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May 13, 2014

HMSHost Brings ‘The Local’ to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

New concept uses fresh ingredients from local farms and celebrates the region’s culinary scene

MANCHESTER, NH —Travelers are starting to look in new places for higher quality dining with fresher ingredients—airports. Gone are the days when the only food available in an airport was fast-food, as travelers now look forward to having spare time to catch a meal before their flight. And now global restaurateur HMSHost has brought the freshest ingredients, right from the local area, into the airport, with The Local at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. The Local, a new concept from HMSHost that was designed specifically for airports, marries the freshest ingredients from local farms for a menu loaded with region-centric culinary creations. To top it off, The Local embraces only the finest in local brewing to help create an atmosphere unlike any other. HMSHost and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport celebrated the grand opening of The Local today, which is located post-security, near Gate 14.

“The addition of The Local is a tremendous opportunity to give travelers a true taste of what the region has to offer,” said Mark Brewer, Airport Director. “Every element of the restaurant – from the design and décor, to the unique menu options, is focused on celebrating New Hampshire and the surrounding area.”

The Local at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is the ultimate in beer-forward sophistication. Cast in the gastropub mold, The Local is a melding of upscale cuisine with local brews from Smuttynose and Redhook, as well as other craft and national brews, highlighting the best of both worlds. The Local specializes in savory, mouthwatering braised meat sandwiches—the perfect accompaniment to handcrafted brews and cocktails. There’s melt-on-the-tongue beef brisket sassed with gastro sauce, hand carved hot pastrami, a Reuben with kraut and Russian dressing, and turkey sliders drooling with avocado butter. Travelers will also ravish The Local’s signature creations including Fish & Chips with flaky cod and slaw; “Dirty Mac-n-Cheese” messed with brisket trimmings; and Gastro BBQ Brisket featuring Gastro BBQ sauce and The Local’s fries.

“HMSHost is extremely excited to start rolling out this new restaurant concept at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport,” said Bryan Loden, Senior Director of Business Development at HMSHost. “The Manchester region is full of amazing culinary creations and is home to some of the best craft brews in the nation, which helped to shape the menu for The Local.”

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. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world's leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move.