mcallister3200
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May 22nd, 2021 at 6:36:33 AM permalink
Stations CEO and CFO stated in earnings call that buffet would not be returning. Boo. I thought Stations buffets were some of the better food values in town.
Keeneone
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May 22nd, 2021 at 9:02:05 AM permalink
Stations buffets were always busy in the properties I visited over the years. Some were good and some were ok. Overall they offered good value for local players. I would guess this may be a short term calculation. There is a lot of floorspace (sqft) dedicated to the buffets, I wonder what will become of the unused dinning areas...

https://www.ktnv.com/news/las-vegas-locals-employees-disappointed-station-casinos-buffets-will-never-return
speedycrap
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May 22nd, 2021 at 11:31:32 AM permalink
Excellent value if you have a member card. Also, dont forget to have a soft ice cream cone to go when you are done. Though no playing while enjoying ice cream.
AlanMendelson
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May 22nd, 2021 at 11:49:54 AM permalink
I'd like to know what they're going to do with the space. The Red Rock buffet area is huge.
TDVegas
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May 22nd, 2021 at 12:07:25 PM permalink
I enjoyed the Red Rock breakfast buffet maybe once or twice a month. That was the only buffet for me as I’m not a buffet person. French toast, bacon, coffee, juice...out the door.

IMO, stations is making a mistake as they are intent on losing the “niceties” to focus on gaming, gaming, gaming. That’s not a “we love locals” type of plan if you ask me.

Typical though...corporate bean counters take over. The Red Rock buffet will become more slots.
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Stations CEO and CFO stated in earnings call that buffet would not be returning. Boo. I thought Stations buffets were some of the better food values in town.


No respect for customers. On the last conference call Frank Fertitta referred to station customers as “fish”....as in “we will focus where the fish are.” Terrible way to couch it and shows little respect to how the old man ran the operation starting in 1976.
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TDVegas
May 22nd, 2021 at 12:16:39 PM permalink
Quote: TDVegas

IMO, stations is making a mistake as they are intent on losing the “niceties” to focus on gaming, gaming, gaming. That’s not a “we love locals” type of plan if you ask me.

AGREED, and I'm not even a local.
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DRich
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May 26th, 2021 at 7:32:23 AM permalink
Although I don't go to buffets, it has probably been 10 years since I ate at one, I still think they will realize their mistake and we will see buffets again at Stations casinos in a few years.
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JohnnyQ
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May 26th, 2021 at 7:57:09 AM permalink
Sidenote: It seems like the STRIP buffets will HAVE to re-open to be able to feed all the tourists once capacity is back up to or close to normal.
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Gialmere
May 30th, 2021 at 6:58:19 PM permalink
Among the top three worst casino news I've ever received. From a business perspective, it is the right decision; hopefully others will be different and make the wrong decision.
Gialmere
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May 30th, 2021 at 7:14:50 PM permalink
Interesting. From a business perspective, the "Should we have a buffet?" debate is in many ways similar to the "Should we allow smoking?" debate.

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