Hamburg Airport has launched an international public tendering process for four food and beverage locations.

Three of the locations concerned are within the security-controlled area and one in the publicly accessible area. The German hub is hoping to receive tenders for a wide range of concepts, ranging from burgers to bowls and from bistro to restaurant, it said. Submissions may be submitted via the TED tendering platform until June 5, 2023. The contract is due to begin on April 1, 2024.

The first lot is for a 100m2 site on Level 2 of the Airport Plaza (security-controlled area), which is currently home to a burger restaurant. Burgers should still be on offer in the future, the operator stressed.

“Ideally, we want a well-known operator with a diverse range of products for everyone, from classic burgers to vegan alternatives. A varying range, adapted to the time of day, would also be of interest, so that our passengers could get their breakfast there,” said Lutz Deubel, head of centre management at Hamburg Airport.

The second lot is for the following three sites: approximately 320 m² in Terminal 1, Level 3 (publicly accessible area), 100 m² in the Airport Plaza, Level 2 (security-controlled area), and 230 m² on the Passenger Pier adjacent to Gate A17 (security-controlled area).

There are no fixed requirements for the first site on Level 3 of Terminal 1. For the second site, in the Airport Plaza, however, there are very well-defined expectations – a healthy Asian food concept is being sought, serving dishes such as bowls and curries, but not sushi. For the pier site, a three-part concept is expected to cater for every expectation: The popular bistro concept should remain. Passengers can order for take-away or eat-in directly at the counter. Passengers with more time can enjoy an à la carte table service. This range is currently not available at the airport.

“We are looking forward to fresh concepts to make the food & beverage range at the airport even more diverse. It is very important to us that every passenger is guaranteed to find something to their taste, whether they are looking for a take-away snack before departure or a relaxed, sit-down meal,” said Deubel.

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