Awards & Recognition

AIRPORT REVENUE NEWS

HBF awarded “Best Concessions” Winner
2016

HBF awarded “Best New Food & Beverage Concept – P.F. Chang’s”
April 2014

HBF awarded “Best Food & Beverage Brand Operator”
March 2014

CNN

Cat Cora’s Kitchen

SFO rated #7

“Best Airport Restaurants around the World”

April 2014

Cat Cora’s Kitchen SFO

voted #13

“Best Eats”

April 2013

CONDé NAST TRAVELLER

Cat Cora’s Kitchen SFO and Varasano’s Pizzeria ATL were featured. Voting members included renowned chefs Daniel Boulud, Jamie Bissonnette, and Dominique Ansel “The Best Airport Food in the World.”

September 2014

DETROIT EATER

Highlighted P.F. Chang’s as well as our illy Coffee and Fountain Bar, Gordon

Biersch, and Longhorn Steakhouse locations

“Airport Alert: P. F. Chang’s

Debuts at DTW with Grab-N-Go Station”

March 2015

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES

Named Cat Cora’s Kitchen and The Plant at San Francisco International Airport

“These Are Some of the Best Airports for Finding World-Class Food”

March 2015

SMARTER TRAVEL

Cat Cora’s Kitchen SFO featured in “10 Great American Airport Restaurants”

January 2013

T MAGAZINE

Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group which comprises more than 400 companies, named Cat Cora’s Kitchen at SFO as his #1 Pick for airport dining

“The Golden Age of Airport Restaurants”

October 2014

Thrillist

Out of 72 airports on the list

#2 Cat Cora’s Kitchen and The Plant at San Francisco International Airport

#10 LowCountry and Chick-fil-A at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

“Every Important U.S. Airport, Ranked by Its Food and Drink”

November 2014

USA TODAY

P.F. Chang’s and Varasano’s Pizzeria named as choice locations for local food

“Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Guide”

September 2015

By the Numbers

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Press Releases

March 2, 2018

DTW Restaurateur Earns Certification to Reduce Unlawful Employment, Promote Public Safety

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) officials will join Atlanta-based Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF) and its local Detroit joint venture partner, AP United LLC on Wednesday, March 7 to commemorate HBF APU’s completion of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s IMAGE certification process. IMAGE is designed to reduce unauthorized employment and minimize the use of fraudulent identity documents in an effort to mitigate potential homeland security and public safety risks. HBF APU’s participation in and feedback on the program will help guide the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in shaping future worksite enforcement policy.

July 20, 2017

HOJEIJ BRANDED FOODS ACQUIRES PREMIER AIRPORT WINE BAR CHAIN VINO VOLO

With its acquisition of North America’s largest airport wine bar and wine retail chain Vino Volo, Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF) creates a powerful new partnership, bringing together two companies that share an unwavering commitment to quality and an outstanding guest experience. Currently with more than 40 locations in 32 airports throughout North America, Vino Volo (Italian for “wine flight”) has an unparalleled reputation for offering guests a premier experience with wines from around the world by the glass.

June 23, 2017

ATL Restaurateur Earns Certification To Reduce Unlawful Employment, Promote Public Safety

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) officials will join Atlanta-based Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF) on Monday, June 26 as it becomes the first airport concessionaire in the country to complete the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s IMAGE certification process. IMAGE is designed to reduce unauthorized employment and minimize the use of fraudulent identity documents in an effort to mitigate potential homeland security and public safety risks. HBF’s participation in and feedback on the program will help guide the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in shaping future worksite enforcement policy.

May 10, 2017

HBF PARTNERS WITH DELTA AIR LINES DAY OF HOPE TO BENEFIT AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY MAY 10

Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF) takes flight with Delta Air Lines as the official food and beverage partner for Wednesday’s annual Delta Day of Hope supporting the American Cancer Society. When flying into or out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Wednesday, May 10, visit any of the HBF restaurants to donate to the cause.

