Concessionaire HMSHost and partner J.Q. Enterprises have been awarded a five-year contract valued at $14 million to operate two new concessions spaces at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR), Starbucks Coffee and The Grand Strand Bar.
HMSHost’s new MYR locations are expected to begin operations next spring and mark the company’s first entry into delivering food and beverage choices in South Carolina.
“We are thrilled to partner with Myrtle Beach International Airport for the first time and look forward to providing an excellent food and drink experience for travelers flying in and out of the beloved Grand Strand area,” says Bryan Loden, HMSHost vice president of business development. “The upcoming Starbucks and The Grand Strand Bar mark the perfect balance of choice for Myrtle Beach visitors to recharge before their flight, whether they’ve just come from a week at the beach or spent quality time on the links.”
This will be the airport’s first Starbucks store, bringing travelers its signature coffee and beverages, baked goods, sandwiches, and snacks. With The Grand Strand Bar, HMSHost and the Horry County Department of Airports are collaborating on an original concept that will feature a selection of South Carolina brews along with leading national beers, as well as an all-day menu featuring light breakfast items, snacks, and sandwiches,
“Horry County Department of Airports is thrilled to welcome Starbucks and The Grand Strand Bar to its line-up of incredible food and beverage offerings available at the Myrtle Beach International Airport,” says Scott Van Moppes, director of airports for Horry County. “It is our goal to exceed our passengers’ expectations and with the addition of these two new concepts it is our hope that the MYR experience will be more memorable than ever before.”