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Birthday Bash 70's Style At Hard Rock Cafe

BILOXI (WLOX) -- Peace, love and hair grease.  Welcome back to the 1970's, Hard Rock Cafe style.

"Groovy baby," says server Stephanie McWilliams.

The first stop on the groove train is 1971, London, England.  That's where Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton founded the first Hard Rock Cafe.

"We're very proud of the guys who started it back in '71," says Todd Harvey, General Manager of Hard Rock Cafe.  

But, what's a 70's birthday bash without those banging bell bottoms, far-out fros and funky threads.

"It's one of those days we look forward to. The staff has fun, and you know if they're having fun, the guests get taken care of," says Harvey.

"They're part of the family, too, and it's not just us.  It's all about the guest and inviting them into our home," says McWilliams.

But, this birthday bash wasn't only about getting down, it was about giving back.  First responders and city officials got to chow down on the cafe's Legendary Burger for 71 cents.  The employees also brought in food to benefit Loaves and Fishes in Biloxi.

"We try to do what we can for the community, and we go for the people that 365 days a year do a lot for us.  It's just our little way to give back just a little bit," says Harvey.  

More than 120 cafes later, those who work here say it's been a good 37 years.  But ask them, and they'll tell you; the best is yet to come. 

"It just keeps getting better and better," says Harvey.

Hard Rock Cafes from around the world will take staff photos and e-mail them to each other.

In less than a month, the Hard Rock Casino and cafe will celebrate another milestone, it's one year anniversary on the coast.

By: Krystal Allan

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