San Francisco Giants Clubhouse Lands at SFO
The San Francisco Giants and Tastes on the Fly today officially opened the first San Francisco Giants restaurant outside of AT&T Park in Terminal 3 at San Francisico International Airport. San Francisco Giants Clubhouse brings the Giants experience to United Airlines travelers with a unique ballpark-inspired menu, a wrap-around digital wall and Giants memorabilia.
“We are excited to have a Giants presence at SFO,” said Laurence M. Baer, Giants President and Chief Executive Officer. “It’s a great opportunity for us to connect Giants baseball with the thousands of people who travel through the airport each day and what better way to enjoy baseball than with other fans sharing good food and drinks.”
Original Google-chef and chef-owner of Calafia Cafe & Market at Go Go in Palo Alto, Charlie Ayers created a menu inspired by the ground-breaking food program at AT&T Park. The sustainable, locally-sourced menu features Papas Con Ajo (Garlic Fries), Dungeness Crab Cake Sliders and Lou Seal’s Favorite Tacos and includes a variety of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan choices. The restaurant also offers a full bar.
“For inspiration, I combined the uniquely diverse culinary culture we embrace here in the San Francisco Bay Area with my love for baseball, beer and hot dogs,” said Chef Ayers.
To replicate the AT&T Park experience, the restaurant features a wrap-around digital wall that showcases Giants games, sports, news, movies and other interactive entertainment. A rotating exhibit of Giants memorabilia highlights the team’s strong relationship with San Francisco and the community.
All baseball fans will appreciate the architectural nuances of All-Star player numbers branded onto baseball bat wood tables, leather softened settees that feel like well-worn baseball gloves, and the Giants beloved black jerseys worn by the restaurant’s staff.
Led by Principal-in-Charge Christian von Eckartsberg, AIA, BCV Architecture + Interiors designed all visual aspects of the San Francisco Giants Clubhouse. BCV’s striking, highly-crafted architecture and interior environment envelops guests in both live-action sports content and the warm textures and tones of this storied Major League franchise.
San Francisco Giants Clubhouse is operated by award-winning airport restaurateur, Tastes on the Fly. At San Francisco International Airport, they also operate Napa Farms Market, Lark Creek Grill, Klein’s Deli, Samovar Tea Lounge and Yankee Pier. They have 13 other restaurant brands in Boston Logan International Airport, Denver International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport.
“SFO has always been a leader in elevating the travelers’ food and beverage experience in airports,” said Tastes on the Fly CEO Michael Levine. “We are honored that one of baseball’s most historic teams, our San Francisco Giants, have entrusted us to replicate their brand to our airport guests.”
About San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop flights to more than 44 international cities on 41 international carriers. The Bay Area’s largest airport connects non-stop with 79 cities in the U.S. on 15 domestic airlines. SFO is proud to offer upgraded free Wi-Fi with no advertising. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation and more, visit www.flysfo.com.
About San Francisco Giants
One of the oldest teams in Major League Baseball, the 136-year old franchise moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958. 2018 marks the Giants 60th year in San Francisco and will be celebrated with events throughout the season to commemorate this diamond anniversary. After playing a total of 42 years in Seals Stadium and Candlestick Park, the team moved to the privately constructed AT&T Park in 2000. The organization is widely recognized for its innovative business practices and baseball excellence. In 2010, the franchise was named the Sports Organization of the Year by Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal and in 2010 was named Organization of the Year by Baseball America. Since opening its gates, AT&T Park has become internationally-renowned as a premier venue in the world of both sports and entertainment. On the diamond, more than 56 million spectators have witnessed a number of magical moments, including three World Series Championships (2010, 2012 & 2014), the raising of four National League Pennants and seven playoff appearances.
About Tastes on the Fly
In 1999, four San Francisco Bay Area restaurant entrepreneurs created a company intended to revolutionize airport dining. Today, they operate a robust group of dynamic concepts delivering indelible experiences in both fine-dining and quick-service settings. Tastes on the Fly operates 17 brands in 22 locations in four major airports: SFO, DEN, JFK and BOS, including the award-winning Napa Farms Market. They remain hyper-focused on creating unique hospitality experiences built on sound operations, diversity, service and value. As a result, they are regularly included in national “Best of Airport Dining” press lists and have won every major airport concession award including ARN, Moodie International FAB Awards and ACI’s Greisbach Award. www.tastesonthefly.com