Remember the simple days when sports and entertainment celebrities used to open cavernous franchise restaurants that all looked pretty much alike and served pretty much the same stuff?

According to the Myrtle Beach, SC Sun News, 1970s paunch-and-rollers, KISS, are now getting into the coffeehouse business. Their pilot KISS-branded café is planned to open this spring or summer in Myrtle Beach, SC: The KISS coffee spot in works for Broadway.

Personally, I always wanted my baristas to breathe fire and spit blood from behind the counter. It definitely helps fill the tip jar too.

UPDATE: Sept. 21, 2006
Yesterday the Kiss Web site announced that 2,000 bags of KISS Army Blend Coffee were sent to the Rhode Island National Guard serving in Iraq: BLABBERMOUTH.NET – KISS Coffee Sent To Troops. Apparently a shipment of cold gin had a much higher likelihood of getting “lost in the mail”.