Hospitality leader to bring next-gen destination to eat, drink and cheer on The Strip

LAS VEGAS (Aug. 10, 2022) – Following a successful launch in Salt Lake City, Carver Road Hospitality is bringing its Flanker food and beverage concept to the Las Vegas Strip with the Summer 2023 debut of Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Located at the entrance to The Shoppes at Mandalay Place just steps from the walkway to Allegiant Stadium, the home of the Las Vegas Raiders, Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar combines Carver Road’s premier dining and drinking offerings in a highly-curated environment.


“As the sports scene in Las Vegas has evolved with professional teams coming to town, sports bar and grill concepts have also evolved,” said Carver Road Hospitality Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Sean Christie. “Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar will strive to become the next generation leader by delivering an approachable premium dining, drinking, and sports viewing experience.”


Flanker’s extensive menu of elevated American fare features scratch burgers, sliders and shareable tacos, among other handheld favorites. A healthy selection of salads and bowls and weekend brunch items round out the offerings. Food items can be paired with an expansive selection of draft and bottled beer. A full beverage program is being created by award-winning mixologist Francesco Lafranconi, Carver Road’s vice president of beverage and hospitality culture.


The “Flanker To Go” walk-up window will serve grab-and-go fare and bevvies for sports fans making their way to and from Allegiant Stadium.


Brought to life by award-winning international design studio DesignAgency, Flanker’s five distinct dining areas include a 102-seat main dining room, 66-seat sports bar and lounge, 56-seat private dining room -- which can be configured as one, two, or three private spaces, 19-seat hidden private karaoke/game day viewing and dining suite, and 24-seat patio. The design includes pops of color, textures, and unique sports memorabilia elements, bringing each guest into an immersive experience that unites with premier AV and sound elements throughout the space.


Carver Road’s debut Flanker concept, Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club, opened to acclaim in Salt Lake City’s downtown cultural district The Gateway in December 2021.


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About Carver Road Hospitality

Carver Road Hospitality is an investor, developer, operator, and marketer of premier hospitality concepts. Founded by award-winning hospitality executive Sean Christie and real estate, media, and marketing executive Nelson Famadas, Carver Road Hospitality opened Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club in Salt Lake City and Carversteak at Resorts World Las Vegas in December 2021. Rosevale Restaurant + Cocktail Room and Starchild rooftop lounge debut at the new CIVILIAN hotel in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood in Fall 2022. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Miami and New York City. For additional company information, visit

About Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Michelob ULTRA Arena, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the 2-million-square-foot convention center combine to make Mandalay Bay a captivating Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is operated by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit, call toll free at (877) 632-7800, or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.