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Harrah's officially changes Besh Steakhouse name

Harrah's Casino in New Orleans (Source: FOX 8) Harrah's Casino in New Orleans (Source: FOX 8)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Harrah’s Casino officially changed the name of Besh Steak to BH Steak after the fallout from allegations of sexual harassment in the Besh Restaurant Group.

Celebrity Chef John Besh stepped down in October from BRG amid the accusations.

According to an investigation from NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, the women described a company where several male co-workers and bosses touched female employees without consent, made suggestive comments and in some cases tried to leverage positions of authority for sex.

The restaurant was renamed for Harrah’s founder William “Bill” Fisk Harrah.

“BH Steak is our tribute to Bill and his legendary hospitality, attention to detail, and instinct for luxury. Hearkening back to Nevada’s golden age of gaming, BH Steak pays homage to the legendary flavors and spirit of New Orleans,” says a description on Harrah’s website.

Dan Real, Caesars Entertainment regional president-south and Harrah’s New Orleans general manager released this statement on the opening of BH Steak in Harrah’s Casino:

“We have named our steakhouse, BH Steak in honor of our founder William “Bill” Harrah, who started the Harrah’s brand 80 years ago from a humble bingo parlor in Reno, Nevada. Bill believed in providing guests with unforgettable experiences, including a great meal.  Our team at BH Steak remains under the direction of Chef Paul Robert and General Manager Robert Wailes and has already received great feedback on the changes we’ve made to the menu.  We have some exciting plans for that space in the future and we look forward to being able to share more details about those  plans soon.”

WYES, the PBS affiliate in New Orleans, also said it will cease airing shows featuring Besh.

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