Headed into the Mountain View Plaza, already home to District One Kitchen & Bar and Chada Thai, new concept Chubby Cattle restaurant and bar is hiring for all positions and explaining to future employees they will be working in a "conveyor restaurant." Little Lamb Las Vegas is behind the venture, taking over the former HK Star space.
Popular on the West Coast, the Japanese invention known as kaiten, dates back to 1958. Chefs place their daily creations on a revolving conveyor belt, which travels around the room and in front of customers who simply pick up the plate that takes their fancy. Similar to to dim sum, dishes are priced on a sliding scale, often by color coding the plates.
A local conveyor belt gimmick would need to be approved by the Southern Nevada Health District, making Chubby Cattle the first Las Vegas kaiten kitchen. No timetable for their arrival has been announced and paperwork suggests it may possibly debut under the Little Lamb moniker.