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HMSHost awarded F&B concession for Piedmont Triad International Airport

HMSHost has taken over responsibility for operating six restaurants at Piedmont Triad International Airport in North Carolina.

It claims that the transition from SSP to HMSHost operated outlets is the first step towards "transforming the dining experience" at Greensboro’s airport.

HMSHost will continue to operate existing brands while renovating and rotating in "new and exciting restaurants" throughout 2016.

The planned changes are the result of HMSHost being awarded a 10-year contract to run the airport’s dining locations.

“We could not be more proud to partner with Piedmont Triad International Airport and to have begun serving guests there this weekend,” says HMSHost president and CEO, Steve Johnson.

“Our team is excited and eager to elevate the dining experience for passengers at GSO and we look forward to delivering our unique brand of world-class, award-winning service to Greensboro travelers for years to come.”

HMSHost was recently named the 2016 Food Operator with the Highest Regard for Customer Service by Airport Revenue News for the seventh year as well as the Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator for the ninth consecutive year.

With operations now underway, HMSHost inists that it will continue to convert existing concepts to an exclusive offering of leading brands, eventually replacing every unit with a new restaurant.

As a result, the pre-security Main Terminal will soon be home to PGA TOUR Grill and The Great American Bagel.

Post-security, the North Concourse will offer The Local and the first Starbucks for Piedmont Triad International Airport travelers, while the South Concourse will feature ACC American Café and a second Starbucks location.

HMSHost is still filling certain positions for the new operation which will constitute 65-70 jobs in total when hiring is complete, nearly double the number of restaurant jobs available at the airport before HMSHost took over the spaces.

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