ATL Skypointe Food and Beverage

HMSHost will shortly open a new pre-security bar called Leinie Lodge at Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR). The bar will be adjacent to Starbucks in the airport’s Grand Hall and is expected to open in May.

Leinie Lodge will predominantly feature Leinenkugel’s wide range of German-inspired beers, both on tap and by the bottle. To complement the beer offerings, travelers can enjoy a selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads and an assortment of snacks to perfectly match their beverage of choice.

“Our passengers were craving more options for food and beverage pre-security, and this new offering will accomplish just that,” says Jim Gill, president and CEO of GRR. “We are excited to have a new addition to our restaurant scene, especially in an area where so many West Michigan meeters and greeters welcome in family, friends and business clientele.”

Bryan Loden, vice president of business development for HMSHost, says the company is excited to bring the new concept to GRR. “We, along with our partner Steve Jenkins, are thankful to continue our partnership with [GRR] to offer both travelers and those awaiting arriving passengers a place to relax and enjoy a cold drink and snacks,” he says.