Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | 9:47 a.m.
After last month’s opening of Guy Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen & Bar at the Quad, the Food Network celebrity’s relationship with Caesars Entertainment is expanding.
Fieri, a best-selling author and Emmy award-winning television host, is launching three new restaurants at Caesars properties in Atlantic City, Baltimore and Laughlin, the gaming company announced in a news release today.
"Guy's restaurants and menus are innovative, fun and his guests enjoy exceptional service combined with an entertaining experience," Tom Jenkin, Caesars Entertainment global president of destination markets, said in a statement.
"Guy's restaurant with us in Las Vegas has received rave reviews, and we're thrilled to extend our partnership with him so that our guests across the country can enjoy his cuisine," Jenkin said.
The new restaurants, which are scheduled to open later this year, will be at Bally's Atlantic City, Horseshoe Baltimore and Harrah's Laughlin. Each concept will be unique and the menu adapted to highlight a regional focus.
"Getting the opportunity to open one restaurant with Caesars was great, but opening three more, in the same year, is amazing," Fieri said in a statement.
Fieri launched his career in 1996 with the opening of Johnny Garlics, his first restaurant based in his hometown of Santa Rosa, Calif.
In 2006, after winning “The Next Food Network Star” competition, Fieri premiered his first show, “Guy's Big Bite,” on Food Network. Today his shows include “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” “Guy's Grocery Games” and “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-off” with Rachel Ray.
A 1990 graduate of UNLV’s hospitality management program, Fieri was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2012 from UNLV for his public service and commitment to the university.