Paradies Lagardère to hold Treat Our Troops program Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, November 23, through Sunday, November 26

More than 20 restaurants in 10 U.S. airports will participate

ATLANTA, 2017-Nov-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the North American travel retail and restaurateur leader, will once again offer a special thanks to the country’s military personnel. Paradies Lagardère invites active or retired military to enjoy a free meal through its Food and Beverage Division’s Treat Our Troops program Thanksgiving weekend, Thursday, November 23, through Sunday, November 26, in these participating airport restaurants:

Asheville Regional: Blue Ridge Tavern Long Beach: Long Beach Marche
Austin–Bergstrom: Second Bar + Kitchen Long Beach: 4th Street Vine
Austin–Bergstrom: Ruta Maya Coffee Long Beach: The Boathouse
Austin–Bergstrom: ThunderCloud Subs Northwest Arkansas: Smokewood American Grill
Dallas Fort Worth: Whitetail Bistro Northwest Arkansas: Say Si Bon! Gourmet Market
Dallas Fort Worth: Abacus Northwest Arkansas: Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
Dallas Fort Worth: Hickory Northwest Arkansas: Core Brewing Co.
Denver: Say Si Bon! TravelMart Pittsburgh: Bar Symon
Denver: Auntie Anne’s Pretzels Pittsburgh: Bottega dei Sapori
Denver: Big Bowl Reagan National: Say Si Bon! Gourmet Market – Center Pier
Denver: The Magic Pan Crepe Stand Reagan National: Say Si Bon! Gourmet Market – North Pier
Denver: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Reagan National: The Magic Pan Crepe Stand
Denver: Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs Reagan National: Wow Bao
Eagle County: Townie Tavern Reagan National: Washington Pour Bar
Eagle County: Alpenglo Grille Reagan National: U Street Pub
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta: Sweet Auburn Market

Active and retired military service men and women can simply show their military identification when ordering or checking out to take advantage of this promotion.

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“One of Paradies Lagardère’s Core Values is giving back to the community. Providing free meals in our airport restaurants to our country’s military personnel through our Food and Beverage Division’s Treat Our Troops program is our way of saying thank you for serving our country,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “We’ve fed thousands of service members since the program started in 2013, and this initiative during Thanksgiving is just a small way of showing our appreciation for all that our service members do.”

Additional details:

Treat Our Troops is a national program that facilitates customer donations in many of the U.S. airports in which Paradies Lagardère operates stores. Shoppers are given the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of useful items such as snacks, beverages, toiletries, reading materials, and electronics, which are then placed in a collection box. Working in conjunction with airports and the United Service Organization (USO), Paradies Lagardère coordinates packaging and delivery of these donations to USO offices across the country. In 2016, the program resulted in donations of more than 1.2 million products to military men and women worldwide.

Paradies Lagardère also offers free meals to U.S. military personnel between Memorial Day and Independence Day. Learn more about these and other initiatives by visiting www.paradieslagardere.com.

High-end restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a part of Paradies Lagardère’s Food and Beverage concepts. Brands have been tailored to entice travelers with the same familiar quality, variety, taste, and atmosphere as their favorite “at home” dining spots, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.

Paradies Lagardère was recently recognized for excellence in Food and Beverage. The USA Today 10Best Awards recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining two years in a row. Bar Symon, at Pittsburgh International Airport, also earned a spot in the top five for the USA Today 10Best awards for Best Airport Bar and Best Airport Bar Waitstaff.

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Paradies Lagardère: Second Bar + Kitchen opens at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Austin hot-spot brings its iconic dishes and specialty beverage menu to Barbara Jordan Terminal, Gate 7

AUSTIN, TEXAS, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Second Bar + Kitchen (SBK), the New American restaurant via Austin’s La Corsha Hospitality Group, announces its long-awaited Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) opening on August 22, 2017.

Originally opened in 2010, critically-acclaimed Second Bar + Kitchen serves an eclectic mix of cuisines with Texan flavors. Second Bar + Kitchen will offer small and large plates for sharing, hearty salads and delicious pizzas. At SBK’s ABIA location, Executive Chef Jesse Marco will take the reins on creating founding Chef David Bull’s menu.

