SPAIN. SSP Group has won contracts to operate 11 new bars and restaurants across Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat, Palma de Mallorca and Menorca airports, including two international food & beverage brands new to Spain.
The new concepts are YO! Sushi (Barcelona) and chicken-focused fast food restaurant Popeyes (Palma de Mallorca).
Also at Palma de Mallorca, SSP will open an Olé Foodmarket, an O’Leary’s sports bar and an innovative combined retail and F&B space aimed at families.
This shop/fast food venue will include interactive areas for children, selling everything from t-shirts to Haribo sweets, comics from Spanish publisher ECC and a range of gourmet burgers from popular Spanish brand, Goiko.
The burger chain is famed for its pun-filled menu where you can choose from a best-selling meaty ‘Kevin Bacon Burger’ served with grilled banana or opt for a plant-based ‘Greta’ burger, named after climate activist Greta Thunberg. Guests at Goiko will be able to personalise their burger toppings and all other menu items via touch screens, then click and collect.
SSP already operates three outlets at Palma de Mallorca, Spain’s third-busiest airport. The company noted the new deal establishes it as one of the airport’s leading operators.
SSP will also bring four new brands to Menorca Airport. Enrique Tomás, a chain renowned for its fine quality ham, will offer a selection of cured meats, wine and cheeses.
For those looking to enjoy a casual meal before their flight, La Boutique Italian Food will serve a selection of Italian classics, such as freshly made pasta, homemade lasagna di la nona, and oblong pizzas in the al taglio style.
Guests looking for something to grab-and-go can try the Pannus Café, which will provide a range of sandwiches, coffees and pastries. A specially-created brewery concept named Factory will serve a selection of craft beers and ciders.
The YO! Sushi unit Barcelona T1 will offer the brand’s famous hand-rolled sushi, hot bowls, street food and fusion dishes. The restaurant will be SSP’s ninth outlet at the Catalan gateway.
SSP Spain Managing Director Blanca Ripoll said: “Over a number of years, we’ve built strong relationships with the teams at [airport operator] Aena across Spain. These new spaces at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona El-Prat Airport and Palma de Mallorca Airport see us continue to strengthen our presence at these major international travel hubs, and our return to the island of Menorca is an exciting next chapter in the development of our business in the region.
“Our understanding of the needs of the travelling customer in Spain means we have created a blend of brands and concepts that we are certain will be very popular with passengers at these three prestigious travel hubs.”
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