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Mandalay Bay's Monster-Sized Food Court Plywood

Mandalay Bay Food Court
Mandalay Bay Food Court
Photo: Bradley Martin

For such a captive audience, conventioneers visiting Mandalay Bay have been remarkably ill-served by quick grab-and-go options at the resort. But that will soon change, now Frank Bonanno, king of the Las Vegas food courts, is on the case.

The quickie restauranteur is overseeing a complete makeover of the space furthest from the casino floor and next to the Shark Reef Aquarium attraction. The last major reshuffle under his watch was the Bally's Las Vegas food court revamp in June.

At Mandalay Bay, the 7,500-square-foot set up will accommodate 498 patrons with a declared construction budget of $453,720. An enormous wall of plywood hides all activity and while the walls are covered in advertising, no hints are given of the joints included in the switcheroos. Bonanno's Fifth Avenue Restaurant Group operates a string of local franchises such as Häagen-Dazs, Nathan's Famous, Sbarro, Subway and Johnny Rockets. Way back in October 2012 Eater Vegas reported this project had been given the green light.
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Mandalay Bay Food Court

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV