A new Las Vegas restaurant group hopes to bring more Las Vegas restaurants to the United States
The National Restaurant Association (NRA) is looking to get more restaurants to Las Vegas, with a new group hoping to become a key player in that effort.
The group has formed a task force, which includes two Las Vegas-based groups that are both part of the NRA.
The first group, the Las Vegas Regional Chamber of Commerce, wants to open five restaurants in the state by 2025.
The second group, Las Vegas Restaurants, wants six restaurants to open by 2025, and wants to increase that number to nine by 2023.
The groups are part of a coalition that wants to make Las Vegas more attractive to businesses from overseas.
“We think there’s going to be a significant uptick in restaurant activity from the U.S. and international markets,” said NRA Executive Vice President John W. Whitehead.
The NRA has been trying to expand the business and employment opportunities of Las Vegas for years, and has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in lobbying and advertising in the city.
But it’s unclear how much of the city’s new culinary scene will be affected by the task force.
“I think we’re going to have to wait for our city’s leadership to come up with a plan,” said Whitehead, who is also the executive director of the Las Angeles-based Las Vegas Economic Development Corp. He said that the task group would work with the city to figure out how to address the needs of restaurants.
The city has also recently begun opening new restaurants.
Whiteheads group wants to create a regional group of more than 30 local restaurants that would compete with the regional chains.
The Las Vegas region is home to more than 3,000 restaurants, and the taskforce wants to bring those restaurants into the country, but not necessarily to the Las, Vegas area.
That could require the opening of new restaurants outside the region, according to Whiteheads task force members.
“At the end of the day, we’re trying to take advantage of the opportunities that exist for restaurants to grow in the United Kingdom, and we’re not going to let that happen in Las Vegas,” Whiteheads said.
“That’s going do us in.
We want to make sure that Las Vegas is a place that’s attractive for businesses from across the country.”
The task force has not yet announced any plans to open new restaurants in Las, and is still considering how to make that happen.
White said he expects the task forces goals will change once the task is in place.
“As soon as we have an understanding of how to accomplish our goals, then we can begin to implement those changes,” he said.
White’s group hopes the task will begin in the next few months, but said they haven’t received any commitments yet.
“What we do know is that there is a very real need in the region to attract new businesses and new workers, and that’s why we have a number of new groups working to support those goals,” Whitehead said.