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sbe takes over three restaurants in Las Vegas

11 February 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Leading global lifestyle hospitality company sbe and Disruptive Restaurant Group, a division of sbe, announced that they have taken over the management of three of their current sbe-owned culinary venues from Hakkasan Group. Effective immediately, sbe now manages KUMI Japanese Restaurant and Bar, RED SQUARE Restaurant & Vodka Lounge, and CITIZENS Kitchen and Bar, all located at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. This exciting expansion further reinforces sbe's strong relationship with MGM Resorts International, which already includes Mandalay Bay's management of the iconic Delano Las Vegas.

With the addition of the restaurants to the Disruptive Restaurant Group portfolio, sbe further pursues its strategy to expand its offering in the lifestyle hospitality segment worldwide in top travel and culinary destinations, with a focus on unique dining concepts and elevated culinary experience for its guests.

"We are proud to expand our long-term relationship with MGM Resorts by bringing in-house the management of these sbe-owned important culinary experiences at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino property in Las Vegas. We appreciate the continued support of Chuck Bowling President & COO of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino for an ongoing trust in sbe," said Sam Nazarian, Founder & CEO of sbe.

Mandalay Bay President & COO Chuck Bowling said, "sbe delivers fun, entertaining dining experiences through delicious cuisine, incredible dining room energy and world-class service. We look forward to a great ongoing partnership as sbe embraces its new role at our Mandalay Bay venues."

As an innovator and leader in hospitality, sbe, helmed by Nazarian, is expanding its culinary and dining management portfolio in Las Vegas which includes HYDE Lounge at T-Mobile Arena, HYDE Bellagio and SLS Las Vegas, inclusive of sbe culinary brands Cleo, Katsuya, Umami Burger and Bazaar by Jose Andres.

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino restaurants managed by sbe
KUMI Japanese Restaurant and Bar by Chef Akira Back has received extraordinary support and welcome since their opening. The restaurant features a modern Japanese menu with a Korean-American twist. Guests are welcomed by an extraordinary ambience of raw natural woods, hammered steel accents and touches of red lacquer to compliment the dining experience. Kumi is the principal culinary destination for Japanese cuisine in Las Vegas. Kumi's menu features Chef Akira Back's signature Korean-American twist on traditional Japanese dishes. Constantly inspired by his childhood and global travels, menu items include a variety of shared plates such as Whitefish Carpaccio with hirame, dried shallot, Nanbanzu and Rock Shrimp Tempura with Siracha ranch, micro celery. Traditional Japanese entrees are complemented by Chef Akira's creative specialty rolls, which include the Seoul Garden with baby spinach, carrots, grilled shiitake, Pop Rockin' with spicy tuna, crab, salmon, avocado and pop rocks, and the 007 Octopussy with crab salad, spicy octopus and crispy potatoes. (Hours of Operation: LOUNGE Sunday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday – Saturday: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. DINNER Sunday – Thursday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Friday & Saturday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.)

RED SQUARE Restaurant & Vodka Lounge at Mandalay Bay launched in 1999 as one of Vegas's premiere dinner, cocktail and nightlife destinations. The exquisite menu – featuring easy-to-share plates such as Steak Tartare, Chicken Kiev with Bacon Brussels Sprouts and an impressive caviar selection – takes contemporary American favorites and infuses them with exciting Russian influences. With an incomparable vodka selection, as well as an intriguing list of signature cocktails and vodka infusions, Red Square creates the perfect nighttime dining destination on the Las Vegas Strip. Escalating the guest experience, Red Square allows diners to peek behind the "Iron Curtain" with its iconic Vodka Vault. This private cellar, reaching temperatures as low as 5 degrees, accommodates 6 to 8 people comfortably and welcomes guests with luxurious hats and fur coats. (Hours of Operation: LOUNGE 4 p.m – 11 p.m. DINING ROOM Sunday – Thursday 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. HAPPY HOUR 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.)

CITIZENS Kitchen and Bar continues to revolutionize the dining scene with a crafted menu featuring American comfort food available 24/7 for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a fully stocked grab-and-go counter and juice bar. Offering everything from continental breakfast to soup & salad options, hearty build-your-own sandwiches and signature entrees, the casual eatery has a dish to satisfy any guest's craving. Signature dishes include: Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with guacamole, slaw and chipotle mayo; Toasted Reuben with turkey or corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Thousand Island Dressing; Brick Chicken, a half chicken with loaded mashed potatoes and broccoli; and Spicy Gumbo with Andouille sausage, shrimp, and Alaskan Crab Leg. Completing the meal, Citizens also offers a mélange of side dishes including Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes; Mac & Cheese with bacon, white cheddar, and scallions and Steamed Veggies.

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