Industry News | December 8, 2009

Multi-Concept Franchisor Set to Take Over Casino Food Court

Villa Enterprises Management, one of the nation’s fastest growing multi-concept restaurant franchisors, announced that it took over operation and management of the entire food court at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Sands turned over operations of the food court to Villa Enterprises along with overall management responsibilities for the 5,770 square-foot space on November 1.

“We are pleased Las Vegas Sands Corp. has selected Villa Enterprises to operate and manage the expansive food court at its Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem where each of our quick-service restaurant concepts will be located,” says Anthony Scotto, Villa Enterprises CEO. “With more than 4 decades worth of experience in the quick-service restaurant environment and proven operational expertise within high-volume, high-traffic destinations, our partnership with Sands Resort Casino Bethlehem is a prudent move for both companies.”

Beginning in 2010, Villa Enterprises will transition the current restaurant space within the food court into its own quick-service restaurant brands. Guests of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem will have access to five Villa restaurant concepts: Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Banana’s, South Philly Steak & Fries, and Casa Java. The company also noted it will keep open an existing sushi concept due to its popularity at the casino.

To prepare for this change in management, Villa Enterprises staffed each of the unbranded restaurant concept locations with its own trained employees, some from corporate, and others hired locally.

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