Monday, May 9, 2016

Tioga Downs Hosts Interview Days to Find Top Team for New Restaurant

Racino to Hire Approximately 70 People to Staff New "Virgil's Real Barbecue" Location

Nichols, N.Y. - May 9, 2016 - Those looking to join the Tioga Downs team will have a chance to apply for dozens of open positions at the new Virgil's Real Barbecue coming to the entertainment complex. Open interviews will be held for a variety of jobs on Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday, May 31 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Up to 70 people will be needed to fill hourly positions such as servers, bussers, hosts/hostesses, bakers and general culinary staff. Tioga Downs will be conducting interviews throughout both days, and hiring decisions will be made at a later time. Those interested in applying for openings should be available to work beginning in June. The restaurant's official opening date is set for Tuesday, July 19 at 4 pm.

The restaurant and bar will serve authentic Southern-style barbecue for dinner and become an after-hours live music venue on the weekends.

Virgil's Real Barbecue originated in New York City when Artie Cutler decided to open an authentic barbecue restaurant in the heart of Times Square in 1994. A second location serves customers at the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas.  More information on Virgil's Real Barbecue can be found on its website,

As construction continues on a multi-million-dollar expansion to prepare for full gaming once a license is awarded, hundreds of additional positions are being created. Those interested in staying informed about future openings can register online at

Tioga Downs offers live harness racing, video lottery terminals, video poker and electronic table games. A variety of eateries are also part of the current entertainment complex. Jeff Gural owns Tioga Downs in Nichols, N.Y. and Vernon Downs in Vernon, N.Y. Tioga Downs was recently recommended by the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board for a full gaming license. In the last decade, Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs have created more than 700 family-sustaining jobs and donated millions to nonprofit organizations. For more information on Tioga Downs, please visit

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