SSP America

SSP America SSP America is a division of SSP — a global leader in creating restaurants where people are on the move.

SSP America is a division of SSP Group, a global leader in the business of creating restaurants, bars, cafés and marches in environments where people are on the move. With over 50 years of experience, SSP's 30,000 employees serve over one million passengers daily in more than 30 countries. Our operations span an estimated 2,000 restaurants across 130 airports and 290 rail stations representing over 500 of the world's best brands. The SSP America team is driven by a shared vision to lead a food travel movement inspiring passengers to view the airport as a culinary destination. Our employees have a passion for bringing the airports we serve exceptional food and inviting hospitality. Our airport partners trust SSP America to deliver a world-class portfolio of brands with broad passenger appeal and lasting commercial viability. Our brands include locally renowned restaurants, national brands with worldwide recognition and our own exclusive brands tailored for each market.

01/07/2019

Don't forget to cast your vote for SSP's nominees for this year's USA Today Reader's Choice Awards.

You can vote everyday through January 28th!

01/03/2019
10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards 2019 - Vote Now!

This year's USA Today Readers' Choice Award Nominees are posted.

SSP America's nominees are listed below.

Here is a link to the main USA Today awards website page: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/ in case you would like to review it.

Awards will be announced in February

Please vote DAILY!

SSP Nominees:

Best Airport Sit Down Restaurant

Lift, YVR – 6th place as of 1/2/19

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-airport-sitdown-dining-2018/lift-bar-and-grill-vancouver-international-airport-yvr/

Best Airport Local Food

Arami, MDW – 3rd place as of 1/2/19

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-airport-local-regional-dining-2018/arami-chicago-midway-international-airport-mdw/

Breakfast Klub, IAH – 13th place as of 1/2/19

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-airport-local-regional-dining-2018/the-breakfast-klub-george-bush-intercontinental-airport-iah/

Best Airport Grab-and-go Restaurant

Cassell’s, LAX – 7th place as of 1/2/19

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-airport-grab-and-go-dining-2018/cassells-hamburgers-los-angeles-international-airport-lax/

Best Airport Bar

Deschutes, PDX – 4th place as of 1/2/19

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-airport-bar-2018/deschutes-brewery-portland-international-airport-pdx/

Lolo American Kitchen & Craft Bar – 7th place as of 1/2/19

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-airport-bar-2018/lolo-american-kitchen-craft-bar-minneapolis-saint-paul-international-airport-msp/

Reilly’s Daughter – 5th place as of 1/2/19

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-airport-bar-2018/reilly-s-daughter-irish-pub-chicago-midway-international-airport-mdw/

Vote Today! 2019 Reader's Choice Travel Awards- Vote daily for your favorite beach towns, ski lodges, water parks, iconic American foods, travel apps, and more!

The SSP America team at Phoenix Sky Harbor was able to give back to the community by donating hams, turkeys and other ho...
12/21/2018

The SSP America team at Phoenix Sky Harbor was able to give back to the community by donating hams, turkeys and other holiday favorites to the children and their families at Silvestre S. Herrera Elementary School. We are honored to have been a part of the school's annual Reindeer Run and want to wish everyone a happy holiday.

Great interview in Airport Experience News about Roel Huinink, the new President and CEO of JFKIAT.https://airportxnews....
12/12/2018
Airport Experience® News (AXN) | Three Questions with Roel Huinink, President and CEO of JFKIAT

Great interview in Airport Experience News about Roel Huinink, the new President and CEO of JFKIAT.

https://airportxnews.com/three-questions-with-roel-huinink-president-and-ceo-of-jfkiat/

Three Questions with Roel Huinink, President and CEO of JFKIAT by Shafer Ross | Nov 30, 2018 Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) is in constant evolution. The most recent overhaul, which implemented biometric technology to expedite the security process, was announced earlier th...

