October 2 2017  |  Partnerships, Collaborations & Acquisitions

HMSHost and partners awarded 10-year contract at MSP

By Rick Lundstrom

HMSHost, in partnership with Pady Regnier of St. Croix Airport Retail, INC. and Robert Grace of Be Graceful Bakery and Catering, LLC, last week signed a 10-year contract valued at approximately US$367 million to operate 12 food and beverage spaces at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Travelers to the Twin Cities will soon be able to find new local brands from local establishments as well as popular national brands. In the airport’s Main Mall, HMSHost will welcome travelers with On the Border, PinKU Japanese Street Food, Shake Shack, Moe’s Southwest, Auntie Anne’s, Firehouse Subs, and Starbucks Coffee. In Concourse C, travelers will be able to enjoy Joe & The Juice, Bottle Rocket from Blue Plate Restaurant Group, Tattersall Distilling, Smashburger, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks Coffee.

“Our goal is to provide a unique mix of locally and nationally branded restaurants with a wide variety of menu items and price points to satisfy everyone’s taste and budget,” said Brian Ryks, CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, which owns and operates Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. “The new venues being introduced by HMSHost and its partners will greatly enhance the options available to travelers and help solidify the airport’s reputation as one of the best in the nation.”

Work on the new locations is expected to be done by the end of 2019.

“HMSHost is very excited to build on the strong partnership that we have built over the years with the MAC with this opportunity to open a variety of leading dining choices in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Michael Price. “We thank the MAC and our local partners for their commitment to delivering an experience that is sure to enhance the traveler’s journey.”


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