Autogrill, through its American subsidiary HMSHost in partnership with JQ Enterprises Inc., has been awarded a new 11-year contract to manage food & beverage areas in Terminal 2, Concourse D, at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina (USA).
The total value of the contract, which will run until 2027, is estimated at over $65m. Among the new offerings coming to travelers beginning this fall and into late 2017 are Dale Jr’s Whisky River, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and a new Starbucks store .
Raleigh-Durham International Airport is the main airport serving North Carolina State capital Raleigh and the city of Durham. In 2015, the airport reported passenger traffic of almost 10 million, up 4.2% on the previous year.
Dale Jr’s Whisky River at Raleigh-Durham International Airport will be the second airport location for the restaurant managed by HMSHost in partnership with Dale Earnhardt Jr. The other is located at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.
Travellers will also have the chance to enjoy take-away specialties served in the new Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen franchise or to stop at the new Starbucks to be opened soon by HMSHost in Terminal 2.
HMSHost will also continue to manage its existing restaurants in Raleigh-Durham International Airport including 42nd Street Oyster Bar, ACC American Café, Brookwood Farms Carolina Pit BBQ, Carolina Ale House, Carolina Vintages and multiple Starbucks outlets.