$118 Million Means a 'Nacho Hippo' for Myrtle Beach Airport
The airport down in Myrtle Beach is going through a little bit of a terminal renovation and expansion, and we’re excited to learn that they’re already focusing on some new airport dining options. It won't just be national favorites and brand names either, as they’ve called on some local restaurateurs and businesses to bring unique options to travelers heading to and from town.
Bubba's Fish Shack and Nacho Hippo—great names—are just two of the new restaurants that have local outposts in addition to their new home at the airport. Expect plenty of BBQ this and that, as well as fried seafood, burgers, and sandwiches from Bubba’s. Over at Nacho Hippo there should be lots of frozen tequila beverages, but the plan is to also put an international spin on the traditional tacos and nachos. Sounds like a great airport watering hole if you ask us.
Boardwalk Café will also join the airport restaurant scene, as it replaces the previous tenant in a pre-security section of the airport. It’ll be a full featured restaurant—with complete bar—so don’t expect the usual pre-checkpoint coffee shop filled with expired transfat baked goods. Completing the restaurant landscape at the airport will be the addition of Dunkin' Donuts and Steak n' Shake, so if you need something quickly while on the go they’ve got you covered there too.
The construction crews are still quite busy doing their thing, as workers try to spend $118 million planned for the terminal expansion. When it’s all done early next year travelers will enjoy around six new gates, plenty of parking, and a new baggage screening system—in addition to Nacho Hippo of course.
[Photo of what's to come: MYR]