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08.24.2011

Gateway Café Restaurants Open at Syracuse Hancock International Airport


Delaware North Companies introduces Central New York flavor to two new concepts
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (August 23, 2011) – Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner today announced the opening of the newly renovated Gateway Café restaurants at Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, one of the world’s leading airport food and retail providers, and the City of Syracuse Department of Aviation will celebrate the grand opening of two new concepts this week at the Airport.

The Gateway Café concepts feature a variety of New York State favorites, including: 
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, regarded by many as the best barbeque in the nation• Hofmann Sausage, a family-owned and operated company committed to providing superior old-fashioned meat products, including their famous hot dogs, sausages and German mustard
  • Gianelli Sausage, which uses a tried-and-true Old World Italian recipe to create their signature sausages from the highest quality seasonings and meats
  • New York Bakery, a Syracuse family bakery that incorporates modern efficiencies into their traditional European baking methods to provide only the best in breads and rolls
  • Saranac Beer and Saranac 1888 Soft Drinks, produced by Matt Brewing Company, one of the most respected brewers in the United States
  • Bully Hill Vineyards, an innovative estate winery in the Keuka Lake region that offers a wide variety of fine wines made from French-American grapes
  • Paul Delima Coffee, a local Fair Trade Certified Organic coffee roaster and retailer
  • Terrell’s Potato Chips, serving Central New York since 1961
The new concepts complete a $400,000 renovation of two Sbarro restaurants undertaken by Delaware North after being awarded a three-year extension to operate food, beverage and retail at the airport.

Gateway Café North is located in the North Concourse of Terminal B, and Gateway Café South is located in the South Concourse of Terminal A. Gateway Café South replaces a pre-security Sbarro which was converted into the new post-security restaurant.

“The Syracuse area has so many wonderful, nationally-recognized brands,” said Mayor Miner. “To be able to enjoy Dinosaur BBQ, Hofmann’s, and Gianelli’s at the airport will give our residents a “taste” of home as they embark on their travels, and visitors a taste of some of the local flavor our region has to offer.” said Mayor Miner. “I commend Delaware North for making an investment in our airport.”

“We are committed to providing regional favorites in all of our airports,” said Paul Egan, regional director for Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. “At Syracuse Hancock International Airport, the Gateway Café concepts will give all of our guests a taste of upstate New York.”

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 Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, as well as international airports such as Melbourne International Airport in Australia and Gatwick International Airport in London.

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 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, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.
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