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Who we are:

  • Industry leader and expert in food and beverage operations for travel venues
  • Unmatched portfolio of 300+ local, specialty, national and proprietary brands
  • $3.3 billion in annual sales 
  • Operations in over 120 airports in U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia
  • Operations at over 100 travel plazas in North America
  • 41,000 associates worldwide
  • Just about anywhere you find travelers, you’ll find HMSHost helping travelers to ensure they are feeling good on the move ®

About Us: 

Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues, operating in over 120 airports around the globe (including the 20 busiest in North America) and over 100 travel plazas on motorways throughout the U.S. and Canada. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. With sales of €4.6 billion in 2017, the group operates in 31 countries and employs over 58,000 people. It manages approximately 4,000 stores in about 1,000 locations worldwide.


Brand Portfolio:


HMSHost creates a fresh, engaging culinary experience for travelers with new brands they may be seeing for the first time from its collection of exclusive proprietary restaurants such as 1897 Market at Charlotte Douglas and Wicker Park Seafood and Sushi at Chicago O’Hare airports, and brands like and MKT and PZA that have expanded to over 10 airport and motorway locations with their popular menu offerings.

Local & Chef-Driven:

HMSHost also creates a sense of place for travelers by bringing popular local streetside and local chef-inspired concepts into airport locations. Restaurants such as The Hearth by Lynn Crawford and Lee Kitchen by Susur Lee at Toronto Pearson Airport, Border Grill at LAX, and Hugo's Cocina with James Beard Award Winner Chef Hugo Ortega at George Bush Intercontinental Airport resonate with local tastes while giving travelers an authentic flavor of the city around the airport.


HMSHost’s specialty brands radiate the spirit of travelers’ favorite sports teams and iconic athletes. Restaurants like Dallas Cowboys Club in DFW and Dale Jr.’s Whisky River at Charlotte Douglas and Raliegh-Durham airports, as well as PGA TOUR Grill with several airport locations have become travelers’ favorite stops.


HMSHost also gives travelers access to some of their favorite national brands. HMSHost is the exclusive provider of Starbucks Coffee in airport and motorways in North America and has partnerships with hundreds of other traveler-preferred brands such as California Pizza Kitchen, Chili’s Too, and Tim Hortons, to name a few.

Culinary Innovation:

At HMSHost, culinary innovation is key to delivering the best possible dining experience for travelers. HMSHost has a team of internal executive chefs and celebrity chef and restaurateur partners that personally develop the menus for our exclusive and local/chef-inspired brands to provide a diverse and robust dining program to meet all types of travelers’ needs.

HMSHost builds appeal to travelers by bringing notable personalities like Lorena Garcia, Rick Bayless, Todd English, Kathy Casey, and David Burke to airports around the U.S., incorporating their talent and culinary appeal into tailored restaurant concepts. Guests have the opportunity to experience the authentic local streetside concepts of iconic chefs in an airport environment.

Leading the Industry: Latest Awards

HMSHost has been recognized by the industry as the top provider of travel dining with awards such as...

  • 2018 Gold Adrian Award for Channel Your Inner Chef – Experiential Advertising Campaign awarded by The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International 
  • 2018 Airport Food & Beverage Award for Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year – The Hearth by Lynn Crawford at Toronto Pearson International Airport
  • 2018 Airport Council International - North America, Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards for Best New Food and Beverage (Full-Service Concept) – Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen at Louisville International Airport
  • 2018 Airport Council International - North America, Excellence in Airport Concessions Awards for Best “Green” Concessions Practice or Concept – Bistrot at Montréal–Trudeau Airport
  • 2018 Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator (for the eleventh consecutive year) by Airport Revenue News
  • 2018 Airport Restaurant Bar of the Year for Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen at Louisville International Airport by Airport Revenue News
  • 2018 First Place for Best Airport Bar / Restaurant Atmosphere for Summer House Santa Monica at Chicago O’Hare International Airport by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards
  • 2018 Produce Business Marketing Excellence Award for Airport Restaurant Month

Click here for a full list of awards and accolades won by HMSHost and its brands.

Innovative Initiatives

HMSHost approaches innovation with the ultimate goal to elevate the guest experience. Latest innovations include...

  • A food truck at LAX that rotates concepts with LAX’s famous streetside brands.
  • Airport Restaurant Month--an visionary culinary experience featured in select airports that includes a set menu created by HMSHost’s team of expert chefs that welcomes diners to sample a selection of menu items--similar to the streetside Restaurant Week.
  • Channel Your Inner Chef--A live cook-off contest held at Chicago O’Hare that challenges finalists to create an original recipe with a bounty of ingredients available to them at the start of the event.
  • A hydroponic urban garden at Chicago O’Hare where vegetables and herbs are freshly grown and used in HMSHost-operated restaurants in the airport.

Philanthropy: HMSHost Foundation

HMSHost Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Charity whose mission is to fight poverty in the local community with food, shelter, education, and workforce development. HMSHost, along with HMSHost Foundation, is also committed to the communities we serve, striving to be a responsible corporate citizen through charitable involvement, financial support, and job creation.


U.S. Airport Locations

  • Albany, NY
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL (O’Hare)
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas Love Field, TX
  • Dallas / Fort Worth, TX
  • Dayton, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • El Paso, TX
  • Fairbanks, AK
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Ft. Meyers, FL
  • Fresno, CA
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Honolulu, Oahu, HI
  • Houston, TX (George Bush)
  • Houston, TX (Hobby)
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Islip, NY
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Kahului, Maui, HI
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Lihue, Kauai, HI
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Louisville, KY
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Manchester, NH
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN
  • Nashville, TN
  • New York, NY (JFK)
  • Newark, NJ
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Oakland, CA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Orlando, FL (Sanford)
  • Palm Beach, FL
  • Palm Springs, CA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, ME
  • Portland, OR
  • Providence, RI
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Savannah, GA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Spokane, WA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Tampa, FL
  • Washington, DC (Dulles)
  • Washington, DC (Reagan National)

International Locations


  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Belfast, Ireland
  • Bergen, Norway
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • East Midlands, UK
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Inverness, Scotland, UK
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • London (Heathrow), UK
  • London (Stansted), UK
  • Manchester, UK
  • Oslo, Norway
  • Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Stockholm, Sweden (ARN & NYO)


  • Calgary, Canada (Alberta)
  • Edmonton, Canada (Alberta)
  • Halifax, Canada (Nova Scotia)
  • Montreal (Dorval), Canada (Quebec)
  • Ottawa, Canada (Ontario)
  • Toronto, Canada (Ontario)
  • Vancouver, Canada (British Columbia)


  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Antalya, Turkey
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Bangalore, India
  • Beijing, China
  • Cairns, Australia
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Hyderabad, India 
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Lucknow, India


  • Da Nang
  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Nha Trang
  • Phu Quoc

Motorway Travel Plazas


  • Atlantic City Expressway 1
  • Delaware Turnpike 1
  • Garden State Parkway 5
  • Illinois Tollway 6
  • Indiana Toll Road 2
  • Maine Turnpike 5
  • Massachussetts Turnpike 3
  • New Jersey Turnpike 12
  • New Jersey I-80 1
  • New York Thruway 13
  • Ohio Turnpike 10
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike 20
  • West Virginia Parkway 3
  • Ontario (Canada) Highways 23

Corporate Contact Information

HMSHost Corporation

6905 Rockledge Drive

Bethesda, Maryland 20817



Jeff Yablun

EVP, Chief Operating Officer



Derryl Benton

EVP, Business Development



Atousa Ghoreichi

Vice President, Marketing & Communications