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Sep 17, 2018

Delaware Welcome Center is Officially Renamed Biden Welcome Center

HMSHost joins in celebrating the renaming in honor of the Biden family

NEWARK, Del. – Road travelers along the busy Interstate 95 Northeast corridor are now greeted by the Biden Welcome Center.

Today, global restaurateur HMSHost joined former Vice President Joe Biden and family, along with local dignitaries and representatives as Delaware Governor John Carney signed House Bill 382 into law. It officially renamed the “Delaware Department of Transportation Welcome Center” on I-95 as the \"Biden Welcome Center.\" It is in honor of the exemplary service and lifelong promotion the Biden Family has provided to the State of Delaware.

“HMSHost is honored to be a part of this history and the exciting changes that further enhance the Biden Welcome Center as a premier place for road travelers to enjoy the latest food and beverage choices and modern amenities,” said HMSHost President & CEO Steve Johnson.

Today’s event is a part of the ongoing innovation happening both inside and out of one the busiest service areas on the east coast. The Biden Welcome Center offers new fresh, fast, and on-trend dining choices such as Pret A Manger, along with innovative technology such as quick-service kiosks that enhance the experience for time-crunched motorists.

In addition, to dining and tax-free shopping options at the Biden Welcome Center, travelers can also receive information on local and statewide attractions, events and activities. The Biden Welcome Center is also home to Delaware products that highlight the state’s distinctive heritage and culture.

Today’s ceremony was lived streamed and can be viewed at the following link:

Look forward to joining Vice President @JoeBiden, @DrBiden and members of the Biden family as I sign HB 382, which will change the name of the I-95 Welcome Center to “The Biden Welcome Center” #netDE

Watch live:

— Governor John Carney (@JohnCarneyDE) September 17, 2018

About HMSHost
Global restaurateur HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates locations all over North America, and is part of Autogrill Group, the world's leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. Visit for more information.