National Restaurant Chains Willing to Gamble on Vegas

Courtney WalshWest Coast Editor

While Vegas is known for its many five star dining options and large presence of celebrity chefs, recently it is national quick serve and fast casual restaurant chains that have begun flocking to Vegas. Previously wary of the city, chains such as White Castle and Shake Shack have recently opened their doors on the Strip, attracting locals and visitors alike.

So why the change? Found and CEO of Detroit-based Black Monk Consulting Ryan Mathews explains "The population is fixed and transient, made up of service workers seeking fast, convenient, inexpensive meals; heavy gamers who may be down on their luck; tourists looking for a familiar touch of home, especially for the kids; and conventioneers who need to eat but may not be interested in fighting the food lines in the casinos,” Mathews said. “It’s amazing it took them this long to see the potential."

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