“Our newest airport restaurant lands in the best of Austin restaurant rankings with its bold and savory flavors,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. “The new venue offers seated service with a host station, new to the airport.”

Highlights from “Snacks + Starters” include Buffalo Fried Pickles made with gorgonzola and Bull’s Hot Sauce and Baked Brie with currant-apricot mostarda, basil, roasted garlic and a toasted baguette, and more. Guests can enjoy a limited menu including salads, sandwiches such as the SBK “Club” with chicken salad, bacon, avocado, tomato and grain bread, and three of SBK’s famous pizzas including the Black + Bleu with black truffle, bleu cheese, fresh mozzarella, pork belly confit, medjool dates and red onion.

Specialty cocktails and beer selections are courtesy of Jason Stevens, Director of Bars & Beverage at La Corsha Hospitality Group. SBK ABIA will feature local spirits like Dripping Springs, Treaty Oak and Bone Spirits, to name a few. Guests can expect SBK signature cocktails like the Green River served with vodka, basil, ruby grapefruit, chartreuse and citrus, as well as the Walker Manhattan served with rye whiskey, vermouth and bitters. Local breweries include Hops and Grains, Oasis Texas Brewing Company, Austin Beerworks, and more. Beer will be available by bottle, can and on draft. The wine list is expertly curated by Paula Rester, Wine Director at La Corsha Hospitality Group, and will feature an international selection of wines by the glass.

“Second Bar + Kitchen will be a delicious addition to the airport’s array of options, offering guests our twist on American cuisine alongside great cocktails, local brews and an eclectic wine list,” said Jeff Trigger, President of La Corsha Hospitality Group. “Whether joining us for the first time or as a long-time fan, we look forward to sharing the Second Bar + Kitchen experience with these travelers.

“Paradies Lagardère seeks out restaurateurs with successful, popular brands to partner with to entice airports and travelers in a variety of ways, including bringing the familiar quality, taste and atmosphere of a favorite local restaurant into an airport,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère.

Second Bar + Kitchen’s ABIA hours include 4:30 a.m. until 30 minutes after the last flight departs, which can vary daily. The restaurant will be located at the  Barbara Jordan Terminal, Gate 7.

ABOUT EXECUTIVE CHEF JESSE MARCO

Jesse Marco has been cooking farm-to-table meals since he was a kid utilizing his grandmother’s garden and homemade fire pit. He gained an early appreciation for harvesting and cooking the freshest ingredients available. Marco was raised in a military family, which afforded him the opportunity to travel and experience various cuisines and cultures. He continued this lifestyle as an adult, traveling to Spain and absorbing the culture. After receiving an Associates of Applied Science at Le Cordon Bleu in Austin, TX, Marco ventured into the military, working as sous chef in Afghanistan, where he traveled parts of Europe and expanded his culinary skillset. Upon returning to Austin, Marco worked at iconic Austin eatery and wine bar, Vino Vino. At Second Bar + Kitchen ABIA, Marco will put his lifelong learnings into menu execution and development.

ABOUT SECOND BAR + KITCHEN

La Corsha Hospitality Group opened Second Bar + Kitchen in downtown Austin in 2010. Helmed by critically-acclaimed Executive Chef David Bull, the New American menu serves an eclectic mix of cuisines with Texan flavors. Second Bar + Kitchen offers small and large plates for sharing, hearty salads, delicious pizzas and desserts. Second Bar + Kitchen’s exceptional bar program offers a wide selection of finely crafted cocktails and selection of beers by Director of Bars and Beverage Jason Stevens, as well an approachable wine program from Wine Director Paula Rester. In addition to downtown, there is a second location at Domain NORTHSIDE with third at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  For more information, visit www.secondbarkitchen.com or follow along on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
mailto: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

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Paradies Lagardère the first in the industry to launch full Mobile Point of Sale tool at its Food and Beverage locations

ATLANTA, 2017-Jun-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, is the first in the industry to launch a full Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) tool at its Food and Beverage locations. mPOS allows servers to conduct financial transactions in place, improving the customer service experience and providing another option for busy travelers to make a full payment beyond a dedicated POS countertop. The tool also allows dining establishments to remain PCI compliant.

