Concessions International Introduces Award Winning Gabriel's Bakery Café to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

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On Nov.27, Concessions International will open Marietta, GA-based Gabriel’s Bakery Café in its first airport location offering the millions of ATL airport travelers with its wide selection of freshly baked Southern desserts along with salads, soups, sandwiches and wraps. Gabriel’s will be located on Concourse B, near Gate 30 and will be operated by a joint venture between Concessions International and H&H Hospitality, an Atlanta ACDBE company.

Concessions International Brings Gabriel's Bakery and their famous Whoopie Pies to the World's Busiest Airport

Gabriel’s is one of the secrets of the South,” said CI chief executive, Donata Russell Major. “We are so pleased to introduce this amazing brand to the world, and provide a sense of place to our home airport.

Concessions International (CI) continues to introduce Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) travelers to the flavors of Atlanta. On Nov.27, Marietta-based Gabriel’s Bakery Café will open its first airport location with its wide selection of freshly baked Southern delights along with salads, soups, sandwiches and wraps. Gabriel’s will be operated by a joint venture between CI and H&H Hospitality, an Atlanta ACDBE company.

Located in Concourse B, next to Gate 30, the Gabriel’s Bakery Café kiosk will be part of renovations of the food and beverage venues on Concourse B to be completed in early 2014. The B Concourse will feature ten new restaurants, including seven Atlanta-based concepts, part of CI’s vision to bring local and unique restaurants to major airports.

“Gabriel’s is one of the secrets of the South,” said CI chief executive, Donata Russell Major. “We are so pleased to introduce this amazing brand to the world, and provide a sense of place to our home airport.”

Gabriel’s Bakery Café will join other popular Atlanta-area concepts, LottaFrutta, Fresh to Order (f2o), Paschal’s: A Southern Tradition, and Proof of the Pudding in the newly renovated Concourse B terminal.

Chosen “Best of Atlanta” seven times by Atlanta magazine, Gabriel’s has been called “The Little Shop of Wonders.” Travelers can choose from a full menu of Gabriel’s “best of” treats, including fresh-baked muffins and coffee cake to start the day and a variety of salads, sandwiches, wraps to satisfy for lunch and dinner. Travelers can also choose from a wide range of sweet treats, including classic southern pound cake, cupcakes and whoopie pies.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our little brand,” said Johnnie Gabriel. “We can’t wait to treat the millions of travelers at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.”

About Concessions International, LLC

Atlanta-based Concessions International, LLC, founded in 1978, is a dynamic food and beverage concessionaire with operations in eight airports. The company's portfolio includes franchised, licensed and proprietary concepts, including casual dining, quick service, snack, deli and bar and grill. The company is a franchisee of major national brands including Fresh To Order, Seattle's Best Coffee, and Einstein Bros. Bagels. CI operates Pemberton Café at the World of Coca Cola, and Paschal's Restaurant in the historic Castleberry district of downtown Atlanta. Visit http://www.cintl.com for more information.

About Gabriel’s Bakery Café

Gabriel’s Bakery Café was founded in Marietta, Ga., in 1989 by Johnnie Gabriel and her husband Ed when they were baking on nights and weekends as a way to supplement their income during the recession and to pay for their daughter’s college tuition. Their enterprise led to the opening of Gabriel’s Bakery in 1996. Since then, it has grown from a 750 square foot shop to a 6,400 square foot full service restaurant and bakery. In addition to their classic desserts and custom made cakes, they serve a full menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to 350-500 customers a day. The location at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) with Concessions International (CI) is their first franchise and first airport location. Everything on the Southern style menu is made from scratch with fresh ingredients. For more information, visit http://www.gabrielsdesserts.com.

Photos: Click here to view images of the Gabriel’s Whoopie Pies
Media Contact: Ellen Hartman; (678) 399-3335, ellen(at)hartmanpr(dot)com

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