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First Burger Lounge In Nevada Brings Fresh Flavors to ARIA Resort & Casino

Burger Lounge Opens First Location Outside of California on Las Vegas Strip
 
LAS VEGAS (January 28, 2016) – Beloved fast-casual concept Burger Lounge is coming to the Las Vegas culinary community with the debut of its first-ever Nevada location at ARIA Resort & Casino this March. The Southern California burger chain takes the classic burger and elevates it with clean ingredients and flavors that pack a punch.
 
“Burger Lounge is a high quality fast-casual concept that adds a fun culinary experience to our resort's dining portfolio,” said ARIA Vice President of Food and Beverage Josef Wagner. “We appreciate the restaurant’s focus on sustainability and their dedication to creating a stronger food movement through the use of healthy ingredients and produce. We’re proud to introduce the brand to our clientele.”  
 
At the heart of the Burger Lounge brand is the belief a hamburger should not only taste great, but that the guest should feel good about eating it. With that in mind, burgers start with fresh American grass-fed, grass-finished beef, perfectly seared and served on a toasted handmade bun. With the addition of crisp lettuce, tomato, organic aged white cheddar and house-made Thousand Island dressing, the restaurant delivers one seriously good hamburger.
 
But, lest you think it’s all about the taste, the Burger Lounge team has some serious sustainability cred as well. The chain’s core business model - to start with fresh, non-GMO ingredients and to build mutually beneficial relationships with ethical suppliers - has resonated throughout the brand from day one.
 
Burger Lounge Co-Founder J. Dean Loring said, “Establishing meaningful partnerships with sustainable ranchers and farmers has been a part of our model from the beginning. Not only does our food taste better, but creating demand for those suppliers ultimately helps change the American food model for the better.”
 
With roots in La Jolla, California, Burger Lounge has grown into a quirky and beloved West Coast brand, partnering with ranches and farms across the U.S. to source the best quality meats, cheeses and vegetables. The grass-fed beef comes from Grass-Run Farms, a collaboration of family farms that raise cattle without antibiotics, hormones or growth promotants.
 
In addition to grass-fed beef, the burger line-up includes a free-range turkey burger made with fresh basil, a healthy organic quinoa veggie burger and a long line-caught albacore burger. Never frozen, the patties are topped with creamy organic cheese, hand-chopped vegetables and a variety of house-made dressings. The signature Lounge Bun is baked daily and delivered by local bakeries. For the gluten-free guest, fluffy gluten-free buns and a secret menu item known as the Paleo Burger are available upon request.  
 
Burger Lounge will replace The Roasted Bean near ARIA’s Poker Room.
 
BURGER LOUNGE
Burger Lounge is an eco-conscious burger concept dedicated to using fresh produce and healthful ingredients sourced from sustainable environments. Founded in 2007 by J. Dean Loring and Michael Gilligan in La Jolla, California, Burger Lounge is built on the principle of ‘doing a common thing, uncommonly well,’ an ethos that has been translated into each of the seven locations in San Diego and four locations in Los Angeles. From the 100% American grass-fed beef burgers to the organic ketchup to the personalized service that puts every guest first, Burger Lounge is redefining the way diners experience a burger. For more information, visit www.burgerlounge.com. Follow Burger Lounge on Twitter at @Burger_Lounge and “like” them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BurgerLounge.
 
ARIA RESORT & CASINO
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, spectacular amenities, high-end service and premium meeting and convention space. Combined with its unparalleled amenities including luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen.  ARIA and its neighboring properties are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.
 
 
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Media Contacts
Ashley Farkas
MGM Resorts International
afarkas@mgmresorts.com
(702) 692-6730
 
Alexandra Hart
Burger Lounge Restaurants
alexandra@burgerlounge.com
(619) 987-7794

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