Cheeseburger in Paradise , an island-theme, casual-dining restaurant, was developed in partnership with musician Jimmy Buffett and OSI Restaurant Partners LLC, now Bloomin’ Brands Inc., in 2002 and was named after one of Buffett’s most popular songs. All of our restaurant locations are now permanently closed.”
A Cheeseburger in Paradise is a menu item at Buffett-owned Margaritaville Cafes located in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and the Caribbean, as well as being on the menu at his sister Lucy’s restaurant “Lulu’s” in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
All good parrot heads know that Cheeseburger in Paradise was written about getting to shore after a rough crossing aboard the “Euphoria” to Tortola, and the marina that served cheeseburgers there.
In September 2009, Cheeseburger in Paradise was sold to Paradise Restaurant Group, LLC. Jimmy Buffett was only a Royalty Partner receiving 2% of profits until selling Paradise Restaurant Group the rights to the song ” Cheeseburger in Paradise “. At the time of the sale, the company had 23 locations in 14 states.
The story, according to Buffett , began on his boat somewhere in the Caribbean. During a sailing voyage, a mishap occurred on-board which forced Buffett and his crew to stay at sea longer than anticipated.
Buffett is one of the world’s richest musicians, with a net worth of $550 million.
74 years (December 25, 1946)
HOW TO GET TO CABBAGE KEY : You can only arrive at Cabbage Key by boat. Located near marker 60 on the inter-coastal highway, getting to Cabbage Key by boat is a fun experience. Fly into Fort Myers and book a private charter or take the water taxi Island Girl Charters from Pineland Marina.