Who We Are
Concessions International, LLC (CI), a dynamic food and beverage operator, is a family and minority-owned company with operations in Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Seattle, St. Thomas and Washington, DC. CI also operates Paschal's Restaurant in the historic Castleberry district of downtown Atlanta and the new Pemberton Cafe located adjacent to the World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium.
Headquartered in Atlanta, CI has been in business since 1979. We've committed 35 years, focusing on continually improving our family-oriented way of doing business which emphasizes providing quality food and beverage products in a guest-friendly environment. We strive to maintain strong and solid relationships with the communities and airport officials where we do business. After years of maintaining, operating and managing these facilities, Concessions International has developed a top notch reputation for delivering superior products and services for more than 35 years.
As a professional, aggressive, results-driven innovator, CI provides the right mix of experience, skills, products, brands, people and service. By mixing the right ingredients, we create an airport food and beverage service environment that takes care of the traveling guest and maximizes revenues at our airport locations.
CI began as a disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) and is now a prime operator in airport food service concessions. As a proud member of the minority community, CI is more committed than ever to creating meaningful, lasting partnerships with women and minority-owned businesses. We offer our partners the accessibility, service and innovation that is increasingly hard to find in the ever-consolidating field of specialty food service management.
CI operates national brands, including Seattle's Best Coffee, Panda Express, Wetzel's Pretzels and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Additionally, CI has brought several regional brands into airports, including Paschal's (Atlanta), Proof of the Pudding (Atlanta), and Heidi's Brooklyn Deli (Denver).
We're a not too big, yet not too small, quality company with quality people and strong relationships. Through our consistent outstanding performance, the use of information technology and our innovative facility designs, we've become a well-respected concessions operator and a major player in the industry. We've earned a reputation of a company that's willing to do what it takes to continually improve our operations and move the needle in a positive direction.
Our devoted, hard-working leadership team is molded in the image of the late Herman J. Russell, a man whose vision permeates our entire company with central values that include integrity and professionalism. These values have made us an emerging industry leader. Our CEO, Donata Russell Ross, continues to keep those values at the forefront of our organization.