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21-September-2017 | SSP News Release

SSP America to Bring a Ft. Worth Taste of Place to DFW

(United States, September 21, 2017, 11:00 am EST): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) a contract to develop an airside Flying Saucer Draught Emporium ...


30-August-2017 | SSP News Release

SSP America Awarded New Food & Beverage Contract at EWR

(United States, August 30th 2017): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded a contract by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Westfield to develop and operate two grab & go concepts and one ...


9-August-2017 | SSP News Release

SSP America to Bring Two Renowned Breweries to PDX

(United States, August 9, 2017, 4:00 pm EST): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has today been awarded by the Port of Portland Commission two new contracts to bring renowned local craft brewers, Deschutes Brewery and ...


12-July-2017 | SSP News Release

Hard Rock Café at IAH Celebrates “Smashing” Opening

HOUSTON —  With a bang — or, more accurately, a “smash” — the Houston Airport System, Hard Rock International and SSP America celebrated the official grand opening of the new location for the Hard Rock Café restaurant and shop in Terminal B at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on ...


21-April-2017 | SSP News Release

SSP America Opens Marche C at Tampa International Airport

(United States, April 21, 2017, 9:00 AM EST):  SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, announced today the opening of Marche C at Tampa International Airport, which is part of a larger 10-year contract to operate 14 units ...


3-March-2017 | SSP News Release

SSP America Celebrates Opening of Locally Focused Eatery at TPA

(United States, March 3, 2016, 4:00 PM EST):  SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, held an grand opening event today announced today the opening a 7,700 square-foot marché at Tampa International Airport comprised of ...


18-January-2017 | SSP News Release

DCRA Announces Opening of New Restaurants & Expansion of Local Shops

Madison, WI – Dane County Regional Airport announced the opening of their new Vinoteca Wine & Tapas bar and the debut of Mad Town Gastropub on January 17, 2017. The airport also unveiled the expansion of Metcalfe’s Local to Go and Ancora Artisan Coffee & Tea. Along with the development ...


18-January-2017 | SSP News Release

SSP America Opens Local Favorite Valentine Coffee at MKE

(United States, January 18, 2017): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, announced today the opening of Valentine Coffee at Milwaukee County’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE).Valentine Coffee ...


15-December-2016 | SSP News Release

JFK Terminal 4 Welcomes Five Borough Food Hall

Queens, New York – December 15, 2016 – In an effort to continue creating an extraordinary dining experience, a first-of-its-kind food truck eatery was unveiled today at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4.  Developed and managed by SSP America, the exclusive food and ...


16-November-2016 | SSP News Release

SSP America Promotes Anthony F. Montepare to Chief Procurement Officer

(United States, November 16, 2016) SSP America a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has promoted Anthony “Tony” F. Montepare to Chief Procurement Officer.Through Tony’s leadership, and in just two short years, he has built ...


9-November-2016 | SSP News Release

SSP America Opens Acclaimed Local Restaurants Republic and LoLo at MSP

(United States, November 9, 2016): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, announced today the opening of Republic and LoLo American Kitchen & Craft Bar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Republic ...


31-August-2016 | SSP News Release

SSP America Brings World-class Dining to IAH With Tony’s Wine Cellar

(United States, August 31, 2016): SSP America a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, announced today the opening of Tony’s Wine Cellar & Bistro at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport’s Terminal ...


24-August-2016 | SSP News Release

SSP America Opens Hard Rock Cafe at Tampa International Airport

(United States, August 24, 2016, 4:00 PM EST):  SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, announced today the opening of Hard Rock Cafe at Tampa International Airport. The first Hard Rock Cafe to open in a North American ...


9-August-2016 | SSP News Release

SSP America Names Heather Barry VP of Strategic Partnerships

(United States, August 9, 2016) SSP America a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has appointed Heather Barry as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships.In her new role, Heather will be responsible for SSP America’s ...


7-June-2016 | SSP News Release

SSP America Granted New 10-Year Lease at Dane County Regional Airport

(United States, June 7, 2016): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded a new ten-year lease on its food & beverage contract at Dane County Regional Airport (MSN).  The contract will run through to ...


21-April-2016 | SSP News Release

SSP America Announces Details on New Leases at San Francisco International Airport

(United States, April 21, 2016): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded two new contracts by the San Francisco Airport Commission to develop and operate one casual sit-down restaurant and one quick ...


