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Michael Jordan’s Steak House Makes Leap to S. Korea

Restaurant’s first international locale planned for Mohegan mega-development in Incheon




PHOTOGRAPHY:  Courtesy of Michael Jordan Steak House

The first overseas Michael Jordan Steak House will open later year at the Mohegan Inspire Entertainment Resort in South Korea. The eatery, designed by Kesson (Seoul), is a partnership between Mohegan (Uncasville, Conn.) and Cornerstone Restaurant Group (Chicago).

In addition to the Jordan-themed steakhouse, the Inspire complex in Incheon will feature a Cornerstone MJ23 Sports Bar & Grill, as well as two new concepts by the company: Hi-Fi Chicken & Beer, and Brasserie 1783.

“We’ve always had plans to make our concepts international,” said Cornerstone’s President Joshua Zadikoff. “What better way to make a global impression than to bring Michael Jordan’s Steak House and three other concepts to the premier new entertainment destination in Asia.”

Ray Pineault, President & CEO of Mohegan, noted that Michael Jordan’s Steak House and the MJ23 Sports Bar & Grill “are two of our most popular restaurants at our flagship property, Mohegan Sun, in Connecticut, and to bring these two concepts to South Korea, along with brand-new concepts as well, is very exciting.” (There are also two Michael Jordan’s Steak Houses in Chicago, where the famed basketball player spent his NBA career, and one in the Ilani Resort Casino and Resort in Ridgefield, Wash.)

Slated to open in the fourth quarter of this year, the Inspire resort will include 1275 hotel rooms, a 15,000-seat multipurpose arena, a foreigner-only casino, convention facilities, retail, an indoor waterpark and an outdoor themed attraction.

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