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Mar 11, 2019

HMSHost Greets Clinton National Airport Travelers With Chick-fil-A®

Travelers line up with Chick-fil-A’s “EAT MOR CHIKIN®” Cow on opening day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 11, 2019) – The Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches, nuggets, salads, and milkshakes that so many of us crave have now landed at Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport post-security, near gate 6. Global restaurateur HMSHost opened the new restaurant today with partners J.Q. Enterprises, Inc. and RSI Group, LLC as part of ongoing airport dining redevelopment efforts.

“Chick-fil-A has built its reputation on legendary customer service and HMSHost is proud to serve its freshly made food for Clinton National travelers to enjoy,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Michael Price. “This opening represents an important milestone for the dining upgrade projects in the airport’s renovation plan and HMSHost thanks the airport for their partnership in bringing Chick-fil-A to LIT travelers.”

\"Chick-fil-A is one of Little Rock's most popular restaurants,\" said Ronald F. Mathieu, executive director, Clinton National Airport. \"We're excited to work with HMSHost to bring this choice to our passengers as well as make upgrades to other food and beverage choices.”

Chick-fil-A is the leader in the restaurant industry in the chicken category; famous for food and service that has commanded a loyal following for many years. HMSHost operates several Chick-fil-A restaurants in airports across North America. The brand serves and exceeds the needs of travelers in airports through the same formula that has created success on the street and in malls; by focusing on simple, fresh, high-quality ingredients and keeping customer service top of mind.

HMSHost’s recent dining upgrades at Clinton National are part an extension awarded in 2017 and included the addition of a new Chili’s Grill & Bar, remodeling Burger King, adding Chick-fil-A and more. A list of existing HMSHost-operated locations at LIT is available on the HMSHost location finder map.


Photo caption: Chick-fil-A’s famous cow kicks off Clinton National Airport opening, encouraging guests to \"EAT MOR CHIKIN\" with signature chicken sandwich samples. (Photo credit: Clinton National Airport)

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.