Guy Fieri is setting up shop in South Kitchener casino

An artist rendering of the Live! Kitchener Casino and Hotel, due to open on Packer Avenue in early 2021.

The national award-winning chef and TV personality have announced two new venues that will be featured on Live! The Casino & Hotel Kitchener will open its doors early next year.

The South Kitchener gaming and entertainment destination on 10th Street and Packer Avenue will be a hub for Fieris Taco and Burger Joints, which will operate separately within the casino.

Fieri, who hosts the Food Network television show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” is no stranger to South Kitchener after having the sidecar bar and grille in South Kitchener, the taproom in South Kitchener, the Percy Street Barbecue who have favourited Jamaican Jerk Hut and Hardena Waroeng visited Surabaya, Woodrow’s Sandwich Shop and Stogie Joe’s Tavern during the show’s current 13-year run. Fieri will now have two locations of its own in South Kitchener to go to with its 70+ restaurants worldwide.

It’s also not his first establishment in the Kitchener area, having opened his Guy Fieri Kitchener Kitchen and Bar in Chester at Harrah’s Kitchener Casino in 2016.

“Kitchener people know their food and I’m happy to be part of the scene with my taco and burger joints,” said Fieri. “Kitchener has always been a big stop on the way to Flavortown!”

Both of Fieri’s restaurants will serve as key venues on the casino’s 10th Street Market, joining local favorites Lorenzo and Sons Pizza, Sang Kee Noodle Bar & Kitchen, and Termini Brothers Bakery, announced as the first three restaurant tenants last month. More restaurants and facilities will be announced in the coming months, according to the Cordish Gaming Group.

Fieri is the first big name to arrive in the Kitchener area with no deep roots.

“Guy is a world class restaurateur and brings an exciting level of energy to everything he does,” said Joe Billhimer, executive vice president of Cordish Gaming Group. “Right from the start, our focus was on creating a world-class travel destination with a wide range of offers for our guests. We have taken great care to put together a tenant mix that brings out a variety of local, regional and national brands. We look forward to welcoming guests to these first-class dining concepts in the coming months. “

Fieri’s taco menu includes homemade tacos, salsas and guacamole, refreshing margaritas, a selection of Mexican beers and some classic Guy cocktails, among other things. In the Burger Joint, Guy brings his delicious burgers with the world-famous donkey sauce, SMC (Super Melty Cheese), spiced French fries and hand-spun shakes.

Both restaurants are currently hiring and seeking applicants for a variety of positions, from entry level to management opportunities. The vacancies can be found at www.livecasinohotelkitchener.com/careers.

More information about Live! Casino & Hotel Kitchener, visit www.livecasinohotelkitchener.com.

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