Russell Norman and Richard Beatty have signed an exclusive franchise agreement with TRG Concessions to open Spuntino at UK airports, with an aim to secure the first site in 2018.
The plan is to develop a bespoke airport breakfast and takeaway menu to deliver an all-day dining and on-board experience for customers. The menu will follow the same small plates theme as existing sites.
“When I fly and I’m killing time in airport terminals, I often think, ‘Why isn’t there somewhere more like Spuntino – tasty small plates, comfort cooking, lots of doughnuts, real cocktails and friendly service?’” says Norman. “Our partnership with TRG Concessions has given us a unique opportunity to achieve that.”
“We have been in talks with Russell and his team for a number of years and are pleased to have secured a top London restaurateur as our franchise partner,” adds Ayerst. “We are looking forward to announcing future openings in the not too distant future.”