SSP has won a seven-year contract for food and beverage outlets at Copenhagen Airport. The new deal – worth £170 million (US$273.7m) – will see the city’s most popular restaurants, MASH and Le Sommelier, installed at the airport.
“When we were looking to refresh our food and beverage offer, we wanted to incorporate a good mix of international names and ‘local heroes’,” said Carsten Nørland, Vice President of Copenhagen Airports. “SSP was able to introduce two strong Copenhagen brands that have long been on our wish list.”
Francis Cardenau, a founding partner of MASH and Le Sommelier, agreed: “Operating at a prestigious location, such as Copenhagen Airport, has long been an ambition of ours. [It] will undoubtedly help us to raise the global profile of our brands and hopefully create opportunities for us to expand internationally.”
SSP will also be opening two new free-flow outlets called Food Market and More. High-profile Danish chefs will develop a diverse menu, including soups, sandwiches, salads and pastries to grab and go alongside a selection of pizzas, burgers and other hot dishes.
SSP has operated at Copenhagen Airport since 1975 and is now Denmark’s largest food and beverage business.