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January 7, 2019

New Culinary Flavors Land at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 3

HMSHost welcomes travelers to John S. McCain III Terminal 3 with local and national food favorites

Pictured are two of the new restaurants – The Parlor and SanTan Brewing – in the John S. McCain III Terminal 3.  

PHOENIX (January 7, 2019) – Exciting new dining options have now landed in the newly opened Terminal 3 South Concourse and Terminal Processor (post-security lobby area) at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Global restaurateur HMSHost, in partnership with KIND Hospitality, Inc. and Emerging Domestic Market Ventures, LLC, unveiled an outstanding line-up of food and beverage locations that are part of Sky Harbor’s Terminal 3 Modernization Program. 

“We’re thrilled to ring in the New Year by welcoming travelers with a new, enhanced dining experience of local and national favorites in the modernized Terminal 3,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Stephen Douglas. “HMSHost and our restaurant partners are honored to be a part of Sky Harbor’s growth and modernization and excited to continue evolving the dining choices with the most in-demand and on-trend flavors.”

The new food and beverage openings greeting travelers in Terminal 3 include:

Starbucks® – two new stores not only offer travelers their favorite Starbucks® beverages and food, but are designed with inspiration from the Phoenix skyline and surrounding mountains.

The Parlor – this local restaurant was voted #1 by the Food Network for their artisan pizza and handmade pastas. Now, Sky Harbor travelers can enjoy made in house pasta such as the Pecorino Tagliatelle with speck, grilled radicchio, pecorino crema or the gluten-free Spaghetti featuring eggplant, tomato, basil, and ricotta salata. Travelers can enjoy The Parlor’s beloved pizzas including The Calabrian with spicy calabrese salumi, burrata, and watercress. Early morning travelers won’t miss out as they can enjoy signature items such as the wood-fired pancake with stone fruit jam and rosemary maple syrup. Other menu highlights include a selection of antipasti such as the Cauliflower Gratinata or a variety of salads including the Roasted Beet featuring organic beets, walnut crusted goat cheese, arugula, fennel, avocado, gastrique onion, and white balsamic vinaigrette.

SanTan Brewing – Arizona’s award-winning brewery opened as a full-service restaurant and bar in the airport’s new Terminal 3 South Concourse. This is the first airport location for Arizona’s largest brewery that first opened the doors of its original brewpub in the heart of Historic Downtown Chandler in 2017. That location quickly became one of the top local food and beer destinations in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.​ Now, local and Sky Harbor visitors alike can enjoy an unparalleled selection of SanTan Brewing’s award-winning craft beers, including a rotation of seasonal specials. To complement SanTan Brewing’s signature beers, travelers can feast on all-day culinary creations featuring some of the brewery’s favorite craft food. Travelers with an early morning flight are greeted with the brewpub’s breakfast selections while travelers in a hurry can enjoy a quick-service to-go counter where they can easily pick-up food and drinks on the way to their flight.

HMSHost also debuted the PHX Food Hall in Terminal 3. This new open and inviting space includes: 

Shake Shack – a critically acclaimed, modern-day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, chicken sandwiches and griddled flat-top dogs (no hormones or antibiotics – ever), fresh-made frozen custard, crispy crinkle-cut fries, craft beer, wine and more.

Mustache Pretzels – travelers can enjoy its gourmet mustache-shaped pretzels and dips that this food truck has become known for throughout the Phoenix region. The Original is hand-rolled and scratch-baked from locally grown, non-GMO flour, but travelers can also enjoy specialty pretzels such as The Nutstache with salted caramel and topped with a blend of crushed peanuts, walnuts, almonds, and filberts.

Panera Bread – Phoenix travelers can enjoy its well-known menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and more.

HMSHost has operated restaurants at Phoenix Sky Harbor for many years, delivering innovative and popular local dining options to travelers such as Barrio Café, Chelsea’s Kitchen, and Cowboy Ciao, among others. A list of existing HMSHost-operated locations at Phoenix Sky Harbor is available on the HMSHost location finder map.

HMSHost Leading the Industry
HMSHost is recognized by the industry as the top provider of travel dining with awards such as 2018 Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator (for the eleventh consecutive year) by Airport Revenue News. USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards recognized HMSHost’s Summer House Santa Monica at Chicago O’Hare International Airport as Best Airport Bar / Restaurant Atmosphere. HMSHost is a leader in sustainability practices which include plans to eliminate conventional plastic straw use by 2020. The company also creates original award-winning events like Airport Restaurant Month, Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest, and the Adrian Awards Gold winning campaigns, #HMSHostLove 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 100 travel plazas in North America. The company has annual sales of nearly $3.3 billion and employs more than 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 €4.6 billion in 2017, the group operates in 31 countries and employs over 58,000 people. It manages approximately 4,000 stores in about 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit HMSHost.com for more information and connect with HMSHost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   

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