Jerry Carnazzo is the B2B outside sales manager for the Omaha Steaks B2B Division, and he recently took some time to converse about the division’s products and programs for the gaming space with Casino Journal Editor Paul Doocey.
Franchise restaurants can provide tribal gaming resorts market differentiation and economic diversity if proper steps are followed
October 1, 2013
As we all know, franchised food and beverage operations are not new the casino resort environment. While not the first, Foxwoods Casino and Mohegan Sun, two of the largest Native American casinos in the world, have utilized and employed franchises for some of their food and beverage operations. These franchises include both full-service and limited-service operations and have introduced such brands as Hard Rock Café, Dunkin Donuts, Einstein Brothers Bagels, Johnny Rockets and Margaritaville to their respective casinos markets.
In the past, the word “casino” might have only triggered visions of slot machines and $6 steak buffets. But today, the term is more likely to reflect high-end games, extravagant shopping and world-class food. In fact, food has become a key selling point for many casinos.