Restaurateur SSP America has been contracted to open four new concessions at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport in Minnesota, USA.
The packages were awarded by airport operator the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) and will run between eight and nine years, depending on the service requirements. The outlets will include three locally owned brands as well as one SSP brand.
Michael Svagdis, president and CEO of SSP America, said, “MAC is clearly dedicated to giving its customers an airport experience reflective of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul community. The experience reflects the uniqueness of the twin cities, their renowned Midwestern hospitality, and the diverse local food culture that celebrates the region’s bountiful farmland. We are honored to have been awarded the contracts and feel the win is indicative of SSP America’s continued commitment to showcasing local brands.”
Republic, a modern bar serving locally crafted beers with live performances from the locally-established McNally Smith School for Music, will be the latest addition to Concourse D. In Concourse E, SSP will open local food and beverage offering LoLo America Kitchen, as well as pizza offering Black Sheep Pizza. In Concourse F, SSP will open its own Camden food co. concept, providing passengers with healthy dishes as well as several grab-and-go options.
Jeff Hamiel, executive director and CEO of MAC, said, “We are very excited about SSP America’s coming additions to the restaurant offerings at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. SSP America has developed concepts that will familiarize travelers from around the world with fine food and entertainment that are uniquely Minnesotan.”