Press Releases

February 21, 2017

HMSHost Receives 10-Year Extension at Clinton National Airport Little Rock

HMSHost to open new Chili’s and Chick-fil-A locations

LITTLE ROCK, AR — HMSHost, along with ACDBE partner JQ Enterprises, Inc., has been awarded a 10-year food & beverage contract extension to continue operating dining locations at Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock.  The extension will run from 2019 through 2028 and will also include the addition of Chili’s and Chick-fil-A, as part of the airport’s concourse renovation.

“We are very excited to continue partnering with Clinton National Airport to provide dining to Little Rock travelers,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Michael Price.  “With the addition of well known national favorites Chili’s and Chick-fil-A, travelers will have even more options to enjoy before taking flight.” 

“The addition of Chick-fil-A and Chili’s is the latest way that we’re designing the airport experience around our passengers,” said Bryan Malinowski, C.M., Clinton National Airport Deputy Executive Director. “We will soon offer four widely popular national brands, which is uncommon for an airport of our size." 

The new Chili’s restaurant and Chick-fil-A will be located post-security.  HMSHost will also continue to operate several other dining locations.  A full list of HMSHost-operated dining locations can be found here.  

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, including 44 of the 50 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.8 billion and employs more than 37,000 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 €4.3 billion in 2015, the Group operates in 31 countries and employs over 57,000 people. It manages approximately 4,200 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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