January 17, 2017
HMSHost Wins New Restaurant Contract at San Francisco International Airport
Brings highly regarded Super Duper Burgers first airport location to travelers
SAN FRANCISCO — Global restaurateur HMSHost, in partnership with San Francisco restaurateur, April Spears, brings beloved Super Duper Burgers to San Francisco International Airport as part of a new six-year contract valued at $33 million. This will be the first airport location for the San Francisco-based burger joint. Super Duper Burgers will be located in the airport’s International Terminal and is scheduled to open in early 2018.
“HMSHost is proud to deliver travelers the best dining choices in the industry and we are excited to enhance the traveler experience with this great local favorite at San Francisco International Airport,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Kent Vanden Oever. “Super Duper Burgers’ success began in San Francisco and quickly grew to be loved across the Bay Area. We are thrilled to now be able to introduce these delicious burgers to the thousands of world travelers that go through San Francisco International Airport on a daily basis.”
“Fast food burgers. Slow food values.” That is the Super Duper Burgers motto. Super Duper Burgers offers premium, high quality and local ingredients at fast-food convenience, now right in the concourse. San Francisco travelers can choose from the Super Burger, two four ounce patties made with 100% vegetarian-fed and sourced locally premium beef; the mini burger; the chicken sandwich with chipotle aioli; and the veggie burger blended from hummus and cucumber, and Super Duper’s zesty signature Super Sauce. All are served on buns baked by a San Francisco artisan baker to exacting Super Duper specifications. Travelers can also pair their burgers with addictive fresh-fired fries or garlic fries with a side of Super Sauce, house-made mayo, or chipotle for dipping.
In addition to its signature, juicy burgers and sandwiches, travelers can feast on other options including an appetizing fresh “super salad” and organic, soft serve ice cream served as a shake or in a cone, along with a variety of beer and wine offerings. Travelers with an early morning flight will be greeted with a selection of breakfast favorites such as an organic egg sandwich with bacon, sausage and avocado, house-made donuts, and Four Barrel coffee. For added convenience, Super Duper Burgers will feature a grab-and-go section so travelers can easily bring Super Duper flavor with them to the gate or on their flight.
Super Duper Burgers is aligned with San Francisco International Airport’s vision to provide good, clean, and fair food which has been responsibly sourced and deliciously prepared. Super Duper Burgers builds their restaurants just like they build their burgers: sustainably, locally, and with an unwavering commitment to quality and health. Super Duper Burgers works with local farms and suppliers—Niman Ranch, Mary’s Chicken, Straus Creamery, local designers, sign painters, and artisans—to not only reduce their carbon footprint, but to create unparalleled flavors. All Super Duper packaging is compostable.
With 10 locations in the Bay Area (and a forthcoming 11th location slated for Q2 of 2017), Super Duper Burgers has generated accolades from Business Insider (among the 50 Best Burger Joints in America); SF Weekly (Best Homegrown Burger Chain in San Francisco); Fox News (America’s Best Fast Food Shakes); and Zagat (Best Burgers in San Francisco).
In addition to the upcoming opening of Super Duper Burgers, HMSHost will continue to operate existing traveler favorites at San Francisco International Airport including Gordon Biersch, Max’s Eatz, Max’s E.V.O.O. Café, and three Starbucks® store locations.
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.
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 www.HMSHost.com for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at fb.com/HMSHost and on Twitter at @HMSHost.