Originally the building was The Sweden House, an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord.
The Saddle Rack originally opened on Aug 13, 1976.
Hank Guenther who was the original owner of The Saddle Rack and the owner of the 6 and a half acres and building in San Jose which The Rack stood. Originally Mr. Guenther came to San Jose in the late 1960’s to run
The Sweden House, an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord, eventually changing
the name to Bit O’ Sweden.(1)
In October 2000 Mr. Guenther sold the property to KB Homes and The Saddle Rack closed its doors in San Jose on August 5, 2001.(1)
The land now has an apartment complex on it.
Getting an offer he couldn’t refuse, Gary Robinson purchased the rights to the Saddle Rack name from Mr. Guenther and along with Andy Buchanan reopened The Saddle Rack in Fremont, CA in April 2003.(1)
Neil Young performed here in June 6, 1984.
Jerry performed here on