SSP America opens Union Street Gastropub at San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 3

Union Street Gastropub is a boutique, in-house solution designed specifically for SFO

LONDON, 2016-Mar-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, announced today the opening of Union Street Gastropub, its new 3,000 square foot bar and dining concept designed specifically for San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 3.

As part of its continued mission to inspire passengers with unique culinary destinations and provide innovative solutions for our airport partners, SSP America’s Union Street Gastropub is designed to reflect San Francisco’s role as a world-class gateway to the Pacific Northwest and highlight the Bay Area’s exceptional craft beers, locally grown ingredients and abundant natural beauty.

SSP America’s chief executive officer, Michael Svagdis, commented, “Union Street Gastropub is an excellent representation of what SSP America can create and develop to accommodate the specific needs of an airport. Working closely with our partners at SFO, we were able to design a dining concept that not only meets the needs of passengers traveling through Terminal 3, but elevates their whole experience.”

Evocative of the region’s natural beauty and the forward-looking vision of aviation, Union Street combines modern, contemporary design with regionally sourced materials to create an immersive airport experience.  Features include distinctive lighting crafted from amber colored beer bottles that radiates warm, welcoming hues accentuated by beautiful white oak used throughout the unit’s ample seating, tables and bar area.  Power outlets abound, servicing the specific needs of SFO’s exceptionally connected regional passenger base.

At the center-stage full service bar, travelers are invited to relax over Union Street’s impressive roster of 30 tap handles and 30 bottled beers representing some of the finest beers in the world. Well over half of the draft beers served are California craft beers, and the majority are from Northern California including local favorites such as Anchor Brewing Anchor Steam Beer and Lagunitas IPA. However, in addition to the local mainstays, the menu also has styles and beers not normally found in airports, such as Almanac Golden Gate Gose, Golden Road Berliner Weisse, and Firestone Wookey Jack Black Rye IPA. The roster also boasts a collection of unique imports with everything from Franziskaner Hefe-Weiss to Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel. Union Street has succeeded in crafting a list typically only found in the top craft beer bars in the world.

Serving all day parts, passengers can enjoy seasonal plates defined by the region—from Pier 39 farmhouse eggs in the morning, to Dungeness crab cake sandwiches and pulled pork banh mi to a range of soups, salads and flatbreads made from locally sourced, sustainable ingredients. Since opening, recent Yelp reviewers have commented, “our new pre-flight go-to at Terminal 3”; “possibly the best airport meal I’ve had”; “burger + views + service + beer + power outlets—I’m sold, 4.5.”

Union Street Gastropub brings the flavors and beauty of the region to the travelers of SFO’s Terminal 3.

SOURCE: SSP Group plc

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