LAS VEGAS, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Restaurateur, Chef, Author and TV host Guy Fieri expects to open his first Las Vegas restaurant in late 2013 at the entrance of The Quad Resort & Casino. Located in the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip, the 7,000 sq. foot restaurant will be a new restaurant concept from Fieri developed as part of The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment's $500 million dining, retail and entertainment development next to The Quad that is expected to open this December.
"This is a true homecoming for me," said Guy Fieri, a University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) alumnus having graduated in 1990 with a bachelor's degree in hospitality management. "I remember the beginning of the food revolution in Las Vegas, in the early 90's as a college student, and now I am finally opening my very own restaurant right in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. I am stoked."
Fieri's restaurant featuring a large outdoor patio and dining area will become one of the Las Vegas Strip's main culinary attractions, adjacent to the popular Carnaval Court and The Quad's main entrance. The Quad is undergoing a noticeable transformation that will bring several improvements to the resort, including an enhanced casino floor and exterior renovations. Fieri's restaurant is also a part of The LINQ, which will serve as home to the world's tallest observation wheel, the 550-foot Las Vegas High Roller.
"Food is a very important piece of the redevelopment of the center Strip and The Quad Resort & Casino," said Rick Mazer, Regional President of Caesars Entertainment Corp. "Guy's energy is infectious, combined with his culinary talents and strong TV presence, guests are sure to be entertained."
"I'm looking forward to guests, tourists and locals, experiencing my high-energy yet comfortable dining experience fit for all ages and fans of great food and great entertainment," said Fieri.
*Name of the restaurant to be released at a later date.*
Guy Fieri, chef, restaurateur, author and host of Food Network's top-rated show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, began his love affair with food at the age of ten, selling soft pretzels from a three-wheeled bicycle cart he built with his father called "The Awesome Pretzel." By selling pretzels and washing dishes, Guy earned enough money in six years to study abroad as an exchange student in Chantilly, France. There he gained a profound appreciation for international cuisine and the lifestyle associated with it. In 1996, Guy launched his culinary career with the opening of Johnny Garlics, his first restaurant based in his hometown of Santa Rosa, CA with business partner Steve Gruber. Since the opening of the first Johnny Garlics, Guy has gone on to create a culinary empire as a popular TV host, chef of six acclaimed restaurants and New York Times Best Selling cookbook author. In 2006, Guy Fieri premiered his first show, Guy's Big Bite on Food Network. Today, this "Culinary Rock Star" also hosts top-rated show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and guest judges on Next Food Network Star. Guy also collaborates with Rachael Ray in the star studded competition series, Rachael Vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-off, which premiered January 1, 2012 on Food Network. Guy attended University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management. Fieri, most recently, was awarded an honorary doctorate from ULNV for his public service and commitment to the university. Additionally, Fieri has filmed several episodes of his Food Network's top-rated show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in Las Vegas throughout the show's 17 seasons.
The Quad Resort & Casino
Centrally located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Quad Resort & Casino is famous for its comfortable atmosphere and friendly customer service. The resort offers 2,640 rooms and suites, nearly 75,000 square-feet of casino space offering world-class gaming and 40,000 square-feet of meeting and banquet space. Celebrity impersonating "Dealertainers" bring high energy to the casino floor as they sing, dance and deal, while top-notch entertainers Jeff Civillico and Frank Marino's "Divas Las Vegas" dazzle audiences in the Showroom at The Quad. A must-see attraction includes The Auto Collections, the world's largest classic car showroom with more than $200 million of inventory on display and for sale. For more information, visit www.thequadlv.com. Find The Quad on Facebook – www.facebook.com/QuadVegas.
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