The first Hard Rock Cafe (HRC) opened its doors to the public on June 14, 1971, in London, England. It was founded by Peter Morton & Isaac Tigrett. Hard Rock initially had an eclectic decor but it later started to display memorabilia. Hard Rock has amassed one of the largest collections of rock and roll memorabilia. The chain began to expand worldwide in 1982 with locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, New York, Dallas, Boston, Washington, DC, Orlando, Paris and Berlin.