SSP Canada, the Canadian division of SSP, the leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is delighted to announce, opening soon, in time for Easter, the Mill Street Brewery Pub at Toronto Pearson, Canada’s largest airport. The restaurant showcases Mill Street Brewery’s award winning beers with locally inspired cuisine. Guests travelling out of Terminal 1 will find the new location between gate D20 and D22.
“We are so excited to welcome the Mill Street Brewery Pub to Toronto Pearson,” said Pamela Griffith-Jones, Chief Marketing and Commercial Officer for the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “We have made a commitment to create unique and memorable experiences for our guests at the airport and to showcase the best of what Toronto and this region have to offer, and Mill Street Brewery is a great example of that. Our guests are going to love the opportunity for great beer and great food in a fun and interactive environment while they wait for their flights.”
Great beer now lives at the airport. Mill Street Brewery, a Toronto based craft brewery is the winner of numerous national and international brewing awards. Aiming to produce a variety of beers to suit every taste, their varied menu options include the complex “Tankhouse Pale Ale,” their wholly original “Organic Lager” which uses all natural, certified organic ingredients and the “Mill Street Extra Special Bitter” made with hops imported from England.
As well as their award-winning beer, the Mill Street Brewery Pub will offer travelers exceptional pub style food. The new airport location pairs menu items with draught beer suggestions for a truly memorable food and drink experience. Customers can enjoy a Port Steak Cobb Salad with Cobblestone stout infused ranch dressing or Beer Drenched Cedar Plank Salmon topped with maple mustered glaze while sipping on the Tankhouse Pale Ale or the Mill Street Helles Bock.
The newly formed partnership sees SSP Canada operating the pub under a special licensing agreement with Mill Street. Mill Street views the venture as “an extraordinary opportunity to introduce new consumers to our products.”
Irvine Weitzman, President and CEO of Mill Street Brewery enthused, “Everybody is very excited about this opportunity. This is an interactive, fun experience. Customers will be able to sample a variety of new and interesting beers, enjoy food and beer pairings and even participate in special brewmaster’s lectures on the art of making great beer.”
Pat Murray, Executive Vice President of SSP Canada commented, “We have seen a growing appreciation and an increasing demand for individually crafted, original beers, lagers and ales. Those of us that drink beer appreciate quality, and to have superior, locally brewed beer paired with exceptional food at the airport is a recipe for success. We are proud to be partnering with Mill Street and to be operating their brand at Toronto Pearson International Airport.”
About Mill Street
Launched in 2002, Mill Street Brewery connects Canada’s proud brewing heritage with today’s innovative craft beer scene. Based in Toronto, Mill Street has gained a reputation for offering unique, award-winning beers in draught, bottles and cans across Canada. Mill Street’s celebrated draught portfolio includes a combination of lagers and ales, including an array of seasonal specials.
SSP is the leading dedicated operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations, operating restaurants, bars, cafes, food courts, lounges and convenience stores in airports, train stations, motorway service stations, shopping malls, conference centers and other leisure locations. With a heritage stretching back over 60 years, today SSP has 30,000 employees, serving millions of customers every week. It has business at over 140 airports and over 250 rail stations, and operates more than 2,100 units in 30 countries around the world.
SSP operates an extensive portfolio of over 200 international, national, local and specialty brands. These include Upper Crust, Starbucks, Caffè Ritazza, M&S Simply Food, Bonne Journée, Caviar House & Prunier, and leading Japanese noodle brand Ajisen Ramen as well as stunning bespoke concepts such as the Montreux Jazz Café in Geneva and Sydney and the Bambini Wine Room in Sydney. Its brand portfolio is tailored for each specific location, depending on variables such as passenger profile, consumer need states, location type, size and design.
About SSP America/Canada
SSP America/Canada operates in more than 40 airports across North America bringing a variety of local, regional and national brands to the traveling consumer at a vast array of price ranges. Third party brands in the company’s broad portfolio include The Palm Restaurant, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Gordon Biersch, Panda Express, Tigín, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, T.G.I. Friday’s, Tim Hortons, The Great American Bagel and Buffalo Wild Wings. SSP America’s brand portfolio also includes strong, local award-winning icons such as Laurelwood Public House & Brewery, Harry & Izzy’s, Nonna Bartolotta’s, and Alterra Coffee.