Delaware North and Austin airport kick off the holidays by serving those who serve us
AUSTIN, TX and BUFFALO, NY (November 25, 2013) - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and concessionaire Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services are thanking our military this holiday season by providing complimentary meals to all active-duty United States military.
Beginning Thanksgiving Day 2013, the busiest travel time of the year, any active-duty United States military service member flying through the Austin airport can show ID at any Delaware North concession location and be treated to a sandwich or slice of pizza, a side or bag of chips, and a medium fountain drink (non-alcoholic). The  “Thank You Meal” program will continue through the holidays, ending at midnight on January 1, 2014.
“Offering a meal is our way of taking care of members of the armed forces as they fly through the Austin airport,” explains Matt King, President of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services.  “Whether they are flying home or to a new assignment, while they are our guest at the airport, we want to make sure they are well-fed.  It’s Delaware North’s way of saying thank you.”
Active military can receive their free meal from the following locations: Annie's Café, Ray Benson's Roadhouse Bar, Mangia's Pizza, Austin Java, Schlotzsky’s Deli, The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que, Earl Campbell's Sports Bar, Maudie's Tex-Mex, Hill's Café, Nuevo Leon Mexican Restaurant, SoCo Market, and Saxon Pub.
Delaware North is a family-owned company that believes in honesty, integrity and hard work.  The men and women of the United States military extol these same virtues. This is just a small way to show them how much their selfless actions are appreciated.
Please help Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services and the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport say “thank you” by passing along our invitation for a complimentary meal to our military heroes.
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 Heathrow Airport in London.
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Welcome new Austin carriers: British Airways, Aeromar and Allegiant Air. British Airways’ London-Austin nonstop on the Dreamliner 787 starts March 3, 2014. Seats to London nonstop and connections to all major cities in Europe are available for purchase now at www.ba.com or 800-AIR-WAYS. Aeromar’s new Mexico City-Austin nonstop is a quick flight with easy connections to beautiful beaches such as Puerto Escondido. Tickets are available at www.aeromar.com.mx or 855-237-6627. Allegiant Air’s new Las Vegas-Austin nonstop tickets and vacation packages are available for purchase at www.allegiant.com and at 702-505-8888. A record 9.4 million passengers traveled through the airport in 2012 and 2013 traffic is up 6% year-to-date. For more information, visit www.abia.org.


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