Brash English chef Gordon Ramsay is to open a chain of airport restaurants around the world in partnership with SSP, a specialist in food and beverage brands in travel locations.
The company describes the planned Gordon Ramsay airport network – called Plane Food To Go – as a “premium grab-and-go concept”.
“Gordon pioneered the idea of quality take-on-board meals with his Plane Food picnics eight years ago,” said Mark Angela, chief commercial officer with SSP. “He’s got lots of ideas about creating high quality, healthy food to take on the plane in easy to eat formats, and together we’re going to take that to the next level.
“Our customers will have a unique opportunity to experience stand-out dishes, all given the Gordon Ramsay Plane Food To Go twist as the team re-create them specifically for the grab & go market.”
Angela said the Gordon Ramsay airport concept will give customers around the globe the chance to experience “interesting and innovative dishes with a twist” from Ramsay’s extensive portfolio of recipes.
“Plane Food To Go is a truly revolutionary concept that will roll out worldwide and build upon the massive success of the original Plane Food dining experience from London Heathrow’s Terminal 5,” added Ramsay.
“As someone who is always in a different airport terminal every week, I know first-hand how much Plane Food To Go will enhance every on-the go travellers dining experience.”
Ramsay is best known in Asia for his Bread Street Kitchen restaurants in Hong Kong and Singapore and his London House in Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui.
The images are from the existing Heathrow Airport restaurant.