Popular Rocker Eats At Leamington Restaurant

A special guest visited a popular Leamington restaurant.

Gene Simmons stopped by Jose's Bar and Grill on Talbot St. West on Thursday.

He was joined by representatives from Leamington's Double Diamond Farms.

Donny Pacheco is an owner and partner of the restaurant.

He says it was a nice surprise to have Simmons visit the restaurant.

"He was very friendly, took pictures with pretty much everybody that was in here, signed autographs, talked a little bit about business," says Pacheco.   

Pacheco adds he's a big fan of Simmons and meeting him was an item on his bucket list.

"Great honour to have him," says Pacheco.  "First album ever bought, Kiss Destroyer on 8-track when I was a kid so it was awesome to get a chance to meet him and have him at Jose's."   

Pacheco says Simmons ate lunch at the restaurant.

Simmons is a member of popular rock band Kiss and also stars in a number of reality television shows.