Rainforest Cafe is a themed restaurant chain owned by Landry's Restaurants, Inc. of Houston, Texas.
The restaurant is decorated to resemble some features of a rain forest, including plant growth, mist, waterfalls, robotic animals and bug life. Large marine aquariums are common in most restaurants. Automated water sprinklers, set to specific patterns and coinciding lights are also featured. A simulated thunderstorm occurs every 30 minutes. It is not only simulated rain, instead lights flash made to look like lighting, thunder is played through high-powered subwoofers, and all the robotic animals panic. The restaurant is partitioned into several rooms by means of rain curtains which fall into basins running along the tops of partition walls and booths. The flow rate of these rain curtains intensifies during the simulated thunderstorms. Some of the The Rainforest Cafe restaurants also have a Retail Village where rainforest themed merchandise is sold.