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2012 Multi-Unit Restaurant Technology Conference
Daniel Spath
Director of Operations Analysis
Station Casinos, Inc.

Daniel Spath is the Director of Operations Analysis for Station Casinos, Inc., which is one of the largest gaming companies in the world. As dining is one of the most important aspects to a gaming operation, Station Casinos owns and operates more than 100 restaurants and bars throughout their organization. These venues range from fast food operations to high end fine dining, and they offer a wide variety of themes and cuisine styles.

Daniel has been with Station Casinos for his entire career. He started, while in college, as a busser in the Pasta Palace Italian restaurant, inside the Boulder Station Hotel and Casino. Throughout the years, Daniel has held positions in Purchasing, Food and Beverage, and Operations.

Most of Daniel’s current focus is on Slot Operations, Marketing, and Labor Analysis. Among other areas like Finance, Table Games, and Bingo, he is also the primary point of contact for many Food and Beverage related issues – from pricing strategies and advertising initiatives, to food cost control and labor standards.

His unique blend of business and technical skills helped Station Casinos implement two different systems of reporting capabilities based on restaurant operations. The first is focused purely on F&B Operations, and is intended for use by F&B managers to improve the profit/service of their outlets. The other is aimed at understanding the F&B impact on the gaming company as a whole – focusing mostly on the gaming value of various guests, and understanding the restaurants’ role in the bigger picture.

Daniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pure Mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

When not spending time with his wife and two young children, Daniel spends his leisure time reading and playing games.