WILKES-BARRE, PA — With the opening of Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs in 2007, members of the Hartmann Group–experts in Native American tribal casino development–played a key role in introducing third party branded food & beverage and retail concepts to Pocono Downs. The third party dining concepts were combined with the Pocono Downs-managed buffet to achieve the balance between offering national trusted brands that gaming customers seek and maintaining the cost structure that ensured a healthy property EBITDA margin.

Customer research indicated the introduction of such national brands as Rustic Kitchen, Bar Louie, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Johnny Rockets and Brookstone played a critical role in Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs earning more than its fair share of the highly competitive Pocono region slot revenue market.