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 classic American diner at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The contract will see SSP America introduce a mix of bespoke, in-house solutions specifically tailored for the EWR location.
SSP America’s Vice President Business Development Paul Loupakos commented, “Our win with EWR is an excellent example of how SSP America can work with our airport partners to create food & beverage options that meet the specific needs of their passengers. Our concepts for EWR have been tailored specifically for the airport and will result in a better passenger experience that draws higher throughput and ultimately maximizes revenue for the Port Authority. We are delighted with our win and look forward to building a lasting partnership with Newark Liberty International and Westfield.”
“We are excited to work with SSP America to enhance the traveler experience at Newark Liberty,” said Iris Messina, Vice President of Leasing for Westfield. “It’s all about options for the modern traveler, and we’re helping to curate a dining collection that caters to every traveler’s want and need.”As the 16th busiest airport in North America, Newark Liberty International Airport welcomes over 37 million passengers per year, and employs more than 20,000 people. The airport contributes an estimated $25.3 billion in economic activity to the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region, generating about 177,000 total jobs and $9.2 billion in annual wages and salaries.
SSP America’s line-up includes two grab & go market concepts and one classic American diner concept:
Gateside Fresh Market (two units—Terminal A): Gateside Fresh Market is the traveler’s grab & go haven for healthy eating. At EWR, Gateside Fresh Market will take an ever-present ethos of using the freshest foods possible to bring travelers a market laden with hand-picked, nutrition-packed, wholesome nourishment that today’s consumers seek. From artisan sandwiches packed with premium fillings, to whole fruits, top-shelf salads and a wide range of snacks and drinks, multiple grab & go options abound for hungry passengers with no time to waste.
Liberty Diner (Terminal B): Created specifically for Newark Liberty International Airport, Liberty Diner will create a unique and inviting environment that pays full, glorious tribute to the iconic style of the traditional American diner. Serving classic American dishes—from breakfast favorites of bacon, eggs, pancakes and waffles available all throughout the day, to double-fisted burgers, chocolate shakes, meatloaf sandwiches and expertly grilled sirloin steaks—Liberty Diner’s ample 3,853 square feet space, will sit proudly and majestically in Terminal B’s international, global showroom attracting all passenger demographics with its inviting atmosphere, abundant seating and guaranteed street pricing. Liberty Diner will serve as a gleaming star attraction—relaxed, receiving and retro—the way American casual dining began.