Hershey Lodge to Add to Its Culinary Portfolio

Hershey Lodge to Add to Its Culinary Portfolio with New Restaurant
Fire & Grain Anticipated to Open Mid-May 2017

Hershey Lodge to Add to Its Culinary PortfolioHershey Lodge is excited to announce Fire & Grain contemporary American restaurant, anticipated to open mid-May 2017. Fire & Grain will replace Lebbie Lebkicher’s restaurant, which closed on January 30 for renovations. Located in the main lobby of Hershey Lodge, the restaurant will bring exciting energy to the space and offer complimentary valet parking for guests.

Serving breakfast, dinner and drinks, Fire & Grain will focus on engaging service and innovative comfort food with an open kitchen concept. Various dining areas will include modern bar seating, classic tables and cozy booths, and gathering tables.

“We are thrilled to announce our newest restaurant, Fire & Grain,” said Jason Heath, general manager at Hershey Lodge. “As we celebrate the Lodge’s 50th year, we are proud to continue making additions and improvements to our property and look forward to bringing new energy to the lobby area.”

The contemporary American cuisine at Fire & Grain will be inspired by the open kitchen, which will be used to prepare innovative, re-mastered and familiar comfort foods. The menu will feature signature breakfast favorites, baked pastas, local meat and cheese, flatbreads and more. Small plates and appetizers will promote sharing among groups of guests. The bar will serve an assortment of craft beers and wine, and cocktails will be made with authentic ingredients.

“Our team is eager to open Fire & Grain,” said Kevin O’Brien, food & beverage director at Hershey Lodge. “This new concept gives our culinary experts the opportunity to create a distinctive dining experience. Combined with the imagination of our beverage team, Fire & Grain will be a unique restaurant offering for the Hershey community.”

Additional dining options at Hershey Lodge include Hershey Grill Kitchen + Bar, and The Bears’ Den and The Forebay restaurants. Cocoa Cabana snack bar (located at Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge indoor pool complex), Cocoa Beanery café and room service are also available.

The square footage of Fire & Grain will be 2,800 square feet, and the restaurant’s capacity will be 272 diners. Hershey Lodge is partnering with Shea Design (Minneapolis), Pyramid Construction Services (Lemoyne, Pa.), HB McClure Company (Harrisburg, Pa.), Edwin L. Heim Company (Harrisburg, Pa.) and Singer Equipment Company (Elverson, Pa.) on this project. The estimated cost for the project is $1.7 million.

For additional information and construction progress, follow Hershey Lodge on Facebook, @TheSweetestPlaceOnEarth on Instagram and @HersheyPA on Twitter. Read the latest stories at Stories.HersheyPA.com. For more information about Hershey Lodge, visit HersheyLodge.com. Visit HersheyJobs.com for employment opportunities at Fire & Grain, and throughout Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

About Hershey Lodge: Celebrating 50 years in 2017, Hershey Lodge offers 665 guest rooms – including 16 suites – as well as four full-service restaurants, recreation offerings including Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge, and more. Hershey Lodge is one of the largest convention resorts in Pennsylvania with more than 100,000 square feet of space throughout 35 function rooms. As one of The Official Resorts of Hersheypark, all overnight guests enjoy exclusive VIP benefits. For additional information about Hershey Lodge, visit www.HersheyLodge.com or follow www.Facebook.com/HersheyLodge.

About HE&R: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is a world-class entertainment and hospitality company dedicated to preserving the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. Founded in 1927 by Milton S. Hershey, HE&R and its subsidiaries own and/or operate the Hersheypark Entertainment Complex, Hersheypark Arena & Stadium, ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, Hershey Bears AHL Hockey Club, Giant Center arena, The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge, Hersheypark Camping Resort, The Spa at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Country Club and Hershey Golf Collection, Hershey Nursery, and Hershey Laundry & Dry Cleaning. For additional information about HE&R, visit www.HersheyPA.com.