Restaurateur SSP America, a division of SSP Group, has been contracted to develop a new Flying Saucer Draught Emporium bar as well as a new entertainment and live music location, referred to as DFW Flying Square Live, at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Texas.
With its original location at Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium has 16 locations in six states across the USA. SSP aims to replicate the brand’s success by creating two separate spaces in Terminal D, with both locations featuring custom cocktails and a large collection of craft beers and gastro pub fare.
Shannon Wynne, owner of the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, said, “We are happy to finally have our brand represented at DFW. As one of the leaders in the craft beer movement in Texas starting 22 years ago we have tried to spread the word about great craft brewing and grow its popularity. With Saucers throughout the southeast I think we have great name recognition and will be popular with world travelers.”
Bob Stanton, vice president, business development, SSP America, said, “Our goal at SSP America is to deliver restaurants that offer airport passengers a taste of place which we’re sure to accomplish by collaborating with Shannon, his team and our local partners Charles Bush Consulting, Renee Brooks and JBJ Management.
“As a proud member of the DFW community for many years, we are truly grateful to have been awarded this contract and will do all we can to ensure passengers experience the charm and hospitality of North Texas when dining at Flying Saucer and enjoying live music at DFW Flying Square Live.”
Zenola Campbell, vice president of concessions at DFW Airport, said, “We are constantly looking at ways we can enhance our eating experience as well as retail experience. Today’s consumer really wants to be engaged, they want to have great tasting food, and they want to experience the same type of relationship inside the terminal as they do outside.”