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Christopher Whitcomb, Corporate Communications
Delaware North Companies
Company opens second airport location showcasing nationally recognized food and beverage concept
BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 2, 2008) - Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services recently opened The Irish Pub at Newark Airport. The concept offers a full selection of branded beverages featuring GUINNESS® Stout, along with great tasting casual fare and a friendly, familiar atmosphere for travelers to enjoy.
The authentic Irish pub offers other popular Irish beverages including Smithwicks® Irish Ale and Harp® Lager, along with traditional Irish food offerings including Irish Potato Soup, Guinness Grandma's Salad and hot corned beef on rye sandwiches. The atmosphere of The Irish Pub is reminiscent of some of the famous pubs in Dublin outfitted with natural wood detailing and rich interior décor.
"We are proud to be serving the best of Ireland in our food and drink. Guinness®, for example, is truly one of those rare brands that is respected everywhere for its excellence and longevity and the brand owner has shown its dedication to its great products over the years," said Matt King, president of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. "We have happy to bring this concept to the travelers at Newark Airport."
Delaware North Companies has had great success with the same concept at Detroit Metro Airport. The company modeled menus and design after the Detroit airport location.
Delaware North Companies is a global leader in food service and hospitality with operations at such places as Wembley Stadium in the UK, Busch Stadium in St. Louis and Yosemite National Park. The company's Travel Hospitality Services division operates at over two-dozen airports worldwide including Los Angeles International Airport, Detroit Metro Airport and Melbourne Airport in Australia.
About Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services
Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, is one of the nation'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. The GuestPath® customer service training program ensures that all Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services associates embody the company's vision of "Providing Care and Comfort to People Away from Home."
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 Banknorth Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 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.