SSP Group, in a partnership with Duty Free Americas, has opened its first outlets at Brazil’s two main international airports, Rio de Janeiro Tom Jobim International Airport (RIOgaleão) and São Paulo International Airport (GRU Airport).
The new units are the first to open under a joint venture partnership between SSP and DFA, following the win of contracts worth circa £70 million running over nine years.
SSP opened the first Upper Crust in Brazil at RIOgaleão. The unit boasts 120sqm of space with a spacious seating area providing views across the airport. Passengers can choose from Upper Crust’s traditional menu as well as fillings inspired by Brazilian specialties. Other offerings in Rio include a Barzetti in the airside domestic food court with pizza and pasta dishes; and Mi Casa Burritos (Mexican) and Monty’s Dogs & Cones (hot dogs and ice cream) in the landside food court. A new unit from artisan coffee specialist Ritazza has also opened in the international departures area, while SSP’s contemporary dining concept Factory Bar & Kitchen will open soon.
At São Paulo, SSP has opened the airport’s first Mexican concept, a 100 sqm Mi Casa Burritos, plus landside, an Upper Crust outlet and a new Ritazza unit.
SSP expanded its landside F&B offer at São Paulo with the recent opening of three new units: Camden food co., Factory Bar & Kitchen and a new outlet for Monty’s Dogs and Cones.
SSP will continue to develop its operations at Rio de Janeiro Tom Jobim International Airport and São Paulo International Airport in the coming months, and will shortly open new Jamie’s Deli restaurants at both airports. This will take the global partnership between SSP and Jamie Oliver Restaurants to 18 outlets.
Rossana Spena, General Manager at SSP Brazil, said; “We’re incredibly proud and excited to be introducing some of SSP’s own brands to South America for the first time at two of Brazil’s busiest airports. These concepts have proven extremely popular with travelers across the world. I’m certain that passengers in Brazil will be equally as impressed with these much-loved brands.”