Christopher Whitcomb
Delaware North Companies
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Four concepts receive accolades in Condé
Nast article
BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 24, 2007) ? Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services received high praise in a recent issue of renowned travel magazine, Condé Nast, which profiled premier airport dining operations around the country. Travel Hospitality Services had four concepts profiled by accredited travel writer Joe Brancatelli who compiled the list to feature those options focused on regional and local fare.
Brancatelli offered great praise for Austin-Bergstrom Airport’s Salt Lick and recommended travelers try the restaurants choffed-beef-brisket-sandwich. Dallas Fort-Worth Airport’s Dicky’s Barbecue Pit also earned accolades and was noted for its dry-marinated, pulled-pork sandwich.
“It’s always nice to have someone speak highly of your work and your food and beverage operations,” said Nick Biello, preisdent of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. “We do devote a lot of focus toward regional and local fare but we focus on it in a way that enables us to do what’s right for the local environment and still deliver great food and beverage options”
Each of the three Lefty’s Bars and Restaurants at Denver International Airport received praise from Brancatelli.
According to Biello, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services has been a pioneer and innovator in the airport hospitality field. Using terminals to introduce travelers to the tastes, sights and sounds of the region outside of the airport is the philosophy behind Delaware North’s innovative Gateway Concept. Now a decade old, the Gateway Concept has become the standard among airport concessionaires.
Condé Nast is a nationally published business magazine which is renowned for its presentation of dynamic perspective. Brancatelli is a respected voice in the airport business community who has spent time with Frequent Flyer Magazine, Travel Holiday Magazine and Travel + Leisure Magazine.
About 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 GuestPathSM 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, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap. 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
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