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October 1, 2019

Airport Restaurant Month Treats Travelers to a Dining Getaway Experience

HMSHost offers travelers the chance to dine their way to an exclusive James Beard New York City trip

 

BETHESDA, Md. (October 1, 2019) – Attention travelers: Hungry for an exclusive James Beard dining getaway experience? Well, head to the airport to savor HMSHost’s October Airport Restaurant Month, where travelers can eat their way to a one-of-a-kind New York City trip and dinner at a James Beard award-winning restaurant.

At more than 60 restaurants across North American airports, travelers can enjoy this elevated dining experience at a great value. Airport Restaurant Month features a tasting menu reflective of the popular street-side restaurant week concept, yet tailored exclusively for travelers’ needs.

With the HMSHost Airport Restaurant Month Passport, travelers collect stamps for each Airport Restaurant Month dish purchased for a chance to  win. To enter the passport contest, travelers can request an Airport Restaurant Month Passport at participating HMSHost restaurants. Travelers then collect four stamps, snap a photo of the completed passport, and post the image to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #airportrestaurantmonth and tag @HMSHost. Official contest rules are available at: https://hmshost.tumblr.com/arm-us                                                                                                                                                  

“This Airport Restaurant Month celebrates HMSHost’s passion for culinary innovation and our James Beard sponsorship to offer travelers a unique experience,” said HMSHost Vice President of Marketing and Communications Atousa Ghoreichi. “Not only did our chef’s create menus around autumn’s trending, bold flavors, but we’re thrilled to increase traveler engagement with an opportunity to win an exclusive culinary getaway to a James Beard restaurant.”

HMSHost’s culinary team created seasonal fall inspired menus designed specifically with a traveler’s need for speed of service and overall value in mind. As with city restaurant week’s, airport travelers can select from three appetizers and a variety of entrees. There is something for every traveler appetite – from hearty dishes to lighter options.

While menus vary by restaurant, a sample of some of the core Airport Restaurant Month dishes include:  
•  Orecchiette Pasta featuring sautéed super-food greens, parmesan, and buttered herb breadcrumbs
•  Shrimp Scampi Flatbread with garlic shrimp, grape tomatoes, mozzarella, lemon zest, and red pepper flakes
•  Harissa Burger topped with arugula, pickled red onions, harissa aioli, provolone cheese, and crispy smoked bacon
•  Crispy Chicken Sandwich with crunchy Asian slaw, gochujang BBQ sauce, and pickle chips

Each of the above main courses are served with a choice of an appetizer including: an Autumn Salad of mixed greens, bleu cheese, toasted walnuts, shredded carrots, and balsamic vinaigrette; Sweet Potato Fries with a sweet & spicy honey mustard dipping sauce; and Apple Tartine with toasted sourdough, hummus, shaved apples, olive oil, and sage. As a sweet treat, travelers will receive a complimentary Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Bar to enjoy after their meal or to-go for their flight. 

Perfect for the crisp fall season, travelers can also enjoy the Airport Restaurant Month cocktail – Funky Monkey featuring Monkey Shoulder Blended Scotch Whisky, fresh lemon juice, cinnamon, and pumpkin puree.

Ready to eat your way to a travel getaway? Visit AirportRestaurantMonth.com for a complete list of the more than 60 participating restaurants at nearly 40 North American airports from coast to coast.

 

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 32 countries and employs over 60,000 people. It manages more than 4,000 stores in more than 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit HMSHost.com for more information and connect with HMSHost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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