Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
The original Sunset Grill opened in 1957 on Sunset Blvd and immediately became popular in Hollywood, Los Angeles for its’ fine burgers and friendly Hollywood Restaurant service. The original owner, Joe Froelich, emigrated from Vienna with his family. He was referred to as “The old man from the old world” in Don Henley's famous 1984 song “Down at the Sunset Grill.” Joe was well known among famous celebrities for his burgers (especially the double Chili Cheese Burger!) and customer service. Don Henley's song was heard at many restaurants in Hollywood from Hollywood Blvd to Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood to the East Hollywoods and even to the shores of Santa Monica.