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July 22, 2019

HMSHost Unveils New Fresh Attractions Food Choices at North American Airports

HMSHost greets summer travelers with more choices to keep fueled; features sustainable packaging and a commitment to food donation

HMSHost’s new Fresh Attractions offerings focus on more artisanal choices and sustainable packaging

Summer travel season is in full-swing and new convenient grab-and-go food choices have landed at North American airports and at motorways across the United States. From nutrient-packed portable sandwiches to superfood salads, global restaurateur HMSHost provides travelers low-guilt dining choices through its newly revamped Fresh Attractions offerings to keep them feeling good throughout their journey.   

The Fresh Attractions grab-and-go line was completely revamped this summer to bring new food offerings tailored exclusively for travelers with on-the-go convenience of portable choices. There are more than two dozen choices to meet the needs of busy travelers. Some new takes on travelers preferred to-go choices include:

  • Ham and Swiss Slider with apricot preserves served on four separate potato buns – perfect to share, or to enjoy some at the gate and save later for the flight
  • Chicken Apple Crunch with fire braised chicken, red cabbage, red apple, topped with dill mayonnaise on multi-grain bread
  • Beet and Goat Cheese Salad – among the many new salad options with a twist this salad features pickled beets, crumbled goat cheese, and walnuts
  • Turkey Cranberry Brie – a new take on travelers’ favorite turkey sandwich with brie cheese, arugula, and cranberry chutney on a telera roll

“With the busy summer travel season underway, millions are hitting the skies and motorways, but they won’t be left wondering where to quickly grab food choices. With the debut of our revamped Fresh Attractions line, travelers don’t have to sacrifice their mindful eating routines,” said HMSHost Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Yablun. “As innovators for the travel dining scene, HMSHost continues to evolve to bring travelers smarter food choices that are not only naturally nutritious, but better for the environment through the use of sustainable materials and the donation of fresh, surplus food to feed our communities.” 

Fresh Attractions new transparent packaging includes color-coded nutritional labels to clearly identify ingredients and nutrition details to help travelers select the right choices for them. We’re also evolving to include more sustainable innovations in smarter food packaging.

Fresh Attractions features The BOTTLEBOX® salad containers which are made from recycled PET beverage bottles that help further reduce our carbon footprint. For each salad sold, two plastic bottles are removed from a landfill and can be recycled again. All Fresh Attractions sandwiches are now sold in eco-friendly paper bags with a window that keeps the sandwiches fresh without posing a threat to the environment.  

Fresh Attractions food is made daily and any surplus is donated to local organizations to help feed the local communities in which we operate.  

Fresh Attractions is offered in more than 60 airports across North America, as well as nearly a dozen service areas on U.S. motorways. Traveling this summer and beyond, share your fresh grab-and-go experiences with HMSHost using #FreshAttractions.

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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