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Deli Scheduled to Open Before the End of the Calendar Year

ALBANY - The Albany Empire announce that they have partnered with Outstanding Hospitality Management (OHM) and will open an Albany Empire Themed Deli in the Albany International Airport. The Albany Empire Deli will be located at the Food court inside the public area of the security gates. The specific date for the deli’s opening will be announced at a later time.

The deli will serve as a fast and efficient dining experience for travelers. The menu will feature a mix of options such as: cold/hot subs, fresh salads, wraps, soups, breakfast options and more. In addition to the variety of food choices, the deli will have many local beer and wine selections.

“We are thrilled to partner with OHM to put an Albany Empire branded and themed deli in the Albany International Airport,” said George Manias, Vice President of Business Operations. “Not only will travelers have the opportunity to enjoy great new food selections, but they also have the ability to be exposed to our region’s only professional sports franchise while doing so. A nontraditional partnership such as this truly cements the Empire into the fabric of the community and shows the world that Albany and the Capital Region is a prime destination with quality amenities and leisure activities.”

OHM Concession Group has grown to become one of the premiere concession operations in the airport industry since its inception in 1997. In the past five years, OHM has successfully grown from operating nine restaurants in two Airports to 50 restaurants in 12 Airports across the US, including here in Albany.

“OHM’s philosophy of becoming a larger part of the community where we have airport restaurants is manifested in this partnership with the Albany Empire organization,” said Milan Patel, President and CEO of OHM. “We know that we are very privileged to be a part of the Albany Airport community and now, with this unique and exciting collaboration with the Albany Empire, we will be able to bring the regions only professional sports team to the fans, passengers, visitors and staff of the Albany International Airport”

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Albany’s Times Union Center, formerly Pepsi Arena, continues to have great success. Renamed in January 2007, the Times Union Center is “Upstate New York’s Premier Sports and Entertainment Facility. Owned by Albany County and operated by SMG, the world’s largest private management firm for public assembly facilities, the Times Union Center has an adaptable seating capacity between 6,000 and 17,500. Since Frank Sinatra christened the building on January 30, 1990, more than seven million patrons have walked through the turnstiles. As a multi-purpose facility, the Times Union Center has hosted a variety of events, including concerts, family shows and sporting events, averaging 165 events each year.

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About OHM

Outstanding Hospitality Management Group (“OHM”), is a dynamic Food & Beverage operator with locations in Airports, Transportation Centers, and High Visibility Traditional Venues. OHM was built on a foundation of integrity, honesty, excellence in management and operations and a focus on exceptional guest service. Founded in 1998 as a single unit Dunkin Donuts operator OHM has grown exponentially over the past 5 years. Through organic growth, Request for Proposals (“RFP”) awards and strategic acquisitions, OHM has grown to 50 F&B units in 12 Airports as well as other Transportation Centers and high traffic venues. OHM has expanded its License and Franchise portfolio to include next generational F&B concepts in all service categories. OHM’s F&B Brand Portfolio is made up of best in class Local, Regional, National and International Restaurants.

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