What The Republic found: Boomtown Entertainment has opened 20 Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill restaurants since 2009.
FOXBORO — Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, the Route 1 nightspot and dance hall that abruptly closed its doors last week blaming “unreasonable rents” at its Patriot Place location, had earned a reputation as a rowdy watering hole since opening in 2010.
FOXBOROUGH, MA — Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill at Patriot Place has shut down. The popular bar for live country music and Patriots games closed abruptly on Wednesday, and a representative from Toby Keith’s argued that Patriot Place was to blame.
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill is a restaurant chain inspired by the country music singer Toby Keith and founded by Boomtown Entertainment. Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill locations operate as full-service restaurants with large bars in the shape of guitars.
Much of his wealth comes from touring, songwriting and album sales, as well as restaurant franchises bearing his name and his own line of mezcal. The story also reports Keith possesses an estimated 10 percent stake in Big Machine Records, which was launched as a co-venture with Keith’s Show Dog label in 2005.
Toby Keith Covel
Toby Keith (NET WORTH: $365 MILLION )
59 years (July 8, 1961)
When Toby Keith (whose real last name is Covel) met his future wife Tricia Lucus, one thing stood out to her: his confidence. That trait has taken Keith to some of the biggest stages in the world, but none of his accolades compare to something far more valuable: their 30-plus years of marriage .
One thing Toby doesn’t need is people questioning his lack of actual military experience. “If I’ve got a guy who’s popping off going, ‘Oh, you do all this troop stuff, but you ain’t ever enlisted’ I didn’t. There wasn’t a draft, but my dad did, and I’ve been on the front line a lot.
Written by Keith and Scotty Emerick, “I Love This Bar ” describes the patrons of a local bar , who include “winners, losers, chain smokers and boozers.” It was accompanied by a music video shot at a bar in Chatsworth, Calif., called the Cowboy Palace Saloon.