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Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse Opens at Anchorage International Airport

HMSHost Unveils Popular Anchorage Pub on Concourse B

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and HMSHost Corporation, a world leader in travel dining and shopping, today celebrated the opening of local favorite Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse on Concourse B.

"Delivering on their commitment to make the day better for our travelers, HMSHost has brought an outstanding new eatery that offers Alaska visitors and natives alike the local flavor they eagerly anticipate and enjoy"

Humpy's was founded in 1994 with the goal of providing downtown Anchorage with a casual neighborhood alehouse. Now, this popular restaurant's first airport outpost is part of HMSHost's ten-year agreement to provide unique restaurant dining at ANC. Humpy's will bring a true Alaskan experience to passengers traveling through ANC.

Widely known as a favorite alehouse for both locals and tourists, Humpy's serves delicious Alaskan specialties accompanied by popular brews on-tap. In addition to Humpy's Halibut Tacos and The Original Crab roll, the menu offers a variety of pub favorites - from meaty Buffalo wings, Alaskan king crab nuggets and shrimp peelers - to grilled beef, chicken, halibut or salmon burgers, hearty soups, and fresh salads. A selection of draught beers, premium cocktails and wine by the glass are tailored to complement the menu.

"Delivering on their commitment to make the day better for our travelers, HMSHost has brought an outstanding new eatery that offers Alaska visitors and natives alike the local flavor they eagerly anticipate and enjoy," said Debbie Herrick, Properties Manager, Anchorage International Airport.

"Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse is a fun and fresh addition to the airport's exceptional food and beverage options, giving ANC's travelers a sense of place," said Stephen Douglas, Vice President, Business Development, HMSHost.

HMSHost will open Norton Sound Seafood in the fall of 2010 and the restaurant will feature a menu of local offerings created by well-known television celebrity chef, Al Levinsohn. HMSHost's current ANC restaurant and dining options include Starbucks Coffee, Chili's Too, Quiznos, Legends, Café Del Mundo and Upper One Lounge.

Humpy's will employ 35 HMSHost associates, bringing the total number of associates working for HMSHost at Anchorage International Airport to 160.

About HMSHost

HMSHost is a world leader in creating shopping and dining for travel venues. HMSHost operates in more than 100 airports around the globe, including the 20 busiest airports in North America. The Company has annual sales in excess of $2.5 billion and employs more than 34,000 sales associates worldwide. HMSHost is a part of Autogrill Group, the world's leading provider of food & beverage and retail services for people on the move. With sales of over €5.7 billion in 2009, the Group operates in 43 countries and employs some 70,000 people. It manages over 5,500 stores in more than 1,200 locations worldwide. Visit www.HMSHost.com for more information and become a Fan of HMSHost on Facebook at HMSHost Making the Traveler's Day Better.

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