Popular program thanks nation’s military for service and sacrifice
ATLANTA – Paradies Lagardère, the North American travel retail and restaurateur leader, will once again offer free meals to the country’s military personnel through its Food and Beverage Division’s Treat Our Troops program. Between Memorial Day and Independence Day, Paradies Lagardère invites active or retired military to receive this special form of gratitude from its customers in these participating airport restaurants:
- Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Sweet Auburn Market
- Asheville Regional Airport – Blue Ridge Tavern
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport – Say Si Bon!, Washington Pour Bar, U Street Pub, Wow Bao and Magic Pan
- Denver International Airport – Say Si Bon!, Magic Pan, Big Bowl and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
- Long Beach Airport – Long Beach Marché, The Boathouse and 4th Street Vine
- Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport – Jammin’ Java, Coastal Roast, Say Si Bon!, Smokewood American Grill and Core Brewing Co.
Active and retired military service personnel can show their military identification when ordering or checking out. Paradies Lagardère will donate one menu item such as an entrée, sandwich, appetizer or salad, and a non-alcoholic beverage. Troops can enjoy a variety of culinary experiences from customer favorites such as the Smokewood Sampler straight from the in-house meat smoker at Smokewood American Grill in Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, to the Mediterranean Vegetable Piadina at award-winning 4th Street Vine in Long Beach Airport.
“Providing free meals in our airport restaurants to our country’s military personnel through the Paradies Lagardère Food and Beverage Division’s Treat Our Troops program is our way of saying thank you for serving our country,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “In exchange for all that they do, we want to serve them for a change.”
High-end restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a part of Paradies Lagardère’s Food and Beverage concepts. Brands have been tailored to entice travelers with the same familiar quality, variety, taste, and atmosphere as their favorite “at home” dining spots, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.
Paradies Lagardère was recently awarded three prestigious awards for excellence in Food and Beverage. Airport Revenue News awarded the company an ARN Award for Best Chef-Driven, Local or Regional Restaurant for Bar Symon in the Pittsburgh International Airport. The USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards also awarded Paradies Lagardère the Best Airport Bar Wait Staff for its Bar Symon Restaurant in the Pittsburgh International Airport, and recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining.