Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar today celebrated the grand opening of his namesake restaurant, Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill, located at Las Vegas McCarran International (LAS) in Terminal 1, C Gates. The full-service restaurant was created by Sammy Hagar and HMSHost Corporation and marks the second airport location for the concept. Last year the concept debuted at Maui’s Kahului Airport. Sammy Hagar will dedicate his profits from the 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,” says Randall Walker, director of the Clark County department of aviation. “We are pleased to continue partnering with HMSHost in delivering exceptional travel experiences for our visitors.”
Signed memorabilia from the artist’s personal collection adorn the walls surrounding the bar. Hagar, Van Halen, and other rock and surf inspired music provides the backdrop.
“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,” notes Hagar.
“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,” says Steve Johnson, senior vice president for business development.
HMSHost also operates a Wendy’s, Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, and Villa Pizza, all located in the LAS food court adjacent to Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill.
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HMSHost Raises Funds for Salt Lake City Charity
HMSHost raised a total of $41,500 for the Children’s Miracle Network during KSL Channel 5’s annual broadcast of the Primary Children’s Telethon. HMSHost has participated in the telethon for more than 15 years and this donation is the largest in the last ten years.
For more than 20 years, HMSHost Corporation has supported the Children’s Miracle Network’s efforts to care for and impact the lives of millions of children. Funds were raised for the Network’s local Primary Children’s Medical Center through traveler donations to canisters placed at more than 25 HMSHost food and beverage locations at Salt Lake City International Airport.
Since the beginning of 2009, HMSHost has raised a total of $338,995 for Children’s Miracle Network through canister contributions in HMSHost concessions at airports in Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Salt Lake City.