SSP America Announces Details on New Leases at San Francisco International Airport

SSP’s operations to showcase a mix of local and internationally recognized brands

SSP America, a division of SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has been awarded two new contracts by the San Francisco Airport Commission to develop and operate one casual sit-down restaurant and one quick casual restaurant at San Francisco International Airport (SFO).  Both units will be located in the Airport’s International Terminal.

SSP America’s new units include:

1300 on Fillmore (Post-Security—Boarding Area G):  Chef David Lawrence and Monetta White’s 1300 on Fillmore, located in San Francisco’s Fillmore Jazz District, dishes up modern riffs on Southern American classics with top-notch ingredients, creative libations and a posh supper club vibe.  SFO’s international passengers will enjoy Chef Lawrence’s cuisine with imaginative creations such as Fresh Water Shrimp Hushpuppies and refined interpretations of Southern favorites like Barbeque Shrimp N’ Grits and the famous 1300 Black Skillet Fried Chicken.

Wendy’s (Pre-Security—Boarding Area A):  for over 40 years, Americans as well as customers around the globe know that the name Wendy’s is synonymous with quality, premium ingredients and their famous square burger patties that are always fresh, never frozen.  Wendy’s variety of “Old Fashioned Hamburgers” will be a menu mainstay at SFO, in addition to chicken and pork sandwich offerings, wraps, Natural-Cut French Fries seasoned with sea salt, fresh-made salads and the signature Frosty, made from 100% cocoa and cream.

1300 on Fillmore owner, Monetta White commented, “Collaborating with SSP America has provided us a unique opportunity to touch millions of people’s hearts with food.  We’re excited to show SFO and the world the best that today’s Southern-style American cuisine has to offer.  We can’t wait for opening day.

“SSP America’s chief executive officer, Michael Svagdis, said, “With San Francisco International’s significant 33% growth rate in recent years and 2015 seeing a record-breaking 50 million passengers, the sky is this gateway’s only limit.  SSP America is honored to be bringing world-class brands that will continue to grow with SFO and meet every passenger’s needs. We look forward to further developing our partnership at San Francisco International as well as the Bay Area community.”

The leases are part of a major refreshment to SFO’s International Terminal.  Recently named 2015 “Best Airport in the Americas” by the readers of Frequent Business Traveler, SFO has also garnered industry praise for having the “Best Concession Management Team” in the Airport Revenue News (ARN) 2015 Best Airport & Concession Awards program.

Wendy’s is set to open later this year in September, and 1300 on Fillmore in January 2017.