As part of its November issue, GQ Magazine released its list of “10 Best Airport Restaurants in America,” and global restaurateur HMSHost had three of its restaurants in the Top 10. Topping the list is celebrity chef Rick Bayless’s Tortas Frontera at Chicago O’Hare International Airport—HMSHost operates locations in Terminals 1 and 3—followed by Michael Voltaggio’s ink.sack, which HMSHost is bringing to the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.
Global restarauteur HMSHost will open nine new restaurants in Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal. These nine restaurants will bring the best culinary delights that Los Angeles has to offer right into the airport, welcoming travelers with local tastes along with well-known favorites.
HMSHost and Salt Lake City International Airport celebrates the grand opening of 13 new restaurants highlighting local and national favorites. The new restaurants bring a decidedly local twist, as seven of the 13 are Salt Lake City-area eateries. With a mix of Mexican, Greek, and Italian food, as well as coffee shops and bars, every traveler at Salt Lake City International is sure to find the delicious meal they are seeking before their flight.
An independent panel of judges has selected the finalists for the National Restaurant Association’s inaugural Operator Innovations Awards. Three finalists in each of five categories–Sustainability, Technology, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, and Menu Development–will be brought to Chicago for the Association’s 2012 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show this May.
World leader in travel dining and shopping, HMSHost, and breakthrough mobile couponing application, Yowza!!,are collaborating to bring real-time savings directly to travelers via their smartphones.
At Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Yowza!!'s local mobile coupons provide instant savings at popular HMSHost restaurants and cafes, including Pinkberry, California Pizza Kitchen, and LaBrea Bakery.
Tom Fricke has joined HMSHost as president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 16, 2012.
For more than 20 years, Fricke has served in a variety of substantial leadership roles, most recently as the CEO of Cartridge World.
While at Cartridge World— one of the largest retailers of remanufactured ink and toner cartridges— Fricke oversaw 1,700 units operating in 63 countries. In addition to his experience leading Cartridge World, Fricke brings an abundance of hands-on experience with PepsiCo, Home Depot, and Giant Eagle grocery stores.
HMSHost and its business partner of 20 years, Starbucks Corporation, celebrated the grand opening of Chicago O’Hare International Airport’s green-designed Starbucks Coffee café on the L Concourse in Terminal 3.