January 14, 2012

Thank you KISS Army! I just wanted to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your continued loyalty and support, of both KISS and the KISS Coffeehouse! Without you, there would absolutely be no KISS Coffeehouse! Over the past 5 years, thousands, and thousands of "soldiers" from the KISS Army have supported us, literally, from coast to coast, as demonstrated by 2006's Grand Opening, and more recently, 2011's 5 Year Anniversary Party, with hundreds of you (over 500 in fact) traveling from over 30 states, and various countries, to visit Myrtle Beach to celebrate with Eric and Tommy, and to be a part of KISSTORY!

As a matter of fact, over the last 5 years, members of the KISS Army have made their way to Myrtle Beach from Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia, just to name a few. And because of you, we've been recognized as the "Best of the Best" - the "Best Coffee Shop" in Myrtle Beach for the last 3 consecutive years, and have been featured in various national publications such as The USA Today, Billboard Magazine, and most recently, Rolling Stone Magazine.

I'd also like to thank KISS! I'd like to personally thank Paul and Gene for their grand opening support/guest appearance, and in general, their continued support of the KISS Coffeehouse "brand", as well as their on-going input/feedback relative to menu, new product development, and marketing. I'd also like to thank Eric and Tommy for their continued support of anniversary parties, as both have made multiple guest appearances at the coffeehouse. I'd also like to thank Bill Randolph, KISS' attorney, for giving me this opportunity, and for his continued support/guidance. I'd also like to thank Dell Furano, President/Live Nation, for his continued support of the KISS Coffeehouse. And last, but certainly not least, I'd also like to thank Keith Leroux of KISS Online.

Although I am the "owner" of the KISS Coffeehouse, it is not mine, but yours, the fans, the KISS Army's! The KISS Army spans decades, and decades of the most dedicated, loyal fans, and is multi-generational, being passed down from generation to generation. Without you, there would be no KISS, and certainly no KISS Coffeehouse! Because of you, KISS is as popular, and is as relavent today, as they've EVER been before! And because of you, both KISS, and the KISS Army, are bigger, and better, and stronger than EVER!!!

Obviously, without KISS, there would certainly be no KISS Coffeehouse. But again, even more importantly, without the KISS Army, we could not have ever achieved all that we have accomplished over the last 5 years. The KISS Army is THE reason why we are in business, and THE reason why we are able to stay in business, especially in these tough, very challenging economic times. Thanks again KISS Army for your continued loyalty and support over the last 5 years, and here's to the next 5 years, as well as many more thereafter! Because of you, our future is very bright, and very promising! I'm looking forward to seeing you ALL at the beach this Summer!

In closing, thanks so much for allowing me to be a part, even if just a very small part, of your overall KISS experience! And always remember, the KISS Coffeehouse is yours, the KISS Army's! It always has been, and it always will be! I truly hope you enjoy "your" coffeehouse for many, many years to come!

Thanks again!

Yours in KISS,

Johnny Rock
Owner/KISS Army Member
KISS Coffeehouse
Myrtle Beach, SC