SSP inks seven-year Brisbane deal

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SSP Group has secured a seven-year contract worth £40m (US$50m) to open a new international food hall at Brisbane Airport.

Food Collective will be the first of its kind in an Australian airport, drawing inspiration from local outdoor hawker street dining and farmers’ markets. It will feature a large centralized seating area, design to give a community feel. Technology is being used to enhance the customer experience, with on-site self-order kiosks enabling passengers to order food across all five restaurants.

Travelers will find a mix of global and local food and beverage brands, including popular Australian burger bar, Ze Pickle, providing them with wholesome, down-to-earth food and a rotating selection of high-quality craft beer, along with Upper West Side Deli, a New York-inspired concept offering sandwiches, bagels and other traditional deli lines.

Two renowned brands will also join the line-up: YO! Sushi, offering sushi, sashimi and other classic Japanese dishes, while Nippon Ramen will serve up a delicious selection of dumplings and ramen noodles.

Completing the line-up is Mi Casa Burritos, with a menu consisting of classic Mexican dishes including burritos, tortillas and tacos. A newly refurbished Roll’d concept store will also return to the Domestic Terminal.

As global culinary tastes and trends continually evolve, SSP will rotate in new food and beverage offers midway through the contract.

Mark Angela, CEO of SSP Asia Pacific, said, “We’re proud to be working in cooperation with Brisbane Airport to develop the Food Collective, which is a style of concept that has never been seen before in Australian travel retail. With our strong range of local and international brands and cutting-edge design, our intention is to create a welcoming environment that captures the true spirit of Brisbane. This is SSP’s largest commercial win in Australia to date and will cement our reputation in this important market.”

Food Collective will open in November 2019 on Level 2 Departures (Northern end) of Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal.

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