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Christopher Whitcomb, Corporate Communications
Delaware North Companies
Fuddruckers, Schlotsky's and Peet's Coffee to open this summer
BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 29, 2008) - Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, one of the world's leading airport food and retail providers, has announced it will unveil three new concepts at George Bush International Airport in Houston this summer. The concepts include Fuddruckers, Schlotsky's Deli and Peet's Coffee.
Delaware North will kick off construction in early June to convert space previously occupied by a self proprietor to a new Fuddruckers concept. The national chain will provide casual fare for travelers including its famous array of burger offerings.
Space in Terminal A will be renovated to accommodate a Schlotsky's Deli. The concept is recognized nationally for its hot and cold sandwich offerings and freshly baked breads. Terminal B will welcome Peet's Coffee, a specialty coffee and beverage retailer.
"Travel Hospitality Services is always looking to grow its operations to better serve our customers at airports around the country," said Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services president Matt King. "We're excited about opening these new concepts at George Bush International Airport."
Delaware North signed a three-year extension to provide food for George Bush International Airport in early 2008. The company has served the Houston-area airport since 1998 and these concepts will add to current offerings including Chili's, Pizza Uno and sole proprietorship establishments.
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.