Back by popular demand, the American Cancer Society hosted its second annual MIA Runway 5K, on Saturday, October 29th. In total, about 2,500 participants ran/walked on runway 8L, 26R at Miami International Airport.
Areas continues to innovate as it steps deeper into the digital signage world with the complete migration of 350 television screens to the Nsign.tv platform. This will allow improved engagement with customers with real-time information on promotions or featured specials and any other pertinent content—all with the flip of a switch.
Areas is excited to announce the resurgence of our Guest Experience function and pleased that Kim Condon will take a leading role as Guest Experience Manager. She will report directly to Michele Garcia, director of learning and development as well as Human Resources.
Areas is spicing up the food court at Miami International Airport with the reopening of Island Chicken Grill, the last of Areas’ MIA restaurants to reopen post-pandemic. An impressive achievement indeed!
Elevating the guest experience – that’s exactly what The Bar: Miami, FL does. The newest Areas concept at Miami International Airport, The Bar is fresh, exciting, Miami-centric – and the experience airport travelers desire in this post-pandemic world.
Areas’ COO Richard Schneider hobnobbed with some of the most esteemed chefs in the haute cuisine world this month at the Mara Four Seasons in Minneapolis, MN.
Areas USA has officially signed the 15-year contract to operate three West Virginia Parkway travel plazas and one snack bar along the Mountain State’s Route 77 where nearly 37 million vehicles cruise each year.
Mike Hanley plans to “bring the magic” as Director of Beverage Standards, a new position that highlights Areas’ quest to elevate the quality of our guest offerings.
If people actually see what they’re throwing away, they don’t toss as much out. That’s the premise of the food reduction waste program Steve Byrne, Vice President of Concepts and Standards, is implementing at the Cook and the Ox as a pilot for an expected rollout across more locations.
As a young child, Marwan Wanna always dreamt of being an engineer so he could help build communities. He also wished for a life in the US where the breadth of opportunities seemed endless. But in 2003 when the war broke out in his home country of Iraq, that aspiration would fade for years to come—but his ambitions would not.
In a world where people are continually looking for the next experience and instant gratification, what creates an exceptional guest experience?
For Areas, winning 13 retail locations at Atlanta Hartsfield International (ATL), the world’s busiest airport, was a major coup and a first for the company in the retail space. Needless to say, the pandemic was a devastating blow but throughout the past several months Areas has managed to open and reconcept many of the closed stores: eight newsstands and three specialty stores.
Squeezing a sandwich and baked goods display case, a snack center and beverage station, three self-checkout kiosks and a prep kitchen all into 900 square feet of space was an enormous challenge in the newest Homeboy Café now open in Terminal 3 at Los Angeles International Airport.
The Cook and the Ox is proving that second chances are a blessing, albeit the dashed hopes the first time around.
Whenever he stepped foot onto a boat and became seasick, it was clear to George Garcia that a career as a marine biologist was out of the question. Instead, he left thoughts of the ocean to focus on the sea of people he could help through his work in human resources.
We are so proud of all the Areas associates who participated in our donation drive to raise money to feed displaced people in Ukraine. Through our partnership with Chef Jose Andres and his World Central Kitchen, we were able to raise $8,750, which Areas matched for a total of $17,500.
Areas’ own Steve Byrne, VP of Concepts and Standards, showed off his cooking skills at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Associations Taste of Miami event this month. The event was an educational fundraiser for FRLA where the Areas team was able to meet potential interns to hire this summer.
Every step away from plastic is a leap forward in the cleanup of our planet. That is why when Paula Lopez, Areas’ director of supply chain and merchandising, found out Los Angeles International (LAX) was removing single-use plastic water bottles from the airport, she set about looking for good replacement solutions not just for LAX but for Areas locations across the country.
As they stop for their much-needed respite along Florida’s Turnpike, weary travelers will feel refreshed when they arrive at any one of Areas’ travel plazas.
Customers at seven restaurants in Orlando, Miami, and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airports can now pay their bill using a Smartphone for a quick, seamless checkout. The system is already showing signs of improving customer satisfaction, with 6,977 transactions using the technology.
When Mario Perez was just nine years old, he had a revelation that would lead him to a lifelong career in the culinary world. Born in Venice Beach, CA, the youngest child of two Mexican immigrants, Mario watched his parents as they learned the American culture and traditions. His mom would always cook traditional Mexican foods which guided the essence of holiday family dinners like Thanksgiving.
Areas USA, Inc., a leading provider of food & beverage and retail services in the travel industry, is thrilled to announce it has entered into a licensing partnership with Starbucks. Customers have long thought of Starbucks as their third place — the place between home and work where they can find comfort, familiarity and sip their favorite handcrafted beverage. The Seattle-based company has continuously outdone the competition when it comes to their specialty coffee expertise, providing everything the guest wants from a coffee shop while delivering the Starbucks Experience in a fast-paced environment.
• PAI Partners becomes the new owner of Areas after acquiring the Elior Group’s concession business
• Areas, the third world leader in the Food & Beverage and Travel Retail markets, receives from its new owner the total support to the current management team to enhance its growth plan
• Areas in the United States will continue to focus on growth and operational excellence
Areas, a leading provider of food & beverage and travel retail services, announces it has been awarded two dining spaces at Philadelphia International Airport. Areas put together a winning proposal which includes nationally recognized California Pizza Kitchen and local treasure Bud & Marilyn’s.