A €200 million contract win will see the opening of four stunning new restaurants at the Danish capital’s airport.
Inspired by the great steakhouses of New York, MASH (Modern American Steak House) offers a sophisticated American dining experience with a twist of Danish informality. Famous for its outstanding quality meats, its menu includes NY Strip, Ribeye and Porterhouse steaks. This is complemented by an interesting and carefully considered wine list.
Le Sommelier Bar and Bistro is a leading light of Copenhagen’s culinary scene, offering modern French bistro-style food in an up-tempo yet welcoming environment. With a menu spanning breakfast to late-night snacks, Le Sommelier has been designed to meet a broad variety of customer needs from early in the morning to last thing at night.
Commenting on the new arrivals, Carsten Nørland, vice president of Copenhagen Airports, said; ‘When we were looking to refresh our food and beverage offer, we wanted to incorporate a good mix of international names and ‘local heroes’. SSP was able to introduce two strong Copenhagen brands that have long been on our wish list.’
The team behind both Le Sommelier and MASH is delighted to be showcasing its restaurants at the airport. ‘Operating at a prestigious location such as Copenhagen Airport has long been an ambition of ours,’ says Francis Cardenau, a founding partner of MASH and Le Sommelier. ‘Opening in Copenhagen Airport and working with SSP will undoubtedly help us to raise the global profile of our brands and hopefully create opportunities for us to expand internationally, perhaps in other international airports’.
In addition to these two concepts, there will also be two new free flow outlets called Foodmarket. SSP will be joining forces with a team of high profile Danish chefs to develop a diverse menu which will include soups, sandwiches, salads and pastries to grab and go alongside a selection of pizzas, burgers and other hot dishes.
Henrik Andersen, who heads up SSP’s Danish operations, said the new contract will consolidate the company’s business in one of its key territories. ‘Scandinavia has always been an important market for us. This new win will allow us to build on our considerable success in the region.’
SSP has operated at Copenhagen Airport since 1975, and today it is Denmark’s largest food and beverage business.
Right: MASH opened in down-town Copenhagen just over two years ago. It quickly gained a reputation as the city’s must-visit steakhouse and has been fully booked every night since its opening.