The mPOS was tested at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) at several of Paradies Lagardère’s bars and restaurants, such as Wow Bao and Washington Pour Bar. Used during the lunch and dinner rush periods for several weeks, sales went up at Wow Bao by 10 percent and Washington Pour Bar by almost 17 percent.

“We’re committed to incorporating technology and innovation into our business operations,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “Airport travel can be stressful and harried, and tools such as the mPOS at our dining establishments not only lead to increased customer satisfaction, but increased sales as well.”

Additional details:

Paradies Lagardère has long worked to implement technology to help travelers in airports throughout North America. The company partners with Grab, an open platform mobile app that connects airport restaurants, retailers, and services to travelers. The largest e-commerce platform in U.S. airports, Grab allows users to explore dining menus, evaluate restaurant wait times, and place and pre-pay for meal orders all from their smartphone. Paradies Lagardère put server pager technology in its bars and restaurants, allowing customers that need an extra drink, the bill or just have a question to quickly page a server. Guest texting is also available, allowing Paradies Lagardère restaurants to let travelers know when their table is ready.

High-end restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a part of Paradies Lagardère’s Food and Beverage concepts. Brands have been tailored to entice travelers with the same familiar quality, variety, taste, and atmosphere as their favorite “at home” dining spots, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.

Paradies Lagardère was recently recognized for excellence in Food and Beverage. The USA Today 10Best Awards recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining two years in a row. Bar Symon, at Pittsburgh International Airport, also earned a spot in the top five for the USA Today 10 Best awards for Best Airport Bar and Best Airport Bar Waitstaff.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
mailto: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

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Paradies Lagardère to host its Treat Our Troops program between Memorial Day and Independence Day

Popular program thanks U.S. military for service and sacrifice

ATLANTA, 2017-May-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the North American travel retail and restaurateur leader, will once again offer free meals to U.S. military personnel through its Food and Beverage Division’s Treat Our Troops program. Between Memorial Day and Independence Day, Paradies Lagardère invites active or retired U.S. military to receive this special form of gratitude from its customers in these participating airport restaurants:

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) – Blue Ridge Tavern Long Beach Airport (LGB) – The Boathouse, Long Beach Marche, 4th Street Vine
Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) – Ruta Maya Coffee, ThunderCloud Subs Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) – Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Core Brewing Co., CNBC Arkansas Traveler, Jammin’ Java, Say Si Bon! Gourmet Market, Smokewood American Grill
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) – Abacus, Hickory, Whitetail Bistro Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) – Bar Symon, Bottega dei Sapori
Denver International Airport (DEN) – Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Big Bowl, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, The Magic Pan, Say Si Bon! TravelMart, Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) – Big Bowl, The Magic Pan, Say Si Bon! Gourmet Market, Washington Pour Bar, Wow Bao, U Street Pub
Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE Eagle, Colo.) – Alpenglo Grille, Alpenglo Express Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) – Pei Wei Asian Diner
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) – Sweet Auburn Market

Active and retired U.S. military service personnel can show their military identification when ordering or checking out. Paradies Lagardère will donate one menu item such as an entrée, sandwich, appetizer or salad, and a non-alcoholic beverage. Troops can enjoy a variety of culinary experiences from customer favorites such as the Pepper Crusted Beef Brisket, prepared from an in-house smoker at Hickory at DFW, or the classic Honey Seared Chicken at Pei Wei at IAD.

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“Providing free meals in our airport restaurants to U.S. military personnel through the Paradies Lagardère Food and Beverage Division’s Treat Our Troops program is our way of saying thank you for serving our country,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “In exchange for all that they do, we want to serve them for a change.”

