Boparan to launch Giraffe in Spanish airports

Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) has entered a new franchise partnership with leading global group Lagardère Travel Retail to open its Giraffe Restaurant concept in Spanish airports, with the first outlets scheduled to open later this year in Malaga Airport.

With 9 million annual departures, Malaga is now the one of the largest airports in Spain. Its busy Terminal 3 will be the location for both a full-service Giraffe Restaurant & Bar and a Giraffe Stop!, the brand’s “grab & go” format.

Judd Williams, International Development Director at BRG, said, “Already a favourite with air travellers in the UK and Dubai, we are delighted to be bringing Giraffe to new customers in Malaga Airport.

'This will be our first operation in Spain and is an exciting next step for the brand in line with our strategy to grow our presence in international airports. We welcome Lagardere Travel Retail to our partnership family and we look forward to opening more new sites with them”

Lagardère Travel Retail’s Spain and Portugal Managing Director Javier Cagigal Labadie noted, “The development of our food and beverage presence represents a significant step in the growth of our activity in Spain, so we are naturally delighted to be opening Giraffe and Giraffe Stop! at Malaga Airport.”

Williams added, “Our all-day menus boast big flavourful dishes from across the world including straight up classics and new, on-trend flavours, all served in a relaxed and vibrant environment makes Giraffe the ideal choice for the millions of international travellers who use Malaga Airport annually.

'Opening both our full-service Giraffe restaurant and bar, as well as our grab and go Giraffe Stop! format allows us to meet the needs of both dine in and grab & go customers.'