Barbershop Franchise, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®, Serves Only American-Made Beer

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®, an upscale men’s barbershop franchise, is assuring its members that they exclusively and proudly serve American-made beers.

Orlando, Fla. – July 31, 2009 – In light of the recent “Beer Summit” hosted at the White House on July 30th by President Barrack Obama with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Sgt. James Crowley and Vice-President Joe Biden, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® was disappointed to hear that no American-made beers would be served. 

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Robert Tomsho wrote,

“White House spokesman Robert Gibbs hinted the presidential cooler will likely be stocked with what he understood to be the two guests’ own personal favorites — Red Stripe and Blue Moon.  ‘The president will drink Bud Light,’ Mr. Gibbs added.  The problem is that all three beers are products of foreign companies.”

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® CEO, Chris Hurn, said, “We wanted to take the opportunity to assure our members and the communities that only American-made beers will ever be offered at our barber clubs.  Currently, we are giving away Samuel Adams to our members, but as we grow, we would love to incorporate other local, American brews.”

Kennedy’s is not the only American business that found this to be somewhat disturbing.  In a recent article by POLITICO called “Beer brewers beg for White House berth,” the author, Patrick Gavin quoted two prominent American-owned and American-made beer companies, Yuengling® and Sierra Nevada®. The following statements were given:

“Yuengling® is proud to be recognized as America’s Oldest Brewery,” a company spokesman told POLITICO. “Family owned and operated since 1829, we’ve been a part of conflict resolution for over 180 years!”

A representative for Sierra Nevada® said: “We believe that we are the perfect fit for the matter at hand, and a great choice to represent and facilitate the resilience and understanding of the American people. Sierra Nevada® [can] reinforce the idea that whether black or white, rich or poor, we are all first and foremost Americans. American citizens should support American beer.”

Chris Hurn and the Kennedy’s team, agrees.  “Who needs a ‘Beer Summit’? Head over to your nearest Kennedy’s for an ice-cold Samuel Adams and The Best Haircut and Straight-Razor Shave You’ve Ever Had, or it’s Free™!  You’d be surprised at how many conflicts can be resolved, and problems solved while relaxing in the barber chair,” remarked Hurn.

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is an upscale men’s Barbershop concept that operates membership plans allowing unlimited haircuts and shaves at various price structures. The Clubs are designed in the upscale, classic tradition of America’s bygone years, when men took a break from the stresses of the outside world to enjoy a high quality grooming experience at the neighborhood barbershop. 

Chris Hurn, Tony Zara, JW Dicks, Esq. and Nick Nanton, Esq. launched Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® along with its corresponding website, in late 2008.  There are currently franchise opportunities available in nearly 50 states, and the Kennedy’s team is offering special incentives to help honorably discharged Veterans of the United States Armed Forces integrate themselves back into civilian society.  Thirty new Kennedy’s locations have been sold in the past six weeks in such places as Rockville, Md., Nashville, Tenn. and Manhattan in New York City.

Learn more about Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® by visiting, and to learn about franchise opportunities, contact: 

Bryan Glass, Franchise Development, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® at 1-800-31-SHAVE or [email protected]


About Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®:

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is a Franchise Concept for discerning gentlemen who are looking for an experience that is the polar opposite of your everyday haircut from the “big chains.” Like most gentlemen, the founders felt out of place at the salons frequented by their wives and the local strip-mall walk-in “chop shops,” so they decided to create a place where they would ENJOY getting the grooming services they need . . . rather than dreading it. While most hair salons cater to women and children, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® caters to discerning gentlemen looking for a fine grooming experience with the old-world charm of your father’s barbershop. Offering the finest in haircuts for men, the lost art of straight-razor shaves, and a modern selection of grooming products, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club® is sure to be your favorite sanctuary to relax and enjoy The Best Haircut and Straight-Razor Shave You’ve Ever Had, or it’s Free™!

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