The first White Castle restaurant on the West Coast is confirmed for Las Vegas and as Eater Vegas first revealed back in May, the Casino Royale resort is the lucky landlord.
The northern corner of the officially named Best Western Plus Casino Royale is currently a construction site, rapidly building a 26,500-square-foot, two-story, $9 million addition that will house a new Walgreen's pharmacy on the ground floor and the return of the nation's most popular Denny's restaurant.
New permit applications filed by the casino seek permission for a raft of new signs to be added to the building, including nine walls signs, one on the roof, two that will be animated with flashing lights and one for "a future White Castle restaurant."
Notoriously tight-lipped and privately owned, White Castle had no reaction to Eater Vegas' initial reveal of their Vegas plans, despite the veracity of the inside tip.
It is still unclear if the famed sliders will be served up inside the Casino Royale itself or part of the Walgreen's and Denny's structure that won't feature direct access into the casino. Part of the initial plans called for "open" shell areas within this new building to allow for further expansions.
The current loss of this incredibly popular Denny's location, shuttered since January, is such a hit on revenue it needed to be explained in the Denny's Corporation 2014 Second Quarter Summary. A reported 746,000 Vegas customers generated almost $3 million in revenue in 2013 at this one spot.
The new Denny's will be on the second floor and feature a balcony with views of the volcano attraction across the street at the Mirage.
Casino Royale is hoping for the new addition to be finished by the end of the year and Denny's begins their hiring process next month. No further permit applications reference impending work on a burger joint, suggesting "a future White Castle restaurant" might take a while longer.
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