Press release

Published: 24 August 2022, 14:40

Burgers, bowls and coffee for BER
EU tender procedure for restaurant space decided

Burgers, coffee, bowls and wraps: The range of restaurants at Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport is being expanded. From May 2023, the SSP Group, a leading international food and beverage provider in the travel industry, and the young Berlin-based company beets&roots will open three restaurants and a coffee store in BER Airport’s Terminal 1. This is the result of an EU franchise tender procedure that has now ended. The franchises for operating four restaurant areas in BER Airport’s Terminal 1, with a total size of around 800 square metres, were put out to tender across Europe.

The SSP Group will operate a restaurant from the fast-food chain Burger King in Terminal 1, both in the public area and in the Food Court behind security control. Another Starbucks location in the security restricted area will also be added. There is already a Starbucks coffee store in the public area of Terminal 1.

The SSP Group operates restaurants, bars, cafés, retail shops and convenience stores at major travel hubs, such as airports, train stations and service stations, in 35 countries and plans to employ 74 people at BER Airport.

beets&roots was founded in Berlin in 2016 and stands for healthy and sustainable nutrition with its healthy fast casual food concept. The company now operates ten restaurants in five big German cities. It will also be located in Terminal 1’s Food Court, making it the first beets&roots at an airport.

Overall, there is a wide range of offers in Terminals 1 and 2 at BER Airport, with around 125 shops, restaurant and service facilities.

Aletta von Massenbach, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “We are very pleased to welcome both SSP, a strong international food and beverage provider, and beets&roots, an innovative company from the region, to our airport next year. The food and beverage concepts offered by both companies complement the existing range very well. At the same time, we can fulfil the wishes of many passengers for a wider choice.”

Oliver Haub and Wenzel Bürger, Managing Directors of SSP DACH: “SSP has already been very successfully operating food and beverage concepts at many large railway stations and service stations in Berlin for decades. Furthermore, we are already significantly represented at four major German airports. At BER Airport, SSP is convinced that we are capturing the zeitgeist of the city with the staging of our two Burger King restaurants and Starbucks coffee store. We are very much looking forward to our new partnership with Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH.”

Maximilian Kochen, Managing Director of beets&roots: “As a young company founded in Berlin, it’s really special for us to launch our first store at an airport directly at the new BER in the heart of the capital region. We not only offer our customers healthy, freshly prepared food of the highest quality, but as a company we also embody the open and global zeitgeist of our home city. This is what our international team and range of globally inspired dishes stand for.”

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