Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Grill Returns To Branson Under New Ownership

Unique menu, rare memorabilia and exclusive Legends in Concert combo packages available.

BRANSON, MO – (June 25, 2013) Local Springfield/Branson businessman and philanthropist Jim D. Morris announced today that he has entered into an agreement with dick clark productions to re-open Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Grill located on the “World Famous 76 Strip.” Morris has retained a premier national restaurant management company to help re-open the grill and facilitate daily operations. Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Grill will officially open for business under new management in July with opening day to be announced soon.

“I am delighted to have the Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Grill re-open and pleased to see it restored to its original name, concept and design within the Bandstand Complex. We are ready to take our business to another level,” said Mr. Morris who purchased the Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater Complex in 2011 and will continue his long-term relationship with the celebrated tribute artist production, Legends in Concert, the primary year-round live entertainment at the Bandstand Complex. “The strength of the ongoing partnership with Legends in Concert and dick clark productions was instrumental in the decision to bring the Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Grill back to Branson.”

“Jim D. Morris is a terrific partner and we look forward to having Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Grill re-open in Branson,” said Liz Morentin, Vice President of Corporate Communications, dick clark productions. “Our team has handpicked many unique, one of a kind memorabilia items from our archives to decorate the restaurant and to enhance the current collection of pop culture items in the theater lobby. The collection will be unveiled at the Grill opening.”

Legends in Concert General Manager Jeannie Horton added, “We are elated to have the Grill re-opening here in Branson. It’s the perfect enhancement for our guests to have attractively priced package options where you park your car, enjoy a truly unique dining experience at the Grill, peruse the expanded museum quality memorabilia in the theater lobby, enjoy the Celebrity Car Museum and top it off by seeing our award-winning legendary show without ever leaving the Complex.” Legends in Concert will be offering exclusive show, meal and hotel combo packages.

The Grill will offer a new menu and include classic signature items such as Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers, Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches and Fried Pickles.

About dick clark productions
Established in 1957, dick clark productions is one of the world’s premier production companies, providing quality entertainment through a wide range of television shows and other assets. The Company produces some of the most widely viewed and recognizable television programming, including the Golden Globe Awards; the American Music Awards; the Academy of Country Music Awards; New Year’s Rockin’ Eve; and So You Think You Can Dance. dick clark productions owns a valuable library of over 50 years of shows totaling more than 7,500 musical performances and 2,500 hours of television programming.

About Jim D. Morris and Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater Complex
Morris Branson Theatre LLC is wholly owned by Jim D. Morris. The Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater Complex an integrated entertainment and hospitality destination including the 900 seat Dick Clarks American Bandstand Theater, long time Branson home of Legends in Concert and the Bretts, The Velvet Collection: Celebrity Car Museum, the Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Grill and the adjacent 500 room Ramada Inn. He continues to own and operates Morris Oil Company in addition to the Quality Inn and Ramada Inn in Branson. Mr. Morris is also recognized for his many charitable and humanitarian achievements.

About Legends in Concert
Legends in Concert began in 1983 with a limited six-week engagement in Las Vegas, and now celebrates 30 years of success. Featuring live re-creations of superstars of yesterday and today, with performers singing with their own natural voices and backed by a live rockin’ band and the Legends singers and dancers, Legends in Concert is a one-of-a-kind concert experience. The success of the show has afforded On Stage Enterprises, the producers of Legends, the ability to bring the live celebrity tribute spectacular to many tourist markets. In addition to Las Vegas, On Stage produces Legends shows in such markets as Atlantic City, Myrtle Beach, Branson, in Waikiki at the Royal Hawaiian Theater, in Foxwoods Resort Casino, on the high seas aboard the Norwegian EPIC, and produces the acclaimed theatrical production Elvis Lives: http://elvislivestour.com. http://www.legendsinconcert.com/