11 MARCH 2019
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Dining US West Coast-style has arrived at Dublin Airport and ten new jobs created with the opening of SoMa restaurant in Terminal 1, taking its inspiration from the South of Market and Mission District in San Francisco.
Located beyond the passenger security screening area at the 300 boarding gates, SoMa is operated by Kylemore Services Group (KSG) with officials saying it aims to “blend the culinary creativity of San Francisco with the best of Irish produce”.
The restaurant is focused strongly on sustainability, with no single-use plastic items and a 10c surcharge for takeaway disposable cups and containers, all of which are compostable and biodegradable.
Airport food and beverage manager Daniel Saunders said: “SoMa is an exciting addition to the 300 boarding gate area, which has flights to destinations in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.
“We are delighted the restaurant is leading the way in terms of sustainability as Dublin Airport’s first single-use plastic free food and beverage outlet and we will be encouraging other operators to follow this trend.”
Dublin Airport welcomed 31.5m passengers last year, a 6% increase on 2017 and has flights operated by 56 airlines to almost 200 destinations in 43 countries. It is the 11th busiest airport in the EU.
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