March 21, 2017

CAT CORA’S TAPROOM AT DETROIT METROPOLITAN AIRPORT HOSTS BOOK SIGNING WITH CELEBRITY CHEF OWNER ON MARCH 23

Renowned celebrity chef Cat Cora’s latest restaurant concept, Cat Cora’s Taproom, in Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s (DTW) McNamara Terminal is hosting a book signing event with Cat Cora herself on Thursday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

February 15, 2017

RENOWNED CELEBRITY CHEF CAT CORA OPENS NEW RESTAURANT AT DETROIT METROPOLITAN AIRPORT

In partnership with Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF), renowned celebrity chef Cat Cora opens her newest concept, Cat Cora’s Taproom, in Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s (DTW) McNamara Terminal on Thursday, Feb. 16.

January 26, 2017

HOJEIJ BRANDED FOODS NAMES ATLANTA HOSPITALITY ICON CLAUDE GUILLAUME EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

After an esteemed 25-year career working in some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, Claude Guillaume is using his impeccable hospitality skills as Hojeij Branded Foods’ (HBF) executive vice president of full service restaurants and bars. His focus on perfecting the guest experience across the HBF U.S. portfolio includes restaurants such as P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, LongHorn Steakhouse, Gordon Biersch, Plum Market, Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina, Atlanta Hawks Bar and Grill, TAP: A Gastropub, multiple piano bars and five of celebrity chef Cat Cora’s restaurants, just to name a few.

January 25, 2017

HOJEIJ BRANDED FOODS WELCOMES DENISE FOWLIN-MIGNOTT AS NEW GLOBAL FOOD SAFETY SPECIALIST

In her new role as Hojeij Branded Foods’ (HBF) global food safety specialist, Denise Fowlin-Mignott is working behind the scenes to take some of the stress out of flying for guests. Fowlin-Mignott, who has dedicated her career to public health initiatives, is now responsible for instituting food safety best practices for over 2,000 employees at more than 75 HBF foodservice locations at 14 airports across the country.

January 25, 2017

HOJEIJ BRANDED FOODS WELCOMES NEW CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, ANDREW WEDDIG

After spending 20 years helping airports across the country determine the next food and beverage trends, Andrew Weddig is now bringing his expertise and skill set to the other side of the business transaction as Hojeij Branded Foods’ (HBF) chief development officer. His focus is on continuing to bring innovative culinary and beverage brands to HBF airport properties in cities like Atlanta, Washington D.C., Baltimore, San Francisco and Orlando and expanding the company’s industry-redefining guest engagement initiatives.

March 3, 2015

P. F. Chang’s Opens at Detroit Metropolitan Airport

Detroit residents and those traveling through the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) have a fresh option for made-to-order Asian fare as P.F. Chang’s prepares to open its doors today. The location will be the second airport site for the popular Asian chain, following the successful launch of the first at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in August 2013.

March 1, 2015

Regynald G. Washington, CFBE, FMP Named Chief Executive Officer of Hojeij Branded Foods

On behalf of the principals of Hojeij Branded Foods (HBF), it is our pleasure to announce the appointment of Regynald G. Washington, to the role of CEO of HBF. Regynald brought extraordinary leadership expertise and food service excellence to HBF in his former role as Chief Operating Officer.

March 20, 2014

HBF- APU JV Awarded Three (3) Food & Beverage Packages at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport by Wayne County Airport Authority

During Thursday, March 20, 2014 board meeting, the Wayne County Airport Authority voted and awarded three (3) food and beverage packages (#2, #3 & #5) to Hojeij Branded Foods and its local Detroit joint venture partner, AP United LLC (Allen Pierce), from the recent Request for Proposals for McNamara Terminal Multi – Food & Beverage Concession Opportunities.

September 18, 2012

Renowned Chef Cat Cora opens new restaurant at Salt Lake City International Airport

Cat Cora’s Kitchen is officially open at Concourse B (Gate 11) in the Salt Lake City International Airport.  The menu offers a variety of gourmet dishes for airline passengers with time to excite their palates and quell their hunger before boarding flights.

News

HBF is excited to announce our new store openings

illy Espressamenta, 2016
Tampa International Airport

Qdoba Mexican Grill, 2016
Tampa International Airport

Potbelly Sandwiches, 2016
Tampa International Airport

Chick-fil-A, 2016
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Cat Cora’s Taproom, 2017
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

illy, 2017
E Concourse, Tampa International Airport

Chick-fil-A, 2017
Tampa International Airport