HMSHost to transform restaurant offering at Silicon Valley airport

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Restaurateur HMSHost has secured a six-year contract extension at Mineta San José International Airport in California – also known as Silicon Valley airport.

Valued at approximately US$267m, the contract includes a minimum investment of US$6m to construct and redevelop several dining offerings in terminals A and B before the end of 2020.

New brands include Shake Shack, Chick-fil-A, The Great American Bagel, International Beer Union and Trader Vic’s. HMSHost will also expand the existing Gordon Biersch brewery restaurant and one of four Starbucks stores.

Michael Price, vice president of business development, HMSHost, said, “HMSHost is excited to expand the dining scene and to continue to serve great food and beverages in support of Silicon Valley airport’s continued passenger growth records.

“We thank the San José City Council and airport team for their ongoing partnership and we look forward to opening these leading brands along with enhancing some existing restaurants for travelers to enjoy for many years to come.”

John Aitken, director of aviation, Mineta San Jose Airport, said, “The City of San José has been a long-time partner of HMSHost, and we are pleased to continue our relationship in mutually serving Silicon Valley travelers for at least the next six years.

“These new food and beverage offerings, combined with HMSHost’s existing successful concepts, give our diversity of passengers a variety of flavor and price-point choices.

“Whether our customers are business travelers flying to Europe with an extra hour to enjoy a sit-down meal, or a family of four going to Walt Disney World with just enough time to grab a quick meal to enjoy onboard our five-hour, non-stop flight to Orlando.”

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