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August 1, 2018

HMSHost Wins 10-Year Contract at Boston Logan International Airport

Leading restaurateur to expand offering to travelers by adding local brands

rendering image of boston logan's kelly restaurant

An HMSHost rendering of the upcoming Kelly’s Roast Beef at Logan International Airport  

BOSTON (August 1, 2018) – Global restaurateur HMSHost, along with partner Master ConcessionAir LLC –who is part of the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program – was awarded a 10-year contract, with a projected sales volume of $540 million, to operate 14 food and beverage locations at Boston Logan International Airport.

“HMSHost is thrilled to have this opportunity to enhance the restaurant offerings at Boston Logan International Airport with our well-known local partners. We are eager to continue working with Massport and MarketPlace Development on providing truly outstanding dining options and service to travelers,” said HMSHost President & CEO Steve Johnson.

This development means that several of New England’s traditional dining favorites, as well as modern culinary trends, will be available in the airport. HMSHost will open the restaurants in a combination of new and currently occupied spaces. Planned completion of all openings is scheduled for the middle of 2020.

Opening in the airport’s Terminal B will be Kelly’s Roast Beef, the family-owned casual eatery with four eastern-Massachusetts locations that started in 1951 as the creator of the original roast beef sandwich; Trade, a casual-dining Mediterranean restaurant by James Beard award-winning Chef Jody Adams; Sullivan’s, a quick-service seaside-style eatery that has delighted guests at its landmark Castle Island location on the shore of Boston Harbor since 1951 and; Monument Restaurant & Tavern, a modern take on the classic American tavern from Charlestown, Massachusetts, just blocks from the Bunker Hill memorial. Terminal B will also offer four convenient Starbucks® stores, from pre-security to Pier A and Pier B.

In Terminal C, HMSHost will open an airport location of Hanover Street’s year-round indoor marketplace, Boston Public Market. In this dynamic marketplace, travelers will find local market vendors offering fresh, seasonal food and drink from New England’s farmers, fishers, and food entrepreneurs. The large marketspace will also contain a full-service bar and a Starbucks® store.

Terminal E travelers will also enjoy culinary flavors from James Beard award-winning Chef Jody Adams with Saloniki Greek. This quick-serve Mediterranean-style restaurant will also include a full-service bar.

Travelers will continue to enjoy the existing Starbucks locations in the Terminal C-E connector, as well as in Terminals E and A.

“The New England region has so much to offer in the way of culinary tradition and a thriving modern food scene, and we’re so excited about bringing these special and iconic restaurants into the airport,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Anthony Alessi.

A list of HMSHost-operated locations at Boston Logan 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 2018 Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator (for the eleventh consecutive year) by Airport Revenue News. USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards recognized HMSHost’s Summer House Santa Monica at Chicago O’Hare International Airport as Best Airport Bar / Restaurant Atmosphere. HMSHost is a leader in sustainability practices which include plans to eliminate conventional plastic straw use by 2020. The company also creates original award-winning events like Airport Restaurant Month, Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest, and the Adrian Awards Gold winning campaigns, #HMSHostLove 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 100 travel plazas in North America. The company has annual sales of nearly $3.3 billion and employs more than 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 €4.6 billion in 2017, the group operates in 31 countries and employs over 58,000 people. It manages approximately 4,000 stores in about 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit HMSHost.com for more information and connect with HMSHost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.   

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