5 New Restaurants Opened at Arturo-Merino-Benítez Airport in Santiago de Chile
- Özgür Töre
Lagardère Travel Retail, in partnership with Chilean company Global Group Corporation (GGCorp) announced that they have today opened five Foodservice outlets at Arturo-Merino-Benítez airport in Santiago de Chile.
From today, passengers passing through the new international terminal at Santiago airport will be able to enjoy a meal or grab a bite to eat in one of the following five restaurants and food concepts: La Maestranza, La Picá, Uncle Fletch, Lulupok and Yogen Früz. 3 more are to come soon, depending on traffic recovery: Krossbar, a beer and pizza concept, Kaki (Asian woks) and Beercode (beer concept). In total, Lagardère Travel Retail will be operating 20 restaurants at the airport before 2023.
These restaurants are the very first F&B operations for Lagardère Travel Retail in Chile and in the region, which offers exciting growth opportunities.
To bring the best local foodservice experience and cuisine to our clients, we have brought together a combination of popular, hedgy Chilean brands such as Uncle Fletch, Lulupok, Krossbar, La Picá and La Maestranza. This offer is completed by grab & go and impulse local products to enhance regional empowerment.
In line with Lagardère Travel Retail’s CSR commitments, all concepts have been developed to minimize our environmental impact. From the sourcing of local food products and raw materials up to energy and waste management, we have enforced the highest standards of sustainable practices. We are also working to reduce our dependence on imports and have consequently developed strong partnerships with Chilean companies to support their local development and better promote local know-hows and expertise. The practices we are putting in place to support the sustainability of our local operations include:
- Purchasing vegetables from the first vertical culture of Chile, free of pesticides and preservatives, and from one of the first circular economy-based vegetable producer
- Exclusively sourcing eggs from cage-free hens
- Working with several start-ups and small local suppliers who produce raw materials with renewable energy, or which support the circular economy
- Using compostable or recyclable packaging
- Gluten-free and vegan offer
- Recycling used frying oil
- Working hand in hand with the commercial team of Arturo Benito Menitez Airport to develop sustainable solution for our wastes
“We are very proud of these openings which took place in a very challenging environment and are thankful to our local partners who have worked hand in hand with us” commented Juan Pablo Gana, General Manager of Lagardère Travel Retail Foodservices Chile.
He added “ This helped us to realize how important it is to be able to rely on local providers when imports are so uncertain”
The openings have been managed under the very challenging circumstances of the global pandemic and Lagardère Travel Retail is proud to be able to be creating over 380 new jobs locally by 2023 to play a part in the country’s recovery.
An additional 12 Foodservice outlets are expected to open before 2023, when the remodeling of the existing Terminal is completed.