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Delaware North Companies Adds Scotland’s Glasgow Airport to Global Travel Hospitality Portfolio

BUFFALO, N.Y. /PRNewswire/ — Delaware North Companies has been awarded a contract to refurbish and operate the landside restaurants at Scotland‘s Glasgow Airport, the latest expansion of the company’s global airport hospitality business.
This project, set to get underway this year and be completed in early 2012, represents a complete makeover of the airport’s current pre-security food service outlets.
Delaware North now operates at four airports in the United Kingdom. In 2009, the company entered the United KingdomLondon‘s Heathrow Airport, including the popular Dining Street Restaurant, as well as at Gatwick Airport in London and at Edinburgh Airport in Scotland.
“Delaware North Companies continues to focus on growing our innovative airport food service and retail business worldwide,” said Matt King, president of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services.
In Australia and New Zealand, Delaware North operates at an additional nine airports. In all, the company operates at more than 30 airports worldwide in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand
A number of Delaware North’s airport restaurants have received industry honors and been cited by various international news media and travel and culinary publications as some of the best. In the United States, the Salt Lick Bar-B-Que at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas, Encounter Restaurant at Los Angeles International Airport and the Heineken Lounge at Newark International Airport are among the Delaware North operations that have garnered accolades. “With an in-depth knowledge of food and hospitality management and their attention to detail focus, they are sure to bring a fantastic range of catering offerings that should meet the requirements of both airport visitors and airport staff alike,” said Francois Bourienne, Glasgow Airport’s commercial director.
The Glasgow Airport plans call for a split-level operation: a 324-seat food court with three restaurant concepts on the first floor of the main terminal opposite departing flights, and a 78-seat restaurant on the ground floor for international arrivals.
The four new eateries are Central Sports Bar and Grill, The Deli Kitchen Cafe, and Fresh Food Central on the first floor and First Stop Cafe Bar on the ground floor. “We are delighted to be coming to Glasgow Airport,” said Simon Dobson, managing director of Delaware North’s United Kingdom operations. “We have worked closely with the local team at BAA Glasgow to create fresh, innovative concepts and service solutions.” 
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. 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 is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand

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Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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