Einstein Noah, SSP America sign agreement
March 18, 2008
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
LAKEWOOD, COLO. — Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. has signed a development agreement with SSP America to open restaurants inside U.S. airports. Specifically, the agreement includes plans to open Einstein Bros. Bagels, Noah’s Bagels and Manhattan Bagel restaurants.
"This agreement brings together two companies with proven and growing track records in the airport dining arena," said Paul Carolan, senior vice-president of franchising and licensing for Einstein Noah Restaurant Group. "Einstein Bros., Noah’s and Manhattan have the wide variety of high quality menu offerings that we believe travelers are looking for while they await their departure and after they land, and SSP America is one of the premier providers of concessions for the airport market."
The plans are for SSP America to open and operate the restaurants over the next five years.
"We believe this development agreement with SSP America will be instrumental in delivering on our aggressive growth strategy over the next five years," said Paul Murphy, chief executive officer. "I look forward to the opening of many successful airport license restaurants through this strategic relationship between SSP America and Einstein Noah Restaurant Group."