Looks like Daniel Boulud was true to his word; the restaurateur and chef has announced plans to expand his casual beer and sausage emporium, DBGB Kitchen & Bar, to Las Vegas.
Last year, Boulud chatted with CNBC about the "scalability" of DBGB, saying, "I can scale this up. I don’t know if I’m going to be able to be bought out for $500 million, but we’re going to try, we’re going to try. That’s the only model that will be scalable." A representative later told Eater, "Yes, we do believe [DBGB] is scalable, in terms of menu, ambiance, and certainly the price point."
Vegas' DBGB is slated for an opening in late 2013, a press release says, and will be staking out a spot in The Venetian Las Vegas. According to the press release, the concept seems unchanged. "While keeping the roots of my French bistro cuisine, we fuse rock 'n’ roll, burgers, bangers and beer — not to mention a big bar with an outstanding cocktail and wine program," Boulud said of DBGB. This will be the second branch of DBGB, although Boulud has expanded db Bistro Moderne to Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and Maison Boulud to The Ritz-Carlton in Montreal.