SSP opens new units at Madrid and Barcelona airports

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SSP, an operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations, has opened a selection of new bars and restaurants at Spain’s two largest airports – Barcelona and Madrid.

SSP has signed a €200m (US$227m) eight-year deal to increase the number of units it operates at Barcelona-El Prat Airport from two to seven. The move saw the company open the airport’s first Starbucks coffee shop in November 2018.

Travelers are also being treated to a true taste of Spain with two Catalan favorites. La Tramoia opened in October and serves authentic Spanish dishes including tapas and paella, while Pannus will offer a wide selection of sandwiches, pastries, cakes and other sweet and savory treats from May 2019.

Joining them at the airport are two new concepts from Michelin star chefs Javier and Sergio Torres – Alas, a fine dining restaurant launched in November, and Slam, a grab and go unit opening in May 2019. Completing the line-up is a new unit from Spanish charcuterie outlet Enrique Tomás launched this month (December), while local concept Cooofebar will open in May 2019.

At Madrid Barajas Airport, SSP will open a healthy food concept called Mama Campo in December 2018. The grab and go outlet, located at the airport’s Terminal 4, will offer a varied selection of healthy food and drink options, including organic dishes, fresh fruit and cold pressed juices, made with locally sourced and eco-friendly ingredients.

Blanca Ripoll, managing director of SSP Spain, said, “We are delighted to be given the opportunity to introduce customers travelling through Madrid and Barcelona to this outstanding range of food and beverage brands. The mix we are offering is based on our detailed knowledge of the travelling consumer in Spain, coupled with our understanding of regional trends.”

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