29-March-2016 | SSP News Release

SSP America to Bring Famed Local Delicatessen Kenny & Zuke’s to PDX

(United States, March 29th, 2016): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded a 10 year contract by the Port of Portland Commission to develop and operate Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen & Market at ...


7-March-2016 | SSP News Release

SSP America Awarded Two Food & Beverage Packages at MSP

(United States, 7th March 2015): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded two food and beverage packages by the Metropolitan Airports Commission.  The packages will see SSP America develop and operate ...


3-March-2016 | SSP News Release

SSP America Welcomes Union Street Gastropub to SFO

(United States, March 3, 2016): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, announced today the opening of Union Street Gastropub, its new 3,000 square foot bar and dining concept designed specifically for San Francisco ...


2-March-2016 | SSP News Release

Restaurant Refresh at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – March 2, 2016 –Winnipeg Airports Authority and SSP America are pleased to announce the completion of a new line up of restaurants beyond passenger screening at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. On the domestic and international side, new restaurants include ...


1-March-2016 | SSP News Release

SSP America Welcomes Chef Fabio Viviani’s Osteria to LAX

(United States, March 1, 2016): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, announced today the opening of Chef Fabio Viviani’s Osteria at Los Angles International Airport’s Terminal 6.  Renowned across the United ...


19-February-2016 | SSP News Release

SSP Canada Brings Wahlburgers to Toronto Pearson

(United States, February 19, 2016): SSP Canada, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is proud to announce the opening of Wahlburgers at Toronto Pearson International Airport, bringing the fame and success of owners Mark, Donnie ...


17-December-2015 | SSP News Release

SSP America Adds Industry Leader to Development Team

(United States, December 17, 2015): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has appointed Robert “Bob” Stanton as Vice President Business of Development. In his role, Bob will bring over 30 years of worldwide, retail ...


19-October-2015 | SSP News Release

SSP America Appoints Pamela Raskin VP Marketing & Brand Innovation

(United States, October 19, 2015): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has appointed Pamela Raskin as Vice President Marketing and Brand Innovations. Raskin will be responsible for development of proprietary ...


5-October-2015 | SSP News Release

Les Cappetta Elected Vice Chairman to the ACI-NA WBP Board

(United States, October 5, 2015): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is pleased to announce that its chairman, Les Cappetta has been elected to serve as vice chairman of the Airports Council International North ...


21-September-2015 | SSP News Release

SSP America partners with SAN to launch The Good Traveler Program

(United States, September 21, 2015): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has partnered with San Diego International Airport to launch the The Good Traveler program. The initiative will allow passengers to fly ...


18-June-2015 | SSP News Release

SSP America Announces Details on $298 Mil. Contract at Tampa Airport

(United States, June 18, 2015): SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded a 10-year, $298 million contract by the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority to develop and operate 14 units occupying over ...


3-June-2015 | SSP News Release

SSP America Awarded $70 mil. Contract at Orlando International Airport

Portfolio of award-winning brands and substantial capital investment help to elevate passenger experience (United States, June 3, 2015) SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded a seven-year $70 million ...


27-May-2015 | SSP News Release

Robert Maluso Appointed as Executive Chef, Vice President of Culinary

SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has appointed Robert Maluso as Executive Chef and Vice President of Culinary. Joining the company May 11, 2015, Maluso will be responsible for driving culinary innovation and ...


22-April-2015 | SSP News Release

SSP Canada Awarded Contract at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport

SSP Canada, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded a contract at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). The contract has an initial seven-year term with a three-year option. Over the full ...


10-April-2015 | SSP News Release

SSP America Awarded $316 Million Contract at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport

SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded a 10-year, $316 million contract by the Houston Airport System to develop and operate 14 units over 19,200 square feet at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental ...


15-March-2015 | Industry News

Moodie Report Covers JFK Terminal 4 and SSP America

The prestigious Moodie Report takes and expansive look at the extraordinary transformation of JFK's Terminal 4 and focuses in on SSP America as the exclusive food and beverage concessionaire ...


13-March-2015 | SSP News Release

SSP America Wins Three Top Honors at ARN Awards Gala

  SSP America won three prestigious industry accolades at the annual ARN Awards Gala held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego last night. The company took home Best New Food & Beverage Concept and Best Chef-Driven, Local or Regional Concept for Shake Shack at John F. Kennedy ...


12-March-2015 | SSP News Release

SSP America/SAN Celebrate Opening of Prado at the Airport

(United States, March 12, 2015) SSP America, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations throughout North America, and San Diego International Airport (SAN) celebrated the grand opening today of the Cohn Restaurant Group’s, The Prado at the Airport, based on the ...


5-March-2015 | SSP News Release

SSP America Adds Industry Veteran to Development Team

(United States, March 5, 2015) SSP America, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations throughout North America, has appointed Paul Loupakos as vice president of business development. Paul will be responsible for identifying and cultivating emerging growth ...


16-January-2015 | SSP News Release

SSP America Names New Procurement Head

(United States, January 16, 2015) SSP America, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations throughout North America, has appointed Anthony “Tony” F. Montepare as senior vice president of procurement. In his role, Tony will lead SSP America’s procurement team ...


24-November-2014 | SSP News Release

SSP America Appoints Award-Winning Architect

(United States, November 19, 2014) SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has appointed Paul Heflin as vice president of design and construction for North America. Heflin will be responsible for the design and construction of all proprietary ...


5-November-2014 | SSP News Release

SSP America Appoints Pat Banducci Chief Operating Officer

SSP America, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations throughout North America, has appointed industry leader Pat Banducci chief operating officer.   Banducci will be responsible for all operational aspects of SSP America’s restaurants throughout the United ...


27-October-2014 | SSP News Release

SSP America Accepts Apple Pay at Key Airport Locations

SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, announces that it now accepts Apple Pay at its QSR locations at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and will ...


29-September-2014 | SSP News Release

SSP America Appoints Human Resources Executive

SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, announces Adriana Cooper has joined SSP America as vice president of human resources. As a member of SSP America’s executive team Adriana will oversee the Human Resources organization for North America. In ...


23-September-2014 | SSP in the News

Conde Nast Best Airport Food Article

Conde Nast asked its network of trusted travelers with very discriminating palates (Daniel Boulud, Jamie Bissonnette, and Dominique Ansel among them) what restaurants and bars they’ve discovered on the way to the gate. Four SSP America and one SSP restaurants made their list ...


22-September-2014 | SSP News Release

Les Cappetta Re-elected to ACI-NA WBP/Associates Board

SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, announces Les Cappetta, chairman of SSP America, was re-elected to the ACI-NA WBP/Associates Board of Directors. ACI-NA’s members represent a wide variety of private industry, nonprofit and educational ...


10-September-2014 | SSP News Release

SSP America Adds Aviation Industry Leader to Development Team

SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, announces Cortez A. Carter has joined SSP America as vice president of business development. Carter joins SSP America following a distinguished 25-year career in banking, real estate development and ...


22-July-2014 | SSP News Release

SSP makes changes to strengthen North American business

SSP a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, announces that Les Cappetta, currently CEO, SSP North America is appointed chairman, SSP North America, and Michael Svagdis will be joining the company as the new CEO, SSP North America. Since Les joined the ...


22-July-2014 | SSP in the News

Cappetta Shifts to Chairman Role at SSP America; Svagdis Named New Chair

Les Cappetta’s role at SSP America has changed from CEO to Chairman; Michael Svagdis will begin serving as the company’s new CEO next month ...


18-July-2014 | SSP in the News

Central Diner Opens at JFKIAT

SSP America and JFK International Air Terminal LLC have opened Central Diner, a 4,000-square-foot, 1930s-inspired restaurant that attempts to capture the essence of a traditional New York diner, inside Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International (JFK ...


17-July-2014 | SSP News Release

SSP America and JFKIAT Open Central Diner at JFK Airport Terminal 4

Airport’s only diner – open to the traveling and non-traveling public – offers comfort food to travelers, visitors and airport employees Queens, NY July 17, 2014 – Continuing its quest to offer the best culinary experience for its 17 million air travelers, JFK International Air ...


26-June-2014 | SSP News Release

SSP America Awarded $80 Million Contract at SMF's Terminal A

Lansdowne, VA, June 26, 2014: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a 10 year, $80 million contract at Sacramento International Airport’s Terminal A.  ...


9-December-2013 | SSP News Release

SSP America Welcomes Zinc Brasserie to Phoenix Sky Harbor

Lansdowne, VA, December 09, 2013: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is proud to announce the opening of Chef Matt Carter’s Zinc Brasserie, transporting the success of his local, multiple ...


18-November-2013 | SSP News Release

SSP America Captures Multiple Top Honors at ACI-NA Awards

Lansdowne, VA, November 18, 2013: SSP America celebrated an afternoon of stunning success last week at the industry’s annual ACI-NA Concessions Conference, achieving six top honors – including four out of five places in the “Best New Food & Beverage Quick-Service Concept” ...


