A New Generation
Operated by the second generation of the Russell family, today CI is ranked among the top six largest food and beverage airport concessionaires with 40 food and beverage sites in eight major airports. CI also operates Paschal's Restaurant in the historic Castleberry district of downtown Atlanta and Pemberton Café located adjacent to the World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium. In July 2014 CI opened a proprietary concept called Fresh Exchange at Denver's Union Station in downtown Denver.
Driven by innovation and technology, CI introduced the first tabletop iPad ordering at ATL, allowing travelers to browse the full food and beverage menu and order in minutes from every seat in both Samuel Adams Atlanta and Dos Equis Explorer Lounge Restaurants.
Today’s airport concessions environment is constantly changing and Concessions International understands that keeping up with those changes and taking care of its guests requires a strong infrastructure and careful planning. Over the years, the success has been based on providing the right mix of outstanding food quality, variety, reasonable prices, proactive facility management style and commitment to customer satisfaction. The company’s family of employees, managers, subtenants and partners are the right mix of many cultures, backgrounds and skill levels that continuously positions CI to move competitively into the future. CI’s extensive industry experience has prepared it to compete for new contracts, continue steady growth and be the airport concessions employer of choice while maintaining a strong commitment to value and service.
On November 15, 2014, the Concessions International family lost it's founder and chairman, Mr. Herman J. Russell, at the age of eighty-three. His life-long contributions will live on through all that he touched. The legacy continues….