"The Founder," which follows the man who turned a small restaurant called McDonald's into the biggest fast-food chain in the world, opens in theaters on Jan. 20, 2017. In honor of the film's debut, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at stars who've dabbled in the restaurant business over the years, starting with Ryan Gosling, who opened Moroccan restaurant Tagine Beverly Hills in 2004. Now keep reading for more!
Mark Wahlberg co-owns Wahlburgers, a chain of hamburger restaurants, with brothers Paul and Donnie. Since the first location opened in Hingham, Massachusetts, in 2011, it's expanded to Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
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Justin Timberlake has been involved in several restaurants over the years, including the now-defunct West Hollywood dim sum spot Chi and New York City's Destino, which closed in 2013 — though the singer-actor reportedly hadn't been involved in the Italian restaurant since 2007. JT also co-created New York City's Southern Hospitality, though he's never invested in the venue.
In 2006, Sandra Bullock opened Austin's Bess Bistro, which shuttered in 2015. She also owns the Austin-based deli-bakery Walton's Fancy & Staple.
Eva Longoria launched the Latin steakhouse Beso in Hollywood in 2008. She opened a Las Vegas location the following year, but it closed in 2012 and rebranded as SHe with the "Desperate Housewives" alum as a 30 percent stakeholder. SHe lasted two years before it too closed.
In 2003, Jay Z opened The 40/40 Club in New York City. The sports bar eventually expanded to New Jersey, Las Vegas and Atlanta, though only a few locations remain.
Susan Sarandon co-founded New York City's SPiN in 2009. The bar and ping pong club has since expanded to Los Angeles, Toronto, San Francisco and Chicago.
Robert De Niro co-founded the Italian restaurant Ago in West Hollywood in 1997. He also co-founded Nobu, which now has locations across the globe, and is a partner in Locanda Verde, an Italian restaurant in New York City's Tribeca neighborhood.
Zach Braff is a partner in New York City's Mermaid Oyster Bar, which opened in 2009.
Lisa Vanderpump owns three restaurants in the Los Angeles area: Sur and Pump in West Hollywood and Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills.
In November 2016, Ludacris opened Chicken + Beer at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Jerry Ferrara co-founded Fat Sal's in Los Angeles in 2010. The deli has since expanded to Hollywood, San Diego and Austin. But the "Entourage" alum had a falling out with his business partners in 2016: He and his two former pals are currently suing each other.
In 1995, Robert Redford opened Zoom in Park City, Utah, the home of his Sundance Film Festival. The restaurant, which serves American continental cuisine and has been involved in a nasty legal battle with its landlord, will close its doors in May 2017.
In late 2010, Lady Gaga and her parents invested in Vince & Eddie's, an Italian-American restaurant on New York City's Upper West Side. But the extra cash only delayed the inevitable: Vince & Eddie's closed just months later. The following year, Gaga's parents opened a Southern Italian restaurant of their own: New York City's Joanne Trattoria.
Jennifer Lopez opened Madre's, a Latin restaurant inspired by her mother's cooking, in Pasadena, California, in 2002. The eatery closed in 2008.
Ashton Kutcher invested in the now-defunct Dolce Group, which had a portfolio that included Dolce, Ketchup, Geisha House, Bella and Les Deux. Wilmer Valderrama, Laura Prepon and Chris and Danny Masterson also invested in Dolce Group restaurants, which expanded outside of California before the group went under.
In March 2002, Britney Spears partnered with restaurateur Bobby Ochs to open Nyla at the Dylan Hotel in New York City. The Cajun restaurant, which opened that June, changed its menu to American food with an Italian twist before the singer terminated her relationship with the spot that November. Not long after, Nyla shuttered for good.
Pete Wentz opened Angels & Kings in New York City's East Village in 2007. The bar expanded to Chicago, Hollywood and Barcelona, but by 2015, the nightclub chain was no more.
Dominick's passed through several hands before it finally closed in 2015 after almost 70 years in business. Among the famous faces who reportedly owned the West Hollywood Italian restaurant at one point or another were Rose McGowan, Laura Dern and Ben Harper.