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July 14, 2015

HMSHost Opens Atlantic Plaza On Garden State Parkway With New Jersey Turnpike Authority

Modern building features open spaces and popular brands to grab a bite or a coffee

POMONA, NJ—Driving the Garden State Parkway just got a bit more easy-going for travelers following the opening of the brand new Atlantic Travel Plaza by global restaurateur HMSHost in partnership with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. Representatives from HMSHost and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority celebrated the grand opening, right in time for the July 4th holiday weekend. Located at Mile Marker 41 on the Garden State Parkway, the Atlantic Plaza will offer travelers comfort and convenience with much-loved brands including Starbucks, Burger King, Auntie Anne’s, and Z Market.

“We are so excited about this enhancement to the Garden State Parkway and all the great convenience it brings to travelers,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Amy Dunne. “The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has been an essential partner to HMSHost for a long time and we look forward to many more years of serving the traveling public together.”

The Atlantic Plaza is a modern, sleek 11,500 square foot facility, featuring a prominent front-porch style entryway and an open atrium interior space that creates a comfortable, naturally-lit area in which travelers can relax and dine.

The plaza can seat up to 140 guests inside and also features 20 exterior patio seats. HMSHost employs approximately 70 associates at the Atlantic Plaza.

HMSHost operates 17 plazas in New Jersey, including 12 on the New Jersey Turnpike and five on the Garden State Parkway. HMSHost employs 1,900 associates at these plazas.


Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.7 billion and employs more than 33,000 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 around €3.9 billion in 2014, the Group operates in 29 countries and employs some 54,000 people. It manages approximately 2,800 stores in over 1,000 locations worldwide. Visit for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at and on Twitter at @HMSHost.

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