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Creative Host Services, Inc., incorporated in 1986, is primarily engaged in the business of acquiring and operating food, beverage and other concessions at airports throughout the United States. It has approximately 95 operating concession facilities at 24 airports, 93 of which are Company-owned and two of which are franchised, including concessions at Los Angeles International Airport, Denver International Airport, Portland International Airport and the airports in Orange County and Ontario, California; Madison and Appleton, Wisconsin; Lexington, Kentucky; Greensboro (Piedmont Triad), North Carolina; Pittsburgh and Allentown, Pennsylvania; Roanoke, Virginia; Columbia, South Carolina; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, Iowa; Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana; Midland, Texas; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Albany, New York; Boston, Massachusetts, and Saginaw (MBS), Michigan. The airport contracts include concessions that range from a concession to operate single and multiple food and beverage outlets to a master concession to operate all food and beverage, as well as news and gift and merchandise, locations at an airport.

The Company's airport concession business is complemented by in-flight catering contracts awarded to it by major airlines at certain airports. The Company provides in-flight catering to certain national airlines at nine of its airport locations and also manages Airline Clubs. Six of the Company's 95 operating concessions are food courts, each consisting of several food and beverage restaurants that are located within each court.

Creative Host Services has co-branding relationships with several national and regional companies. These include Carl's Jr., Schlotzky's Deli, TCBY Yogurt, Samuel Adams Brew Pubs, Mrs. Fields Cookies, Pretzelmaker, Nathan's Famous Hotdogs and Hot Licks Bar & Grill.

The Company's competitors in the airport concession market are HMS Host and CA One Services, Inc. Other competitors in the concession business, especially food and beverage, include Service America Corporation, Anton Food, Concession International and Air Host, Inc. Competitors such as Paradies and W.H. Smith compete with the Company in the airport retail concession services market. In the area of in-flight catering, the Company competes with Dobbs International and Sky Chefs, LSG.

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