Jackie Robinson Launches 'HipHopSodaShops' In Las Vegas

H3Enterprises has

announced the establishment of a HipHopSodaShop franchise that will open 30 HipHopSodaShops

in the Las Vegas metro area over the next three years.

The deal is in partnership with RLW, a Las Vegas-based group

headed by Hall of Fame athlete and entrepreneur Jackie Robinson, not to be confused

with deceased Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball's color barrier.

Robinson, a former Seattle Supersonic, has also signed on to

head H3's entire West Coast operations.

"I see the HipHopSodaShops as one of the greatest fast-food

franchise opportunities of our time," said Robinson in a statement. "I

love the entire concept and especially the fact that H3 and [company co-founder and top Hip Hop DC DJ Jamar McNeil] are committed to using the enormous wealth

being generated by Hip Hop to create better jobs and educational opportunities

for the entire black community."

The HipHopSodaShops will include an assortment of 50-Cent specials,

signature H3Raps, Biggie and Smallie wraps, and H3WhiteTea.

Computer terminals and cyber gaming are also expected to be

installed in all outlets.

"The SodaShops have price points suitable for everyone's

budget," said McNeil.

Company President and co-founder Brian "H3" Peters

stated, "HipHopSodaShops are community-conscious fast food establishments

offering the healthiest menu combos on earth as well as the best in Hip-Hop

music, memorabilia and merchandise."

In addition to

owning his own record label and several successful restaurant chains, Jackie

Robinson was featured in Black Enterprise Magazine's "Top 100 Business

People" (#51).