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May 1, 2019

Now Arriving: Airport Restaurant Month’s Spring Culinary Experience

HMSHost unveils exclusive seasonal menus at more than 60 airport restaurants

Spring travel brings a bloom of new culinary experiences to travelers with Airport Restaurant Month. Book your ticket and head to the airport to savor this spring’s traveler 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. This May, more than 60 restaurants across dozens of North American airports are participating. 

“This unique dining event takes travelers on a culinary trip of flavors before they even begin their travels,” said HMSHost Vice President of Culinary Jeff Steelman. “This Airport Restaurant Month, our chefs came together in the kitchen and were inspired by the abundance of spring produce, some of the latest food trends, and unique takes on travelers’ favorite meals to craft creative menus for an elevated airport dining experience.”

This May’s Airport Restaurant Month menu gives travelers a variety of offerings – from hearty meals to lighter options. To spotlight different restaurants’ unique culinary offerings, individual restaurants offer special customized tasting menus that spotlight their own flavors and trends.

Travelers can choose from a selection of three appetizers and four entrees. While menus may vary by restaurant, some of the core Airport Restaurant Month dishes travelers can experience include:

  • Seared Salmon served with honey roasted carrots, pesto yogurt, feta and Italian parsley.
  • Flatbread Prima Vera served on naan bread topped with zesty marinara, mozzarella, along with fresh vegetables including zucchini, red pepper, onion, and mushrooms.
  • AM Wrap featuring a tortilla stuffed with fluffy scrambled eggs, sausage, Monterey jack cheese, and salsa.
  • The Spicy Slaw Burger topped with cheddar cheese and a carrot jalapeno slaw served on a toasted bun.
  • Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich served with Sriracha mayo, pickles, shredded iceberg lettuce on a toasted bun.

Each of the above dishes come with a choice of appetizers including: a Green Goddess Wedge with grape tomatoes, garlic croutons, and a creamy avocado dressing; the English Cucumber Salad with red wine vinegar, olive oil, and shaved onion; or a fresh seasonal fruit salad. In addition, each traveler who orders an Airport Restaurant Month dish this month will also receive a dark chocolate sea salt bar to enjoy on their flight. 

To expedite the dining experience for busy travelers, HMSHost’s award-winning culinary team created the single-plated menus specifically with a traveler’s need for speed of service in mind.  

Adding another layer to enhance the traveler dining experience, a special Airport Restaurant Month cocktail was created exclusively for the month of May – the Getaway Gimlet, a refreshing spring take on the traditional gin gimlet cocktail.

Flying this month and want to enjoy the culinary flavors of the season? Visit for a complete list of participating locations. 


Sauteed Chicken

Spicy Slaw Burger

Flatbread Prima Vera

Seared Salmon

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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