HMSHost and Sammy Hagar Open Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill in Vegas AirportJune 4, 2009
BETHESDA, Md.--Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar today celebrated the grand opening of his namesake restaurant, Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill, located at McCarran International Airport’s Terminal 1, C Gates. The new full-service restaurant was created by Sammy Hagar and HMSHost Corporation, a world leader in travel venue dining and shopping. The opening of Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill marks the second airport location of the popular Van Halen front man’s signature restaurant, following last year’s successful debut at Maui’s Kahului Airport. Sammy Hagar will dedicate his profits from this restaurant to local Las Vegas community charities through the Hagar Family Foundation.
“Sammy’s new island-style café is an outstanding addition to our airport concessions program, giving Las Vegas travelers not just another unique restaurant offering but also a chance to support the local community,” said Randall H. Walker, Director, Clark County Department of Aviation. “We are pleased to continue partnering with HMSHost in delivering exceptional travel experiences for our visitors.”
The casual, beach environment and Hagar’s personal flare inspired the atmosphere, ambience and menu offerings at Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill. Lunch and dinner menu selections showcase classic American fare with Sammy’s favorite recipes such as Cabo Wabo Ceviche and Beach Salad.
“Music and dining are two of my great passions. Our menu is the result of recipes and advice I’ve received from some of my favorite friends, the celebrated chefs I’ve met in my travels across America. Guests can enjoy a great meal and know that they are making a difference to local children in need,” said Sammy Hagar.
Signed memorabilia from the artist’s personal collection adorn the walls surrounding the bar. Sammy Hagar, Van Halen, and other rock and surf inspired music provides the backdrop.
“We are very pleased to continue our successful relationship with the Clark County Department of Aviation by delivering this exciting new restaurant to not only make the McCarran International Airport traveler’s day better, but to also support local charities – a double honor,” said Steve Johnson, HMSHost Senior Vice President for Business Development.
Other new HMSHost restaurant brands serving McCarran travelers courtesy of HMSHost include Wendy’s, Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, and Villa Pizza, all located in the food court adjacent to Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill.
HMSHost also opened David Burke’s Burke in the Box and California Pizza Kitchen at McCarran in the fourth quarter of 2008.