Host Marriott Services Adds Hot and Crusty Bakery Cafe To Its National Portfolio of Brands;
Opens Its First Store In JFK's New International Arrivals Terminal
NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Host Marriott Services (NYSE: HMS) announced today that it has added Hot & Crusty Bakery Cafe at the brand new International Arrivals Building-Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York. Celebrating its 20 year anniversary, Hot & Crusty is one of New York's most popular fresh bread eateries, featuring freshly baked items for breakfast and gourmet deli items and fresh soups for lunch and dinner. Hot & Crusty is also famous for its fresh desserts and cakes. The company adopted the slogan "Good Morning, Good Afternoon and Good Evening" representing its gourmet menu line for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as its nod to the natural goodness in Hot & Crusty's fresh, natural ingredients. Hot & Crusty's President, Mark Samson, is thrilled with its newest location at JFK International Airport. "We continue to place Hot & Crusty in some of the most prestigious, high-traffic locations in New York," Mr. Samson said. "This newest location will serve millions of customers from all over the world as they travel through JFK International Airport." Currently, Hot & Crusty has locations at Penn Station, Grand Central Station and numerous other locations throughout the Upper East and West Sides of Manhattan. It was only a couple of years ago that Hot & Crusty was a family owned deli and bakery. Through strategic partners and alliances, Hot & Crusty has achieved dramatic growth in locations and revenue. Today, there are ten Hot & Crusty locations in Manhattan and a central bakery that supplies wholesale bread and pastry to prestigious hotels and gourmet supermarkets throughout New York. This most recent entrance into Host Marriott Services' airport locations puts Hot & Crusty into Host Marriott Services national portfolio of brands and creates the opportunity for possible expansion beyond the JFK International Airport. Julius Verwoerdt, Host Marriott Services General Manager at JFK International Airport are very happy with the Hot & Crusty customer reaction at the location at JFK. "We have been very pleased with the concept and the support received from Hot & Crusty and the outstanding compliments from the travelers. Host Marriott Services is always looking for new international brands and regional favorites to best meet the needs of the JFK traveler. So far, Hot & Crusty has been a big hit." Currently, Hot & Crusty and Host Marriott Services have plans to open two more locations at the International Departures Terminal at JFK Airport. Host Marriott Services, is the leading food, beverage and retail concessionaire at nearly 200 travel and entertainment venues, with approximately 24,000 employees in seven countries around the globe. Host Marriott Services with revenues of $1.4 billion is best known for its custom solutions business approach that combines internationally known brands with regional favorites in airports, travel plazas, shopping malls and entertainment attractions. The company has concentrated its recent growth initiatives on international airports and domestic shopping malls. (On the World Wide Web at www.hmscorp.com)
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