HMSHost Opens Land-Grant Brewing Company Restaurant at John Glenn Columbus International Airport

COLUMBUS, OH — A beer garden and local sports atmosphere has arrived in Concourse B at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) with global restaurateur HMSHost’s opening of Land-Grant Brewing Company last week. This new restaurant and bar opened on Friday and takes cues from the brewery of the same name in the East Franklinton neighborhood of Columbus.

“Working with John Glenn Columbus International Airport and Land-Grant Brewing Company to open this new bar and restaurant is so exciting because we are giving travelers access to one of the most popular craft breweries in Columbus,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Kent Vanden Oever. “Land- Grant is great for the airport because it represents locally-made beer and home sports teams. It’s a fun atmosphere; it creates a sense of place and shows local pride.”

New and old Land-Grant fans can now enjoy drafts from an eight-beer tap system anchored by Land-Grant’s 1862 Ale Kölsch, Greenskeeper Session I.P.A., Son of a Mudder Brown Ale, and Stiff-Arm I.P.A. Seasonal varieties will rotate in throughout the year. Land-Grant takes pride in being the first Columbus brewery to can beer with its own canning line.


The menu features signature dishes developed by HMSHost chefs such as the Greenskeeper Reuben with kraut flavored by Land-Grant’s Greenskeeper Session I.P.A. and dirty chips with a bbq sauce flavored by Land-Grant Son of a Mudder Brown Ale. A bbq chicken sandwich and a bbq chicken flatbread also use the house-made bbq sauce. Travelers with healthy appetites can opt for the black bean burger, caprese flatbread, chopped salad, or the power wrap – made with a spinach tortilla wrap and a variety of fresh vegetables and red quinoa.

“HMSHost shares our commitment to bringing local flavors into the CMH terminal for passengers to enjoy,” said Elaine Roberts, President & CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. “Land-Grant is already a big hit with Air Canada, American, Frontier and United passengers in Concourse B. We look forward to collaborating with HMSHost on additional restaurants in the near future, including a new full-service Starbucks that will be open 24/7 in the pre-security food court.”

The opening of Land-Grant is the latest update as part of a contract extension awarded to HMSHost by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority. A new Starbucks® in the pre-security area has also opened. Over the next two years, HMSHost will continue opening locations in Concourse C, including a Samuel Adams themed bar called American Craft Tavern, HMSHost’s leading modern sports venue PGA TOUR Grill, and a new Starbucks® store.

To see all of HMSHost’s restaurant locations at John Glenn Columbus International Airport, visit HMSHost’s location finder.

HMSHost Leading the Industry

HMSHost has been recognized by the industry as the top provider of travel dining with awards such as 2016 Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator (for the ninth consecutive year) and Food Operator with the Highest Regard for Customer Service (for the seventh year) by Airport Revenue News. HMSHost has also been recognized by Airports Council International-North America, receiving First Place for Best New Food and Beverage (Full-Service Concept) for 1897 Market at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and First Place for Best Innovative Consumer Experience Concept for its Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

About HMSHost

Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe, including 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.8 billion and employs more than 37,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of around €4.3 billion in 2015, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,200 stores in over 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at and on Twitter at @HMSHost.

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