9:43 a.m. Sammy ‘s done quite well !!! …

Hagar owns a nightclub and restaurant in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico called Cabo Wabo Cantina , where the video for the 1999 hit song ” Mas Tequila ” ( from the Red Voodoo album ) was filmed. Hagar plays at the club during his annual autumn ” Birthday Bash “. Hagar also has opened another nightclub in the franchise in Lake Tahoe , Nevada , and markets a highly successful line of premium tequilas by the same Cabo Wabo name. Cabo Wabo Cantina opened in Fresno CA on August 29 , 2008. However , it closed a few months later when the operator had a falling out with Hagar. In November 2009 , a Cabo Wabo Cantina opened in the Planet Hollywood Hotel’s Miracle Mile shopping mall , directly off the strip in Las Vegas.

In early 2009, Hagar opened “Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill” at Harrah’s Casino in St. Louis, Missouri. Shortly after, another was opened in the Southwest Airlines terminal at McCarren Airport in Las Vegas , NV. Hagar donates all of the profits of both locations to local charities.

It was announced on May 7, 2007 that Hagar was selling an 80% interest in his Cabo Wabo Tequila to Gruppo Campari , the world’s seventh-largest spirits company , FOR $80 MILLION !!! ( Sammy said , with a wry grin ‘ All I know is the cheque didn’t bounce ! ) Skyy Spirits of San Francisco , a vodka producer and subsidiary of Milan’s Gruppo Campari , will market Cabo Wabo globally , with continued participation by Hagar. Gerry Ruvo , president and chief executive of Skyy Spirits said ” Sammy has done a fantastic job building the brand , so we are going to obviously spend time with him and work with him to continue our efforts to take the brand to an even larger level , both here in the U.S. and , more important globally.” Ruvo said Great Britain , Spain , Australia , Southeast Asia , Japan , Germany and Italy are considered key expansion markets for Tequila. Hagar created Cabo Wabo Tequila to serve patrons at his Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas , Mexico. He began to distribute it in 1999. Last year , his company sold 147,000 cases , making it the SECOND BEST SELLING ! premium Tequila in the United States , he said in a telephone interview. Cabo Wabo Enterprises , based in Novato , Calif., earned about $60 million in sales in 2007.

In the summer of 2010 Hagar will open a beach bar at the Ballys Casino on the Atlantic City beach.

When asked how he has balanced being a rock star and tequila mogul , Hagar responded:

” I always had other people doing everything. It was my palate and my concept. I would go in taste and say , ‘ Leave this in the barrel a little bit longer. ‘ That was my job. I could do that right before I went on stage. That’s a perfect time to do it , as a matter of fact ! ” …

HERE’S TO YA SAM !!! … LOVE THE MARKETING !!! … CHEERS MATE !!!

*Morbnote ; The man made millions singin’ and writing songs and his thirst for tequila makes
him even MORE money !!! …

I , obviously , have been goin’ about things the wrong way !!! …

But Sammy’s an old dog that has been at it for 4 decades !!! …

He certainly has earned every bit of his success … Unlike so many of these industry created , industry
marketed morons that disappear as quickly as they emerged …

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