SSP Canada awarded contract at Vancouver International Airport

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SSP Canada has been awarded a new contract by Vancouver Airport Authority to develop and operate six food and beverage locations occupying approximately 14,230ft² at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The restaurants will be located in the airport’s International Terminal and will include a mix of local as well as modern, world-class international and proprietary brands.

Michael Svagdis, president and CEO of SSP America, commented, “Vancouver International Airport is a world-class gateway committed to remaining a key driver for economic growth in the region by offering an extraordinary passenger experience that attracts travelers and businesses from around the globe. SSP’s portfolio has been tailor-made to meet YVR’s vision. Our mix includes local brands that showcase the area’s best culinary talent, keeping jobs and investment in the community, as well as brands that embrace emerging food trends with customizable menus full of fresh, bold-tasting ingredients. SSP has been operating at YVR since 2009, and we look forward to continuing our investment in that partnership.”

“YVR provides customers with their first and last impression of British Columbia. We are excited to welcome new food and beverage tenants who showcase the very best culinary talents of this region,” said Glenn McCoy, senior vice president, strategy & CFO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “The new food and beverage offerings will provide added options for our customers and will further enhance YVR’s award-winning concession program.”

SSP Canada’s new units include full-service restaurants Lift Bar & Grill and Urban Crave (pictured above), and quick service-restaurants The Taco Shack, Pajo’s Fish & Chips, Bánh Shop, and Freshii.

SSP’s contract is part of a four-phase food and beverage refreshment to YVR’s International Terminal and the new units will open from December 2016 and throughout 2017.

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