Station Casinos 24-hour cafes changing names, menus


Station Casinos is shaking up its 24-hour eating operations. The Grand Cafe areas in Red Rock and Green Valley Ranch resorts can be transformed to Lucky Penny Cafes, efficient Wednesday. The remaining Grand Cafes, at Boulder Station, Sunset Station and Santa Fe Station, are also set for a reputation change, turning into Brass Fork Cafes someday in April.

There received’t be any redecorating or redesign, nonetheless. According to Joseph Kudrak, director of culinary operations for Station Casinos, modifications can be restricted to “the food, the quality and the creativity.” He says the swap is meant to “refresh and improve the quality of the products that we’re offering.”

The Lucky Penny model could also be acquainted to Palms prospects because it was developed at that still-shuttered resort. Kudrak says the company had “really great success” with the Lucky Penny there and “wanted to bring that creativity and some of that food style up here to Red Rock and Green Valley Ranch.”

So what is going to the change imply for the menus?

“We wanted to make sure we kept the dishes that we were known for, with our classics and our cafe classics,” Kudrak says, however these acquainted dishes will characteristic higher-end elements corresponding to “a greater-quality prime rib, better-quality eggs, those kind of things.” They are also including new objects together with “some brunch style stuff, some Southwestern flavors” and “some health-conscious dishes, whether it’s a garbanzo cake Benedict or an egg white enchilada dish.”

While the official changeover at Red Rock and Green Valley Ranch takes place Wednesday, marked by the substitute of the indicators on the eating places, the culinary modifications can be gradual, with the entire new menu obtainable beginning Feb. 24.

“We’ve had this extensive five- or six-week training program at the cafes, where we’re teaching the team 10 dishes a week, testing them daily, and then rolling them out every week on Wednesday to make sure the team is dialed in and comfortable with them.”

Brass Fork additionally ought to be a well-recognized identify to some Station prospects. The company first rolled out the idea at Palace Station in early 2019.

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