JFK’s Shake Shack Wins Foodie Award

The Shake Shack that recently opened in John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 just landed major accolades from The Moodie Report, which named the spot the “Best Fast Food/Quick Service Restaurant” at the annual Airport Food and Beverage Awards ceremony.

Shake Shack, part of the celebrated restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, was selected by a panel of industry experts who assessed a record number of entries from airports and railway stations around the globe.

Shake Shack’s location in the newly expanded Terminal 4 on Delta’s B Concourse is operated in partnership with SSP America and is the restaurant’s first location in a U.S. airport. Terminal 4 is home to 30 international and domestic airlines and boasts an annual passenger volume approaching 15 million people.

“We’re thrilled to bring the experience of Shake Shack to JFK,” Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti said in a prepared statement about the award, which was presented at a ceremony held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. “Together with SSP America, we’re working to change the paradigm on what travelers should expect from airport dining.”

Shake Shack describes itself as a modern day “roadside” burger stand that sells burgers, flat-top dogs, frozen custard, beer, wine, and more.

“We are extremely proud of our partnerships with Shake Shack and JFKIAT and are honored to share this truly prestigious award with them,” SSP America’s President and CEO Les Cappetta said in a prepared statement.

JFKIAT LLC leases and operates Terminal 4 at JFK in a public-private partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. JFKIAT is the only private, non-airline company to operate a terminal at JFK.

“SSP America’s food and beverage program at JFK Terminal 4 in Delta’s all new concourse is one of the best at JFK, and Shake Shack is the star of the lineup,” said JFKIAT President Alain Maca.


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