24-October-2013 | SSP News Release

SSP America Debuts its Openings of Locally-Owned Businesses in PHX

Four Peaks Brewery, Humble Pie and Delux Burger are amongst the new additions to PHX Airport’s Terminal 4. Lansdowne, VA, October 24, 2013: America’s Friendliest Airport is quickly becoming America’s Tastiest Airport.  SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading ...


10-October-2013 | SSP News Release

Shake Shack at JFK T4 Wins "Best QSR"

Award singles Shake Shack out as being best in category worldwide Lansdowne, VA, October 10, 2013: SSP America, in partnership with JFKIAT, is pleased to announce Shake Shack’s location in John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 has been named the “Best Fast Food/Quick Service ...


9-October-2013 | SSP News Release

SSP America Partners with Dane County Regional Airport to Expand Presence of Local Businesses with $250k Investment

Madison-based Ancora Coffee rebranded and expanded, and Metcalfe’s Local To Go debuts Lansdowne, VA, October 9, 2013: SSP America, in partnership with Dane County Regional Airport, Madison, Wisconsin, is pleased to announce the completion of its $250,000 investment in the airport that ...


15-August-2013 | SSP News Release

SSP America Opens Five New Units at San Diego International Airport

Award-Winning Regional, National and Proprietary Brands Are Among the Mix LANSDOWNE, VA - SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is delighted to announce the opening of five new restaurants at San Diego ...


9-August-2013 | SSP News Release

Harry & Izzy's Awarded Title of "Best U.S. Airport Food" by USA Today

INDIANAPOLIS – The Harry & Izzy’s location at the Indianapolis International Airport, operated by SSP America and Harry & Izzy’s Inc., is proud to announce the distinction of being named the “Best U.S. Airport Food” restaurant by USA Today.  Results of the contest were based ...


5-August-2013 | SSP News Release

SSP America Names New General Counsel

Jagpreet Singh joins SSP America’s Leadership Team as General Counsel Lansdowne, VA, August 5, 2013: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, today announced the appointment of Jagpreet (Jag) Singh as ...


6-March-2013 | SSP News Release

SSP America Partners With JFKIAT To Introduce A Star-Studded Line-Up

Marcus Samuelsson and Danny Meyer To Bring Their Popular Street Locations Airside Lansdowne, VA, March 6, 2013: SSP America, in partnership with JFKIAT, is pleased to announce a new food and beverage program of nationally celebrated, award-winning chefs and innovative, original restaurant ...


22-February-2013 | SSP News Release

Bristol Brewing Co. with New Taproom, Joined by Novo Coffee

SSP America brings the local flavors of Pikes Peak and the southern Rocky Mountain region to the travelers of COS Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 22, 2013 – Mayor Steve Bach joined representatives from SSP America and Colorado Springs Airport (COS) to welcome two new arrivals to the airport ...


22-January-2013 | SSP News Release

SSP Canada and Chef Massimo Capra, Celebrate Boccone Grand Opening

Two stunning new Italian concepts created with top celebrity chef opens at Canada’s leading airport Toronto, Canada, January 22, 2013: The authentic taste of modern Italy, created by Toronto’s most favorite mustachioed Italian chef, has landed at Toronto Pearson’s Terminal 1.   SSP ...


18-January-2013 | SSP News Release

Freshii Introduces Health-Casual Dining to Toronto Pearson Airport

SSP Canada and Toronto Pearson partner to bring Freshii’s affordable, quick and convenient fresh food to Toronto’s Terminal 3 Toronto, Canada, January 18, 2013: Freshii is celebrating the grand opening of its newest Canadian location and first airport location with the recent opening in ...


19-September-2012 | SSP News Release

Colorado Springs Airport is Getting a Food Makeover

SSP America to introduce two new restaurants to the Colorado Springs Airport as it completes the first half of transforming the entire guest experience Lansdowne, VA, September 19, 2012: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel ...


20-August-2012 | SSP News Release

Award-winning Camden food co. has expanded to IAH

SSP America introduces a taste of the Texas region to IAH with Camden food co. Lansdowne, VA, August 20, 2012: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is delighted to announce the opening of Camden food co. at ...


