The Belgian bakery and coffee chain has opened its first store since forming a concession store partnership with Autogrill in May 2022, with Le Pain Quotidien hailing the Brussels Airport location as ‘a logical step’ in its growth plans
The Brussels Airport outlet marks the first time that Le Pain Quotidien has deployed self-order kiosks | Photo credit: Autogrill
Belgian bakery and coffee chain Le Pain Quotidien has opened its first outlet at Brussels Airport, the company’s first location in partnership with food and beverage service Autogrill.
Le Pain Quotodien said that the central departure hall store, which can seat 160 customers, will also cater for business lunches for companies located within the Belgian airport.
The outlet also marks the first time that Le Pain Quotidien has deployed self-order kiosks, with geo-trackers helping staff bring orders to the correct table. Traditional table service will also be available.
“We are very happy with the trust Autogrill and Brussels Airport have given us. Expanding our reach to Brussels Airport is a logical step in our growth path, adding to the more than 220 bakeries we already operate in 15 countries. And as a Belgian company, we are delighted to offer our food to Belgian and international travellers at our national airport,” said Annick Van Overstraeten, CEO, Le Pain Quotidien.
“We are delighted to be able to introduce this iconic Belgian brand at Brussels Airport. This restaurant is the first result of the collaboration between Autogrill and Le Pain Quotidien. At Autogrill, we try to accommodate travelers with a varied range of food options. The addition of Le Pain Quotidien to the Brussels Airport portfolio contributes greatly to that goal,” said Stan Monheim, COO, Rest of Europe at Autogrill.
Globally, Le Pain Quotidien operates more than 250 outlets, with airport locations in Dubai, Mexico and Argentina.