09.08.2010

Three Los Angeles International Airport concepts and one Austin airport concept cited
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Sept. 8, 2010) – Several Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services concepts have been recognized by Forbes.com for offering some of the best airport food in the country.

Calling airport terminals “the new frontier for high-quality cuisine,” the Forbes.com “In Pictures” feature recognized several of Delaware North’s concepts as some of “the best menu options” currently at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Texas.

Delaware North-operated concepts named at LAX included the Encounter Restaurant & Bar. Located in the airport’s iconic Theme Building, the restaurant was touted for its “funky modern” atmosphere and “California fresh” menu.

Also given a nod was Pink’s Hot Dogs, opened by Delaware North in July of this year. Being featured in an airport was a first for the iconic Los Angeles-based brand, a popular must-see dining destination in Los Angeles for more than 70 years. In addition, Delaware North’s Wolfgang Puck concept at LAX was cited for its particularly tasty “Chinois Salad” menu offering.

The Forbes.com reviewer also selected The Salt Lick, a barbeque concept operated by Delaware North at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The Salt Lick is a Southern barbecue restaurant that originated in Texas and features savory sliced briskets, as well as pulled pork and chopped beef sandwiches.

“Providing local flavors and culture at airports where we operate is not new to Delaware North,” said Matt King, president of Delaware North Travel Hospitality Services. “Fifteen years ago, our company created the Gateway ConceptSM, which focuses on bringing local, popular brands to major public venues like airports, sports arenas and other travel destinations. This approach has allowed visitors from all over the world to experience a city’s culture in every way possible.”
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 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. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.

Contact(s)

Glen White
Manager-Corp. Comm
Email: GAWhite@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 716-858-5753
Nerissa Silao, DDK Communications
714-484-1128
nerissa@ddk-communications.com
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