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Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana recruits staff for five restaurants

Interested parties invited to apply

Information provided by Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana

GARY, Ind. (December 21, 2020) – Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana announced earlier this week that recruitment is currently underway for restaurant managers, chefs, cooks, bartenders, servers, and cashiers with other positions in security, finance, marketing, guest services, and gaming operations to follow. The new $300 million premier casino and entertainment destination is scheduled to open in Spring of 2021. The property will include five food venues ranging from a high-end luxury steakhouse to a quick-serve coffee shop, and a wide variety of other dining options.

“The construction is moving along, and we are at a point where we are seeking great candidates to join our band,” said Dawn Reynolds-Pettit, Vice President of Human Resources. “We realize this has been a tough year for people in the hospitality industry and we are very happy to help so many of them get back to business. There’s no better way to kick off the New Year than with a new career.”

Five restaurants

The property’s signature food venue, the Hard Rock Cafe, will offer classic American fare, a place where burgers and bands come together and guests can combine a Legendary® Burger with the latest music and authentic music memorabilia. Council Oak Steaks and Seafood is the fine dining option featuring U.S.D.A. prime steaks, fresh seafood, and specialty dishes. YOUYU Noodle Bar focuses on freshly made noodles and savory broths inspired by Asian street food. Fresh Harvest Buffet is the place to embark on a culinary tour of the world. It will offer live action cooking stations, brick oven pizzas, dim sum, delicious desserts, and everything in between. The Constant Grind Coffee Shop is a casual sit down or grab-and-go venue. It is the perfect spot for coffee, espresso, or specialty drinks and features freshly made pastries and sandwiches daily.

How to apply

The Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana career page lists detailed descriptions of the various positions available. Interested applicants should visit, click on the position they are interested in, and fill out the online application. Job seekers should check the website frequently as new positions will continue to be added.

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In addition to the restaurant positions, Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana will also be hiring other positions such as security, finance, guest services, and gaming operations. (Photo © Hard Rock International)

New casino, new jobs

When the new 200,000 square-foot land-based casino opens in the spring, the current Majestic Star Casino employees will move over to the new property. The expansive new Hard Rock Casino facility will create 800 additional jobs. The entertainment complex will have over 1600 slots and 80 table games. There will be a Rock Shop® and a 1,954-seat concert venue. The project is on track to give the area a much-needed economic boost.

The second phase of the project will add a 200-room hotel and a multi-level parking garage. The property is located adjacent to the I-80/94 Burr Street Interchange. Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana will be the only casino with direct freeway access in Northwest Indiana.

More information about Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana can be found on the casino’s website.

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
The Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana will be located adjacent to the I-80/94 Burr Street Interchange. (Graphic © Hard Rock International)


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Hard Rock Casino provides information about the variety of entertainment scheduled on their three stages. The Hard Rock Live venue seats 2,700 and hosts performances from big names in the industry. Free live performances are booked at the Hard Rock Cafe and Council Oak Bar stages on Friday and Saturday nights. Located in Gary, Indiana, Hard Rock Casino is about a six-minute drive from Lansing, Illinois.