HMSHost lands 15-year contract for nine food & beverage venues at Sacramento Airport

USA. Global restaurateur HMSHost, part of travel experience retail to food & beverage company Avolta, has been awarded a 15-year contract to operate nine dining and bar venues at Sacramento International Airport.

The planned concessions will offer a strong flavour of the city in multiple senses.

HMSHost will redevelop nearly 16,700sq ft of concessions space across Terminals A and B to bring a mix of local flair and global tastes to the airport.

The restaurateur will operate the dining venues as joint ventures with multiple Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) partners including LaTrelle’s, Skyview Concessions, JNK Elite Concessions Management and Kelly’s Place.

An artist’s impressions of two Sacramento F&B brands being brought to the airport by HMSHost – New Helvetia Brewing Company and Magpie

Four Sacramento brands will be integral to the concessions programme.

Cafe Bernardo, the Paragary Restaurant Group-owned brand, is a casual Sacramento concept based on the European tradition of café dining. Located in Terminal B, the venue will serve Cafe Bernardo’s ‘farm-to-fork’ menu, offer bar and patio seating, and have a dedicated quick-service counter for to-go options.

A second brand from the Paragary Restaurant Group, Centro Cocina Mexicana, will offer Mexican cuisine. The Terminal A restaurant from the 25-year-old brand will showcase Centro’s signature items in a quick-service format.

Cafe Bernardo (above) and Centro Cocina Mexicana (below) will add further local allure

Well-known in Sacramento’s dining scene, the Magpie restaurant in Terminal A will offer a menu with cultural and agricultural influences from California’s Central Valley.

Bar venue New Helvetia Brewing Company is a community brewery brand. Its name is a nod to the city’s early roots. At the Terminal A location, travellers will get to taste craft beer brewed just a few miles from the airport.

In addition to these local brands, HMSHost will unveil a renovated Starbucks in Terminal B along with two hybrid Starbucks locations in Terminal A, both of which will have a complementary retail store.

Both Sycamore Market and Golden Grove Market have been created in partnership with Avolta travel retailer Hudson and will offer travellers the opportunity to enjoy their Starbucks beverage or bite while perusing a curated assortment of travel essentials, snacks, tech, books, magazine, and local products and gifts.

One of the two Starbucks locations which will feature a retail element, Golden Grove Market

The line-up is completed by two new HMSHost-operated Wendy’s restaurants, which will serve passengers in Terminals A and B.

Avolta North America President & CEO Steve Johnson said: “We are excited and honoured that Sacramento County Department of Airports and the Board of Supervisors have chosen to expand their partnership with HMSHost.

“It has been a wonderful opportunity to share our vision for enhancing the experience for millions of travellers at Sacramento International Airport, and we are especially pleased to collaborate with so many local businesses to introduce their phenomenal food and products to the airport.

“We believe that our new dining options will offer visitors to the airport a strong sense of place, a variety of choices, and culinary experiences that are worth arriving early for.”

Sacramento County Department of Airports Director Cindy Nichols said: “The addition of celebrated local restaurants operated by a trusted partner like HMSHost will offer travellers a taste of our vibrant culinary scene right here in our terminals.

“This will enhance our customer experience and continue to grow our airport into a true gateway to the best our region has to offer.”  ‍

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