How buffets might make a comeback in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – Don’t put a fork in buffets just yet. Their tourist attraction makes them a safe bet to return. UNLV professor Amanda Belarmino, who teaches strategic management at William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, tells News 3 LV that buffets could swap the jack-of-all-trades for a butler approach to getting groceries with dishes being brought to the table and fewer seats to maintain social distance. Another option is a cafeteria approach that Golden Corral is taking. Instead of letting customers use utensils to put food on plates, employees hand out dishes. [New 3 LV]

FLAMINGO LAS VEGAS – Lamar Moore, the Chicago chef who won the Vegas Chef Prizefight on the Food Network and the head chef job at the resort’s new Bugsy & Meyer’s Steakhouse, says the restaurant’s status is on hold. “The construction still has to be determined because of the virus. The staff has already been hired. Cooks were on the spot. Menus were ready. We’re just waiting for the green light to complete and then we find out the actual opening date, ”he told the Chicago Tribune. [CT]

LAS VEGAS – The city of Las Vegas now has a business prep grant funded with $ 4 million that the city received from CARES Act funds. Businesses with three to 25 full-time employees can apply for a grant of up to $ 4,000 to pay for personal protective equipment, health and safety retrofitting, or other costs reasonably necessary to prepare the business for reopening or expanded reopening. [EaterWire]

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