Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is reportedly considering the North Shore, a neighborhood in his team’s hometown of Pittsburgh, for a potential location of King Street Grille.
The South Carolina-based restaurant chain has recently teamed up with Roethlisberger for its expansion into Pittsburgh, bringing the quarterback to the same neighborhood as Jerome Bettis Grille 36, the restaurant owned by his ex-teammate, retired Steeler Jerome Bettis.
Although Scott Kier, the chain’s owner, has yet to sign a lease for a North Shore location, director of operations Tod Dundas told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the area is “what we’re looking at now.”
According to the Gazette, available North Shore locations include what would have been home to Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, another celebrity-owned chain, which has been struggling financially and has been shuttering locations around the country.
In order to capitalize on Roethlisberger’s fame, Dundas told the Gazette, the upcoming restaurant will likely use a different name than King Street Grille. At the moment, the chain is considering calling the restaurant Seven Grille and Taproom, paying homage to the quarterback’s jersey number.