The famous All American Dave ’s food truck is to close permanently after a decade of servicing hungry poker players at the Rio Casino. Owner and founder Dave Swanson tweeted the news last week, writing that he was holding back the tears while typing out his goodbye message to his loyal customers. Need help �Was just informed that we will not be at Bally’s for the #wsop +we are not allowed to deliver from our offsite location. Over a decade building & just like that it’s over? Hard to imagine the series without us. There’s gotta be a way, right? @wsop #EatBetter #BeBetter — David Swanson (@AllAmericanDave) March 2, 2022 For the last 10 years, Swanson and his truck have sat outside the Rio serving customers with high-quality food that is perfect for the strains of an all-day playing session . Now, it seems, Swanson’s dream is over, yet another victim of the pandemic and also union power , it seems.
Fellow businessman and elite poker player, Phil Galfond , was the first to tweet his sympathies, claiming he fully understands the stresses of running a business in a climate where you are waiting for circumstances to change. Thank you for making the WSOP a better experience for me & so many others.
It’s hard for people (even poker players) to understand how it feels to run a business that’s falling behind, taking on debt, waiting for circumstances to change.
Can’t imagine how the WSOP news felt � — Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) April 14, 2022 There were initial hopes that an off-site solution could be implemented but union rules on The Strip soon put paid to that idea. “I spoke to the executives that I’ve worked with at the Rio for information. As I feared, there was an issue with the union on the strip. We would not be allowed to set up on the property or bring meals in…” Once this news came out there was a slew of social media comments pointing out how the WSOP 2022 was going to be a tough one for those who prefer food to […]
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