SSP Group to enter 37th market with launch at Rome Termini Station, Italy


SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, is working with Italian rail station operator, Grandi Stationi to open LEON,  YO!, EXKi and Granaio at Rome Termini Station.

LEON serves ‘fast food but good food’, with a menu including wraps, rice boxes and burgers, inspired by Mediterannean cuisine. This opening marks the brand’s debut in Italy.

YO! will offer travellers ‘fresh, flavoursome, authentic Japenese food’, bringing their famous hand-rolled sushi, classic hot bowls, street food & innovative fusion dishes to Rome.  

Italian casual dining concept, Granaio will serve classic Italian dishes with premium seating options for sit-down dining.

Meanwhile, for guests seeking healthy, gourmet dishes made with fresh and seasonal produce, EXKi will offer high quality and sustainable choices, freshly prepared each day. The menu includes hot dishes, soups and sandwiches based on seasonal ingredients.  

All four outlets will begin operating in October 2023.

Jeremy Fennell, CEO of Continental Europe & Nordics at SSP, said; “We’re delighted to announce our entry into the Italian market and are certain that LEON, YO!, Granaio and EXKi will prove highly popular with travelers at Rome Termini Station. At SSP, we have a strong track record in bringing great brands to travel locations and making them relevant to the local market. We’re certain this is the start of a very fruitful business venture as we take our first steps in this important European market. A huge thank you to all the teams who worked to bring this project to life and we’re so pleased to be welcoming our Italian colleagues to the SSP family.”

Sebastien De Rose, Chief Operating Officer of Grandi Stazioni Retail said; “The arrival of SSP in Italy at Rome Termini Station demonstrates the attractiveness and the value of our stations for big international brands. For our visitors, moreover, it is a chance to know the new trends of foreign cuisine".