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

Jan 28, 1999, 00:00 ET from Host Marriott Services

    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
     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

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