Detroit Central Market offers a fresh approach to fast-casual dining with unique-to-property outlets and Fat Daddy’s Hot Chicken

MGM Grand Detroit announces the opening of its new urban food hall dining concept, Detroit Central Market. The new venue offers distinct dining options, including globally inspired culinary favorites from Mexican street tacos to authentic Asian noodles and a downtown Detroit outpost of Metro Detroit favorite, Fat Daddy’s Hot Chicken.

“These new offerings showcase the talents of our culinary team and allow us to continue to support local businesses to expand into downtown Detroit,” said David Tsai, president of the Midwest Group for MGM Resorts International. “Nothing brings a community together quite like food does, and we are so excited to play our part in Detroit’s exciting food scene. Detroit Central Market is yet another way we’re dedicated to providing guests with new and uniquely Detroit experiences.”

MGM Grand Detroit’s partnership with local entrepreneur, Chef Jay (Jim) Brandon, has brought his popular take on Nashville-style hot chicken to the new concept. “Opening a location in Detroit has been a dream,” said Chef Jay of Fat Daddy’s Hot Chicken & Waffles. “It’s a blessing that MGM Grand Detroit provided this opportunity and we’re thrilled to bring our heat and flavor downtown.” 

The local influence extends into the ingredients used and design of the space. Local suppliers are used throughout the venue, such as home-style tortillas from Hacienda Mexican Foods. Art featured in the space pays homage to the spirit of Detroit with a signature mural at the main entry depicting a young woman’s memories of her journey through Detroit. A mural by local artist Aaron Miller from 248STUDIO also showcases a vintage view of the Detroit River, with additional local pieces scheduled to be installed.

The new food hall, situated in the former Palette Dining Studio, complements other full-service offerings including TAP at MGM Grand Detroit and D.PRIME Steakhouse. It features contactless mobile ordering, where guests can simply scan the QR code on their tables with a mobile device to view menus, make selections and pay directly on their phone. This allows guests to sit back and relax as freshly prepared food is delivered right to their table.

Detroit Central Market features four concepts, with room for expansion:

FAT DADDY’S HOT CHICKEN: Known for its Fat Daddy sandwich, which includes a jumbo boneless chicken thigh on a brioche bun with pickles, comeback sauce and slaw, Fat Daddy’s is excited to feature signature hot fried chicken sandwiches, tenders and entrées. With five different heat levels to choose from, guests’ food will be spiced to their liking with just the right amount of heat, along with the choice of seasoned fries, spicy baked beans, and other mouthwatering sides.

DIABLO’S TACOS: Spice up your day with delicious south-of-the-border fare. Enjoy a variety of authentic Mexican street tacos, quesadillas, rice, beans and freshly made guacamole. No passport required but be sure to bring your appetite.

GRAND WOK NOODLE BAR: Casual in atmosphere and authentic in flavor, Grand Wok features traditional Asian cuisine that stays true to the style of yesterday. From wok-tossed noodles and noodle soups to fresh seafood, bao buns, and pot stickers, every dish is a reminder of just how flavorful life can be.

THE CORNERS DETROIT-STYLE PIZZA: This saucy hotspot serves up Detroit’s legendary square-style pizza reminiscent of the days when pies were uniquely baked in forged-steel pans from local automotive plants. For an array of signature pizzas, soups and salads, The Corners is where you’ll find Italian cooking with homemade Detroit flair.

Detroit Central Market will be open seven days a week for lunch, dinner and weekend late night, operating Sunday to Thursday from noon – midnight, and Friday & Saturday from noon – 2 a.m. Hours may vary by outlet.

Whether visiting on a lunch break, enjoying a date night, or just a fun night out with friends, Detroit Central Market will have something for everyone to safely enjoy.

About MGM Grand Detroit 

MGM Grand Detroit, winner of AAA’s Four Diamond Award, is the city’s first and only downtown hotel, gaming and entertainment destination built from the ground up. The hotel features 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites. The 147,000-square foot casino includes Detroit’s premier poker room, nearly 150 table games, and nearly 2,800 of the hottest slots and video poker machines. Guests enjoy signature restaurants including Detroit’s modern steakhouse & lounge, D.PRIME; the hotel’s own sports pub, TAP at MGM Grand Detroit; an urban food hall, Detroit Central Market; several bars and lounges; Detroit’s premier sports betting destination, BetMGM Sports Lounge; Topgolf Swing Suite; and IMMERSE, the only resort-style spa in Southeast Michigan. More than 30,000 square feet of meeting space hosts everything from large corporate events to intimate black-tie affairs. MGM Grand Detroit is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).??For more information, visit? call toll free at (877) 888-2121.