Hard Rock Cafe signCheap and cheerful was the order of the day as the recession bit. Part of the international chain, The Hard Rock Café opened in Sydney, with chirpy wait staff, American-style menu and rock memorabilia. In 1991 it was followed by Planet Hollywood. The original Hard Rock Café  Sydney closed in 2007 but has been revived by new franchisees. Planet Hollywood survives overseas (after two bankruptcies) but its Australian restaurants are long gone.