Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has opened a new burger joint on the Las Vegas strip.
Flay’s new restaurant, which reportedly came as a surprise to local foodies, is called Bobby’s Burgers. You can find it inside the Forum Food Hall at Caesars Palace, in a space that was previously occupied by Smashburger.
Bobby’s Burgers will serve burgers inspired by Flay’s travels across the country, as well as fries and shakes. According to Eater, some of the more interesting options include the Crunchburger, which is topped with cheese and chips; The Nacho Burger; which is decked out with queso, tomato salsa and pickled jalapeños; and the BBQ Smokehouse Burger, which includes bacon, crispy onion, chipotle barbecue sauce, and American cheese. Bobby’s Burgers will also serve a veggie burger for those that don’t eat meat.
Flay will also soon launch another restaurant in Las Vegas. Amalfi, his first Italian restaurant, is slated to open in Cesar’s Palace in the near future. Its menu will be inspired by his previous visits to Italy’s Amalfi coast.
Las Vegas is currently in the midst of reopening—to the point that MGM Resorts CEO William Hornbuckle feels that the city is coming back to life.
“It’s been great to see Las Vegas come alive again as the vibrant destination that we’ve all come to know and enjoy,” Hornbuckle said on an investor call Wednesday (via Skift). “Our gross bookings in March were one of the best months in the company’s history.”
“Larger groups are expected to return at scale in 2022,” added Hornbuckle. “Our business in 2022 and 2023 is on pace with pre-Covid levels.”