Weird stuff. I'm not sure how come I have never seemed to notice this fact, but there it is in black and white and on the menu: 'since 2007, the Tribe has owned the Hard Rock Cafe franchise, and established it in their hotels and casinos.'
In fact, checking the whole historic bit on the Seminole Tribe is a bit of an eye opener. The present tribes of modern Florida: Seminole, Miccosukee and Traditionals descend from a smaller group – possibly fewer than 200 – who refused to leave Florida during the Seminole Wars against the United States in the 19th century, and moved deep into the Everglades, where they fostered a culture of staunch independence.
It makes me feel a little more comfortable as I sit in Tenerife on the night of the Three Kings amidst the whole razzmatazz of the Hard Rock Cafe table service, as six different waiters approach our table uttering ' charming somethings', that the whole operation is orchestrated by a tribal chief sitting somewhere in Florida...maybe I will just have that Blue Hurricane cocktail!