First Hermann’s Beer Garden at Berlin Tegel Airport
casualfood just opened its first Hermann’s Beer Garden at Berlin Tegel Airport. The beer garden is located airside, in other words after security, and has 54 seats as well as poseur tables across an area of 125 square metres. It has a stylish glass facade that looks out directly onto the taxiway, allowing the patrons to watch planes take off and land.
Travel food specialist casualfood has developed an innovative solution that allows food to be grilled in retail spaces that could not previously be used for conventional food services.
The solution comprises an indirect grill and special recirculating air technology, and has been implemented at casualfood’s new Hermann’s restaurant at Frankfurt Airport.
Turning what was formerly a retail store into a food service outlet was once inconceivable at airports due to the lack of air extraction systems. But casualfood has come up with a solution: together with their partner they have developed an innovative solution comprising an indirect grill and special recirculating air technology for their new Hermann’s restaurant at Frankfurt Airport. This has been put to use and has passed all the tests and met all of Frankfurt Airport’s stringent specifications. This means up to 250 sausages can now be grilled every hour within a retail space – and without any exhaust air or unpleasant odours. Read more
Casualfood has reported an 11% year-on-year increase in net sales in 2018, totalling €57.3 million (US$65 million).
The travel food specialist launched two new concepts in 2018: Brezel Lovers at Frankfurt Airport and Beans & Barley at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. “Both concepts have been extremely well received by customers and are proving immensely popular,” Casualfood reported.
- Sales up eleven per cent year on year
- New stores and mobile stands opened
- Multiple awards for innovative concepts
- Strong focus on employee development and retention
2018 was another successful year for casualfood: the company finished the year with net sales of €57.3 million, representing year-on-year growth of eleven per cent. Two new concepts were launched in 2018 – Brezel Lovers and Beans & Barley. Several other concepts were relaunched and the successful QUICKER’s stores are due a makeover in 2019. In addition to all this, casualfood is building additional ServiceStore DB shops in conjunction with the railway company Deutsche Bahn. At the same time, the company appreciates the value of its staff and has put extensive employee development and retention programmes in place.
Swiss food group Orior recently took a 35% stake in casualfood. The German travel food & beverage specialist sees the partnership as an ideal platform to further develop the company and ramp up expansion. Jason Holland spoke to casualfood Managing Partner Stefan Weber to get the latest on the company’s ambitious growth plans.
Travel food specialist Casualfood has unveiled a new Beans & Barley concept at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. The Terminal A airside Level 1 outlet offers craft beer and coffee, along with a range of sweet and savoury snacks in a space just under 40sq m.