Additional details:

High-end restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a part of Paradies Lagardère’s Food and Beverage concepts. Brands have been tailored to entice travelers with the same familiar quality, variety, taste, and atmosphere as their favorite “at home” dining spots, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.

Paradies Lagardère was recently recognized for excellence in Food and Beverage. The USA Today 10 Best Awards recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining two years in a row. Bar Symon, at Pittsburgh International Airport, also earned a spot in the top five for the USA Today 10 Best awards for Best Airport Bar and Best Airport Bar Waitstaff.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
mailto: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère and Kent Rathbun Concepts open Hickory in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

ATLANTA, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, and Kent Rathbun Concepts, Dallas’ acclaimed culinary group, today (May 23, 2017) announced the opening of its newest concept, Hickory, in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Located in Terminal B, this will be the third of four partner concepts from both companies at the airport. Whitetail Bistro opened in September 2016, and Abacus opened in March 2017.

“We’re thrilled to bring Hickory to DFW, giving travelers an intriguing fusion of a premium sports bar and a high-end culinary experience,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “Paradies Lagardère’s offerings through Kent Rathbun Concepts – Hickory, Abacus and Whitetail Bistro – provide sophisticated dining environments and delicious, high-quality menu offerings that give the first-class, internationally-renowned experience travelers expect at DFW.”

“We are very excited to be opening our third restaurant at DFW with Paradies Lagardère! We feel like the addition of Whitetail Bistro, Abacus, and now Hickory will help elevate the culinary offerings at the airport,” said William Hyde, owner of Kent Rathbun Concepts.

Additional Information:

Hickory will blend Kent Rathbun Concepts’ consistent high-end culinary experience with Dallas’ rich sports tradition to create DFW’s premier sports bar serving creative barbeque, burgers and other dishes reminiscent of the all-American family “cookout.” Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Hickory’s offerings will showcase the best seasonal ingredients infused with bold, smoky flavors.

Guests will enjoy entrees such as the St. Louis-Style Pork Ribs, slowly prepared on the in-house smoker, as well as an assortment of enticing burgers and other handheld items. Decadent sides include the Blue Corn Grits and Cheddar Mac & Cheese, and the mouthwatering Skillet Cobbler. Diners can also take advantage of a full breakfast menu with offerings such as the Chili Trompo Tacos featuring scrambled eggs, cilantro and serrano cream. A dedicated kid’s menu is available for tiny travelers, of which 25 percent of retail sales will be donated to No Kid Hungry®.

High-end restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a part of Paradies Lagardère’s Food and Beverage concepts. Brands have been tailored to entice travelers with the same familiar quality, variety, taste, and atmosphere as their favorite “at home” dining spots, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.

Paradies Lagardère was recently recognized for excellence in Food and Beverage. The USA Today 10Best Awards recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining two years in a row. Bar Symon, at Pittsburgh International Airport, also earned a spot in the top five for the USA Today 10Best awards for Best Airport Bar and Best Airport Bar Waitstaff.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
mailto: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère

New restaurant Abacus arrives in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

ATLANTA, 2017-Mar-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, and Kent Rathbun Concepts, have opened a new restaurant, Abacus, in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s (DFW) Terminal D. Together, both companies proposed and were awarded the contract for three new restaurants and bars in the DFW Airport. Abacus is the second restaurant to open; Whitetail Bistro opened in September 2016.

Quotes:“We’re excited to bring Abacus to DFW, providing travelers variety and a taste of the local cuisine,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “Paradies Lagardère’s offerings through Kent Rathbun Concepts, Abacus and Whitetail Bistro, offer sophisticated dining environments and delicious, high-quality menu offerings that provide the first-class, internationally-renowned experience travelers expect at DFW.”

“Bringing the Abacus concept to DFW Airport is something I believe sophisticated travelers are seeking in terms of airport fine dining,” said William Hyde, owner of Kent Rathbun Concepts.  “It is an honor to work with Paradies Lagardère and we look forward to bringing such an internationally-renowned restaurant to travelers from around the world.”

