Dobbs International wins multi-year foodservice contract from American Airlines.
MEMPHIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 8, 1997--
Contract Includes Six New Service Locations
Dobbs International Services, Inc., has won a multi-year contract valued at more than $80 million to provide foodservice to American Airlines American Airlines
Major U.S. airline. American was created through a merger of several smaller U.S. airlines and incorporated in 1934. It continued to buy the routes of other airlines, becoming an international carrier in the 1970s; its routes include South America, the at six major airports, Dobbs President Fred J. Martin announced today.
The agreement, which is effective immediately, calls for Dobbs to provide foodservice for all American flights in Atlanta; Orlando; Portland, Ore.; Tampa; Washington, D.C. (Dulles); and Latin American flights in Miami. Dobbs already operates flight kitchens in those cities.
"This is a major contract for Dobbs and reflects the strong and growing relationship we have with American," Martin said. "We are pleased with their continued confidence in us."
Dobbs already services American Airlines in 16 U.S. locations, including St. Louis, Memphis and San Antonio San Antonio (săn ăntō`nēō, əntōn`), city (1990 pop. 935,933), seat of Bexar co., S central Tex., at the source of the San Antonio River; inc. 1837. .
"American is increasing its business with Dobbs in recognition of Dobbs' track record of providing consistent, high quality inflight foodservice," says American's John Jaynes, managing director of food and beverage F&B is a common abbreviation in the United States and Commonwealth countries, including Hong Kong. F&B is typically the widely accepted abbreviation for "Food and Beverage," which is the sector/industry that specializes in the conceptualization, the making of, and delivery of foods. services.
Dobbs International is North America's largest, independent full-service airline provider, serving 125 million meals a year. The company launched the airline catering industry's first quality improvement process in 1986 and has continued to improve every aspect of its operation, from timeliness and safety to food quality and staff efficiency.
"We hope this award will be another step in strengthening relations between Dobbs and American," said American's Managing Director of Purchasing James Burnett.
The new contract reflects Dobbs' growth strategy of increasing business with its existing clients. The company has also been expanding through acquisitions such as its recently acquired operation in Miami from Ogden. Dobbs is also building two new state-of-the-art airport catering kitchens in San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden and Philadelphia.
Based in Memphis, Dobbs operates 64 flight kitchens in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and the United Kingdom. The company is a major subsidiary of the Viad Corp, a $2.3 billion services company headquartered in Phoenix.
American Airlines is the second largest air carrier in the U.S., offering approximately 2200 jet departures daily to 189 destinations. Operating hubs in Dallas, Miami, Chicago and San Juan San Juan, city, Argentina
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