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May 26, 2017

HMSHost and Balducci’s Put Taste First in Philadelphia International Airport

Global restaurateur and the ‘Food Lover’s Market’ partner on new location for the benefit of travelers

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Photo caption: HMSHost-operated Balducci’s at Philadelphia International Airport. 

PHILADELPHIA — Global restaurateur HMSHost and Balducci’s are putting taste first in Philadelphia International Airport’s Concourse C. HMSHost officially opened the doors to this new Balducci’s market at the end of March 2017 to provide high quality food options for travelers in the area.

“The Philadelphia International Airport has been a great partner in bringing Balducci’s to travelers and it has been very exciting working with Balducci’s to provide the tasty, healthy options that they are so well-known for,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Bryan Loden. “It is brands like this, which are truly passionate about food, that HMSHost enjoys working with so much.”

Balducci’s is a specialty food retailer and marketplace concept where guests can expect to find an abundance of only the highest quality products from all over the world. Balducci’s in the airport is an express version of the marketplace store concepts that can be found in neighborhood shopping centers up and down the east coast from Virginia to Connecticut. Private label pre-packaged goods, customizable gourmet hand-crafted sandwiches, noodle stations, hot soups, and freshly prepared salads are featured to give travelers wholesome, great-tasting, and convenient eating options when visiting the airport.

All of HMSHost’s operations in Philadelphia International Airport including Balducci’s can be viewed on the company’s location finder

HMSHost Leading the Industry

HMSHost has been recognized by the industry as the top provider of travel dining with awards such as 2016 Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator (for the ninth consecutive year) and Food Operator with the Highest Regard for Customer Service (for the seventh year) by Airport Revenue News. HMSHost has also been recognized by Airports Council International-North America, receiving First Place for Best New Food and Beverage (Full-Service Concept) for 1897 Market at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and First Place for Best Innovative Consumer Experience Concept for its Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

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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