Berryhill Baja Grill, the Houston-based fast-casual franchise, will open its 15th location in Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Lake Charles, La., currently under construction. This is the first restaurant partnership to be announced for the casino resort, which is set to open in the third quarter of 2014.

Berryhill Baja Grill will offer its unique experience for customers with fresh, delicious food and a friendly environment in a fast-casual setting, according to a company press release.

“Expansion has always been a priority and vision for Berryhill Baja Grill and Ameristar Lake Charles presented us a rare opportunity at the right time,” said Jeff Anon, Berryhill CEO. “The Ameristar concept allows us to venture into a new geographical and retail location and Ameristar’s expertise and tradition provides a strong foundation for success.”

Ameristar Lake Charles will be the company’s ninth casino property; the 30,000 square-foot state-of-the-art casino will feature 1,600 slot machines, 60 table games, 700 room luxury hotel with 70 suites an 18-hole golf course and tennis club. Other highlights include outdoor resort, luxurious spa, fitness center and retail amenities.

“The Ameristar culinary team is passionate about creating delectable dishes using the freshest ingredients,” said Gordon R. Kanofsky, Ameristar’s CEO. “The culinary team at Berryhill shares the same passion and their signature fresh Mexican cuisine will be the perfect complement to Ameristar’s exciting range of dining options.”