SSP America to develop Flying Saucer Draught Emporium and Flying Square Live at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

SSP America to develop Flying Saucer Draught Emporium and Flying Square Live at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

 

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium and Flying Square Live to Join Airport’s Terminal D

London, 2017-Sep-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) a contract to develop an airside Flying Saucer Draught Emporium as well as an entertainment and bar concept called DFW Flying Square Live created in partnership with acclaimed restauranteur and Dallas Fort Worth native Shannon Wynne, owner of the legendary Fort Worth-based Flying Saucer Draught Emporium.

With its original location at Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium has 16 locations in 6 states. SSP America and Wynne aim to replicate the brand’s successful street side presence by creating two separate spaces in Terminal D—a pub and a stunning, entertainment jewel crowning to include an elevated performance area featuring live and local music. Both spaces will feature custom cocktails and an impressive collection of craft beers and elevated gastropub fare.

Commented Shannon Wynne, “We are happy to finally have our brand represented at DFW. As one of the leaders in the craft beer movement in Texas starting 22 years ago we have tried to spread the word about great craft brewing and grow its popularity. With Saucers throughout the southeast I think we have great name recognition and will be popular with world travelers.”

SSP America’s Vice President, Business Development Bob Stanton commented: “Our goal at SSP America is to deliver restaurants that offer airport passengers a taste of place which we’re sure to accomplish by collaborating with Shannon, his team and our local partners Charles Bush Consulting, Renee Brooks and JBJ Management. As a proud member of the DFW community for many years, we are truly grateful to have been awarded this contract and will do all we can to ensure passengers experience the charm and hospitality of North Texas when dining at Flying Saucer and enjoying live music at DFW Flying Square Live.”

“We are constantly looking at ways we can enhance our eating experience as well as retail experience,” said Zenola Campbell, vice president of concessions at DFW Airport. “Today’s consumer really wants to be engaged, they want to have great tasting food, and they want to experience the same type of relationship inside the terminal as they do outside.”

Source: SSP

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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

Univision in partnership with Paradies Lagardère opened new store at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

ATLANTA, 2016-Oct-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, and Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, yesterday (October 06, 2016) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of a Univision-branded store located in Terminal D at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). This is the fifth Univision-branded store opened in partnership with Paradies Lagardère in airports across the country, including two at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in June 2015, one at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in March 2016 and one at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in July 2016.

Univision-branded stores feature various products, including snacks and beverages that represent Latin America, as well as all the basic travel essentials. Each location features Univision programming in Spanish throughout the day on large television screens, including Noticiero Univision, the most trusted newscast on Spanish-language television in the United States.

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