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HMSHost, Lee Wesley Group JV Open Shula’s Bar & Grill At JAX

HMSHost Corp. and joint venture partner Lee Wesley Group have opened a Shula’s Bar & Grill at Jacksonville International (JAX).

“It is always a pleasure to be able to work with Coach Shula and the Shula Family,” said Renee Tedesco, vice president of business development at HMSHost. “We are excited to continue the tradition of excellent food and service for which Shula’s Bar & Grill has become known and loved.”

The new eatery, a concept designed specifically for airports, can be found post-security on Concourse A and is named in honor of NFL Hall of Fame Coach Don Shula. The menu includes sweet chili chicken bites, seared Ahi tuna, a variety of burgers and appetizers, as well as signature cocktails and wines.

“We want to thank HMSHost, Lee Wesley Group and the Shula family for bringing our customers an outstanding place to dine,” says Steve Grossman, CEO and executive director of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. “Coach Shula’s name will bring customers in, but the amazing range and quality of the food that is served will keep them coming back.”

Camille Lee-Johnson, executive vice president of Lee Wesley Group, says the company is “very excited to operate the Shula’s Bar & Grill in a joint venture partnership with HMSHost.

“We are happy to provide travelers with a premium, upscale, modern bar and grill experience at the Jacksonville International Airport,” she continues.

Dave Shula, president of Shula’s Steak House, remarks that this year is the 40th anniversary of the coach’s undefeated season with the Miami Dolphins.

“We are extremely excited to continue to build coach’s legacy with the opening of the new Shula’s Bar & Grill at Jacksonville International Airport,” he says.