Popular program thanks U.S. military for service and sacrifice
ATLANTA – Paradies Lagardère, the North American travel retail and restaurateur leader, will once again offer free meals to U.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 U.S. military to receive this special form of gratitude from its customers in these participating airport restaurants:
|Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) – Blue Ridge Tavern||Long Beach Airport (LGB) – The Boathouse, Long Beach Marche, 4th Street Vine|
|Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) – Ruta Maya Coffee, ThunderCloud Subs||Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) – Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Core Brewing Co., CNBC Arkansas Traveler, Jammin’ Java, Say Si Bon! Gourmet Market, Smokewood American Grill|
|Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) – Abacus, Hickory, Whitetail Bistro||Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) – Bar Symon, Bottega dei Sapori|
|Denver International Airport (DEN) – Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Big Bowl, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, The Magic Pan, Say Si Bon! TravelMart, Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs||Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) – Big Bowl, The Magic Pan, Say Si Bon! Gourmet Market, Washington Pour Bar, Wow Bao, U Street Pub|
|Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE Eagle, Colo.) – Alpenglo Grille, Alpenglo Express||Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) – Pei Wei Asian Diner|
|Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) – Sweet Auburn Market|
Active and retired U.S. 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 Pepper Crusted Beef Brisket, prepared from an in-house smoker at Hickory at DFW, or the classic Honey Seared Chicken at Pei Wei at IAD.
“Providing free meals in our airport restaurants to U.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 recognized for excellence in Food and Beverage. The USA Today 10Best Awards recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining two years in a row. Bar Symon, at Pittsburgh International Airport, also earned a spot in the top five for the USA Today 10Best awards for Best Airport Bar and Best Airport Bar Waitstaff.