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September 28, 2017

HMSHost’s Airport Restaurant Month Brings New Seasonal Flavors to More Than 100 Airport Restaurants This October

Exclusive foodie event for travelers soars to airports across North America

BETHESDA, MD — A Chicken & Quinoa Broth Bowl and the Breakfast Burger are just some of the unique culinary creations, along with twists on traditional food favorites, travelers can savor during the exclusive Airport Restaurant Month. This October, more than 100 restaurants across 50 North American airports are participating in the fall foodie event by global restaurateur HMSHost. Airport Restaurant Month is a unique take on the popular street-side restaurant week concept, but HMSHost has customized it for travelers, bringing an unmatched and uncommon culinary experience into the airport.

“As the industry leader in culinary innovation, HMSHost launched the first-of-its-kind Airport Restaurant Month three years ago as a unique way to elevate the dining experience for travelers. Today, the distinctive event continues to soar with a record number of new airports and restaurants participating to meet travelers’ demands,” said HMSHost Vice President of Marketing Atousa Ghoreichi. “This October, we’ve brought more unique, seasonally-inspired dishes that align with the latest culinary trends travelers might not expect to find in an airport.”

HMSHost’s award-winning culinary team created a special seasonal menu that takes guests on a culinary trip of flavors right inside the terminal before their travels even begin. The menus are packed with warm, comforting fall flavors, such as apples, brussels sprouts, blue cheese, and even on-trend broth bowls that are perfect for those brisk fall travel days. For travelers in an extra hurry, they can take a warm cup of delicious sipping broth to go.

Airport Restaurant Month’s menus vary by restaurant location, with select restaurants offering special customized menus that spotlight their own flavors and trends. While each menu may offer different options, a sample of Airport Restaurant Month’s October 2017 menu items include:

  • Shrimp & Noodle Broth Bowl that includes tomato, spinach, and cabbage
  • Crispy Half Chicken topped mushroom gravy and served with garlicky mash and brussels sprouts
  • Harvest Flatbread topped with grapes, blue cheese, walnuts, and arugula – paired with a side salad of spinach, apples, carrots, and an herb vinaigrette
  • Croque-Monsieur that includes ham and Swiss cheese draped in cheese batter and grilled to perfection
  • Extra Blue Burger with crumbled blue cheese, smothered in blue cheese dressing and bacon

To further enhance the dining experience, HMSHost’s sommeliers expertly matched suggested wines for each Airport Restaurant Month dish. The wine suggestions balance the flavor characteristics of each dish with the flavor profile of each wine to create the perfect pairing.

For a full list of participating locations, visit

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Crispy Half Chicken

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Chicken & Quinoa Broth Bowl

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Harvest Flatbread

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Breakfast Burger

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Shrimp & Noodle Broth Bowl

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HMSHost Leading the Industry

HMSHost is recognized by the industry as the top provider of travel dining with awards such as 2017 Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator (for the tenth consecutive year) and Food Operator with the Highest Regard for Customer Service (for the eighth year) by Airport Revenue News. USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards recognized HMSHost’s Dale Jr.’s Whisky River at Charlotte Douglas International Airport as Best Airport Bar and Best Airport Sitdown Dining. HMSHost infuses innovation and culinary expertise into everything we do; with events such as the first-of-its-kind Airport Restaurant Month at more than 50 airports across North America, the award-winning Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, 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 99 travel plazas in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $3.1 billion and employs more than 39,500 sales 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 over €4.5 billion in 2016, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,000 stores in about 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit for more information and connect with HMSHost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   

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