9-July-2012 | SSP News Release

SSP Canada to Partner with Famed Chef Massimo Capra at Toronto Pearson

Partnership to bring two Italian concept restaurants to Canada’s busiest airport Toronto, Canada, July 9 2012: SSP Canada, the Canadian division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is delighted to announce today its partnership with ...


26-June-2012 | SSP News Release

SSP takes home seven FAB awards

SSP and its airport partners clinched seven of the top prizes at the prestigious FAB Awards. The awards, which are organized by the influential travel retail trade organization The Moodie Report, are designed to recognize the best and most innovative practice in global airport and rail food and ...


17-May-2012 | SSP News Release

SSP America Awarded Major Food and Beverage Contract at PHX

SSP partners with 17 culinary artisans to bring the flavor of Phoenix to the airport Lansdowne, VA, May 17 2012: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide is proud to announce today its 10 year, $800 million ...


1-May-2012 | SSP News Release

Mountain House Diner Debuts at Reno-Tahoe International

SSP America introduces warm, hearty eats to an alpine retreat at the airport Lansdowne, VA, May 1, 2012: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is proud to announce the debut of its latest brand concept ...


30-April-2012 | SSP News Release

SSP America Secures Top Spot as Largest Food & Beverage Concessionaire at San Diego International Airport

SSP’s latest win to offer six additional restaurants at SAN Lansdowne, VA, April 30, 2012: SSP America, the North American division of SSP Group, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is proud to announce that it has received unanimous approval by the ...


26-April-2012 | SSP News Release

SSP Celebrates Mill St Brewery Pub Grand Opening at Toronto Pearson

The event will showcase the pub’s award winning beers with locally inspired cuisine Toronto, Canada, April 26, 2012: SSP Canada, the Canadian division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is officially celebrating today, the grand opening of ...


6-March-2012 | SSP News Release

SSP Canada To Open Prized Mill Street Brewery Pub At Toronto Pearson

The opening marks Mill Street’s first airport location. Toronto, Canada, March 6, 2012: SSP Canada, the Canadian division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is delighted to announce, opening soon, in time for Easter, the Mill Street Brewery ...


29-February-2012 | SSP News Release

SSP America Recognized For Food Innovation & Restaurant Design By ARN

SSP wins ‘Best New Food and Beverage Concept’ for URBANCRAVE and ‘Best Airport Restaurant Design’ for Le Grand Comptoir Lansdowne, VA, February 29, 2012: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide ...


23-February-2012 | SSP News Release

Pizzeria Piccola Now Offered At General Mitchell International

SSP adds another Bartolotta Restaurant to the lineup at MKE Lansdowne, VA, February 23, 2012: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is proud to announce the opening of Pizzeria Piccola in General Mitchell ...


20-February-2012 | SSP News Release

Hot Dish To Serve Up Some Serious Eats At MSP Airport

SSP has redefined the soul-satisfying Midwestern classics with its newest creation, Hot Dish Lansdowne, VA, February 20, 2012: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is proud to announce the introduction ...


7-February-2012 | SSP News Release

New Contract Win For SSP Spain At Valencia

Successful conclusion of latest of four Spanish renewal negotiations will see opening of three new outlets. SSP has been awarded a contract to operate three new outlets at Valencia Airport’s new terminal extension, which is scheduled to open later this summer. The deal is valued at ...


18-January-2012 | SSP News Release

SSP Canada Opens Award Winning Camden Food Co. At Toronto Pearson

SSP Canada and Toronto Pearson partner with local farms and dairies to bring a true taste of Canada to the airport Toronto, Canada, January 18, 2012: Travelers to Toronto Pearson International Airport can now enjoy a true taste of the region whenever they fly to and from Canada’s busiest airport ...


10-January-2012 | SSP News Release

SSP America's Tigin Irish Pub Named A Customer Service Champion By DFW International Airport

SSP’s team at Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport are honored for their superior customer service Lansdowne, VA, January 10, 2012: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, are proud to announce ...


19-December-2011 | SSP in the News

Where to Eat at Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)

Stuck in Newark Airport and in need of a place to eat? Check out the below guide, which maps out all the choices from quick sandwiches and burgers to lengthy booze-fueled meals that will make the layover just fly by. We start with Eater's top overall picks for Newark and continue to map out each and ...


19-December-2011 | SSP in the News

Where to Eat at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)

Tis the season of traveling, and if you're stuck in George Bush Intercontinental Airport anytime soon, here are some of the places to find food, booze and possibly even respite. To give you a head start, we've chosen five standouts located between Terminals A - E (and then give you a giant list of ...


