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Old 05-31-2021, 09:46 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Apparently Stations buffets are not going to open at all. Maybe never.

https://www.ktnv.com/news/las-vegas-...l-never-return

The company's CFO, Stephen Cootey, went on to say, "I’m going to say ex-buffet because obviously, it would be down year-over-year because of the buffet, which I think we can fairly say will never return."


We are/were not big buffet goers but once in a while it was nice if we had a freebee. We were up in Mesquite last weekend for the big car show and stayed at Eureka, which to my surprise was very nice. We had their champagne brunch on Sunday (comped) and it was small, but very good. They served the food from behind the glass guards. The place was sparkling clean and the service was great.
It will be sooner rather than later for casinos to realize again that buffets where perhaps the #1 draw for people. It brought many people through the doors in the hope they will stick around and many did. Sure not a money maker but think of them as commercials. They bring people in and no casino wants an empty appearance.

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Old 05-31-2021, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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It will be sooner rather than later to realize again that buffets where perhaps the #1 draw for people. It brought many people through the doors in the hope they will stick around and many did. Sure not a money maker but think of them as commercials. The bring people in.
I was never a buffet person, I did love the $3.99 steak and eggs
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Old 05-31-2021, 10:58 AM
 
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I think a lot of casino marketing will have to be relearned,
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Old 05-31-2021, 01:11 PM
 
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It will be sooner rather than later for casinos to realize again that buffets where perhaps the #1 draw for people. It brought many people through the doors in the hope they will stick around and many did. Sure not a money maker but think of them as commercials. They bring people in and no casino wants an empty appearance.
Maybe it draws in locals but the bulk of visitors aren't saying "o-boy, the buffet at such and such is why I visit."
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Old 05-31-2021, 01:30 PM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Maybe it draws in locals but the bulk of visitors aren't saying "o-boy, the buffet at such and such is why I visit."
true, I was responding to Station's decision and the delay of other local casinos to open their buffets. If buffets bring in a good amount of people , they will make money.
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Old 05-31-2021, 01:31 PM
 
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Golden Corral is the bottom of the pit. Disgusting junk and worse than cafeteria food



That's why it's fun!
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Old 05-31-2021, 03:51 PM
 
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That's why it's fun!
Ah the old game of "who's going to have intestinal distress tonight??!!"
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Old 05-31-2021, 04:30 PM
 
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I remember my first LV breakfast buffet, back in the 1980s. Can't even remember the name of the place, but I think it was one of the old legendary hotels that has long since been blown down and replaced. The scrambled eggs were in a hotel pan and the damned things were gray looking, not yellow. Must have been some sort of powdered egg product. Yuck.
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Old 06-01-2021, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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The real measure will be how the Stations replace the throughput a buffet generates during busy periods. If GVR turns the buffet space into a high limit lounge, the other food options potentially pick up a few hundred guests an hour at lunch and dinner--I do not believe that can be met without long waits--and that makes people leave. The food court and sit down restaurants, as configured, will not handle the surge periods. The buffet waiting lines were already long during peak hours--now where do those diners go? It will be interesting to see how they account for the loss in throughput and available seats.
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Old 06-02-2021, 01:09 PM
 
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One of the tricks to enjoying buffets is to learn what food is done well (or not) in a buffet, and concentrating on eating the former. And, also, the quality of buffets can very widely.

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I remember my first LV breakfast buffet, back in the 1980s. Can't even remember the name of the place, but I think it was one of the old legendary hotels that has long since been blown down and replaced. The scrambled eggs were in a hotel pan and the damned things were gray looking, not yellow. Must have been some sort of powdered egg product. Yuck.
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