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January 6, 2020

Shake Shack, Rocco’s Tacos, Flash Fire Pizza Now Open in FLL

With top notch Mexican food, garden-fresh pizza, and leading burgers, HMSHost has options covered for FLL travelers

BROWARD COUNTY, FL (January 6, 2020) – Travelers visiting Broward County’s  Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) for a trip this new year should plan to arrive hungry because they’ll be greeted by several new dining choices. Global restaurateur HMSHost recently opened Rocco’s Tacos, Flash Fire Pizza, and Shake Shack in the airport.

“These restaurants all offer a distinct experience and we are thrilled to open before the end of the year. Delivering the choices travelers want while representing local flavors, Florida-based restaurant companies, and globally-loved brands is something we thank the FLL airport for the opportunity to do for Fort Lauderdale travelers,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Michael Price.

Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila

With a lively atmosphere and style that attracts celebrity regulars, Rocco’s Tacos offers the famous local flavors created by founder, Rocco Mangel. Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar combines authentic Mexican flavors with a contagious atmosphere where guests can savor dishes like Molcajetes served sizzling in a traditional lava rock molcajete (MOKA-HET-TAY); Enchiladas Rojas baked with corn tortillas and Chihuahua cheese and served with refrijoles and yellow rice; breakfast offerings like huevos rancheros and authentic Mexican churros for dessert.

Flash Fire Pizza

This quality-focused pizza restaurant located in nearby Boca Raton places an emphasis on simplicity and quality – the necessary components to make truly great pizzas. Flash Fire’s goal is to serve the freshest, fastest and friendliest food anywhere. Flash Fire specializes in both traditional favorites like Margherita as well as trendier items like sushi pizza. The menu is also fully customizable; guests can add the ingredients they like as their pie moves down the line.

Shake Shack

Shake Shack is known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers and flat-top Vienna beef dogs (no added hormones and no antibiotics ever), 100% all-natural cage-free chicken (no antibiotics ever), spun-fresh frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, craft beer and wine (available at select locations) and more. Shake Shack’s fine dining heritage and commitment to premium ingredients, coupled with its fun and lively environment, has earned the brand a cult-like following around the world.  

Flash Fire and Shake Shack are located adjacent to each other in Terminal 2 while Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila is located in Terminal 1 on Concourse C. These new openings join several leading restaurants operated by HMSHost at FLL for travelers and airport employees to enjoy; visit the HMSHost location finder to see them all.

HMSHost Leading the Industry
HMSHost is recognized by the industry as the top provider of travel dining with awards such as Restaurateur with the Highest Regard Customer Service, as well as Best Brand Restaurateur for Shake Shack by Airport Experience News. USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards gave first place honors to both of HMSHost’s Whisky River locations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. HMSHost is a leader in sustainability practices which includes its award-winning food donation program, as well as plans to eliminate conventional plastic straw use by 2020. The company also creates original award-winning events and campaigns including Airport Restaurant MonthChannel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest, 1,000 Acts of Kindness, and Eat Well. Travel Further. 

About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe and at more than 80 travel plazas in North America. The company has annual sales of more than $3.5 billion and employs approximately 41,000 associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of €4.7 billion in 2018, the group operates in 31 countries and employs over 60,000 people. It manages more than 4,000 stores in more than 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit for more information and connect with HMSHost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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