16-November-2011 | SSP News Release

SSP America's URBANCRAVE Honored At The 2011 ACI-NA Concessions Conference Award Ceremony

  Lansdowne, VA, November 16, 2011: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is proud to announce their recognition in the “Best New Food and Beverage Concept” category for their latest emerging brand ...


7-November-2011 | SSP in the News

Shop Till You Drop At Airport... As Long As You Have A Ticket

WINNIPEG has welcomed a quartet of new retailers, but you've got to have an airline ticket in hand if you want to shop there. Popular eatery T.G.I. Friday's, sandwich shop Upper Crust, Red Wok, a provider of Asian food, and golf store PGA Tour saw their first customers shortly after the new air ...


28-October-2011 | SSP News Release

SSP Brings Copenhagen Restaurant Favorites To Copenhagen Airport

SSP and Copenhagen Airports continue their strong working relationship with the signing of a seven year contract involving the flagship food and beverage outlets at Copenhagen Airport. The new deal will see the launch of two of the city’s most popular restaurants MASH and Le Sommelier at the ...


3-October-2011 | SSP News Release

SSP America Awarded 2 Concession Agreements At San Diego International Airport (SAN)

SSP’s lineup showcases locally-owned businesses Lansdowne, VA, October 3, 2011: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide is delighted to announce its two, 10 year concession agreements with San Diego ...


19-September-2011 | SSP in the News

Airport Maps and Apps To Guide A Hungry Traveler

I WAS rushing for a flight early one morning and grabbed the first convenient thing I saw for breakfast — a big, gooey Cinnabon from a counter near the gate. Whoa! Did you know those things contain 730 calories and can feel like a rained-on patio cushion in your stomach on an all-day airplane ...


13-September-2011 | SSP News Release

SSP America Rolls In The Food Trucks

SSP proudly introduces Mango Taco Truck at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport Lansdowne, VA, September 13, 2011: Travelers visiting Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport can now enjoy their favorite street craze when they travel. SSP America, the North American ...


31-August-2011 | SSP in the News

Making Money On Good Eats At The Airport

Frequent (and not so frequent) air travelers have been increasingly challenged over the past few years. Planes are packed from stern-to-stern as airlines cut back routes and increase load factors. In fact, although the airlines have struggled with higher fuel costs, bad weather and a ...


30-August-2011 | SSP News Release

SSP America Premiers Its Newest Brand, PizzaVino, At DFW

SSP serves up pizza and wine to the passengers of Dallas/Fort Worth's Terminal D Lansdowne, VA, August 30, 2011: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, celebrated the opening of PizzaVino, its 2,328 square ...


21-July-2011 | SSP in the News

The Ten Best Airport Bars In The World

Time to hit the bar.Airports all over the world are improving delayed flyers' experiences by improving their drinking establishments. Frequent flyers no longer find themselves sitting in McDonald's for 3 hours. Instead, they're lounging on the rooftop of Singapore's Terminal 3, drinking Thai ...


22-June-2011 | SSP News Release

SSP America Honors America's Legendary Ball Parks with Stadium Club

SSP AMERICA HONORS AMERICA’S LEGENDARY BALL PARKS WITH STADIUM CLUB SSP brings sports bar comfort to a new level at JFK’s Terminal 4 Lansdowne, VA, June 22, 2011: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide ...


4-March-2011 | SSP News Release

SSP America Captures Two Top Honors At ARN Awards

  SSP America wins two distinguished awards, including “Best Food and Beverage Brand Operator” at the industry’s annual ARN Revenue Conference   Lansdowne, VA, March 4, 2011: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel ...


4-February-2011 | SSP in the News

Wireless Phone Charging In Airport Cafés

SSP – the global food and beverage company that operates leading brands from Burger King and Upper Crust to Caviar House & Prunier and Marks & Spencer at airports and rail stations – and technology company PowerKiss have launched a new service offering travellers an easy way ...


2-February-2011 | SSP in the News

Houston Has An Award-Winning Bar — and It's At The Airport

  Great airport food: It's no longer an oxymoron. Fresh fare and gourmet offerings are infiltrating the terminals that once only offered premade sandwiches and Sbarro. To reflect the new foodie culture, last week Manchester, U.K., held the first-ever Airport Food and Beverage Awards. And ...


