Enhanced Food Court Opens with Leading National Brands at the AIRMALL(R) at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

- Introduction of Bruegger's, Villa Italian Kitchen Represent First Stage of Transformation -

Jul 06, 2009, 14:56 ET from BAA Cleveland

CLEVELAND, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Savory Italian classics and tasty New York-style bagels are now on the menu for travelers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). BAA Cleveland, developer of the new AIRMALL(R) at CLE, is pleased to announce the opening of the first two units at the new food court, which is located between Concourses B & C in the Main Terminal.

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Bruegger's (934 sq. ft.) is now offering its classic kettle-boiled New York-style water bagels to travelers, all begging to be liberally topped with the chain's secret-recipe cream cheese spreads in a variety of flavors. At the AIRMALL(R) at CLE, Bruegger's is featuring its full quick-service menu - freshly prepared sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, fresh-roasted coffee, and a wide array of beverages. Founded in 1983 in Troy, NY, Bruegger's pioneered the concept of the bakery-cafe and has grown to nearly 300 establishments across the country.

For people seeking traditional Italian favorites, Villa Italian Kitchen (940 sq. ft.) has landed with its authentic Neapolitan-style recipes. Travelers can choose from old-world pizza, homemade pasta, classic Italian entrees, salads, and specialty items. Founded in 1964 in New York, Villa Italian Kitchen has more than 200 locations worldwide.

"Bruegger's and Villa Italian Kitchen offer plenty of high-quality choices to hungry travelers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and they do so at 'Regular Mall Prices...Guaranteed,' an AIRMALL(R) promise," said Mark Knight, president of BAA Cleveland. "Passengers are already responding favorably to these new additions."

"The opening of these two units represents the first stage in a total transformation of food and beverage concessions," added Ricky Smith, director of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. "When the transformation is complete, the new concessions will contribute greatly to an enhanced passenger experience."

Bruegger's and Villa Italian Kitchen are both open Sunday through Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

About BAA Cleveland

BAA Cleveland, Inc. is the developer and manager of the retail and concessions program at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). In 2008, BAA entered into a ten-year contract with the City of Cleveland to transform the retail, food, and beverage concessions into the AIRMALL(R) at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, a strategic combination of well-known national brands and high-quality local concepts offered at "Regular Mall Prices...Guaranteed." BAA Cleveland is a project of BAA USA, the developer and manager of the retail, food, and beverage operations at the AIRMALLs(R) at Pittsburgh International Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, and Boston Logan International Airport (Terminals B and E). BAA USA is an affiliate of BAA Limited, the world's leading airport company, which owns and operates seven UK airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Southampton, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow). For more information, visit www.airmall.com or www.baausa.com.

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