November 8 2019  |  Airline & Terminal News

SSP secures BDA contract

By Jane Hobson

SSP America, a division of SSP Group, has announced that it has been awarded a food and beverage contract at Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA). The restaurants will be part of BDA’s new passenger terminal building, part of the gateway’s wider Bermuda Airport Redevelopment Project.

“The [BDA] team sought an elevated experience for its passengers, and SSP America answered the call. We’re looking forward to being part of the BDA Airport community,” said Kyle Phillips, SSP America Senior Direction of Business Development, in today’s release.

SSP America is teaming up with two local entrepreneurs, Dennie O’Connor and Jennifer Turini Ysseldyke, to form Bermuda Travel Concessions. The joint venture will operate restaurants specifically designed for the new terminal and will reflect Bermuda’s culinary landscape and culture – as well as the island as a premier holiday destination.

The contract line-up includes:

SSP’s lineup includes:

  • The Whistling Rum Bar & Grill at Departures Check-in Area (Pre-Security) – This landside bar and grill will showcase Bermuda’s culinary culture from Jerk Roasted Chicken and Fish Tacos to Fish Chowder and Warm Rum Cake. It will also serve beer, wine and cocktails.
  • Rock & Barrel Gastro Bar at US Departures Hold Room – Rock & Barrel Gastro Bar will be the last port of call for passengers travelling to and from The Rock via BDA’s US Departures Hold Room. The gastro bar will have an inviting atmosphere that features signature Bermudian cocktails, a lineup of local and international brews and freshly prepared island dishes.
  • The Heron & the Sea Public House at International Departures Hold Room – This restaurant has a cellar, global beers and classic cocktails, as well as housemade plates including Fish Chowder, Seared George Bank Scallops, Blackened Wahoo and Shrimp Kebabs with Guava BBQ Sauce. With ample space, seating expands out onto the open-air terrace with views of the runway and horizon beyond.

Kyle Phillips, SSP America’s Senior Director of Business Development added: “SSP America is delighted to be showcasing the true flavors of Bermuda at BDA’s new passenger terminal. Together with our locally-based partners, SSP’s new restaurants will ensure passengers will remember their last taste of island life long after departure.”

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