When news that more quick-serve and fast-casual restaurants were experimenting with alcohol beverage service emerged in the last decade, many operators and experts followed it with a skepticism chaser. Analysts warned that costly liquor licensing, regulatory details, and staffing issues were just a few hurdles that could offset any potential sales of a few stiff drinks.
Forget the classic buffet of stale, day-old fare once prevalent in America’s casinos. The dining landscape in these establishments is now just as competitive and diverse as the world beyond blackjack tables and slots. In casinos, excess is everywhere. People expect an array of choices for gambling, entertainment, and, of course, food. That’s why several quick-service operators are investing in the space.
Over the past century, Americans have developed a special craving for certain foods, both at home and in restaurants—items like burgers and fries, sandwiches and fried chicken.
And then there’s pizza. One of the nation’s most beloved meals, pizza is the sum of varied parts: crust, sauce, cheese, meat or other proteins, vegetables, and the baking style. All are important, but the toppings are the real ingredient that gives customers and operators alike room to play around with new flavors.
Anthony Carron and partners’ 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria was awarded with the title of “true Neapolitan pizza” by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana for their Westwood To-Go location.
Chef Anthony Carron and partners’ 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria opened its first Las Vegas location on Friday, April 4, at Boulevard at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino.
“I spent a lot of time as a chef in Las Vegas, and it is a surreal experience to open a restaurant right on the iconic Las Vegas Strip,” says Anthony Carron, creator of 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria. “Residents and visitors alike won’t find a better authentic Neapolitan pizza anywhere in Las Vegas.”
800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria announced that it has raised financing to build its first New York City location and will be opening within the next year. 800 Degrees has identified several sites in Manhattan with an eye towards opening a NoMad flagship restaurant with up to four additional locations to follow across the five boroughs.
All Rick and Elise Wetzel wanted was to have some pizza for lunch.
MGM Resorts International unveils details about the experience it is creating in Las Vegas surrounding the world-class 20,000-seat arena under development in partnership with renowned sports, entertainment, and facilities organization AEG. Plans include new Stripside experiences at New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts and a public park leading to the new state-of-the-art arena. The company also announced details about the team who will bring this new experience to fruition.