16 restaurants planned for JFK Terminal 4


One of several local concepts planned for JFK Terminal 4

SSP and partner JFKIAT, will open 16 restaurants at New York/JFK’s Terminal 4 as part of a US$28 million development project.

The agreement, announced by SSP yesterday is expected to generate more than US$1 billion in cumulative sales over the term of the contract, which will run until 2026. SSP will be the sole food and beverage operator at the terminal. It is in response to the $1.4 billion expansion project for Delta Air Lines currently underway at the terminal.

“SSP will introduce a restaurant mix reflective of the international foods found on the streets of New York,” said a release from the company. “ The star-studded line-up includes concepts from chefs and restaurateurs with deep roots in the New York culinary scene. From Marcus Samuelsson comes Uptown Brasserie and Street Food, while Danny Meyer is the creative inspiration behind Shake Shack and barbeque concept Blue Smoke.”

“Our new bars and restaurants include concepts created by some of the brightest and best-known chefs from New York and across the country. They will serve as a showcase of outstanding American dining at one of the most important airports in the world,” said Andrew Lynch, CEO of SSP.  

Two of the 16 units (Dunkin’ Donuts and SSP original brand concept, Central Diner) are located landside.  All other units are located airside. The restaurants will be completed in phases with the first locations in Phase 1 opening to travelers in May, coinciding with the opening of Delta’s Concourse B extension.  All are scheduled for completion by fall of this year.

Terminal 4 is home to 30 international and domestic airlines with an annual passenger volume of nearly 11 million travelers.  By 2014, passenger volume is expected to increase to 15 million.

A full lineup of restaurant offerings can be found on the SSP Website