LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (July 26, 2017) – Rock & Brews, the energized restaurant and entertainment brand co-founded by rock icons Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS,
prevailed over international competition at the 2017 Airport Food and Beverage(FAB) conference in Toronto recently, winning “Bar of the Year” award.
The first airport location for Rock & Brews was introduced at Terminal 5 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in 2013 by Crews, a leader in introducing dynamic restaurant and retail concepts at airports. The winning Rock & Brews is Crews’ second Rock & Brews located at Terminal 1 at LAX. The popular restaurant, which opened in 2016 and generated $11 million in revenue during its first year of operation, offers travelers quality American comfort food at affordable prices, and a full bar that offers broad selection of international and craft beers in an
atmosphere that pays tribute to classic rock and roll.
“We are continually looking for brands that will excite and serve travelers at
airports, and Rock & Brews has exceeded our wildest expectation,” said Robert Crews, president and CEO of Crews. “We are honored that Rock & Brews in the Southwest Terminal at LAX was recognized as having the best bar, beating out more than 200 entrants worldwide.”
In their sixth year, The FAB awards annually recognize the best and most innovative concepts in travel-related food & beverage. The event is organized by The Moodie Davitt Report and The Foodie Report.
“Congratulations to Crews and Rock & Brews for the well-deserved honor of Airport Bar of the Year,” said Robert Van Snik, Senior Vice President of Westfield, LAX Terminal 1 operators. “Crews is a great partner and a true pioneer in the industry, inspiring participation from unique, emerging brands and local businesses. Great partnerships like this enhance and transform the travel experience and wonderfully demonstrate that we can do so much more when we work together.”
In 1972 when Robert Crews, founder of Crews of California, brought innovation and sophistication to the demanding airport market, he forever elevated the way airports accommodate a traveling public on the go. The Benjamin Company, former parent company to Crews of California, became America’s first nationally recognized airport bookstore chain that operated in 25 U.S. airports. Today, Crews has evolved into a food and beverage as well as an innovative retail company with 33 businesses in four major U.S. airports. For more information, please visit www.crews1972.com.
About Rock & Brews
Rock & Brews is a one-of-a-kind, rock-inspired restaurant and entertainment concept designed to engage people of all ages with quality comfort food and local favorites, a broad selection of craft and international beers, and an energized environment that is reminiscent of being at a family-friendly music event. Founded by KISS front men Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, along with restauranteur/hotelier Michael Zislis and concert industry veterans Dave and Dell Furano, the first Rock & Brews opened in Los Angeles in 2012. Today, the brand has neighborhood, airport, arena and casino restaurant locations, and recently announced plans to develop the first Rock & Brews Casino Resort in partnership with Kaw Gaming, Inc. Restaurant industry veteran Mike “Sully” Sullivan serves as President and CEO. Each location boasts a “Great Wall of Rock,” iconic rock art, concert trusses and lighting and multiple flat screens sharing some of the greatest rock concert moments of all time. Most offer a play area for kids and many are dog friendly. For more information, please visit www.rockandbrews.com.