Travel F&B specialist SSP Group is bringing Starbucks and Burger King to the Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport (BER) Terminal 1.
Starbucks and Burger King will open in Terminal 1’s mezzanine airside food court. The Burger King unit will span 329m2 and seat 125 customers, while the Starbucks coffee shop will occupy 104m2 space, seating 28. An additional Burger King restaurant with a 285m2 footprint and seating for 126 diners will open landside. The three outlets will welcome their first customers in May 2023, and the new operations will employ a total of 75 full-time team members.
In a departure from its traditional styling, the new Starbucks will reflect the urban atmosphere of Berlin. The Burger King restaurants will offer passengers an extensive range of plant-based products. Alongside its classic menu, the outlet will serve items including V-Label licensed vegan options, plant-based Nuggets, plant-based Long Chicken and a plant-based Nugget Burger, with a strong focus on taste irrespective of the protein source, SSP said.
Both brands will feature digital elements, including digital menu boards that change according to the time of day. At Burger King, customers can use self-ordering technology with 12 self-ordering terminals available airside and another 10 landside.
Commenting on the contract win, Jeremy Fennell, CEO of SSP Continental Europe, said, “SSP already has an established business in Berlin, with operations in motorway services and Berlin rail including at Berlin Central Station, Berlin Zoo, Berlin Ostbahnhof and Friedrichstrasse. Winning this new contract at BER is an excellent next step.”
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