The future of the famous buffets in Las Vegas

by: Madison Kimbro, Carolyn Williams

Posted: Feb 26, 2021 / 6:43 PM PST
Updated: March 3, 2021 / 3:38 PM PST

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Las Vegas is known for so many things, and while we’ve seen live entertainment fade into the background, another important aspect of the Vegas lifestyle has too: buffets. However, game historian David Schwartz doesn’t see them go away forever.

“I think if it’s safe it will come back in some form. It’s hard to say when that will be, but I think because there is such a connection with Vegas and Buffets someone is going to want to keep it alive, “Schwartz said.

Some hotels have moved away from buffet service, including Wynn and Circus Circus, which have a food court.

“The reopening of the circus buffet will be evaluated and will open when it is safe to resume operations in accordance with state regulations and CDC guidelines,” said Shana Gerety, senior vice president of operations at Circus Circus.

Tourist Dawn Cagle hopes Vegas can keep her buffets, but it sure does.

“I recently went to one that I’m coming from in Houston and they set it up where they had the plexiglass and the servers behind it so you can still stand in line as often as you like,” she communicated. “It kept its hands free. I like this idea very much. ”

Over at South Point Casino they continued their garden buffet but made some adjustments.

“Buffets of the past where people just went up and snatched utensils themselves are no longer the case here,” said Michael Kennedy, director of groceries at South Point. “We now have committed employees who serve you behind our buffet line.”

“We get calls every day to make sure our buffet is still open and we are grateful that this is as we safely do,” he added.

South Point Casino will be expanding its breakfast buffet opening hours in March. They are currently open daily for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

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