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Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds Opens To Fans On Wednesday July 11

June 8th, 2012

NEW BUFFALO, Mich. – June 8, 2012 – Four Winds Casinos, the premier gaming destinations in the Midwest, is excited to announce that the opening of Hard Rock Cafe at Four Winds New Buffalo will take place on Wednesday, July 11, at 11 a.m. Eastern. Details on a grand opening celebration will be announced at a later date.

“We are thrilled to bring Hard Rock Cafe, one of the world’s most iconic brands, to our guests at Four Winds New Buffalo,” said Matt Wesaw, Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.

Matt Harkness, General Manager for Four Winds Casinos, said, “Whether you enjoy quality, classic American food or love being surrounded by one-of-a-kind memorabilia from your favorite artist, the Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds will provide a restaurant and entertainment experience unparalleled in Southwest Michigan.”

Mike Kneidinger, Vice President, Company Operations, Hard Rock International, added, “Four Winds New Buffalo has established a standard of excellence in gaming, making it a great location for a Hard Rock Cafe. We are excited to bring our unique, high-energy restaurant to the area and share the unparalleled Hard Rock experience with Southwest Michigan locals and visitors.”

The 12,000 sq. ft. Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds will span two floors and include seating for over 275 people. The restaurant will also feature a live music stage and rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia from Hard Rock’s unmatched collection. The new location features more than 150 pieces of memorabilia from iconic legends and today’s hottest artists, including items from Madonna, Elton John, Aerosmith, Katy Perry and many more.

Guests of Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds will enjoy fresh, high-quality items from Hard Rock’s scratch-based menu, including the favorite Legendary Experience menu, featuring a mouth-watering selection of 10-ounce Legendary Burgers. Reminiscent of good old-fashioned Southern barbeque, Hard Rock’s Smokehouse Menu items offer unique flavors from a variety of regional Bar-B-Que styles, from the classic pulled pork to the exotic Asian-style “Shang Hi” sandwich. In addition to its food, Hard Rock Cafe’s extensive, award-winning drinks menu includes Hurricanes, Margaritas, signature favorites and Alternative Rock (alcohol-free) beverages, all available in Hard Rock souvenir collectible glassware. Hard Rock’s cocktails are handcrafted, just like its cuisine, and as authentic as the memorabilia on the walls.

Details on performances at the live music stage inside the restaurant will be announced at a later date. For more information on Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds, please visit or on Facebook at

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 175 venues in 53 countries, including 139 cafes and 16 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang, Singapore, Punta Cana and Panama. Additional hotel and casino projects planned to open in 2012 include Cancun and Vallarta; Riviera Maya in 2013; and Abu Dhabi in 2014. Additional announced hotel and casino projects include Aruba, Hungary and Northfield Park. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit For more information on Hard Rock International, visit

About Four Winds New Buffalo and Four Winds Hartford
Four Winds New Buffalo, located at 11111 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Mich., and Four Winds Hartford, located at 68600 Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Mich., are owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Four Winds New Buffalo offers 135,000 square feet of gaming with approximately 3,000 slot machines, a large selection of table games, four restaurants, entertainment bars, and retail venues, and a 165-room hotel, making it the premier gaming resort in the Midwest. Following the completion of an expansion at Four Winds New Buffalo this summer, the property will offer 250 additional hotel rooms; the Silver Creek Event Center, which is a 1,500 seat, multi-use facility that will host concerts, a variety of meetings, special events, conferences, and banquets; and the Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds, which will span two levels with seating for over 275 people and a performance stage. Four Winds Hartford features more than 550 slot machines, nine table games, a 74-seat restaurant, and a 15-seat bar. Please play responsibly. You must be 21 years of age to gamble. For more information on Four Winds New Buffalo or Four Winds Hartford, please call 1-(866)-4WINDS1 (866-494-6371) or visit Additionally, be sure to like Four Winds Casino on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at

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Media Contacts:

David Gutierrez, Dresner Corporate Services, (312)780-7204,
Joshua Taustein, Dresner Corporate Services, (312)780-7219,

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