Top Ten Celebs Who Should Endorse a Miami Chain Restaurant

Hey, local chains, time to get brand smart. Miami celebs, time to get hip to your local chain restaurants. Mr. 305 himself is doing it. Last week Miami Subs partnered with Miami artist Pitbull in a big push to expand the chain.

We know of a few more local chains that could use some famous endorsements and/or brand "refurbishment." Celebs, how about giving some of them a boost with a little star power?

Many actors got their start in cheesy TV commercials, so we don't think that revisiting an early career move should be too difficult for these folks. It's high time to show a little love to some Miami businesses.

10. Jeancarlos Canela and La Carreta
If you're truly a Miamian, you would know who this guy is. For those who don't, Jeancarlos Canela is a Miami-born telenovela star. No stranger to endorsements, he was chosen by Ford for some of its commercials.

9. Chicken Kitchen and Paul Donald Wight Jr., AKA the Big Show 
Don't mess with a man and his appetite, or at least with Paul Wight at Chicken Kitchen. Hey, that could be a slogan or something. Imagine all the chicken they'd have to give this guy for an endorsement deal.

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David Minsky is a U.S. Navy veteran and Tulane graduate who has experience reporting on stories from California, South Florida, and the Deep South. He has also won some journalism awards. Email or tweet David with story tips and ideas.
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