Congratulations to all of the airports recognized by ACI-NA for the Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and...
12/03/2018
ACI-NA Recognizes the Winners of the Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Awards - Airports Council International - North America

Congratulations to all of the airports recognized by ACI-NA for the Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Awards. A special congratulations to our partner airports who were recognized - Tampa International Airport, Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Vancouver International Airport, San Diego International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and Dane County Regional Airport. https://airportscouncil.org/press_release/aci-na-recognizes-the-winners-of-the-excellence-in-airport-marketing-communications-and-customer-service-awards/

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2018   OTTAWA – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) announced the recipients of the 2018 Excellence in Airport Marketing, Communications, and Customer Service Awards on …

SSP America is proud to be part of the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport. Our food travel experts are ready to welcome ...
11/30/2018
Governor Cuomo Announces First New Gates to Open Saturday as Part of Laguardia's Transformation to a World-Class Airport

SSP America is proud to be part of the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport. Our food travel experts are ready to welcome guests with the opening of LaGuardia Terminal B tomorrow.
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-first-new-gates-open-saturday-part-laguardias-transformation-world

Governor Cuomo announces the first new gates in LaGuardia Airport's Terminal B will open this Saturday.

Start your career as a Food Travel Expert at SSP America. We're holding a hiring event in San Francisco for SFO.When: Mo...
11/28/2018

Start your career as a Food Travel Expert at SSP America. We're holding a hiring event in San Francisco for SFO.

When: Monday, December 3rd from 9am to 4pm
Where: San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010

Positions: Line Cooks, Cashiers, Utility/Dishwashers

11/05/2018

We're looking forward to meeting the newest members of the SSP America family at our job fair this Wednesday, November 7 from 9 am to 4 pm at the Holiday Inn Express 2981 Advantage Way, Sacramento, CA 95834. Positions will be located at Sacramento International Airport .

10/26/2018

If you're ready to start your career in food travel, here is your opportunity. SSP America will be hosting a job fair to fill open positions at Sacramento International Airport at the Holiday Inn Express 2981 Advantage Way, Sacramento, CA 95834 on November 7th from 9 am to 4 pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

SSP America is at the plate and ready to hit another home run at SEA. The Mariners Homeplate & Dugout Bar will bring Sea...
10/12/2018
Central Terminal Renovation Project Advances at Sea-Tac Airport | Port of Seattle

SSP America is at the plate and ready to hit another home run at SEA. The Mariners Homeplate & Dugout Bar will bring Seattle’s Major League Baseball (MLB) team into the airport with a unique sports-fueled guest experience. In the downstairs Mariners Dugout, travelers can enjoy local craft brews, cocktails, small plates, and gourmet dogs. Upstairs, the full-service restaurant will feature a Northwest-inspired menu of all-American favorites.

https://www.portseattle.org/news/central-terminal-renovation-project-advances-sea-tac-airport

The Port of Seattle today revealed updates to the Central Terminal renovation currently underway in the heart of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The nearly $17 million renovation is an investment by the Port to better serve passengers by adding 10,000 square feet of dining and seating space al...

10/08/2018

SSP America was proud to be a sponsor of this year’s ACI-NA annual conference held in Nashville last week. As always, the ACI-NA team did a great job of delivering substantive content and ensuring attendees were able to enjoy the city. Can’t wait to see everyone in Tampa in 2019.

You're food travel future starts here. Join SSP America at the Tampa International Airport Career Fair on September 24, ...
09/13/2018

You're food travel future starts here. Join SSP America at the Tampa International Airport Career Fair on September 24, 2018 | 10 am - 4pm

LOCAL BRANDS BRING A TASTE OF PLACE TO MDWMidway Partnership, a joint venture comprised of airport industry leaders Vant...
09/06/2018

LOCAL BRANDS BRING A TASTE OF PLACE TO MDW

Midway Partnership, a joint venture comprised of airport industry leaders Vantage Airport Group, SSP America and Hudson Group, has completed Phase One of a project to transform the food and retail options at Chicago Midway International Airport.
An impressive lineup of local restaurants which deliver a big-time taste of place are now serving MDW passengers: Arami, BIG & little's, Billy Goat Tavern, Nuts on Clark, Porkchop, Reilly's Daughter and Woodgrain Neapolitan Pizzeria.

New York John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 has become the first in the world to have all of its resta...
08/10/2018
New York JFK’s T4 “paving the way for a more sustainable travel industry” - The Moodie Davitt Report

New York John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 has become the first in the world to have all of its restaurants earn the Certified Green sustainability certification. SSP America is proud of our team at JFK for their commitment to making this program come to fruition. https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/new-york-jfks-t4-paving-the-way-for-a-more-sustainable-travel-industry/

The terminal has become the first in the world to have all of its restaurants earn the Certified Green sustainability certification.

