County Executive Brian Hughes helps Casino manager Mary Macaroni ring up an orderFull size photo

County Executive Brian Hughes helps Casino manager Mary Macaroni ring up an order

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TRENTON, N.J. -Shortly before noon today, Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes officially welcomed the new Casino Tony Goes restaurant to Mercer County's Joyce McDade Administration Building. A staple of New Jersey culture for many years, Casino has pioneered many local food traditions including the classic "Casino Dog" topped with a mixture of sautéed onions, peppers, potatoes, and mustard.

Hughes met with Mary Macaroni and her daughter Maryanne Scott, the managers of Casino's Joyce McDade location, and congratulated them on a successful opening week.

"We're thrilled to make Casino part of the Mercer County family," said the County Executive. "This is a wonderful resource not only for County employees, but also for anyone who comes to our Administration Building on business. The food tastes fantastic and the service is exceptionally friendly."

Casino now operates every weekday in the building's fourth-floor cafeteria, serving a variety of fresh fare for breakfast, lunch, and snacks.  Between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm, employees and visitors can visit Casino for a quick cup of coffee, a crisp salad, a hot lunch, or of course one of the restaurant's signature hot dogs.  Since its opening last Monday, Casino has enjoyed substantial popularity, with the line for a morning omelette or midday panini snaking back towards the lounge windows.

The County Executive was scarcely alone in expressing enthusiasm for Casino's culinary offerings. As she sipped the soup of the day, MCIA employee Joanne Maruska told Hughes, "The food has been really good.  I've tried a hot dog and the salads."