As renovations continue at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge, the first of three new restaurants is getting closer to becoming a delicious reality. Swinomish guests will soon be greeted with the delectable aromas of sizzling burgers cooking on the grill. Fatburger is the first of three new restaurants to near its opening date, anticipated to be in December. The opening of a second yet-to-be- announced Asian casual dining option will occur around the same time, and the highly anticipated Carver’s Café will follow soon after.
“Given Swinomish Casino & Lodge’s popularity in the region, bringing a Fatburger location to our newly renovated food court is the ideal fit for Swinomish guests and Fatburger, making it a win-win for all,” said Dallas Widmark, Lodge General Manager at Swinomish. “Fatburger, long known for their big juicy burgers, will provide the perfect meal for guests craving a taste sensation that only a delicious Fatburger can satisfy,“ he continued.
Andy Wiederhorn, CEO of Fatburger parent company, FAT Brands, also chimed in, and said, “All of us at Fatburger are beyond excited to be part of such a significant milestone in the Casino’s renovation. We are confident that our burgers, shakes and fries will be popular from day one with Swinomish guests.”
The three restaurants were selected based on Swinomish guest surveys that clearly showed hamburgers and Asian food were the two most popular requests. Fatburger has a strong international and North American presence and has seen success in both traditional and Native American casino properties.
Joining Fatburger in the Casino’s new food court will be Carver’s Café. Known for serving traditional American comfort food, Carver’s Café will offer a convenient place to eat, while showcasing traditional carvings and artwork that celebrate the Swinomish People’s rich culture. These three new outlets will accompany the Swinomish Sports Bar & Grill, the Moka Joe Coffee stand, and 13Moons Steak & Seafood, which are already in operation.
Constructing and opening these restaurants is a small step in a long-planned remodel project that’s currently underway at Swinomish Casino & Lodge. Other renovations include a redesigned and updated gaming floor.