August 24 2022  |  Airline & Terminal News

Famous brands planned for BER

BER will have on landslide and one airside Burger King outlet

SSP Group is strengthening its presence in the German market bringing Starbucks and Burger King® to the Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport Terminal 1.

The outlets will both be part of the airport’s mezzanine airside food-court. The Burger King® unit will span 329 square meters and seat 125 diners, while the Starbucks coffee shop will occupy 104 square meters space, seating approximately. An additional Burger King® restaurant with a 285 square meter footprint and seating for 126 diners will open landside. The outlets will welcome their first customers in May 2023, and the new operations will employ a total of 75 full-time team members.

In a departure from its traditional styling, the new Starbucks will reflect the urban atmosphere of Berlin. The Burger King® restaurants will offer passengers an extensive range of plant-based products. Alongside its classic menu, the outlet will serve items including the V-Label licensed vegan options, plant-based Nuggets, plant-based Long Chicken® and plant-based Nugget Burger.

Both brands will feature digital menu boards that change according to the time of day. At Burger King®, customers can use self-ordering technology with 12 self-ordering terminals available airside and another 10 landside.

“SSP already has an established business in Berlin, with operations in motorway services and Berlin rail including at Berlin Central Station, Berlin Zoo, Berlin Ostbahnhof and Friedrichstrasse, said Jeremy Fennell CEO of SSP Continental Europe, in today’s announcement. “Winning this new contract at BER Airport Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt is an excellent next step, building on this success as we continue to serve the Berlin travelling consumer.”

CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, Aletta von Massenbach added; “SSP is a highly competent international food and beverage operator. Their international brands Burger King and Starbucks are an excellent fit with the existing range of food and beverage options at our airport. We are looking forward to a great partnership with SSP, which is already known as a strong player in Berlin’s food and beverage market.”

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