Press Releases

Jan 27, 2015

HMSHost Launches MKT; a Fresh Marketplace Right in the Airport Featuring Flatbreads, Signature Salads, and Soups

MKT is the newest addition to HMSHost’s growing proprietary brand portfolio

BETHESDA, MD—Be prepared to feel great, happy, well-nourished, and completely satisfied on your next trip out of town, because HMSHost has recently expanded its restaurant portfolio with a new marketplace-style dining concept called MKT. The new MKT restaurants feature healthy, garden-fresh options, hand-crafted sandwiches, and scratch-made soups for travelers. MKT can be found in:

  • Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Concourse H
  • Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Concourse C
  • Anchorage International Airport, Concourse C
  • Tulsa International Airport, Concourse C

“The launch of MKT is significant for HMSHost because it represents the essence of what we believe today’s foodie and health-conscious traveler desires,” said HMSHost Vice President of Restaurant Development Frank Sickelsmith. “Our research shows that marketplace-style shopping and dining is a leading trend, which makes MKT an exciting way to connect with our guests.”

It is no secret that healthy, wholesome, fresh meals lead to better energy levels and overall well-being for those who eat mindfully. With signature salads like the “All Day Energy” and Classic Cobb, travelers visiting MKT will find this goal easily attainable, giving them an added boost before their flight. Sandwiches like the Phat Philly, made with shaved rib-eye and provolone on a baguette, and the Big 3, made with corned beef, turkey and pastrami, will remind patrons of the local community-type markets we all grew up with, while the flatbreads for breakfast, lunch, and dinner incorporate a contemporary culinary element.

HMSHost’s proprietary brand portfolio has expanded in recent years to include a spectrum of dining concepts that have become go-to spots for travelers; including Beaudevin wine bar, Pork N’ Pickle gastropub and BBQ, Grounded custom hamburgers, and PZA gourmet pizzas, among others. MKT fits right into this overall line-up as the company’s premier fresh marketplace-style eatery.

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.