SSP’s new Hausmann’s at DUS offers German comfort food


At the opening of Haumann’s (left to right): Chef Tim Mälzer, Ilse Ruffer Director Customer Management Düsseldorf Airport, Restaurateur Patrick Rüther, Thomas Schnalke Chairman of the Management board of Düsseldorf Airport and Michael Glatz Head of Business Development and Communications SSP DACH. Photo courtesy Düsseldorf Airport Andreas Wiese

SSP has opened a new Hausmann’s restaurant at Dusseldorf Airport. Patrick Rüther and Chef Tim Mälzer have created the restaurant, situated at Gate A.

In German, the word Hausmann’s means “plain fare.” Travelers can expect home-style German cuisine that is honest and authentic, but with a contemporary twist.

SSP has signed a lease for seven years with Dusseldorf Airport and is set to open six more food and beverage units in 2017 with another unit to follow in 2019. The company expects a total annual turnover of 112 million (US$119 million) over the contractual period, and will employ 174 people.

“With Hausmann’s, Rüther and Mälzer wanted to bring a ‘cozy, homespun vibe’ to Dusseldorf airport, which is encapsulated by the traditional home cooked German fare through to the oak-wood and vintage interior,” said a release from SSP. “Hausman’s motto, is to serve the best German cuisine at any time of day, from breakfast of fruits, sandwiches, and smoothies as well as savory lunchtime classics such as roasted chicken or knuckle of veal, and an after work craft beer. Regional and sustainably produced ingredients are used across the menu.”

”Together with Patrick Rüther and Tim Mälzer, we have perfectly integrated the Hausmann’s concept, not only with the experience at the Dusseldorf airport, but also with the travellers’ demands. Guests from all over the world can experience a first-class, regional and creative culinary service, no matter how much time they have, whether that’s five or fifty minutes,“ said Cornelius Everke, CEO SSP DACH & FRABEL.

The new airport restaurant, measuring approximately 400 square meters, is very similar to its namesakes in the old town of Dusseldorf. A combination of vintage and modern elements, oak-wood and steel, artwork and industrial lighting above the tables creates an informal and urban atmosphere.