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HMSHost International opens first stores at new Manchester Airport Terminal

Amsterdam, 14 July 2021 – HMSHost International, global market leader in the food service industry for people on the move, is proud to open their first stores today at Manchester Airport, the UK’s third-largest airport. Ready to serve the first departing travellers from the new ‘super terminal’ today are Amber Alehouse, in partnership with local brewers Seven Bro7hers, along with global favourite KFC. Soon to follow include local cult classic Pot Kettle Black, British favourite Wrapchic and HMSHost’s own VIT.

Part of Manchester Airport’s £1bn transformation, the new terminal seeks to cultivate a strong sense of place, drawing on the vibrant local culture to produce a design-led experiential space. Taking this approach to the guest-centric food & beverage experience sees a curated selection of global brands and local heroes, working together to illustrate the Manchester way of doing things differently.

HMSHost International is proud to bring five stores to the offering; Manchester-inspired Amber Alehouse in partnership with local brewers Seven Bro7hers, globally renowned KFC, local hero and independent coffee and bakehouse Pot Kettle BlackWrapchic’s modern Indian meets Mexican street food and HMSHost’s own VIT juice and food bar.

HMSHost’s Amber Alehouse and KFC open today to serve the first departing passengers. Pot Kettle Black, Wrapchic and VIT will open in T2 later, as. further airlines move their operations to the new terminal in the coming weeks.

“After such a tough season for our industry, and with so much uncertainty, we are enormously proud to see our new stores opening in the new Manchester Airport Terminal, and overjoyed to serve our first guests there today. As long-term partners of Manchester Airport Group, we believe we have created a memorable and guest-focused experience together, and are confident in the success of the new Terminal.” said Sytze van der Aa, Regional Managing Director Europe HMSHost International.

Manchester Airport’s Managing Director, Karen Smart, said: “HMSHost are a valuable partner and it is fantastic to have them on board as we open our newly-expanded Terminal Two, a major milestone in the history of our airport. HMSHost’s outlets will include a mix of household names and restaurants with a more local flavour, such as the Amber Alehouse and Pot Kettle Black. We are sure customers will be thrilled with the variety and quality of what is on offer.”

Through HMSHost UK, the company has been serving guests at Manchester Airport with the signature HMSHost attention for more than ten years. The five new stores at the new terminal boost the company’s presence in Manchester Airport to 12 stores.


About HMSHost International:
HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining experiences for travel venues, operating international and proprietary brands in more than 120 airports around the globe. Through its HMSHost International division, the company has F&B operations at 43 airports and 35 train stations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. HMSHost UK operates around 40 stores across more than ten locations including Manchester, East Midlands, Belfast City, Stansted and Heathrow Airports, Eurotunnel, Designer Outlets Ashford and Cheshire Oaks, and a handful of train stations.

HMSHost is part of Autogrill Group – the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move.