Starbucks Evenings opens at Edinburgh Airport

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In a first for Scotland, Starbucks Evenings will be available at the new store opened at Edinburgh Airport, offering a range of hot and cold sharing plates with premium wines and beers.

The store will serve customers from 4:00am until 11:00pm, with the Starbucks Evenings range available from 4:00pm every day.

Operated by concessionaire SSP UK, the store offers customers a wide a range of tapas-inspired dishes including chorizo and prawn skewers with chili ketchup, truffle mac and cheese, and braised British beef. Edinburgh Airport is the second store in the UK to offer this range following the launch of Starbucks Evenings at London Stansted Airport earlier this year. The new store will employ up to 20 new members of staff.

John Watson, chief commercial officer, Edinburgh Airport, said, “The launch of this brand new Starbucks store at Edinburgh Airport is another example of our commitment to providing customers with the very best choice of where to eat and drink in the airport.

“We listen to our passengers and work hard to offer brands which reflect the broad customer demographic we serve. Having an iconic global brand such as Starbucks will no doubt be a popular addition to the food and beverage options in the terminal.

“We’re delighted to be the first location in Scotland to offer Starbucks Evenings and look forward to giving our customers the opportunity to relax and unwind in pleasant surroundings.”

Ian Cranna, vice president of marketing and category, Starbucks EMEA, said, “Over 10 million people passed through Edinburgh Airport last year and we’re really looking forward to offering these travelers this new range of delicious food and carefully selected wines and beers. We’re confident customers will love this new Starbucks offer and are delighted to open the second UK Evenings store, and the first in Scotland, at Edinburgh Airport.”

Simon Smith, CEO UK and Ireland, SSP, said, “SSP has partnered with Starbucks for many years, and over this time, we have developed a strong relationship based on trust in our ability to operate the brand to the highest standards. At SSP, we pride ourselves on our innovative approach to meeting the needs of the traveling passenger and we are delighted to be helping roll out Starbucks Evenings at Edinburgh Airport.”

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