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Delaware North adds finishing touches to food and beverage renovation at airport
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Nov. 24, 2008) - Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, one of the world's leading airport food and retail providers, has opened its first Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf concept at Ontario International Airport.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is based out of Los Angeles and is the oldest and largest privately held chain of specialty coffee and tea stores in the United States. The new concept at Ontario airport will embody the company's reputation for excellence, product innovation and feature signature coffees, teas and blended drinks.
"The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is a popular brand throughout the country and is highly respected for its quality, customer service and overall excellence," said Matt King, president of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. "It is the kind of innovative and strong brand Delaware North seeks out as a partner. We're excited to bring this concept to our Ontario airport customers."
The opening of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf coincides with Delaware North's opening of its second-ever T.G.I. Friday's location, a popular casual fare dining option with a neighborhood atmosphere. These concepts are the final steps in Delaware North's efforts to renovate nearly 80 percent of its current operating space at the Ontario airport. The company previously opened Schlotzsky's Deli and El Paseo Bar & Grill.
"We've really invested ourselves in the Ontario Airport and we're very proud of these new concepts," said King. "We feel we've truly strengthened our food and beverage offerings at the airport."
Delaware North will open a second The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf location at Ontario airport this December.
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 and 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.