IRELAND. Irish healthy food company The Happy Pear has officially opened its new café at Dublin Airport Terminal 1.

The launch, in association with HMSHost International, was announced last month. The grab-and-go café offers a range of healthy food, with both hot and cold breakfast, lunch and dinner options available.

Happy Pear founders Stephen and David Flynn were at Dublin Airport to open the new outlet, which is the group’s fourth café, and to serve some of its first customers.

Twins and co-founders of The Happy Pear Stephen and David Flynn with staff members Laura Martin (left), Evie O’Connor (centre) and Niamh Corbally

The Happy Pear was built on the ideals of health, happiness and community. Click here for a report on the business and its sustainability ethos in the latest issue of The FAB eZine.

“The Happy Pear is an energising and uplifting brand and I am delighted to welcome its new outlet to Terminal 1,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison. “This new grab-and-go café is a fantastic addition to the food offering in Terminal 1 and I have no doubt that its healthy menu offering will be very popular with passengers.

“We strongly support The Happy Pear’s sustainable ethos, and this is something that we are developing with all of our food & beverage operators at Dublin Airport.”

The Happy Pear co-founders David and Stephen Flynn commented: “We’re particularly pleased to open Dublin Airport’s first plant based café. We’re thrilled that our healthy food ideas are among some amazing Irish brands at the airport and we’d like to give a massive thanks to Dublin Airport and HMSHost International for the opportunity to partner on our fourth café.

“More and more people are seeking healthier food options and our new Dublin Airport café is an amazing opportunity to offer that option for people while they are on the move. Our entire product range is made from natural ingredients with no artificial preservatives, colours or flavourings and this is something that we are very proud of.”

David and Stephen Flynn formed The Happy Pear in 2004 in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, with the aim of making healthy food accessible to all, and to encourage people to eat more vegetables

HMSHost International Chief Executive Walter Seib added: “Alongside our global brands, we pride ourselves on successfully interpreting local high street brands into high traffic locations of airports. Extending a Sense of Place with an emphasis on sustainability is laying a framework for a positive experience for our guests, and we are confident that The Happy Pear will be a vibrant and healthy addition to Dublin Airport.”

The new Happy Pear outlet at Dublin Airport will use fully compostable take-away food containers, cups, cutlery and straws. Customers will also be rewarded through incentives such as a -20% discount on hot drinks if they use a reusable cup.

The Happy Pear cafés also donate any surplus food to local charities through the food redistribution charity, FoodCloud, while coffee grinds are used by local gardeners.

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The company also organises the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards. FAB 2019 was held in June in Dallas, hosted by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.