HMSHost Recognized as Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator by Airport Revenue News for Sixth Consecutive Year; Wins in All

  HMSHost Recognized as Best Overall Food & Beverage Operator by Airport
  Revenue News for Sixth Consecutive Year; Wins in All Large Food Operator

HMSHost also awarded Food Operator with Highest Regard for Customer Service,
Best Food/Beverage Brand Operator, Best New Food & Beverage Concept, and Best
Restaurant Design

Business Wire

BETHESDA, Md. -- February 27, 2013

It was an evening to remember for global restaurateur HMSHost as it celebrated
the highest industry recognition yesterday in all Large Food Operator
categories by Airport Revenue News (ARN) for 2013. At the annual ARN Revenue
Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, the company was awarded Best Overall
Food & Beverage Operator for the sixth consecutive year; as well as Food
Operator with Highest Regard for Customer Service; Best Food/Beverage Brand
Operator; Best New Food & Beverage Concept for The Varsity at
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport; and Best Restaurant Design
for its proprietary Wicker Park Seafood & Sushi at Chicago O’Hare
International Airport.

HMSHost President and CEO Tom Fricke responded to this momentous recognition
by thanking the tens of thousands of company associates who helped make this
possible by their constant efforts toward making the traveler’s day better.

“We are ecstatic to be recognized by the industry for the role we play at
airports across North America,” said Fricke. “Our people are extremely
dedicated to enhancing the traveler experience and it is a proud moment to be
able to celebrate their accomplishments. We are also very grateful to have
such strong partnerships with the airports in which we operate and to work
with such great brand partners.”

The ARN show features the largest gathering of airport decision makers and
concession executives at any conference throughout the year. The conference
also awarded honors to many of HMSHost’s partner airports and select terminals
for food & beverage programs, including Dallas/Fort Worth International
Airport, Indianapolis International Airport, John F. Kennedy International
Airport , Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Palm Beach International
Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Salt Lake City
International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and Tampa
International Airport.

About HMSHost

HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. HMSHost
operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest
airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.7
billion and employs more than 34,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a
part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage and
retail services for people on the move. With sales of over €5.8 billion in
2011, the Group operates in 35 countries and employs some 62,800 people. It
manages over 5,300 stores in more than 1,200 locations worldwide. Visit for more information. We can also be found on Facebook at and Twitter @HMSHost.


Sarah Cody, 240-694-4403
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