November News Round-up

SSP News Release 4-November-2009

•       SSP UK Air scored over 92% in the latest Burger King Operations Excellence Review. Meanwhile, Burger King Arlanda scored 93% in its latest survey, and is now Restaurant of the Year for BK Scandinavia. As one of five of Sweden’s BK restaurants with a Certified Restaurant Trainer on its team, the unit is used to train and educate new BK staff.


•      Burger King, Hippopotamus, Oriental Gourmet, Gino’s ToGo, CUP&CINO, Caffè Ritazza, Upper Crust and Yum Cha are among the brands that are now welcoming their first customers at Cairo International Airport’s new third terminal. SSP manages approximately 85% of the food and beverage business at the new terminal.


•       SSP has opened a new Coffee Club outlet at Brussels Midi Station.


•       Starbucks has made its first appearance at a French airport at Terminal 1 of Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.


•       Finland’s My City Helsinki bar and restaurant has opened, along with a Go Cafe and the bar Delight at Helsinki-Vantaa’s Terminal 1. SSP will also open its first Spa at Helsinki in December.


•       SSP Finland Lounge Manager Anna Rautapalo received a Service Star award from Finnair. This is the first time a person who is not a Finnair employee has been recognised in the annual awards.


•      SSP UK has opened a new Caffè Ritazza at Leeds Bradford International Airport.


•      The new look for Millie’s Cookies has been unveiled at Newcastle’s Metro Centre, Manchester’s Trafford Centre, White City, and Bristol’s Cabots Circus Shopping Centre. The company has also opened a new Millie’s Cookies, together with an Upper Crust in The Vault at London Bridge Station.


•       Camden Food Co is one of 19 trail-blazing catering brands currently trialling a UK Government initiative with the Food Standards Agency.


•       SSP UK has joined forces with children’s toy designer Leapfrog to open an interactive play area in The Real Food Company at Manchester Airport’s Terminal 1.


•       Germany’s latest Gosch seafood restaurant has opened at Cologne Central Station.


•       SSP is opening its first Starbucks at a German location at Frankfurt Airport.


•       A new Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar has opened at Zurich Airport.


•       SSP Switzerland has opened a Bonne Journée outlet at Biel/Bienne Station. A Grand Comptoir brasserie will also feature at the station when it is rebuilt at the end of next year.


•      Picnic and Point has opened at the new terminal at Norway’s Alta Airport.


•       Camden Food Co, a Vera’s burger outlet and Asian concept Rice Tales opened in Vancouver.


•      Other recent openings include Euro Bar at Toronto, the real food company marche concept at Houston, Peet’s Coffee at New York’s JFK and Cheeseburger Cheeseburger at Orlando Sandford. 


•      Rail Gourmet has launched a new environmental initiative. Called Step by Step, the new scheme outlines the company’s plans to meet its responsibilities towards the environment.

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