Toby Keith recently received some devastating news that is sure to break your hearts.
In 2008 Toby turned his restaurant dream into a reality and opened a honky-tonk bar named after his hit song, "I Love This Bar". Toby opened the very first I Love This Bar & Grill in Mesa Riverview, AZ, and soon after, opened fourteen more across the country.
The country-themed bar, with a fantastic music venue and good ol' southern food, was everything we'd imagine from Toby. The restaurant's website, calls the bar "the best honky-tonk in town" and we're sure Toby fans would agree!
But the business took a turn for the worst, and since the opening of the fourteen restaurants, nine have closed their doors, including one in Phoenix, AZ, just this week. Only five franchises remain of Toby's I Love This Bar & Grill.
The sole Phoenix location of Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, a chain of country music-themed hybrid bar/restaurant/performance venues that are endorsed by the chart-topping superstar and carried his name, unceremoniously closed its doors on Tuesday. The spot's Facebook page has been deleted and its phone is no longer in operation.
Our hearts hurt for Toby Keith!
Check out the video below to hear the song that inspired Toby's dream, "I Love This Bar".
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