December 4 2013  |  Airline & Terminal News

SSP to operate eight units at BOD

By Rick Lundstrom

SSP has been awarded a 10-year contract to run eight new units at Bordeaux Mérignac Airport with the first of the new outlets opening early next year. 

Bordeaux Mérignac Airport is the fifth busiest in France, recording one of the highest growth rates of all the country’s provincial airports. As well as familiar international names and nationally recognized favorites, there will be several units that serve locally inspired cuisine:

The bars of the Atlantic coastal region of Arcachon inspired Ostréa. Here, passengers will be able to enjoy a fashionable take on the traditional cuisine of Bordeaux, including oysters from renowned local oyster farmer Joël Dupuch.

Le Café des Grands Hommes is named after one of the best-known areas of the city of Bordeaux.  The café will offer a range of products from the region, including a selection of Bordelaise wines.

The new Starbucks coffee shop will be located at the entrance to the low-cost airline terminal. Since its arrival in France in 2004, Starbucks has more than 80 outlets across the country, 10 of which are managed by SSP.

SSP’s brasserie brand, Le Grand Comptoir features a menu created by local chef Nicolas Lascombes, includes a number of dishes that showcase the cuisine of the Bordeaux region.

Contemporary café Barista has been created in partnership with Nespresso. It will feature a colorful Nespresso counter furnished in dark woods, aged leather and copper, with a range of seating styles.

Two Brioche Dorées will offer a range of sandwiches and pastries. A Selecta vending unit, will be located in the business lounge. With over 150,000 outlets serving more than 6 million customers each day, Selecta is one of the world’s leading names in vending.

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