Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Tao of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

You've got to wonder how much gravy is going home with the owners of a restaurant that grosses over 50 million dollars in one year. It boggles my middle class imagination.

Tao, wow....

Tao Las Vegas - Venetian Hotel - Setting Restaurant Records by Selling the Sizzle - New York Times

4 comments:

The Foodist said...

i just have to laugh at how over the top the place is. Its also funny how they count it the highest grossing restaurant, when it obviously seems more like a night club then anything...

I wonder if they do profit sharing.. i could use a cut of that. lol

Jennie/Tikka said...

For so many years Vegas was dead-set against this kind of thing - because it took you away from gambling. Used to be nothing but a tacky cover band here and there, a buffet, and lots of silent gambling. Now, they've openly embraced all sorts of other ways to get you to spend.

Thanks, but my waspy American guilt has me spending my money in the Indian casinos that are only an hour away from me (as opposed to four for Vegas). At least the Agua Caliente's have a real history museum to fund....

Anonymous said...

Vegas was never againt other ways to make people choose their property to spend money! Why do you think they lose oney on 2 for one buffets? To get people in the casino to drop thier budget after a couple cocktails. Nightclubs bring in thousands of people each night thru the casino. Do the math...

Jennie/Tikka said...

I didn't say they were dead-set against making money - I said they didn't want people to do anything besides gamble.

Name one club or restaurant that was in Vegas in 1987. Half the casinos on The Strip weren't there yet. None of them had amusement parks or upscale restaurants. Only Caesar's had shopping.