December 21, 2011

L.A.’s World Famous Nate ‘n Al Delicatessen Comes to LAX

Press Release

Nate 'n Al

BETHESDA, Md. – “I’ve been coming here for 25 years and the food is as good today as it was when I would sit next to the likes of Lew Wasserman and Dean Martin. EVERYONE loves Nate ‘n Al’s and the reason is they serve the best food on the planet!” says a Yelp review of the renowned Beverly Hills deli Nate ‘n Al.

Now, travelers to Los Angeles can experience the airport destination of all things “deli”, now open in Terminal 2 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

HMSHost, a leader in creating great dining and retail stores in travel venues worldwide, brings Nate n Al to LAX travelers as a preview of its coming food & beverage program scheduled to roll out at the airport throughout 2012.

“Nate ’n Al is one of the proven restaurants that puts the “L.A. in LAX,” said Los Angeles World Airports Executive Director Gina Marie Lindsey. “Adding popular dining and retail concepts that reflect Los Angeles‘ culture, lifestyle, and cuisine adds measurably to the passenger experience.”

Nate ‘n Al has a long and wonderful heritage that spans more than 66 years. The restaurant is considered a landmark in Los Angeles and one of the best delicatessens in the world. Nate ‘n Al epitomizes comfort food, which is just what the LAX traveler needs before or after a flight. A step into the LAX Nate ‘n Al will transport guests back in time, as the walls are full of 66 years of memorabilia, history, and of course, Los Angeles stories.

“We are honored to have the opportunity for the LAX traveler to experience our iconic sandwiches, specialties, and only the best of what Nate ‘n Al‘s of Beverly Hills has to offer,” said Mark Mendelson, Nate ‘n Al‘s third generation co-owner. “My brother David and I are excited to carry on our grandparents‘ legacy of service with the best deli has to offer and giving the best service to the LAX traveler.”

A traditional breakfast at Nate ‘n Al includes Corned Beef and Egg Scramble or a Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich. The lunch menu offers Al‘s Chopped Salad (named in honor of founder Al Mendelson) or a Roast Turkey Sandwich with Nate ‘n Al‘s famous Russian dressing. Travelers can also opt for a 1/3 lb. Certified Angus Beef Burger, complemented by the classic deli dessert of New York Cheesecake. A full bar offering of cocktails, beer and wine is available as well.

“Nate ‘n Al is one of the signature restaurants that is a must on everyone‘s list of Los Angeles dining,” said Steve Johnson, Senior Vice President of Business Development, HMSHost. “It is a pleasure to bring one of the cultural icons of L.A. food to the airport. We know that Nate ‘n Al and the terrific new L.A. restaurants we are bringing to LAX in 2012 will definitely make the traveler‘s day better.”

In addition to Nate ‘n Al, several new and inventive restaurants that are uniquely Los Angeles are on their way to Terminal 4 at LAX as part of HMSHost‘s recent contract win in mid-2011. From Campanile’s Mediterranean freshness, to the legendary Cole’s, home of the French Dip, comfort food at 8 Oz. Burger Bar, and a taste of the Left Bank from La Provence Patisserie & Café, flavorful vegan offerings from Real Food Daily, and an ever-changing menu at L.A. Gourmet Street Truck—travelers will know they are in the culturally rich world of food that is inherent to the city of Los Angeles.

Nate ‘n Al is now open. The exciting line-up of these new restaurants will begin serving travelers in late summer 2012.

About HMSHost

HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining and shopping for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.5 billion and employs more than 34,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world‘s leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for people on the move. With sales of over €5.7 billion in 2010, the Group operates in 37 countries and employs some 62,000 people. It manages over 5,300 stores in more than 1,200 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information and find us on Facebook at HMSHost Making the Traveler’s Day Better.