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Dec 15, 2015

HMSHost Serves Up Boston Pizza For Travellers at Edmonton International Airport

Boston Pizza Opening Marks First Airport Location for Canadian Favourite

EDMONTON, AB— Global restaurateur HMSHost has partnered with Boston Pizza International Inc. to bring Canada’s favourite pizzas to travellers at Edmonton International Airport (EIA), with a new location opening today at EIA Central Tower, past International/Domestic Security. This is the first Boston Pizza in an airport. Here guests are able to choose from a variety of Boston Pizza’s delicious menu items, including its famous gourmet pizzas made with its signature, fresh dough, mouth-watering pasta dishes, and a wide variety of appetizers, salads, entrées, and desserts.

“Edmonton International Airport is very proud to host Boston Pizza’s first airport location world-wide. Boston Pizza is a hometown success that started in Edmonton and grew to be loved across Canada and beyond, while HMSHost operates restaurants in over 100 airports worldwide and brings extensive expertise in travel dining. That’s a winning formula, and the biggest winners are our passengers, who are really excited to see Boston Pizza, a family favourite as a new airport option,” said Myron Keehn, Vice President of Commercial Development at Edmonton International Airport.

The first ever Boston Pizza location opened in Edmonton in 1964. Now, Boston Pizza is Canada’s largest casual dining brand with more than 370 locations across the country, including 107 in Alberta and 25 in Edmonton. Keeping with Boston Pizza’s traditions, travellers will find what they’ve come to expect from this Canadian favourite including friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere from 5 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week. The casual atmosphere, combined with big-screen high-definition TVs in the sports bar, makes Boston Pizza as fun for families as it is for sport fans of all ages.

“We are excited to partner with Boston Pizza, an iconic Canadian brand that has a fun, energetic vibe and a diverse menu for travellers of all ages,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Kent Vanden Oever. “Bringing more delicious food options such as this sought after favourite to travellers at Edmonton International Airport is part of our goal to enhance the overall traveller experience.”

“Edmonton is where Boston Pizza was founded more than 50 years ago, so it’s especially meaningful to open our first airport location in this city,” said Joanne Forrester, Regional Vice-President, Western Canada at Boston Pizza. “We’re excited to provide our hometown fans with a familiar meal and a comfortable setting before they take off on their journeys. We also look forward to introducing our menu to travellers from around the world.”

Boston Pizza’s menu offers travellers a blend of signature items, gourmet pizzas, and travel-friendly foods that allow for easy portability. Not to be missed are Boston Pizza’s hand-pressed dough pizzas made in-house every day. Here you can create your own pizza – choosing your crust, dipping sauce, cheese, and endless topping options. Or try original pizza creations including the Spicy Perogy – an inspired combination of sour cream, bacon, and Cactus Cut Potatoes with mozzarella and cheddar, topped with green onions and sour cream.

Boston Pizza offers so much more than pizza. Try Boston Pizza’s famous wings, juicy burgers, gourmet pastas, and healthy salad options including the Market Spinach Salad and Roasted Beet and Peach Salad. Young travellers will find their kid-friendly options irresistible with pint-sized pizzas, pastas with healthy side options, and fun desserts.

Have an early morning flight? Boston Pizza and HMSHost developed a diverse breakfast menu to reflect Canadian morning favourites including traditional options such as French toast, steak and eggs, as well as a signature Breakfast Pizza topped with pizza mozzarella, smoked bacon, red and green peppers, tomatoes, and hardboiled egg, baked to perfection and perfect to take on the go.

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.