Hines Ward is the newest professional sports retiree to jump into the restaurant business. The ex-Pittsburgh Steel wide receiver has announced that he's teaming up with restaurateur Howard Schiller to open Table 86 (Ward's number with the Steelers was 86) in Seven Fields, a northern suburb of Pittsburgh.
According to this article from CBS Pittsburgh, Ward, who is the Steelers' all-time leader in touchdowns, receptions, and receiving yards, hopes to entice locals with a general sports theme and a menu wherein the prices of all items end in 86 cents. The restaurant is slated to open at the end of August, before the beginning of football season.
Ward will join former teammate Jerome Bettis as another ex-Steeler who jumped into the Pittsburgh restaurant scene. Opening eateries seems to be a popular second career for ex-athletes; former New York Yankee Derek Jeter recently announced his intention to open a bar & grill in the Tampa International Airport.