New NASCAR Drafthouse at St. Louis Lambert International Airport Offers Thrilling Dining Experience for Travelers and Racing Enthusiasts

New NASCAR Drafthouse at St. Louis Lambert International Airport Offers Thrilling Dining Experience for Travelers and Racing Enthusiasts

Travelers and Racing Fans Are Revved Up to Experience New NASCAR Drafthouse Concept — Now Open in Terminal 1

(IN SHORT) HMSHost and NASCAR have launched NASCAR Drafthouse at St. Louis Lambert International Airport’s Terminal 1. This new dining spot combines Southern comfort cuisine with a NASCAR-themed atmosphere, featuring memorabilia and multiple TVs showing races. Managed under an official NASCAR license, the 90-seat restaurant offers a menu catering to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including dishes like biscuits with sausage gravy and fried catfish. The venue also serves a variety of beverages, from draft beers to specialty cocktails. Open daily from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., NASCAR Drafthouse aims to enhance the airport experience for travelers and racing enthusiasts alike.

(PRESS RELEASE) BETHESDA, Maryland, 2024-Jun-18— /Travel PR News/ — HMSHost, in collaboration with NASCAR, has unveiled an exhilarating dining destination at St. Louis Lambert International Airport’s Terminal 1 — NASCAR Drafthouse. This innovative concept by global restaurateur HMSHost, a part of Avolta AG (SIX: AVOL), promises travelers and NASCAR aficionados an immersive pit stop experience.

Located near gate C15, NASCAR Drafthouse features a vibrant atmosphere adorned with racing memorabilia and multiple screens broadcasting NASCAR action. Boasting a 90-seat capacity, the full-service restaurant and bar offers a diverse menu inspired by Southern comfort cuisine, catering to breakfast, lunch, and dinner crowds. The menu includes hearty favorites such as biscuits and sausage gravy, farm-raised fried catfish, chicken fried steak, and a variety of gourmet burgers and sandwiches.

“We’re excited to introduce NASCAR Drafthouse to St. Louis Lambert International Airport,” expressed Bryan Loden, HMSHost’s Vice President of Business Development. “This collaboration merges NASCAR’s dynamic brand with HMSHost’s culinary expertise, delivering an unparalleled dining experience that resonates with travelers and NASCAR fans alike.”

Managed under an official NASCAR license, the restaurant also features a comprehensive beverage selection, from draft beers including Anheuser-Busch products to specialty cocktails like “The Caborita” and “The Checkered Flag,” showcasing Cabo Wabo Tequila. Non-alcoholic options such as Coca-Cola and Monster Energy products are also available.

Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, STL’s Airport Director and CEO, commented, “NASCAR Drafthouse not only enhances our dining offerings but also celebrates St. Louis’ enthusiasm for NASCAR. We’re proud to host this one-of-a-kind establishment that combines exceptional food with a thrilling atmosphere.”

NASCAR Drafthouse operates daily from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., promising travelers an unforgettable culinary pit stop as they journey through St. Louis Lambert International Airport.


The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States and owner of 14 of the nation’s major motorsports entertainment facilities. NASCAR sanctions races in three national series (NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR CRAFTSMAN Truck Series™), four international series (NASCAR Brasil Sprint Race, NASCAR Canada Series, NASCAR Mexico Series, NASCAR Whelen Euro Series), four regional series (ARCA Menards Series, ARCA Menards Series East & West and the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour) and a local grassroots series (NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series). The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. NASCAR also owns Motor Racing Network, Racing Electronics, and ONE DAYTONA. Based in Daytona Beach, Florida, with offices in five cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races annually in 11 countries and more than 30 U.S. states.

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About STL
St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is the primary commercial airport for the St. Louis metro area and parts of eastern Missouri and southern Illinois serving nearly 15.9 million passengers annually. STL is an Enterprise Fund Department of the City of St. Louis. It is wholly supported by airport user charges. No general fund revenues are used for the operation, administration, promotion or maintenance of airport facilities. For more information on St. Louis Lambert International Airport, log onto or follow us on Facebook: @flySTL, Twitter: @flySTL and Instagram: @flySTL.

About HMSHost
HMSHost, part of Avolta AG (SIX: AVOL), is a leader in creating dining for travel venues. The restaurateur operates over 1,000 locations in nearly 80 airports across North America, including proprietary concepts, local, regional, and national brands, and partnerships with award-winning chefs. For decades, HMSHost has curated food and beverage programs that make a traveler’s journey as exciting as the destination.

The industry has repeatedly recognized HMSHost with awards such as Restaurateur with the Highest Regard for Customer Service and Best Brand Restaurateur for Shake Shack by Airport Experience News. In recent years, USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has awarded first place honors to HMSHost’s Three Kings Public House at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) and its Whisky River locations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). ACI-NA, the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, recognized HMSHost with the 2020 Associate Inclusion Champion Award for leadership and achievement in the ongoing inclusion of business and workforce diversity, outreach, and advocacy. Additionally, ACI-NA awarded HMSHost the 2022 Excellence in Airport Concessions Award for the Best Employee Recognition Program. The company also creates original, award-winning events and campaigns including Airport Restaurant Month, Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest, 1,000 Acts of Kindness, JBF@ORD Chef Series, and Eat Well. Travel Further.

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