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November 24, 2020

HMSHost Honors Heroes with Complimentary 20 oz. Coca-Cola for First Responders

BETHESDA, Md. (November 24, 2020) – Global restaurateur HMSHost is giving back this holiday season with an exclusive co-promotion with Coca-Cola.   The campaign celebrates everyday heroes that put their lives on the line and support their local communities. For their extraordinary efforts, any first responder who shows a professional ID at select HMSHost-operated airport restaurants and motorway service plazas will receive a complimentary 20-ounce Coca-Cola beverage with any food purchase from November 23 through December 31, while supplies last. Many of these first responders are flying and driving to destinations in the service of others.

“HMSHost is proud to support first responders and give back to this exceptional community during the holidays.  We are particularly inspired by their efforts on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic and are grateful for their service,” said HMSHost Vice President of Marketing and Communications Atousa Ghoreichi. “HMSHost would like to thank our partners at airports and motorways across the U.S. for helping us bring this meaningful promotion to life.”

“The Coca-Cola Company is honored to partner with HMSHost to celebrate everyday heroes making a difference in their local communities,” said Coca-Cola Vice President On-Site Specialty Retail Douglas C. Herrington. “As a token of our appreciation for their continued bravery and courage, we are excited about the opportunity to pay it forward with a cool, refreshing beverage.”

As part of the iconic “Share a Coke” campaign, customers will also be able to find Coke and Coke Zero Sugar 20-ounce bottles that feature 500 proper names and more than 40 new nicknames that celebrate everyday heroes and significant others.  

First responders can take advantage of the offer at these airports and motorway service plazas:

Allentown Service Plaza, Pennsylvania
Beckley Travel Plaza, West Virginia
Biden Welcome Center, Delaware
Charlotte Douglas International Airport, North Carolina
Cheesequake Service Plaza, New Jersey
Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Illinois
Commodore Perry Service Plaza, Ohio
Cumberland Valley Service Plaza, Pennsylvania
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas
Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, Florida
Kansas City International Airport, Missouri
Knute Rockne Travel Plaza, Indiana
McCarran International Airport,  Nevada
Molly Pitcher Service Plaza, New Jersey
Nashville International Airport, Tennessee
Phoenix Sky Harbor  International Airport, Arizona
St. Louis Lambert International Airport, Missouri
Thomas Edison Service Plaza, New Jersey
Woodrow Wilson Service Plaza, New Jersey

HMSHost Leading the Industry
HMSHost is recognized by the industry as the leader in travel dining with awards such as Restaurateur with the Highest Regard for Customer Service and 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.  ACI-NA, the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, recognized HMSHost with the 2020 Associate Inclusion Champion Award, for leadership and achievement in the ongoing inclusion of business and workforce diversity, outreach, and advocacy. 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.  HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. Visit HMSHost.com for more information and connect with HMSHost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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