SSP America is proud to add a new airport to our growing portfolio as we begin development at LaGuardia Airport. Our new...
07/31/2018
Governor Cuomo Announces Local Restaurants to Debut at New LaGuardia Airport Terminal B

SSP America is proud to add a new airport to our growing portfolio as we begin development at LaGuardia Airport. Our new restaurants will cover approximately 3,691 square feet of concession space in the east concourse @LaGuardiaCentralTerminalB and will open in conjunction with the first gates of the new Terminal B. Brand line up: Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Kingside, 5 Boroughs.

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-local-restaurants-debut-new-laguardia-airport-terminal-b

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06/28/2018

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Here's your chance to help name the new restaurants opening this fall at Rochester International Airport. http://13wham....
06/18/2018
Public naming contest now open for restaurants at ROC Airport

Here's your chance to help name the new restaurants opening this fall at Rochester International Airport. http://13wham.com/news/local/public-naming-contest-now-open-for-restaurants-at-roc-airport

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - Foodie McFoodface could soon be an option for dining at the Greater Rochester International Airport.Okay, maybe not that name. But Monroe County announced Thursday that it wants the public to help name two new eateries at the airpo

Our team at PHX Sky Harbor Airport made a donation to the Phoenix Police Foundation K9 program in the memory of one of t...
05/25/2018

Our team at PHX Sky Harbor Airport made a donation to the Phoenix Police Foundation K9 program in the memory of one of their K9 officer's lost in the line of duty. This is just another example of our teams living the Passion Principle everyday showing their "Service from the Heart".

Today, Tommy Romig (SSP America PHX Sky Harbor Airport General Manager) along Vice Mayor Thelda Williams and City of Phoenix Police Department Chief Jeri Williams presented a check to Phoenix Police Foundation President Tim Thomas in support of the Phoenix Police Foundation’s K9 Program. The contribution to this fine community organization was made in the memory of K9 Officer Bane, who was killed in the line of duty last month. You too can help fund this worthwhile program by visiting: https://www.phxpolicefoundation.org/k-9-supporter.html

Congratulations to Roel Huinink on being named Chief Executive Officer of JFKIAT. We look forward to working with you  a...
05/01/2018
JFKIAT names Roel Huinink as Chief Executive Officer - The Moodie Davitt Report

Congratulations to Roel Huinink on being named Chief Executive Officer of JFKIAT. We look forward to working with you at JFK Terminal 4.

Well known and highly respected in travel retail for his time with Schiphol Group and Airport Retail Group, Roel Huinink is named Chief Executive of the company that runs JFK Terminal 4.

Some of our Marche C restaurants Ulele, Goody Goody, Bavarro's and Louis Pappas at Tampa International Airport received ...
04/25/2018
Tampa International Airport

Some of our Marche C restaurants Ulele, Goody Goody, Bavarro's and Louis Pappas at Tampa International Airport received rave reviews in today's Tampa Bay Times.

Our new shops and restaurants are almost all open, and we're already getting rave reviews! Check it out!

04/03/2018

Another great announcement!-- SSP America is bringing local flavors to LAX - Los Angeles International Airport! SSP America has been awarded a contract for a modern day food and beverage Marketplace, which will bring Cassell's Hamburgers, Trejo's Tacos, Chick-fil-A, Pei Wei and Einstein Bros. Bagels to LAX. Stay tuned for more updates! #SSP #NewEats #Local #LAX

02/22/2018

We’re excited to announce that SSP America is bringing more local flavors to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport! SSP America has been awarded a new contract which will bring The Habit Burger Grill, Original ChopShop, Überrito Fresh Mex, The Tavern, Christopher’s Crush, Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen, Tru Burger Co., Leoni’s Focaccia, Ajo Al’s Mexican Café, Crave Grounds, and Peet’s Coffee to PHX. Stay tuned for more updates! #SSP #NewEats #Local #PHX

02/14/2018

We are incredibly honored to share that SSP America has been awarded a new contract at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac)! Keep an eye out for some great local tastes coming to the airport soon! #SSP #NewEats #SEA #Win

Portland International Airport
02/06/2018

Portland International Airport

Deschutes Brewery opens at PDX this summer, but you can try four of their beers on tap starting right now.

