Celebrity chef Bobby Flay is going to open his first Ohio restaurant inside Horseshoe Cincinnati when the casino opens March 4. This will be the 14th Bobby's Burger Place. The 3,500 square foot restaurant will be located adjacent to the gaming floor with seating for about 90 people.
Bobby's Burger Place will join Jack Binion's Steak and Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville as premium dining outlets at the $400 million casino.
Flay opened his first BBP on Long Island in 2008. He's also the owner and executive chef of Mesa Grill, Bobby Flay Steak and Bar Americain.
Cincinnati's new casino continues to hire workers as it heads toward a March 4 opening date. Horseshoe Cincinnati is looking to fill more than a hundred positions Tuesday for cocktail servers and restaurant hosts. The casino will employ nearly 1,700 people in various roles. Human resources director Meaghan Ryan said the hiring effort is going well.
When the Horseshoe Casino opens next spring it will likely have an 80-foot tall sign to attract customers.
The full City Council is expected to approve the idea next week. The Budget and Finance Committee Monday approved the sign.
Council Member Chris Seelbach is supportive.
“I think most reasonable people would say that this sign makes sense,” Seelbach said. “I don’t know that you can see it from Over The Rhine because of where it is positioned at the casino site and how low it is.”