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June 24, 2016

Pork & Pickle Gastropub and BBQ Restaurant by HMSHost Opens at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Grand opening celebration held at airport last night

Cutting the ribbon, left to right: Stephen Douglas, Vice President of Business Development, HMSHost; Javier Robinson, Concessions Manager, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.; John Parrott, Airport Manager, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

ANCHORAGE, AK — The modern concept of a gastropub combines a praiseworthy beverage selection with simple yet satisfying high quality food, and BBQ is widely considered to be one of the most authentic and traditional cooking styles there is – something everyone’s primal instincts can relate to. Pork & Pickle by global restaurateur HMSHost ties these elements together to give travelers a place to enjoy a premium food and bar experience in a modern, yet classic pub environment. The opening of Pork & Pickle in Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport’s Concourse C was celebrated last night as part of an event at the airport showcasing the many upgrades that have been made and cultural attractions that have been added.

“HMSHost is proud to partner with Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport to bring these great new dining options to ANC travelers,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Stephen Douglas. “We are so excited to continue building new restaurant offerings, keeping the travelers’ experience at the forefront of our minds.”

Pork & Pickle is HMSHost’s exclusive gastropub and BBQ restaurant dedicated to crafting and serving good food and drink. It is known as one of the few restaurants in an airport that smokes meats on-site to give guests an authentic wood-smoked barbecue experience.

“Our goal is to create a variety of venues that encourage repeat visits from both our out of town guests and locals as they enjoy an Alaskan experience.” said Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Manager John Parrott.

Pork & Pickle’s menu emphasizes high-quality barbecue and beers to match. Some Pork & Pickle favorites include smoked pork spare ribs, smoked beef brisket, smoked paprika BBQ turkey breast, ‘dirty chips’ (made with BBQ trimmings), and of course the signature ‘pork & pickle’ pulled pork sandwich with bread & butter pickles. Flavors from the region are infused into this core offering with menu items like Alaskan hot smoked salmon salad and Alaskan cod & chips. The beer menu is also representative of Alaska, featuring bottles and some taps from nearby breweries including Denali Brewing, Alaska Brewing, Midnight Sun Brewing Company, and Glacier Brewhouse.

Pork & Pickle is an expanding exclusive restaurant concept created by HMSHost. It first launched in Kansas City International Airport and Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is the second location. A third will soon open in Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport this fall. 

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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