Gastronomy at the new Capital Airport BBI

11.05.10 15:09
23 spaces let for food outlets / More than 50 per cent of outlets with concepts typical of Berlin / Gastronomy concept strengthens regional ties
The structural work for the terminal of the new Capital Airport is standing – now work can begin on the interior. The first step has already been taken: Berlin Airports today presented a list of tenants for the 23 food outlets at the new Capital Airport BBI. All tenants – from major chains to single outlets – fought off stiff competition with their gastronomy concepts in a Europe-wide letting process. Retail space is expected to be let over the summer.

“I am delighted that we have such an impressive line-up of food outlets for BBI”, said Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports. “The diverse range of products on offer and the wide variety of concepts typical of Berlin show that we are firmly rooted in the region with the new airport. Following the topping-out ceremony for the terminal last Friday, we are now concentrating on working on the interior of the terminal and implementing the shopping and retail concept to be located there.”

“We are very happy with the outcome of the letting process for food outlets: more than half of the spaces could be let to regional companies”, said Dr. Norbert Minhorst, Head of Non-Aviation at Berlin Airports. “We have thus also honoured our promise with the gastronomy concept to increase the importance of Berlin and the region. The people of Berlin and Brandenburg, and visitors to Berlin, will be able to choose from a wide variety of unique offers.”

A wide selection of gastronomy

The type of gastronomy available ranges from fast food and snacks to business meals in sophisticated surroundings. 23 food outlets offering a wide selection of culinary delights await passengers and visitors both airside and landside, and beyond the main levels of the terminal to the piers.

Passengers will be able to choose from six food outlets landside and 17 airside. Four of these food outlets will be located inside the approx. 9,000 m2 marketplace in the centre of the BBI Terminal, which all passengers pass through right after the security checkpoints. In the Food Court, which can be reached directly from the marketplace, seven different food outlets share the same seating and relaxation area. Here, across 1,800 m2, passengers can choose from a wide variety of offers and relax amidst the terminal. The other six outlets are located in the main pier and in the south pier.

Europe-wide letting process a success

The Europe-wide letting process for food outlets at BBI was divided into three phases: pre-qualification, invitation to tender and negotiation. A great deal of interest was shown: in total, over 600 applications were submitted by restaurateurs (regional, national and international). Just under 60 companies and their BBI concept(s) were presented at a presentation appointment. All tenders were rated and tenants chosen according to four predefined criteria: a financial offer, the quality of the concept, strategic accord with the requirements of the space in question and the importance of the concept for the location. A total of 23 food outlets have been successfully let.

• asiagourmet GbR with the concept: asiagourmet • Stephanie Arnan with the concept: auf die hand feinstes fastfood • borchardt catering GmbH with the concept: Traiteur by borchardt • C. Wöllhaf GastroService GmbH with the concepts: Ständige Vertretung and Berliner Kaffeerösterei • Casualfood GmbH with the concepts: east side berlin, Mondo and Schnitzel Huber • Dante GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG with the concept: Berliner Kindl Pub • Kamps AG with the concept: Kamps Backstube • Play Off Holding GmbH with the concept: Berliner Bar • Karmez AG with the concept: Kebox • Klässig’s Systemgastronomie Holding GmbH with the concept: Klässig’s Fish & Chips • Laggner Finest Food & Wine GmbH with the concept: Lutter & Wegner • Marché Restaurants Deutschland GmbH with the concepts: Marché Bakery and Mövenpick Café • McDonald’s Deutschland Inc. with the concept: McDonald’s Restaurant incl. McCafé (2x) • NU Gaststätten GmbH with the concept: NU Restaurant • Pellegrini & Girau GbR with the concept: pellegrini Gusto Italiano • Starbucks Coffee Deutschland GmbH with the concept: Starbucks • Witty’s food & nonfood Handels GmbH with the concept: Witty’s • Yellow Cup Ltd. with the concept: Juiceland

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