June 14, 2017
Eat Well. Travel Further. and Feel Good on the Move with HMSHost Wellness Effort
Wellness shots, lifestyle diet bento boxes, probiotic drinks and new snacks debut this summer
BETHESDA, MD — As millions hit the air and roads this summer for business and leisure travel, global restaurateur HMSHost is helping keep travelers and their families feeling good on the move with the launch of Eat Well. Travel Further. The new health-conscious platform features wellness pop-ups to help travelers make good choices when it comes to eating on the move.
As part of this effort, HMSHost is rolling out new culinary offerings for travelers such as uplifting wellness shots, probiotic beverages, and healthy lifestyle bento boxes like the Paleo Snack Box and the Protein Lunch Box. HMSHost leveraged evolving popular health food trends across the country to support the needs of health-conscious guests and to bring travelers expanded choices they might not expect to find when traveling.
“HMSHost leads the way in culinary innovation for travelers because we understand how people are rethinking food,” said HMSHost President and CEO Steve Johnson. “Eat Well. Travel Further. emphasizes our commitment to bring on-trend dining experiences to travelers that include original choices and variety.”
The new items are part of a pilot program being introduced in travel venues for the first time. HMSHost developed Eat Well. Travel Further. offerings with input from a certified nutritionist to ensure the best wellness options for travelers to help maintain a healthy lifestyle on-the-go. The protein-packed wellness offerings are not only delicious, but are convenient ready-to-go options perfect for the plane or car trip.
The unique offerings can be found at Eat Well. Travel Further. wellness pop-ups this summer at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport, Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, Orlando International Airport, and the Grover Cleveland Service Plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike.
HMSHost is spotlighting the new offerings at pop-up events early this summer at these airports and the service plaza. The events include tastings of the wellness shots and snacks, giveaways and handouts with tips on staying healthy while traveling.
New offerings include: organic beverages packed with live probiotics and active cultures; cold pressured, organic wellness shots that help balance and detoxify; and wholesome snacks including handcrafted kale chips, roasted chickpeas, and organic dried fruit.
HMSHost also created all-natural, preservative-free bento boxes themed with current lifestyle diets, such as Paleo. Each less than 500 calories, the snack and lunch boxes feature lean proteins and fresh fruits and vegetables.
In addition to Eat Well. Travel Further., travelers will see “Fresh Today” signs at HMSHost-operated grab-and-go locations. These signs ensure maximum freshness of our food items. High quality, surplus food items that are not sold within 24-hours are donated to a local charity to be enjoyed by those in need. Last year alone, HMSHost’s award-winning food donation program provided more than 1.35 million pounds of food to local charities. The program supports the three pillars of the company’s industry recognized startsomewhere® sustainability initiative, which focuses on the environment, nutrition and wellness, and community partnerships.
Information provided as part of Eat Well. Travel Further. is only intended to be general summary information for the public and is not meant to be construed as medical and/or health advice, claims or instruction. Consumers are encouraged to check with their doctors before beginning any new diet and/or exercise program.
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 is a leader in worldwide travel venue dining, infusing innovation and culinary expertise into everything we do; this includes HMSHost’s unique events, such as the first-of-its-kind Airport Restaurant Month at more than 50 airports across North America and the award-winning Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 120 airports around the globe, including 46 of the 50 busiest airports 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 www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.