|Predecessors||Host Marriott Corporation|
|Founded||Kansas City, Missouri 1897|
|Founders||Van Noy Brothers|
|Headquarters||Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.|
On January 2, 1996, Host Marriott Services Corporation was created when Host Marriott Corporation divided into two separate companies. Host Marriott continued to own lodging real estate. Host Marriott Services Corporation held and operates concessions at airports, at rest stops on toll roads and freeways and at sports and entertainment attractions.
Along the way, the company grew through its many acquisitions. It found itself with airport contracts in 18 of the 20 largest airports in the United States. Through Kilmer Host Service Centres, a joint venture with the Canadian company Kilmer van Nostrand, HMSHost is also a partner in ONroute service centres in the Canadian province of Ontario.
Other assets included one of the largest collections of franchise locations including:
- Chili's Too
- Wolfgang Puck
- Brioche Dorée
- Burger King
- Edy's Ice Cream
- Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs
- Pizza Hut
- Roy Rogers Restaurants
- Tim Hortons
- Hershey's Ice Cream
- Johnny Rockets
- Travel Mart
- Underground Coffee Co.
Autogrill S.p.A. acquired the company in 1999.
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