longer exists. The last Official All-Star Cafe — which was located in Walt Disney World — closed in 2007, the Daily Meal reports. What caused the Planet Hollywood-owned chain to shutter its doors for good? Here's what you may not have known about the restaurant that once was a must-visit destination in some of the country's biggest cities.