25-January-2011 | SSP News Release

SSP Takes Top Honors At First FAB Awards

  SSP scooped four of the top prizes at the 2011 Airport Food and Beverage awards.   The company won the first award of the evening for Best Non-Alcoholic Beverage Outlet with Perfect Day at Frankfurt Airport, followed by the Best Bar award, for the iconic Center bar at Zurich Airport. The best ...


1-December-2010 | SSP in the News

Ultimate Airport Dining Survival Guide: Best Airport Restaurants

Sluggishly slow ticketing lines, airport security…and a great meal? F&W's ultimate airport dining survival guide features the best places to eat and drink in airports around the country, from Carolina-style barbecue in Charlotte and fresh sushi in San Francisco, to the culinary ...


17-November-2010 | SSP News Release

SSP America Takes Center Stage At The 2010 ACI - NA Concessions Conference Award Show

SSP and its partners win five prestigious awards, including 1st place for Best Food and Beverage Program at the industry's annual ACI-NA Concessions Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.  SSP America (in conjunction with its airport partners), was the recipient of five major awards in three ...


17-November-2010 | SSP News Release

SSP America Wins Key Food and Beverage Contract At Sacramento International Airport’s new Central

SSP's line-up to include local favorites Jack's Urban Eats, Dos Coyotes Border Cafe, Cafeteria 15L and Old Soul Co. SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, announced today its 10 year, $110 million ...


23-August-2010 | SSP News Release

2011 Leadership Conference - Sponsorship Opportunities

At SSP America, our vision is based on a true understanding of the traveling consumer, a passion for great food and absolutely unrivaled expertise. By leveraging these aspects of our business, we create memorable, unique dining experiences that exceed consumer expectations and take the ...


12-July-2010 | SSP News Release

SSP’s Montreux Jazz Cafe Continues To Expand

SSP’s third Montreux Jazz Café will open early next year at Zurich Airport. The outlet will be located at the airport’s newly refurbished Pier B. Entertainment will be a key feature of the 40-seater restaurant, and the café will display unique footage from the Jazz Festival via video ...


30-June-2010 | SSP News Release

Marcus Samuelsson and SSP Open New Street Food at Stockholm- Arlanda Airport

World-renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson and SSP, the leading dedicated operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has opened a new Street Food restaurant at Stockholm-Arlanda airport. The restaurant is the second Street Food in Sweden and offers visitors fresh and ...


21-June-2010 | SSP News Release

Food and Beverage Specialist SSP in Sunday Times in Top 25

Food travel experts SSP is named the UK’s 23rd biggest private company by Sunday Times Deloitte Top Track 100 survey. SSP was this week ranked 23rd in a major survey of the biggest privately owned businesses in the UK. The Sunday Times Deloitte Top Track 100 Survey is compiled for leading UK ...


1-June-2010 | SSP in the News

Fit For High Flyers

US airports are raising their game, with gourmet food, fine wines and expertly mixed cocktails Airport cuisine used to be an oxymoron, but in the USA, that is no longer the case. JFK's Palm Bar & Grille (www.thepalm.com)...is sparking a culinary renaissance in airports across the ...


24-May-2010 | SSP News Release

SSP Wins Prestigious Sandwich Award

SSP has once again won the title En Route Sandwich Retailer of the Year in the UK’s prestigious British Sandwich Association Sammies Awards. This year, the accolade was awarded to Rail Gourmet Ireland. Commenting on the win, Rail Gourmet Managing Director Kim Bircham said: “This award ...


19-May-2010 | SSP News Release

Burger King’s New 20/20 Restaurant Design Makes UK Airport Debut

SSP UK has unveiled Burger King’s dynamic new restaurant design at Birmingham Airport, as part of the airport’s catering redevelopment. Burger King 20/20 is already in place at about 60 locations around the world, and Birmingham is the UK’s first airport to showcase the improved format ...


5-May-2010 | SSP News Release

SSP Wins HKIA Multiple F&B Contract

SSP has secured a major new contract to operate six cafes, restaurants and fast food outlets at Hong Kong International Airport, including the re-design of noodle restaurant Ajisen Ramen, fast food concept Popeyes and the restaurant Café Deco, together with the introduction of two new brands ...


1-May-2010 | SSP in the News

ARN Award Winners

These Airports, Concessionaires Are At The Top Of Their Game. BEST NEW FOOD & BEVERAGE CONCEPT / LARGE CATEGORYCamden Food Co. by SSP AmericaVOTERS’ COMMENTS:“Great food. Great everything.”“Camden addresses the desire for healthy alternatives in a convenient grab-and-go ...


