HMSHost, with joint-venture partners GRL Corp. and rock singer Sammy Hagar, has opened Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill at Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL) in Honolulu. Located in HNL’s Ewa Concourse Terminal next to Gate 28, this is the fourth Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill that HMSHost has opened in United States airports.
“What a blast it is to open a new restaurant with our great partner and rock n’ roll legend Sammy Hagar!” said Anthony Alessi, vice president of business development at HMSHost. “Travelers love Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill for its delicious food and fun atmosphere, and people flying in and out of Honolulu can now experience the unique vibe of dining at Sammy’s.”
The menu at Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill in Honolulu features “beachy Tex-Mex,” as well as traditional American cuisine with Hawaiian influences, offering dishes like the Baja Style Beer-Battered Mahi Mahi Tacos, Kalua Pork Sliders, Beach Fish & Chips, and Red Rockin’ Haleakala Wings. The drinks menu features Sammy’s own Cabo Wabo Tequila and Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, which is used in the restaurant’s signature Mint Macadamia Mule.
“There are a lot of positive improvements happening now at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, and the opening of the new Sammy’s Beach Bar & Grill and Makai Plantation are both exciting additions that will enhance the customer experience,” said Ross Higashi, deputy director of the airports division of the Hawaii Department of Transportation. “HMSHost has delivered a fun atmosphere for passengers to enjoy a meal, grab a beverage and relax.”
Sammy Hagar will donate his proceeds from this restaurant through the Hagar Family Foundation to benefit local children’s charity HUGS (Help, Understanding & Group Support).
HMSHost has also expanded access to premium fresh food for Ewa Terminal travelers with a gourmet marketplace called Makai Plantation. Makai Planation gets its name from the Hawaiian term for “towards the sea,” as it is located on the seaward side of the airport, while also paying homage to Hawaii’s history of pineapple and sugar cane cash-crop farms that dominated its 19th– and 20th-century economy. With sit-down, bar and fast-casual dining options available, Makai Plantation offers a range of locally sourced and inspired dishes, including Market Style Ahi Poke, Furikake Crusted Ahi Salad, and Char Siu Chicken Bahn Mi. There are even fresh local specialty rolls, maki and nigiri/sashimi from a made-to-order sushi bar.