SSP secures new deal to open three units at Berlin Brandenburg Airport


SSP Group is to strengthen its presence in the German market bringing world-leading brands Starbucks and Burger King® to the Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport Terminal 1.

Starbucks and Burger King® will both feature as part of the airport’s mezzanine airside food-court. The Burger King® unit will span 329 m2 and seat 125 customers, while the Starbucks coffee shop will occupy c. 104 m2 space, seating c. 28. An additional Burger King® restaurant with a 285 m2 footprint and seating for c. 126 diners will open landside. These outlets will welcome their first customers in May 2023, and the new operations will employ a total of 75 full-time team members.

In a departure from its traditional styling, the new Starbucks will reflect the urban atmosphere of Berlin. The Burger King® restaurants will offer passengers an extensive range of plant-based products. Alongside its classic menu, the outlet will serve items including the V-Label licensed vegan options, plant-based Nuggets, plant-based Long Chicken® and plant-based Nugget Burger, with a strong focus on taste irrespective of the protein source.

Both brands will feature digital elements, including digital menu boards that change according to the time of day. At Burger King®, customers can use self-ordering technology with 12 self-ordering terminals available airside and another 10 landside that enhance their individual order experience.

Commenting on the win, Jeremy Fennell said; “SSP already has an established business in Berlin, with operations in motorway services and Berlin rail including at Berlin Central Station, Berlin Zoo, Berlin Ostbahnhof and Friedrichstrasse. Winning this new contract at BER Airport Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt is an excellent next step, building on this success as we continue to serve the Berlin travelling consumer.”

CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, Aletta von Massenbach said; “SSP is a highly competent international food and beverage operator. Their international brands Burger King and Starbucks are an excellent fit with the existing range of food and beverage options at our airport. We are looking forward to a great partnership with SSP, which is already known as a strong player in Berlin’s food and beverage market.”