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Hulk Hogan to ring in 2013 as restaurant boss
Wrestler-turned-reality TV star Hulk Hogan is launching his own restaurant chain. The 59 year old will open the doors to the Hogan's Beach venue in Tampa, Florida on Monday (31Dec12) - and he hopes his fame will bring customers flocking to the venue. He tells the Tampa Bay Times, "It's going to be Jimmy Buffett's (Margaritaville) times 10; Hooters times 10. It's a logical extension of the Hogan brand, with my image and likeness. "In 36 years I've become so tangible to the public, and not just Americans. We have a chance to have an international draw. I see myself almost like a general manager, creatively." And Hogan is hopeful of landing a reality TV deal to document his new venture: "I just went out to Los Angeles to pitch Hogan's Beach. (Cable channel) CMT is very interested."