Abacus’ contemporary global cuisine leads the way in upscale dining with a menu that reflects only the best seasonal ingredients.  Eclectic and enticing lunch and dinner menu options include signature small plates like the famous Lobster Scallion “Shooters,” and the much talked about Hudson Valley Foie Gras. The restaurant will also serve breakfast, and offer travelers’ items such as granola with honey yogurt, seasonal fruit or berries, or a three-egg omelet featuring ham, spinach, mushrooms and white cheddar.

High-end restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a part of Paradies Lagardère’s Food and Beverage concepts. Brands have been tailored to entice travelers with the same familiar quality, variety, taste and atmosphere as their favorite “at home” dining spots, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.

Paradies Lagardère was recently awarded three prestigious awards for excellence in Food and Beverage. Airport Revenue News awarded the company an ARN Award for Best Chef-Driven, Local or Regional Restaurant for Bar Symon in the Pittsburgh International Airport.

The USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards also awarded Paradies Lagardère the Best Airport Bar Wait Staff for its Bar Symon Restaurant in the Pittsburgh International Airport, and recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
Email: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère introduces new Asian-Inspired dining concept at Washington Dulles International Airport

DULLES, Virginia, 2017-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Virginia residents and those traveling through the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) have a new fresh option for made-to-order Asian fare, as Pei Wei has opened for business today (March 07, 2017). The location will be the tenth airport site for the popular Asian brand, following the successful launches of the previous nine locations throughout U.S. airports.

“We’re proud to bring Pei Wei’s unique, Asian-inspired, fast-casual experience to the Washington Dulles International Airport,” said Steve Winters, Director of Operations for Pei Wei – Global Brand Development. “Whether dining in the airport or taking to go, guests can customize their orders because all dishes are handcrafted fresh and fast,” Winters added.

“Paradies Lagardère tailors brands to entice travelers in a variety of ways, including bringing the familiar quality, taste and atmosphere of a favorite national brand into an airport,” said Bill Casey, Senior Vice President, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “Pei Wei is not only delicious, but the brand’s high-quality food standards mirror our own. We’re excited to introduce another great dining concept to IAD for passengers to enjoy.”

Bold, Fresh and Affordable Menu

Pei Wei provides options for any appetite or occasion, allowing guests to enjoy a wide variety of pairing, sizing and pricing starting at just $2.49. Menu highlights include:

  • Wok-Fresh Entrées: Pei Wei is known for its made-to-order wok dishes, with hand-cut ingredients fired in 700-degree woks to seal in the bold flavors. Popular picks include Honey Seared Chicken, combining sweet honey garlic sauce, chile oil, rice sticks, scallions and red peppers; savory Mongolian Steak with soy sauce, scallions, garlic and white mushrooms; and Kung Pao Chicken with a spicy kick of chile-seared soy sauce, scallions, garlic, snap peas, carrots and peanuts.
  • Perfect Additions: Complete any meal with a number of options including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Spring Rolls or Thai Wonton Soup.
  • Grab & Go: Pei Wei has a selection of grab-and-go dishes, many of which were custom-crafted with airport travelers in mind, including Grilled Chicken Banh Mi, Spicy Mango Wrap, Asian Chopped Salad, and various hand-rolled sushi items.

In all, the menu offers 23 starters, soups, salads, entrées and sides.

Unique to this airport location, Pei Wei will also offer breakfast for morning travelers, featuring a mix of traditional selections and Asian-inspired choices:

  • Bacon & Egg Fried Rice — Wok-tossed chicken apple sausage and bacon in a smoky soy tomato sauce with bean sprouts, egg, Napa cabbage, grape tomatoes, scallions garlic and cilantro.
  • Chicken Sausage Breakfast Wrap — Wok-tossed chicken apple sausage, egg, bean sprouts, scallions and cilantro wrapped in a toasted flour tortilla with chile garlic aioli.
  • Breakfast Croissant — Toasted sesame seed croissant with egg, bacon, Monterey Jack cheese and Sriracha lime aioli.

