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SSP Opens 1st Airport Location Of The Palm At JFK

The first airport location of The Palm Bar & Grille has opened at John F. Kennedy International (JFK) Terminal 4.

The restaurant is part of SSP America’s new lineup of food and beverage selections at Terminal 4. The famous steakhouse was founded on Second Avenue in New York City, N.Y., in 1926 and is known for its large portions and caricature-adorned walls.

“SSP’s investment in JFK’s Terminal 4 underscores our vision to redefine ‘airport dining,'” says Les Cappetta, chief executive officer of SSP America. “Our mission is to elevate travelers’ dining experiences in airports across the nation and our partnership with JFK IAT is helping us do just that in New York City, one of the most important gateways to the world.”

The Palm Bar & Grille can be found pre-security in Terminal 4, home to 40 international and domestic airlines from 30 countries.

 “The airport community has long sought a high quality restaurant that would be a place to gather to do business, and where everyone would feel welcome,” says Alain Maca, JFK IAT president. “SSP America has achieved that vision at Terminal 4 with The Palm Bar & Grille. Their team truly understands the airport environment and the community we serve, and that’s what makes the SSP/IAT partnership rock solid.”

The restaurant features a private dining room for meetings and events, and also offers private catering for any meal.

 “The Palm has an unwavering commitment to providing our guests with only the highest quality food, unparalleled customer service and a casual but refined atmosphere that has made our restaurants a legend all across the U.S., Mexico and London,” said Wally Ganzi, co-owner and co-chairman of The Palm Restaurant Group. “We are thrilled to partner with SSP America and launch the first Palm Bar & Grille in New York, less than 20 miles away from the original Palm restaurant on Second Avenue. I look forward to personally working with SSP’s Andrew Lynch to introduce The Palm Bar & Grille in additional cities in the U.S. and Europe.”  

During the grand opening event, SSP America also announced its partnership with USGAVE, which will provide qualified veterans the opportunity to partake in a mentoring program to become business owners and managers within SSP’s broad portfolio of restaurants.