Airport renews contract with HMSHost
HMSHost, the world’s largest provider of food and beverage services for travelers, will bring the PGA Tour Grill to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport as part of a 10-year contract extension with the airport to provide food and beverage options through 2032.
The company also will add local microbrew Service Brewing Co. to its airport offerings in the form of Service Brewing Taphouse.
The PGA Tour Grill, developed by HMSHost in conjunction with the PGA tour, focuses on offering a healthy menu fit for active lifestyles.
“Given that the Savannah and Hilton Head areas are considered top golf destinations in North America, it’s fitting to bring the PGA Tour Grill to the thousands of visitors and locals flying in and out of the airport,” said Stephen Douglas of HMSHost.
Airport executive director Greg Kelly agreed.
“These new upgrades and options could not have come at a better time considering the growth in traffic we are experiencing,” Kelly said. “We’re especially pleased that we were able to include Service Brewing Taphouse from the local, veteran-owned-and-operated craft brewery, as one of our major objectives was to have local participation.”
Other new offerings will include a bar kiosk for beer and wine located between gates and a new, expanded pre-security Starbucks. The changes are expected to be implemented this year and into 2017.
State restaurant leader to speak
Georgia Restaurant Association chief executive officer Karen Bremer will highlight local restaurants’ economic and social impact at the Savannah Downtown Business Association breakfast on Aug. 10.
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at Soho South Café, 12 W. Liberty St. Event registration deadline is Aug, 5 at www.savannahdba.com and cost for SDBA members is $25, $35 for non-members and $10 for elected officials. Daniel Reed Hospitality is the event sponsor.
The GRA serves as the unified voice for more than 17,000 food service and drinking places in Georgia that provide approximately 439,000 jobs with total sales exceeding $18 billion. Bremer was a founding member of the GRA and past president of the organization’s board. She has worked more than 35 years in the hospitality industry and her previous experience includes being the former owner of Dailey’s and City Grill restaurants and as a top executive with the Peasant Restaurant Group, starting out as a manager and ultimately being named its president. Bremer was named as one of Georgia Trend Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Georgians of the Year” for 2016.
Lunch & Learn focuses on caregivers
Tonya Hillis from Hospice Savannah will present information on the Edel Caregiver Institute at the next Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn. The program begins at noon, Aug. 10, at the chamber office, 2591 U.S. 17, Suite 100.
The Edel Caregiver Institute is designed to help take care of people who are taking care of others by providing hands on training, educational classes and resource information to caregivers.
The program is free to RHBC Chamber members and $15 for non-members. Advance reservations are required by Aug. 5. Lunch is on your own; the chamber provides drinks. Seating is limited. Reserve your space by calling 912-756-3444 or email info@RHBCchamber.org.