The new Pei Wei location is conveniently located in Terminal B, across from Gate 71 and will be open from 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
Email: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère opens Big Bowl restaurant in Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

National favorite Big Bowl to greet residents and visitors at the airport

ATLANTA, 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, opened Big Bowl restaurant in Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s (DCA) Terminal B/C, adjacent to Gate 23. The seventh restaurant Paradies Lagardère has opened at DCA, it joins Washington Pour Bar, U Street Pub, Magic Pan, Wow Bao and two Say Si Bon! Gourmet Market locations. Paradies Lagardère is one of the leading restaurateurs in DCA, serving the D.C., Virginia and Maryland markets.

Big Bowl, a Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises brand, offers traditional dishes such as Mongolian Beef and create-your-own-stir-fry items, with big, bold layers of flavor infused in each dish. Big Bowl believes the best food is made from scratch; as a result, this Asian concept starts with the highest-quality, naturally-raised chicken, beef, pork, sustainable seafood, and locally-grown produce.

“Paradies Lagardère tailors brands to entice travelers in a variety of ways, including bringing the familiar quality, taste and atmosphere of a favorite national brand into an airport,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “Big Bowl is not only delicious, but the brand’s high quality food standards mirror our own. Paradies Lagardère also has a great partnership with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), and MarketPlace Development. We’re excited to introduce another great dining concept to DCA for passengers to enjoy.”

“We are so excited to be opening Big Bowl at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. We want to thank Paradies Lagardère, Marketplace Development and MWAA for giving us an opportunity to showcase our great brands. Big Bowl joins Magic Pan and Wow Bao as our third location with Paradies Lagardère at DCA, and we couldn’t be happier to be here,” said Kevin Reynolds, partner – Airport Concepts, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

Additional details:

High-end restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a part of Paradies Lagardère’s Food and Beverage concepts. Brands have been tailored to entice travelers with the same familiar quality, variety, taste, and atmosphere as their favorite “at home” dining spots, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.

Paradies Lagardère was recently awarded three prestigious awards for excellence in Food and Beverage. Airport Revenue News awarded the company an ARN Award for Best Chef-Driven, Local or Regional Restaurant for Bar Symon in the Pittsburgh International Airport.

The USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards also awarded Paradies Lagardère the Best Airport Bar Wait Staff for its Bar Symon Restaurant in the Pittsburgh International Airport, and recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère opens 2 new concepts near Austin–Bergstrom International Airport’s (AUS) Gate 18

ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, opened two new concepts near Austin–Bergstrom International Airport’s (AUS) Gate 18. ThunderCloud Subs and Ruta Maya are beloved local brands that will introduce a bit of Austin’s flavor and culture to visitors at the city’s airport.

The restaurant and coffee shop are the first of seven new dining spots Paradies Lagardère will open in AUS. Local favorites such as Second Bar + Kitchen, Departure Lounge and Berry Austin will also be offered to passengers.

“Paradies Lagardère tailors brands to entice travelers in a variety of ways, including bringing the familiar quality, taste and atmosphere of a favorite local dining spot into an airport,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “ThunderCloud Subs and Ruta Maya will not only appeal to locals coming through the airport, but introduce a bit of what makes Austin special to visitors.”

Additional details:

Founded in 1975, ThunderCloud Subs serves fresh, fast, and healthy food in a quirky and fun atmosphere. Guided by the simple principle of selling great subs at reasonable prices, ThunderCloud Subs uses bread made from scratch and delivered daily by a local bakery, slices its meats, cheeses, and produce in its shops each day, and prepares all spreads from scratch. The restaurant only uses organic eggs and purchases local ingredients whenever possible. Visit http://thundercloud.com/ for more information.

Ruta Maya is an Austin-based coffee company that imports 100 percent organic Arabica coffee beans shade-grown by a cooperative of farmers in Chiapas, Mexico. Ruta Maya boasts a product line that includes certified organic coffee in medium, dark, and espresso roasts. The company’s guiding principle is “Oportunidades para las Americas,” (Opportunities for the Americas). Visit http://rutamaya.net/ for more information.

