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Honda Classic expanding food options at this year's tournament

Posted at 7:23 PM, Feb 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-26 19:23:52-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — This week more than 200,000 people are expected to flock to PGA National Resort for the annual Honda Classic Golf Tournament.

When you hear 'Honda Classic' the first thing that probably comes to mind is golf, but this year food will also be on the minds of many at the tournament as organizers are expanding their hospitality efforts.

From champagne and lobster to soda and chips this year organizers at the Honda Classic say they have something for everyone.

"It's trying to get beyond the golf demo," Andrew George said.

George is the Tournament Director. For ten years he's watched this event transform.

This year the Legends Club will be even bigger. It's an upscale experience overlooking the 18th green. But just steps away you'll find food trucks with tacos or even a champagne lounge.

"They come out they have great time they walk away and they may not even like golf but they say hey, I had a good time at the Honda Classic," George said.

However, the bigger food selection is not cause for concern down the street at Rocco's Tacos. There you will find the manager, Gino Zwirecki preparing for an increase in business.

"Plenty of tacos and plenty of margaritas," he said.

Zwirecki says even though the Honda Classic has added more food options he's still expecting a good sized crowd.

"We still have a ton of reservations in for it. So we aren't seeing too much of a decline in business over here for it," he said.