Star catering: which of the Russian performers is the most successful in the restaurant business?By Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/star-catering-which-of-the-russian-performers-is-the-most-successful-in-the-restaurant-business
Many domestic stars do not refuse additional earnings and start their own business. The most popular among celebrities are investments in their own lines of clothing, shoes and perfumes and, of course, in the restaurant business. How much do "star" restaurants bring to their owners and which of them is the most successful in this business?
Popularity helps the stars a lot in any of their endeavors. It is much easier to get a client to a restaurant owned, for example, by Vakhtang Kikabidze, than to a nouname that is unwinding "from scratch". But you need to be objective and mention that the requirements for such establishments are higher, and star restaurateurs do not get away with mistakes.
Timur Yunusov, known to everyone as Timati, is considered the most successful Russian artist in the restaurant business. His black burgers are familiar to everyone in Russia, although not everyone is affordable. The singer opened the flagship restaurant in Moscow three years ago, and now it is a whole chain with branches in different cities.
There is a Black Star Burger restaurant even in the Chechen capital Grozny, although it no longer belongs to Timur. Many believe that the sale of this institution is connected with a tax scandal due to non-payment of taxes by Fashion Industry, which produces a line of Black Star Wear clothing. The company had a six-million debt to the state and its accounts were blocked.
The revenue of one Black Star Burger outlet per month is about 45 million rubles, which is not bad at all. Timati owns the business together with two partners — Walter and Pavel, who receive 30% of the company's profits.
One of the restaurants of Timur Yunusov and his companions
Is it a lot or a little? For comparison, we can cite the net revenue of the Burger Heroes chain of 17 restaurants, which in 2017 received only 20 million rubles of net profit. Rapper Timati, thanks to royalties from performances and income from side businesses, is in 17th place among Russian stars in terms of wealth. Yunusov earns about $4.5 million a year.
Opening of Olga Buzova's first restaurant
Olga Buzova, who has a habit of picking up trends on the fly and immediately making money on them, does not stand aside either. Not without restaurants in her business. In 2018, Zvezda opened its first restaurant in Moscow, and just a year later there were already three outlets.
In 2018, LLC Buzova Rest Company showed a profit of 1.2 million rubles. But Olga is not the only owner of restaurants. Together with her, among the founders are the company Archer Music Productions, owned by Aram Ananyan and Tatiana Strelnikova and Strelnikova herself, but already as a private person.
The main feature of Buzova's restaurants is that she is everywhere there
By the way, Buzova has her own bakery in the Moscow region, supplying her restaurants with fresh pastries. Olga also plans to acquire a chocolate factory, which will be called BuzChocolate, and a mineral water plant with the predictable name BuzAqua.
Singers Grigory Leps and Emin Agalarov have opened a Vodka Shot Glass restaurant in the very center of the capital, on Petrovka. The presentation of the institution took place on October 19, 2017. The restaurant brings its owners a solid revenue, but the exact profit figure is unknown.
The interior of the Leps and Agalarov restaurant is designed in a nostalgic Soviet style
At the end of 2018, Grigory Leps also became a co-founder of the company "Hospitable courtyard of Grigory Leps". The executor owns 20% of the shares of the company named after himself. The owner of the remaining 80% of the shares is a certain Halumesedo Magomedova. Nothing is known at all about this businesswoman, but in 2016 a woman with the same surname took part in the elections to the People's Council of the Republic of Dagestan.
Roma Zhukov at the opening of his cafe
But the former member of the legendary duo "Hands Up" Roman Zhukov did not open a restaurant, but limited himself to a family confectionery, which he opened together with his wife Regina Burd. Zhukov is also the owner of a cafe with a funny name "Dad roasts meat", but not in Moscow, but in Simferopol.
The crown dish of the institution is shawarma, cooked according to a special recipe, and an interesting feature can be called red gloves issued to visitors. It's too early to talk about the profitability of the cafe, since it opened only in May 2019.
Showman and singer Alexander Revva is also not bad in business. Back in 2010, he opened together with restaurateur Dmitry Orlinsky cafe "Spaghetti". Unfortunately, today nothing is known about this institution and, perhaps, it has ceased to exist.
Interior of Chicha Bar in Sochi
In 2016, Revva opened together with DJ Smash the restaurant Chicha Bar, but already in Krasnaya Polyana, in Sochi. The establishment has a seasonal work schedule — it opens in winter, when the ski season is in full swing.
It is also worth mentioning that many stars are consistently associated with restaurants, but are not their owners. They only play the role of their face, receiving some fee for it.
But sometimes a star thinks not about his income, but about the common good. An excellent example of how you can invest money for the benefit of people and the planet is the purchase of an atoll in the Pacific Ocean by actor Marlon Brando.