Delaware North Companies Debuts First Location of Food Network Kitchen at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Delaware North Companies Debuts First Location of Food Network Kitchen at Fort
                  Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

PR Newswire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 9, 2012

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Delaware North Companies
Travel Hospitality Services, one of the nation's leading airport food service
and retail companies, in partnership with Food Network, has debuted the
nation's first airport outpost of Food Network Kitchen at Fort
Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The grand opening celebration of
the restaurant took place on Nov. 8 in Terminal 3, Concourse F, and was
attended by city and county elected officials and dignitaries as well as by
Delaware North Companies, Food Network and Broward County Aviation executives.

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"Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is proud to be the
first airport to offer the Food Network Kitchen's unique dining options for
FLL travelers. The Food Network Kitchen is an authority in the culinary world
and a name people will recognize," said Kent G. George, A.A.E., director of
aviation for Broward County.

"We are thrilled to welcome travelers to our Food Network Kitchen at Fort
Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, a first-of-its-kind concept
offering the newest and freshest alternative in dining-on-the-go," said Matt
King, president of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services.
"Here, families can enjoy creative dining options that are fast, fresh and
healthy in a welcoming environment with the attentive, hospitable services
that guests have come to expect from Food Network and Delaware North

Food Network Kitchen is a fast-casual restaurant and gourmet market from
America's best friend in food that takes dining while traveling to new
heights. Inspired by the real test kitchens at the heart of Food Network, the
restaurant offers fresh, delicious food made with wholesome local ingredients
including sustainable food with organic produce, all-natural meats and
artisan-baked breads. Additionally, Food Network Kitchen features a curated
selection of snacks, drinks and baked goods from South Florida's leading food

"For years, fans of Food Network have asked to dine in our New York City test
kitchen. Now, with Food Network Kitchen, they finally have their chance and we
are delighted to host them," said Sergei Kuharsky, general manager of Food
Network's new business enterprises. "Fort Lauderdale has delicious local
ingredients and a vibrant food culture making it the perfect city to open our
first Food Network Kitchen. We're excited to serve customers Food Network's
fresh take on South Florida food and to give them a unique taste of Food

Made-to-order options at the new Food Network Kitchen include a Cuban
Breakfast Burrito served in a whole wheat wrap, Steel-Cut Oatmeal with dried
tropical fruit, a Florida Shrimp Po' Boy, a Tropical Turkey Sandwich, a Black
Beans & Rice Burger with Mojo Mayo and a Citrus Cobb Salad. Smaller bites for
children and a variety of bar snacks and sides are also available. Grab-and-go
selections include a Goat Cheese, Watercress and Fennel Sandwich, a Tropical
Fruit Salad with orange, mango, papaya and pineapple and a Baby Kale Salad
with hearts of palm, papaya and candied pecans in a white balsamic
vinaigrette. Patrons can also order a variety of coffee and espresso drinks,
while skilled bartenders will be pouring locally-inspired cocktails, South
Florida craft beers and a variety of wines that pair perfectly with the food.

Food Network Kitchen's bright and airy layout features design cues from their
own test kitchen, as well as traditional commercial kitchens, such as a
butcher block bar counter, subway tiling and stainless steel surfaces.
Monitors feature Food Network programming and custom content for those dining
within the space.

Food Network Kitchen is situated in Terminal 3, Concourse F at Fort
Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, 200 Terminal Drive, Fort
Lauderdale, Florida 33315. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily,
seven days a week.

About Food Network

FOOD NETWORK ( is a unique lifestyle network, website and
magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network
strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by
teaching, inspiring and empowering through its talent and expertise. Food
Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and averages
more than 9.9 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food
Network Magazine has tripled its rate base and delivers a circulation of 1.45
million. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international
presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24 hour
networks in Great Britain, India, Asia and Africa. Scripps Networks
Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel
(, DIY Network (, Great American
Country (, HGTV (, and Travel Channel
(, is the manager and general partner.

About Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services

Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, a subsidiary of Delaware
North Companies, is one of the world's leading airport food service and retail
companies, operating 300 restaurants and retail outlets in more than 25
airports worldwide, and serving more than 350 million customers each year. Its
award-winning operations include airports throughout the United States, such
as Los Angeles International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood
International Airport, as well as international airports such as Melbourne
International Airport in Australia and Gatwick International Airport in

About Delaware North Companies

Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held
hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for
nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its
family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts,
Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies
Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware
North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD
Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2.6 billion annually
and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States,
Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information,

SOURCE Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services

Contact: Jesse Baier, Delaware North Companies, +1-716-858-5215,; Irika Slavin, Food Network, +1-212-401-2420,; Fran Folic, Bitner Goodman, +1-954-730-7730, ext.
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