SSP Group, a leading operator of food and beverage outlets in travel locations worldwide, has expanded its partnership with Tank & Rast, Germany’s leading autobahn service provider. SSP is now operating at 56 Tank & Rast service stations, having added 22 new locations along German motorways this summer.
The move has strengthened SSP’s nationwide network of motorway service stations in Germany. The group is now operating at key locations along the A1 motorway in the Munsterland and Tecklenburger Land regions in North Rhine-Westphalia, and along the A7 motorway in the Grossenmoor and Rhon regions. It has also added service stations at Illertal, Frankenhohe and Donautal in southern Germany.
SSP and Tank & Rast have also extended their joint brand portfolio with the development of Tabilo, which offers ‘made to order’ dishes that are individually prepared in just minutes. The new gastro concept adds to Tank & Rast’s proprietary brands such as Serways, EssBar and Brotzeit, as well as SSP’s many international franchise brands introduced at Tank & Rast motorway service stations.
Dr. Karl-H. Rolfes, CEO of Tank & Rast, said; “We are pleased to continue and deepen our successful cooperation with SSP, which has been a strong and long-standing partner for Tank & Rast. Our cooperation stands for brand diversity and high service quality. We meet our customers’ demands with a manifold gastronomic offer.”
Dr. Oliver Dorschuck, CEO of SSP DACH and FRABEL, said; “Besides travel gastronomy at railway stations and airports, system gastronomy at motorway service stations is another important segment for SSP Germany where we demonstrate our expertise. We have been cooperating with Tank & Rast for about 13 years and expanding our successful partnership was a logical step. The 22 new service stations in our network will also benefit from our collaboration.”