Rainforest Cafe is a themed restaurant chain owned by Landry’s Restaurants, Inc. of Houston, Texas. It was founded by entrepreneurSteven Schussler. The first location opened in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on February 3, 1994. In 1997, the chain consisted of only six restaurants, all in the United States. In 1998, the plan was to build 10 additional restaurants in the United States, seven in Mexico and five in the UK over 10 years.
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