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Why Flavor Flav Is Opening a Fried Chicken Restaurant (Again)

Why Flavor Flav Is Opening a Fried Chicken Restaurant (Again)
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Flavor Flav is opening a fried chicken restaurant. (Correction: another fried chicken restaurant.) In 2011, the Public Enemy rapper and VH1 reality show star opened a business called Flav’s Fried Chicken in eastern Iowa. It closed after only four months. But Flav, 52, is at it again: His renamed House of Flavor is set to open in Las Vegas on March 15. The new location seems much more practical—Flav lives in Las Vegas and although his restaurant is just off the strip, it’s still likely to draw more customers than something that’s, well, in Iowa. Flav talked to Bloomberg Businessweek about his new restaurant, how it’s different from the failed one, and the time he went to culinary school.

I heard your parents owned a diner on Long Island when you were growing up. Is that true?