Southern hospitality and culture served up with each glass of tea and entrée  

30 November 2020

TUNICA, Miss. – Gold Strike Casino Resort has reimagined fast casual dining with the opening of Sweet Tea – a Southern Eatery. True to its name, the star of the 7,500 square-foot restaurant space is a variety of sweet teas that complement handcrafted grab-and-go sandwiches, always-fresh salads and quality desserts.   

Sweet Tea delivers new meaning to the term with the infusion of fruits into its exceptional cold brewed tea. Teas are slowly steeped for eight hours to draw a succulent blend of sweet and smooth flavors. Flavored teas offered include Georgia Peach, Pacific Raspberry, Sweet Watermelon and Pomegranate Herbal Tea, in addition to traditional Certified Black Sweet Tea and Unsweetened Tea.

“Sweet tea is the quintessential Southern drink. It’s even been called ‘the house wine of the South,’ but it isn’t just a drink – it’s Southern culture and hospitality served in a glass,” said Gold Strike’s Vice President of Hospitality Cray Collins. “By cold brewing, flavors are extracted slowly and do not change as much as they do with hot brewing, which extracts flavors quickly and drives taste and aroma out of the liquid. Tea has a naturally mild flavor that complements many Southern favorites like those offered in our newest eatery.”

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night offerings and around-the-clock milkshakes are served at Sweet Tea. Breakfast at Sweet Tea, offered from 6 a.m. – 11 a.m., features breakfast sandwiches served on a biscuit, bagel, English muffin or croissant and four new breakfast burritos – all served with home fries. Burritos range from simple – the Bacon Breakfast Burrito and the Ham & Cheese Burrito, both containing scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese and bacon or ham – to the more robust Southwestern Burrito with scrambled eggs, chorizo, peppers, green onions, cheddar cheese, salsa and guacamole. The Healthy Burrito is made with egg whites and includes mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomatoes and Swiss cheese. Grab-and-go items such as croissants, banana bread, Danishes, muffins, bagels, cinnamon and sticky buns make for the perfect addition to morning tea or coffee.

Salads, soups, handcrafted sandwiches, traditional and boneless wings, thin crust pizzas and mouth-watering burgers are made with the finest ingredients and are served daily, from 11 a.m. – 6 a.m.

In addition to traditional Chicken Salad, Pulled Pork, Club and Big ‘Ol BLT Sandwiches, Sweet Tea introduces a Mid-South staple, the Hot Chicken Sandwich, served on a sweet bun with hot sauce, coleslaw, American cheese and jalapenos. Jalapeno chips are included on the signature Sweet Tea Crunch, atop turkey, bacon, provolone, avocado, lettuce and tomato. All sandwiches are served on white, whole wheat, Texas toast or ciabatta bread and served with fries or chips.  

For guests with a sweet tooth, Sweet Tea’s delectable milkshakes are served in old-fashioned flavors - vanilla, chocolate or strawberry - topped with whipped cream and a cherry, or from the Sugar Rush line. Sugar Rush shakes feed the inner child, taking the classic milkshake to another level with a sweet symphony of toppings taking the spotlight on the Vanilla Rush, topped with raspberry, rainbow sprinkles and a glazed doughnut; The Brownie covered with fudge, chocolate sprinkles and brownie topping or Strawberry Shortcake with strawberry sauce, sprinkles and a cupcake.

Gold Strike’s decadent desserts, cakes and pastries are a sublime way to finish a meal. Confections ranging from Marshmallow Oreo Bars, Fruit Tarts, Cookies and Cupcakes to Homemade Cannolis and assorted cakes help satisfy a craving at any hour.  

Open 24/7, Sweet Tea is located just off the hotel lobby and adjacent to the main casino entrance. In addition to Sweet Tea, Gold Strike offers several other dining options throughout the resort, including Chicago Steakhouse, BetMGM Book Bar and Grill, Buffet Americana and The Roasted Bean.

For the health and safety of guests and team members, tables are spaced to allow for social distancing and face masks are required. Health and safety protocols at Gold Strike are in accordance with MGM Resorts International’s comprehensive Seven-Point Safety Plan. The plan infuses health and safety into the resort experience and includes masks, training and mandatory temperature checks for team members; physical distancing; handwashing stations and enhanced sanitization; HVAC controls and air quality; incident response protocols and digital innovations.



MGM Resorts International’s Gold Strike Casino Resort is the Mid-South’s premier entertainment destination. A short drive south of Memphis, the 31-story Tunica resort towers over the Mississippi River and offers 1,133 stylish rooms and suites, award-winning dining, exciting nightlife and an integrated gaming experience with a 50,000-square-foot gaming area that includes 1,200 slot machines, 65 table games, and BetMGM Book Bar & Grill, a full-service sports entertainment venue which also houses the Mid-South’s first Topgolf Swing Suite. Best-in-class amenities include a relaxing spa, pool and 800-seat Millennium Theatre, hosting some of the most-recognized names in entertainment. More than 30,000 square feet of convention space is available for corporate events or special occasions. The M life Rewards program offers benefits at 17 participating MGM Resorts destinations including the most recognizable brands such as Bellagio, Mirage, MGM Grand, Borgata and Beau Rivage. For reservations, call 888.245.7529 or visit


CONTACT: Mary Cracchiolo Spain, Gold Strike Casino Resort, 888.576.2746,