High-end restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a part of Paradies Lagardère’s Food and Beverage concepts. Brands have been tailored to entice travelers with the same familiar quality, variety, taste, and atmosphere as their favorite “at home” dining spots, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.

Paradies Lagardère was recently awarded three prestigious awards for excellence in Food and Beverage. Airport Revenue News awarded the company an ARN Award for Best Chef-Driven, Local or Regional Restaurant for Bar Symon in the Pittsburgh International Airport.

The USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards also awarded Paradies Lagardère the Best Airport Bar Wait Staff for its Bar Symon Restaurant in the Pittsburgh International Airport, and recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843

Source:  Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère and Kent Rathbun Concepts to open Whitetail Bistro in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

ATLANTA, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, and Kent Rathbun Concepts, today (September 22, 2016) opened a new restaurant, Whitetail Bistro, in Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s (DFW) Terminal D. Together, both companies were awarded the contract for three new restaurants and bars in the DFW Airport. Whitetail Bistro is the first to open.

“Today’s airport travelers want a variety, as well as a taste of the local cuisine offered in the areas they visit, even if it’s just for a few hours,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “Whitetail Bistro’s sophisticated dining environment and delicious, high-quality menu offerings match the first-class, internationally-renowned experience travelers expect at DFW.”

“The DFW Airport Authority have done an incredible job of bringing in a new level of dining experiences to DFW Airport,” said William Hyde, owner of Kent Rathbun Concepts. “It is a privilege to have the opportunity to partner with Paradies Lagardère to provide travelers with a memorable Texas culinary experience during their journey.”

Additional details:

Whitetail Bistro pays homage to French cuisine with a modern Texas twist. Favorite French classics receive a modern makeover with a menu that utilizes the freshest local ingredients, allowing the spirit of Texas to shine through every bite. Stylish dishes such as the Cornmeal Crusted Texas Catfish “Fish and Chips” with serrano chile-white barbeque tartar sauce, and small plates such as the Chargrilled Pork Albondigos with fire-roasted ranchero and cotija cheese, are on the menu.

High-end restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a part of Paradies Lagardère’s Food and Beverage concepts. Brands have been tailored to entice travelers with the same familiar quality, variety, taste and atmosphere as their favorite “at home” dining spots, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.

Paradies Lagardère was recently awarded three prestigious awards for excellence in Food and Beverage. Airport Revenue News awarded the company an ARN Award for Best Chef-Driven, Local or Regional Restaurant for Bar Symon in the Pittsburgh International Airport.

The USA Today 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards also awarded Paradies Lagardère the Best Airport Bar Wait Staff for its Bar Symon Restaurant in the Pittsburgh International Airport, and recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843

Source: Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère to help combat childhood hunger through Dine Out for No Kid Hungry® program during September

ATLANTA, 2016-Sep-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, plans to help combat childhood hunger in the U.S. by raising funds and awareness during the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry® program throughout the month of September. One in five children struggles with hunger in our country.

Paradies Lagardère venues and restaurants will donate 25 cents for every cup of coffee sold and will also continue its year-round effort to support No Kid Hungry® by donating 25 percent of every kid’s meal sold and served in its restaurants.

“Paradies Lagardère continues to work to combat the troubling issue of childhood hunger through its steadfast commitment to No Kid Hungry®,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “We have a goal to double the funds raised last year.”

Funds raised support No Kid Hungry’s work to connect vulnerable children to effective nutrition programs such as School Breakfast and Summer Meals, create public-private partnerships that work together to identify and break down barriers to giving children access to meals, and teach low-income families how to stretch their food budgets and cook healthy, affordable meals. For more information on No Kid Hungry®, visit www.nokidhungry.org. For information on Paradies Lagardère’s other philanthropic initiatives, visit www.paradieslagardere.com.

Contact:

Nicole V. Linton
Marketing Communications Manager
P: 404 494 3419
M: 470 455 1843
mailto: nicole.linton@paradies-na.com

Source: Paradies Lagardère