KCI Airport Opens Top Of The Crown Grill

Together with the Kansas City International Airport and HMSHost, a world leader in travel dining and shopping, the Kansas City Royals announce the opening of the Top of the Crown Grill at KCI.  Travelers will be able to enjoy a great menu of food and beverage items in the Royals-themed restaurant, which opened in late June.

Located post-security in Terminal B on the second level near Gate 58, the new restaurant is a joint effort between HMSHost and the Royals.  The restaurant pays homage to the rich history of the Royals, who have called Kansas City home since 1969.

HMSHost, KCI and the Royals hosted a grand opening event for media this morning beginning at 11:30 a.m.

“This is a great opportunity for us to welcome travelers to Kansas City and showcase our ballclub and civic pride through this unique Royals-themed restaurant,” said Michael Bucek, Royals Vice President-Marketing & Business Development.  “We are pleased to partner with HMSHost and the Kansas City International Airport on this project.”

Top of the Crown Grill’s menu offers travelers a broad selection of items, from appetizers such as spicy wings and a charcuterie plate, to flatbread pizzas made with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and fresh herbs, to the Baby Romaine Caesar Salad or the Tossed California Cobb.  Travelers will also find a number of hand-crafted signature cocktails, including the All Star Smash, The K and Team Captain. 

“We are looking forward to a very exciting partnership with the Royals with the opening of Top of the Crown Grill at KCI,” said Stephen Douglas, HMSHost Vice President of Business Development.  “We are confident that travelers will love the new restaurant.”

Top of the Crown Grill will appeal to sports fans and families looking for a comfortable place to watch games and enjoy a great meal while travelling.  The surroundings are familiar, with comfortable, inviting seating areas featuring the club’s signature royal blue color scheme and Royals memorabilia.  Flat screen TVs also highlight great moments in franchise history.

For additional information, members of the media may contact the Royals Publicity Department at (816) 921-8000.