With two decades behind it, the Grand Buffet at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario, will discontinue its operations. The decision, according to the casino officials, stems from an unsustainable business model fueled by heightened operating costs and inefficacies in cost management.
Marking the end of an era, the final serving at Fallsview Casino’s Grand Buffet will commence this Saturday before the dining facility completely switches roles. The venue is transitioning into a sports bar and the casino is directing its faithful clientele to this new alternative.
In recent times, escalating food prices compounded by unsuccessful attempts to control costs have made the Grand Buffet an untenable business proposition, as stated by Fallsview Casino. Reflecting the immense pressures felt by the buffet, its entry price catapulted from a $25 per person fee before the crisis, to a staggering $55 currently – exclusive of taxes, gratuities, and alcoholic beverages.
Acknowledging the harsh realities, Fallsview Casino issued a statement clarifying their position, “The compounding factors have forced us into this challenging decision to close the buffet. The unwavering support received over the past 20 years has been gratifying and we extend our heartfelt thanks to our patrons.”
Going forward, buffet regulars will be accommodated at the new Overtime Sports Lounge, which opens its doors this Thursday on the 19th of October. True to its name, the sports lounge offers a relaxed, pub-like vibe with a menu dedicated to pub fare.
Adding to the allure, the lounge will display around 1,500 square feet of HDTV screens and an expansive 80-foot bar that connects seamlessly with the restaurant and gaming floor. This new addition expands the Fallsview’s roster to an impressive 25 eateries on-site.