SSP opens first Starbucks store at Athens International Airport
SSP Group PLC, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has opened its first Starbucks store in Greece. The new store will also be the first location for Starbucks at Athens International Airport, creating a total of 29 stores across the country, since opening the first store in 2002. The store opened on 19th December 2017 in the landside area of the airport, and has stunning views across the runway.
“We are delighted to bring Starbucks to Athens International Airport,” said Mark Angela, CCO of SSP Group and CEO of SSP EEME. “Starbucks is a brand loved by customers in Greece as it is across the globe. The store will be a great new addition to the existing offer at the airport, complementing the other SSP outlets, including our recently opened Eat Greek restaurant which is setting new standards for dining.”
SSP has a long-term partnership with Starbucks, currently operating stores in 15 markets worldwide. “Opening in Greece demonstrates our commitment to bring the Starbucks experience to more customers around the world,” continued Angela.
SSP is a leading operator of food and beverage concessions in travel locations, operating restaurants, bars, cafés, food courts, lounges and convenience stores in airports, train stations, motorway service stations and other leisure locations. With over 50 years of experience, today we have nearly 35,000 employees, serving approximately a million customers every day. We have business at approximately 140 airports and 280 rail stations, and operate more than 2,500 units in over 30 countries around the world.
SSP operates an extensive portfolio of more than 450 international, national, and local brands. Among these are local heroes such as MASH in Copenhagen, James Martin Kitchen in London, and Hung’s Delicacies in Hong Kong. Our range also includes proprietary brands created for the travel sector including Upper Crust, Le Grand Comptoir and Ritazza, as well as international names such as Burger King, Starbucks, Hard Rock Café and YO! Sushi. We also create stunning bespoke concepts such as Five Borough Food Hall in JFK, New York and Walter at Zurich. www.foodtravelexperts.com