SSP has been awarded a contract with Colorado Springs Airport to develop a portfolio of nine concepts. The line-up will include local restaurants which celebrate the culinary landscape of Colorado, boutique concepts which address the unique needs of passengers, and national brands. Among these are local craft brewer Atrevida Beer Co., restaurant Colorado Craft from celebrated Colorado Springs chef Mario Vasquez and Einstein Bros. Bagels. The restaurant development is an important component of the airport’s concourse modernisation project.
SSP has partnered with artisan café, bakery, patisserie, deli and cheesemonger Jones the Grocer for the first time to open at Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 2. Extending over 6,600 square feet on two levels, the outlet is located in the Singapore Airlines check-in zone. The first Jones the Grocer opened its doors in Sydney in 1996 and there are now over 32 stores across the Middle East and Asia.
SSP is extending its presence in Spain with contract wins at Barcelona, Mallorca, and Menorca airports. The company will open a total of 11 new bars and restaurants across the AENA network. Among the brands that will be featured are international favourite Yo! Sushi, which will open at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport. At Palma de Mallorca, SSP will be operating Popeyes, an Olé Foodmarket, an O’Learys sports bar, Camden food co. and Upper Crust, and a bespoke new retail concept. SSP will also be bringing four new brands to Menorca Airport - Enrique Tomás, La Boutique Italian Food, a Pannus Café, and a brewery concept called Factory.
SSP is to pilot a new carbon labelling initiative, working with Klimato, a company that specialises in helping restaurants calculate, communicate and track the climate impact of food products. The programme will run at SSP’s new outlets at Abu Dhabi International Airport. This is the first time Klimato carbon labelling has been used in a travel location and, if successful, SSP will roll out the processes more widely across its operations.
SSP’s partnership with Scottish craft brewer, BrewDog has got off to a flying start with the opening of two bars. The first, which is located at the iconic Amsterdam Centraal station, is the brand’s first in the Netherlands. A standout feature of the bar is a takeaway beer fridge, which serves what are described as ‘train beers’. The second, at London Gatwick, offers guests a number of the special touches that make the brand famous, including ‘press for beer’ buttons, and other elements such as Zoom rooms, a photobooth and a game-zone.