Morristown, NJ (December 4, 2009) – Villa Enterprises Management, one of the
nation’s fastest growing multi-concept restaurant franchisors, today
announced it has taken over operation and management of the entire food
court at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem located in Bethlehem Pennsylvania.
Sands turned over operations of the food court to Villa Enterprises along
with overall management responsibilities for the 5770 square foot space on
November 1, 2009.
“We are pleased Las Vegas Sands Corp. has selected Villa Enterprises to
operate and manage the expansive food court at its Sands Casino Resort
Bethlehem where each of our quick service restaurant concepts will be
located,” said Anthony Scotto, Villa Enterprises CEO. “With more than 4
decades worth of experience in the quick service restaurant environment and
proven operational expertise within high volume, high traffic destinations,
our partnership with Sands Resort Casino Bethlehem is a prudent move for
Beginning in 2010, Villa Enterprises will transition the current restaurant
space within the food court into its own quick service restaurant brands.
Guests of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem will have access to five unique
Villa restaurant concepts; Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen (authentic Italian
cuisine), Green Leaf’s (healthy salad’s and wraps), Banana’s (smoothie
destination), South Philly Steak & Fries and Casa Java (coffee destination).
The Company also noted it will keep open an existing Sushi concept due to
its popularity at the Casino.
To prepare for this change in management, Villa Enterprises staffed each of
the unbranded restaurant concept locations with its own trained employees,
some from corporate, and others hired locally.
The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is located 82 miles from New York, 50
miles from Philadelphia and 12 miles from New Jersey.
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About Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) is the leading international developer of
multi-use integrated resorts. The Las Vegas, Nevada-based company owns and
operates The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino,
and the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. International
properties include The Venetian Macao Resort-Hotel and the Sands Macao in
the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Special Administrative Region of Macao.
The company also owns the Four Seasons Hotel Macao and is constructing two
additional integrated resorts: the Sands Casino Resort BethlehemT in
Eastern, Pennsylvania; and Marina Bay SandsT in Singapore. LVS is also
creating the Cotai StripT, a master-planned development of resort-casino
properties in Macao. At completion, the Cotai Strip will feature
approximately 21,000 rooms from world-renowned hotel brands such as St.
Regis, Sheraton, Shangri-La, Traders, Hilton, Conrad, Fairmont, Raffles,
Holiday Inn and InterContinental.
About Villa Enterprises Management
Villa Enterprises is one of the nation’s fastest growing multi-concept
restaurant franchisors with more than 300 locations in 38 states and 6
countries. Founded in 1964 by Naples, Italy native Michele Scotto as a small
pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater in Manhattan, Villa Enterprises
today is an international organization that offers five unique fast casual
franchise concepts. Additionally, Villa Enterprises owns and operates
several upscale full service restaurants in New York City Metro area.
Villa Enterprises is a multi-faceted food service organization with a
history steeped in the operations and development of quick service, full
service, and quick casual restaurant concepts. Its quick service restaurant
brands, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s, Banana’s, Casa Java and
South Philly Steak & Fries, are located in a multitude of high traffic
locations including malls, airports, outlets, casinos and college campuses,
with its flagship store located in New York’s Times Square. For more
information visit www.villaenterprises.com.