SSP to Generate Over $1 billion at JFK T4

SSP, in partnership with JFKIAT, has announced is to open 16 restaurants at JFK’s
Terminal 4 as part of a $28 million development project.  The agreement, which is expected to generate over $1 billion in cumulative sales over the term of the contract, will run until 2026.  SSP will be the sole food and beverage operator at the terminal.  This
latest move follows SSP’s $16 million renovation completed in 2009 and includes a provision for further investments during the term.  It is in response to the wider $1.4 billion expansion project for Delta Air Lines currently underway at the terminal.
SSP says it will introduce a restaurant mix reflective of the international foods found on the streets of New York.
Andrew Lynch, CEO of SSP commented: “We’re enormously proud to be continuing our
partnership with JFKIAT, and to remain the sole food and beverage concessionaire in JFK Terminal 4.
“SSP shares JFKIAT’s vision to redefine airport dining in the US, and this investment is evidence of our commitment to that ambition.  Our new bars and restaurants include concepts created by some of the brightest and best-known chefs from New York and across
the country.  They will serve as a showcase of outstanding American dining at one of the most important airports in the world.’
Alain Maca, JFKIAT President added: “These new restaurant offerings, which complement the exciting renovations made by SSP just a few years ago, demonstrate that Terminal 4 is again raising the bar.
“With a major expansion underway, Terminal 4 is living up to its reputation as the city’s most modern and efficient air terminal offering world-class services and amenities to our airlines and their passengers.  SSP’s remarkable composition of new restaurants includes a diverse range of national, international, local and proprietary brands bringing the total number of offerings to 16 new and expanded locations.”
Two of the 16 units are located landside with the other 14 situated in various
post-security check locations.  The restaurants will be completed in stages with the first locations in Phase 1 opening to travellers in May 2013, coinciding with the opening of Delta’s Concourse B extension.  All are scheduled to be completed by the autumn of this year.