SSP America expands into Spokane International Airport

SSP America

SSP America, Inc. a division of SSP Group, has been awarded a 10-year contract to lease, develop, and manage the Spokane International Airports restaurant and retail program.

SSP America will oversee the operation of nearly six retail locations and be responsible for developing and operating 11 restaurant locations in the Airport’s terminals and soon-to-open expanded Concourse C gate area.

Ezra Eckhardt, Spokane Airports Board Chair said: “When travelers visit Spokane International Airport, they’re not just passing through our gates onto their next destination.

“They’re stepping through the front door of the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene community, and reimagining the Airport’s concessions program enables us to simultaneously enhance the passenger experience and create new opportunities to engage and spotlight local Inland Northwest businesses.

“After an extensive RFP process, we’re pleased to welcome SSP America to the Airport and look forward to the innovative approach we expect they will bring to our concessions program.”

Under SSP America, the Airport’s new restaurants and retail offerings will feature offerings from Zona Tacos and Tortas by the two-time James Beard Award Semifinalist for Best Chef Northwest & Pacific and restaurateur Chef Chad White as well as The Yards Bruncheon by Chef Adam Hegsted who is also a James Beard Award Semifinalist.

The restaurant line up also includes local favorites Jack & Dan’s Tavern, Iron Goat Brewing Co., Wanderlust Delicato, Wiley’s Downtown Bistro, Thomas Hammer Coffee Roasters, and more.

Scott Welding, Senior Vice President of Development and Pursuit of New Airports, SSP America said: “We have a passion for bringing a ‘taste of place’ to passengers.

“Our ultimate goal is to shine a spotlight on the people, brands and flavors that make each region distinct and are thankful for the opportunity to become part of the Spokane International Airport community.”