Bettis to have stake in restaurant named after him

PITTSBURGH -- A Florida-based company is teaming with former Steelers star Jerome Bettis to open a Pittsburgh restaurant named after the retired running back.

Celebrity Ventures Inc. of Fort Lauderdale is hoping to open the
eatery -- to be called Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 -- within the next
year, company vice president Bob McCarthy said.

The restaurant will be located either in a new complex near
Heinz Field or at a downtown location.

Bettis, who retired from the Steelers after the team won the
Super Bowl in February, is a partner in the venture that will
showcase his personal and professional life.

"I wanted to be a part of the community and want to have something that is a piece of me in that sense," Bettis said. "I
can leave memorabilia in there and be part of the experience that
is the Steeler experience."