SSP to open grab-and-go food concepts at Newark Liberty Airport

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Food and beverage operator SSP America, a division of SSP Group, has been awarded a contract by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and Westfield to develop and operate two grab-and-go concepts and one classic American diner at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.

Paul Loupakos, vice president business development, said, “Our win with Newark is an excellent example of how SSP America can work with our airport partners to create food and beverage options that meet the specific needs of their passengers. Our concepts for Newark have been tailored specifically for the airport and will result in a better passenger experience that draws higher throughput and ultimately maximizes revenue for PANYNJ. We are delighted with our win and look forward to building a lasting partnership with Newark Liberty International and Westfield.”

Iris Messina, vice president of leasing for Westfield, said, “We are excited to work with SSP America to enhance the traveler experience at Newark Liberty. It’s all about options for the modern traveler, and we’re helping to curate a dining collection that caters to every traveler’s wants and needs.”

SSP America’s line-up includes two grab-and-go market concepts and one classic American diner concept. Gateside Fresh Market is the traveler’s grab-and-go haven for healthy eating. The market will use the freshest foods possible to bring hand-picked, nutrition-packed, wholesome nourishment to passengers – from artisan sandwiches packed with premium fillings, to whole fruits, top-shelf salads and a wide range of snacks and drinks.

Created specifically for Newark Liberty International Airport, Liberty Diner will create a unique and inviting environment that pays tribute to the iconic style of the traditional diner. Serving classic American dishes, from breakfast pancakes and waffles, to double-fisted burgers, chocolate shakes, meatloaf sandwiches and sirloin steaks, Liberty Diner will be situated in Terminal B, where it will welcome a range of international travelers.

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