September 15, 2017 Published in Business

#HTTR: Burgundy & Gold Club Opens At Dulles International Airport

Celebrating the Burgundy & Gold Club (Courtesy Photo)

Huddle up hungry travelers – football season is here and the new Washington Redskins Burgundy & Gold Club is serving up good times and game day-inspired cuisine at Washington Dulles International Airport’s Concourse B.

The exclusive new full-service restaurant and bar by global restaurateur HMSHost offers travelers a chef-driven menu and a festive atmosphere celebrating the team’s 85-year storied history in the National Football League. A grand opening was celebrated today with Washington Redskins personalities, along with HMSHost, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Morgan Group Ventures, and MarketPlace Development representatives.

“The Burgundy & Gold Club is the perfect stop for traveling fans and HMSHost is thrilled to spotlight Washingtonians’ hometown team along with great food and drinks to travelers from around the world,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Bryan Loden. “HMSHost is honored to build a winning team with the Washington Redskins, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Morgan Group Ventures, and MarketPlace Development to offer travelers this unique dining experience right inside the concourse.”

From helmets and cleats to bobbleheads, replica Lombardi trophies, and autographed jerseys from the team's greatest players, memorabilia and photos from the five-time World Champions are on full-display throughout the restaurant. A large video wall showcases the team’s history and illuminated transparent mesh images hang from the ceiling and feature the team’s legendary players inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Terry Bateman, Washington Redskins CMO, said: “We are thrilled to be working alongside of MWAA with our partner HMSHost to bring the Washington Redskins Burgundy and Gold Club to one of the great airports of this region, Dulles Airport. There is no better way to celebrate our 85th season than by creating a place to experience Redskins football 365 days a year. Hail to the Redskins!”

Traveling fans are never far from the gridiron action with large televisions throughout the restaurant. Guests can enjoy the games while relaxing with a drink from a broad selection of local beers, wine, and crafty cocktails such as the aptly named Team Captain and The Ginger Snapback.

“The Washington Redskins, one of the best known NFL brands in the world, now has a themed restaurant at Dulles International that will connect passengers to this long-standing football dynasty,” said Jerome L. Davis, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. “The collaboration between the Airports Authority, Marketplace and HMSHost brought the Burgundy and Gold Club to fruition, providing a sense of place, local flavor and a fun experience for passengers traveling through the airport.”

On the menu line-up, travelers will find an array of all-day crowd pleasing dining options. The restaurant features appetizers that are a nod to game-day favorites like the Old Bay Grilled Chicken Wings, the Kaplan & Zubin Fried Pickles, and Corndog Puppies.

Enjoy other favorites such as the Maryland Crab Cake Salad and The Hoggs Pit BBQ. The chef-driven menu features local suppliers whenever possible, including Logan’s Chicken Sausage from Washington area Logan Sausage Company, as well as a slew of local breweries and wineries.

“We are happy to bring such an iconic institution as the Washington Redskins into the airports, continuing our mission of providing travelers with a local experience from the very beginning to the very end of their trip,” said Paul McGinn, President of MarketPlace Development. “The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, HMSHost and Morgan Group Ventures have been excellent partners in prioritizing local flavors in the airports' concessions program that represent the Washington D.C. region.”

Making it to early morning practice – err – flights is a delight with a selection of breakfast favorites to kick off the day, ready for victory. For ultimate convenience, there is a dedicated grab-and-go area perfect for travelers to pick up a last minute drink or snack on the way to their flight.

Travelers can shop at the adjacent retail store for official team merchandise and souvenirs that will keep their team spirit going all the way to their gate and beyond.

The Burgundy & Gold Club joins the winning line-up of other exciting HMSHost dining locations at Washington Dulles International Airport including District ChopHouse, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Starbucks®, and The Chef's Table by Wolfgang Puck. A full list of HMSHost locations at Washington Dulles International Airport is available on the HMSHost location finder map.

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