While the big game might be taking place on the field tonight, the real show is going on at SSP's amazing restaurants at...
02/04/2018

While the big game might be taking place on the field tonight, the real show is going on at SSP's amazing restaurants at MSP Airport! LOLO American Kitchen & Craft Bar and Republic will be serving up fans all night! #BigGame #MSP #GoodEats #Local

We're moving on up!  SSP America now has a restaurant in FIRST PLACE for each category we are included in for the USA TO...
02/01/2018
10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards 2018 - Vote Now!

We're moving on up! SSP America now has a restaurant in FIRST PLACE for each category we are included in for the USA TODAY #ReadersChoiceAwards. With two more weeks of voting, every vote counts!

BEST AIRPORT BAR/RESTAURANT ATMOSPHERE
Five Borough Food Hall in FIRST PLACE
Lift Bar and Grill in SEVENTH PLACE

BEST AIRPORT BAR
LOLO American Kitchen and Craft Bar in FIRST PLACE

BEST AIRPORT SITDOWN DINING
Osteria in FIRST PLACE

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/

Vote Today! 2018 Reader's Choice Travel Awards- Vote daily for your favorite beach towns, ski lodges, water parks, iconic American foods, travel apps, and more!

02/01/2018
Midway Partnership

Midway Partnership

If you're passing through Chicago Midway International Airport today, come join us in the Food Court at 2 p.m. to watch Chef Joe Rosetti of Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse whip up some of their tasty game day favorites! #ARW2018 SSP America

Midway Partnership
01/31/2018

Midway Partnership

Did someone say pizza?!🍕🍕 Come join us in the Food Court with Chef Alan Wise of Home Run Inn Pizza as he talks about the evolution of this local, iconic restaurant! #ARW2018 SSP America Chicago Midway International Airport

We're getting there! With three weeks left of voting, there are still several SSP America restaurants that have a great ...
01/30/2018
10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards 2018 - Vote Now!

We're getting there! With three weeks left of voting, there are still several SSP America restaurants that have a great chance of winning a USA TODAY Readers' Choice Award! Please take a moment today and continue voting so we can cross the finish line in first place!

CURRENT STANDINGS

Best Airport Bar
LOLO American Kitchen and Craft Bar, MSP - Currently in FIRST PLACE!

Best Airport Sitdown Restaurant
Osteria by Fabio Viviani, LAX - Currently in FIRST PLACE!

Best Airport Bar/Restaurant Atmosphere
Five Borough Food Hall, JFK - Currently in FOURTH PLACE!
Lift Bar and Grill, YVR - Currently in SIXTH PLACE.

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/

#SSP #USAToday #ReadersChoice #Awards

Vote Today! 2018 Reader's Choice Travel Awards- Vote daily for your favorite beach towns, ski lodges, water parks, iconic American foods, travel apps, and more!

Midway Partnership
01/29/2018

Midway Partnership

We’re here with Chef Sergio Reyes of DeCOLORES PILSEN at #ARW2018! He’s teaching us how to make deliciously simple guacamole that will wow your guests! #nomnom SSP America

Midway Partnership
01/26/2018

Midway Partnership

We’re getting ready for day one of #ARW2018! Come attend the demo in the Food Court with us at 11 a.m. as Christina Perozzi of Goose Island talks about her new book! All passengers who attend the demo will get a special edition ARW recipe book and chip clip/bottle opener (while supplies last)! SSP America

SSP America-PHX
01/26/2018

SSP America-PHX

Now Hiring! We're looking for hard working, dedicated individuals who want to work in the food industry. Click the link for more information: http://bit.ly/2fAIkdX

We're getting closer!  Thanks to you, there are several SSP America restaurants that have a great chance of winning a US...
01/25/2018
Vote now for the best airports and airport concessions

We're getting closer! Thanks to you, there are several SSP America restaurants that have a great chance of winning a USA TODAY Readers' Choice Award! Please take a moment today and continue voting so we can cross the finish line in first place!

CURRENT STANDINGS

Best Airport Bar
LOLO American Kitchen and Craft Bar, MSP - Currently in FIRST PLACE!

Best Airport Sitdown Restaurant
Osteria by Fabio Viviani, LAX - Currently in FIRST PLACE!

Best Airport Bar/Restaurant Atmosphere
Five Borough Food Hall, JFK - Currently in THIRD PLACE!
Lift Bar and Grill, YVR - Currently in SEVENTH PLACE.

http://www.10best.com/interests/travel-news/vote-now-for-the-best-airports-and-airport-concessions/

#SSP #USAToday #ReadersChoice #Awards

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