1-May-2010 | SSP in the News

Partnering With Vets

USGAVE Aims To Find Veterans Ownership Opportunities. By Andrew Tellijohn. Mark Pullman is a veteran and he knows full well the social struggles veterans face in dealing with employment, divorce and suicide issues when they return from their missions. He also knows that many people leave the ...


1-May-2010 | SSP in the News

T+L AIRPORT AWARDS

Our reporters traveled the globe in search of the best new airport offerings.  Whether it's the latest spa and wine bar or a stylish hotel where you can recharge before takeoff, this year's winners are so appealing that you just may be tempted to switch your flight. GENEVA > ALTITUDE, GENEVA ...


1-April-2010 | SSP News Release

April News Round-Up

Asia SSP opened a Burger King at Chiang Mai, and a Kopitiam cafe at Hat Yai in March. Conferences SSP is to be a key sponsor of the ACI Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition in Bejing in April. It will also be a main sponsor of the ACI Europe Conference and Exhibition, in Malta, which also takes place in ...


5-March-2010 | SSP News Release

NYC’s Famed Steakhouse, The Palm Opens First Airport Location at JFK Terminal 4

The Palm Bar & Grille is one of SSP America’s New food & beverage options for travelers and visitors to the terminal. SSP America, a division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, today celebrated the grand opening of The Palm Bar & ...


1-March-2010 | SSP in the News

Redefining The Industry

Le Grand Comptoir, Real Food Co. latest efforts by SSP to modernize airport restaurant scene. By Andrew Tellijohn. It’s been six years since Select Service Partner, or SSP, acquired Creative Host Services and set about building a presence in the American airport market. Les Cappetta joined the ...


16-December-2009 | SSP News Release

SSP America Debuts Le Grand Comptoir and Real Food Company at George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Le Grand Comptoir and Real Food Company mark the first locations in a North American Airport. LANDSDOWNE, VA: SSP America, a division of SSP; the leading dedicated operator of food and beverage brands worldwide, celebrated the opening of Le Grand Comptoir and Real Food Company in a VIP Event ...


8-July-2009 | SSP News Release

SSP America Announces New Restaurant Lineup at JFK International Airport Terminal 4

Lansdowne, VA and New York, NY, July 8, 2009: SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, announced today its new restaurant lineup at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4. As part of ...


20-February-2009 | SSP in the News

Restaurants Stress Service, Value For Customers

Joe Bartolotta is working harder than ever to keep customers coming to his Milwaukee-area restaurants during the recession. That means the co-owner of The Bartolotta Restaurants group spends even more time talking with customers in his restaurants. “I go into restaurants. I shake hands. I ...


18 November 2008 | SSP News Release

SSP Canada Strengthens Its Presence With Competitive Contract Wins at Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

SSP’s expansion of food and beverage services at YVR expected to bring more than 100 full-time jobs and an estimated US$60 million in revenue to Vancouver economy. LANSDOWNE, VA – SSP Canada, the Canadian division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel ...


14-October-2008 | SSP News Release

SSP America Introduces International Favorites to Raleigh-Durham International Airport

SSP America continues to enhance the traveling consumers’ experience in North American airports with their newest additions serving passengers in “The Triangle” LANSDOWNE, VA – SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel ...


25-August-2008 | SSP News Release

SSP America Opens First Pre-Security Full Service Restaurant At Minneapolis-St Paul

SSP America has opened a new Houlihan’s Restaurant at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP). Located near Security Checkpoint 1 in the Lindbergh Terminal, the new facility has been strategically placed to provide the airport’s 35 million-plus annual travellers with a ...


16-July-2008 | SSP News Release

SSP America Wins Major Contract At The New Indianapolis International

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – SSP America, The Food Travel Experts, announced today that it has won a major contract with the new Indianapolis International Airport (IND). The contract will allow the company to re-shape foodservice offerings at IND by providing its more than 8.5 million travelers each ...

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Where to Eat at Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)

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Shop Till You Drop At Airport... As Long As You Have A Ticket

WINNIPEG has welcomed a quartet of new retailers, but you've got to have an airline ticket in hand if you want to shop there. Popular eatery T.G.I. Friday's, sandwich shop Upper Crust, Red Wok Read More


Airport Maps and Apps To Guide A Hungry Traveler

I WAS rushing for a flight early one morning and grabbed the first convenient thing I saw for breakfast — a big, gooey Cinnabon from a counter near the gate. Whoa! Did you know those Read More

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