About Us

Who We Are

HMSHost is a world leader in creating dining for travel venues. We operate locations all over North America, with our unmatched portfolio consisting of proprietary concepts, local, regional, and national brands, and partnerships with award-winning chefs.

HMSHost is recognized by the industry as the leader in travel dining with awards such as Restaurateur with the Highest Regard for Customer Service and Best Brand Restaurateur for Shake Shack by Airport Experience News. In recent years, USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards has awarded first place honors to HMSHost’s Three Kings Public House at St. Louis Lambert International Airport and our Whisky River locations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport. ACI-NA, the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada, recognized HMSHost with the 2020 Associate Inclusion Champion Award for leadership and achievement in the ongoing inclusion of business and workforce diversity, outreach, and advocacy. Additionally, ACI-NA awarded HMSHost the 2022 Excellence in Airport Concessions Award for the Best Employee Recognition Program. We also create original, award-winning events and campaigns including Airport Restaurant Month, Channel Your Inner Chef live culinary contest, 1,000 Acts of Kindness, JBF@ORD Chef Series, and Eat Well. Travel Further.

In 2023, HMSHost became part of Avolta AG (SIX: AVOL) following the business combination between Dufry and Autogrill. With the traveler at its core, Avolta seamlessly combines travel convenience, specialty retail, food & beverage, and duty free concepts across various travel hubs such as airports, motorways, cruises, railways, and beyond. Avolta operates in 75 countries and 1,200 locations, with 5,500 points of sale.

With a presence in over 2,000 restaurant and retail locations throughout North America, Avolta offers an unmatched portfolio of brands, making us an exciting experience for all travelers. At Avolta, we are committed to making every journey as enriching as the destination itself.

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