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May 7, 2019

HMSHost Awarded Food & Beverage Contract at Newark Liberty International Airport

New restaurants slated to greet Terminal B travelers

NEWARK, N.J. (May 7, 2019) – Global restaurateur HMSHost is set to expand restaurant options for travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently awarded a new 10-year contract, with a projected sales volume of $91 million, to HMSHost and its partner Imagine Airport Ventures, LLC (IAV). As part of this contract, HMSHost will operate three new food and beverage spaces in Terminal B as a tenant of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield.

“HMSHost and our partner Solomon Crayton of IAV are thrilled to offer travelers of the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area these great new dining options,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Anthony Alessi. “We thank the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield for this great opportunity to be a part of enhancing the traveler experience at the nation’s oldest airfield.”

By 2020, HMSHost will open Jersey by the Shore Food Hall, an original food hall concept, which will feature Malone’s Fish Market, Little’s Tony’s Pizzeria, and Firehouse Subs. HMSHost will also bring travelers Newark Budweiser Brew House and Smashburger.

Jersey by the Shore food hall will transport Terminal B travelers to the flavors and atmosphere of the seaside boardwalks found in beach towns up and down New Jersey’s coast. This multi-concept food hall will feature Malone’s Fish Market, bringing a Jersey-fresh wharf-like seafood dining experience with local craft brews and signature cocktails; Firehouse Subs, giving diners on-the-go ultimate portability with toasted subs, steamed and piled high with the highest quality meats and cheeses; and Little Tony’s Pizzeria, because a visit to the shore must include a classic boardwalk pizzeria selling hot pizza by the slice, calzones, and salads.

The Budweiser Newark Brew House will celebrate the local history of Anheuser-Busch’s Newark brewery, the company’s second oldest in the nation. A German-inspired biergarten motif will create the ideal environment for travelers to relax and enjoy the bar and a menu showcasing celebrated Anheuser Busch beers alongside a full bar offering an international selection of premium wines and classic cocktails. The locally-focused, classic American menu will have tempting Brew House sandwiches, salads, soups, breakfast options, and a convenient grab-and-go offering.

Smashburger will also open, giving travelers the option to enjoy this renowned fast casual burger chain’s famous 100% fresh never frozen hand-smashed to order patties, flavorful Smashfries, and salads.

A list of HMSHost-operated locations at Newark Liberty International Airport is available on the HMSHost location finder map.

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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