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Mar 6, 2014

HMSHost Recognized as Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator by Airport Revenue News for Seventh Consecutive Year

Modern Starbucks café in Tom Bradley International Terminal offers premium beer and wine.

BETHESDA, MD—At the prestigious Airport Revenue News (ARN) awards ceremony, attended by the leaders of the airport and concessionaire industries, global restaurateur HMSHost celebrated the highest industry recognition in several Large Food Operator categories for 2014. As part of the annual ARN Revenue Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, HMSHost was awarded Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator for the seventh consecutive year; as well as Food Operator with Highest Regard for Customer Service; Best Food & Beverage Brand Operator for Starbucks; and Best New Food & Beverage Concept for two of its restaurant concepts, Border Grill, located at Los Angeles International Airport, and Starbucks Evenings, located at Los Angeles International Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.

In response to these great honors bestowed on the company, HMSHost President and CEO Tom Fricke expressed gratitude to airport partners and to the tens of thousands of company associates whose efforts and dedication made this recognition possible.

“We are so proud and grateful to be recognized by the airport industry and our peers in concessions, for our contributions to airport dining,” said Fricke. “Our airport and brand partners, as well as competitors, help motivate us to constantly enhance our dining offerings and to drive the continued evolution of airport dining as part of the overall concessions experience. And we accept these awards with thanks and gratitude to our many associates who have helped to make this happen.”

The ARN show features the largest gathering of airport decision makers and concession executives at any conference throughout the year. Many of HMSHost’s partner airports were also honored for their concessions programs, including Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Love Field, Los Angeles International Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Nashville International Airport and San Diego International 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.