(May 14, 2012) – The Port of Bellingham and Scotty Browns USA are pleased to announce that Bellingham’s second Scotty Browns Restaurant opened successfully at the Bellingham International Airport over the weekend.
Scotty Browns USA President, Scott Morison, explained that, “Bellingham is a great community, and the Bellingham International Airport is one of the most popular independent airports in the Pacific Northwest. When the Port of Bellingham announced that this location was available, our franchisees jumped at it knowing that approximately two-thirds of travelers coming through the airport are Canadian. They felt it was a great extension of our Canadian business and a fantastic opportunity to serve the people of Bellingham in a non-traditional yet upmarket venue.”
According to Scotty Browns - Airport franchisee, Jason Cooper, “the feedback we received over the weekend was amazing. People were so excited to see our restaurant at the Bellingham Airport, and I think a lot of our guests felt like they were starting their vacation ‘early’ with a trip to Scotty Browns!”
The Port of Bellingham is also excited to have Scotty Browns on board. “Scotty Browns worked with the port in developing a great-looking restaurant and lounge that is poised to provide high-quality food for travelers,” said Port of Bellingham Commission President Scott Walker. “This locally-owned business already has proven itself in its Barkley District restaurant, and we anticipate they will be just as successful at the airport.”
In addition to serving ticketed passengers behind security at Bellingham International, Scotty Browns – Airport currently has plans to employ approximately thirty people living in the Bellingham area. And Scotty Browns’ first restaurant, located at the corner of Barkley Boulevard and Newmarket Street in Bellingham, is always open to “non-ticketed” Guests year-round!
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About Browns Restaurant Group:
Based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada, Browns Restaurant Group (“BRG”) is the restaurant franchisor of Scotty Browns and Browns Socialhouse. BRG develops sleek, well-designed restaurants that offer guests casual atmospheres and warm, efficient, unpretentious service. The Company is growing quickly due to its focus on building small-to-medium sized restaurants that bridge the gap between “neighborhood pub” and “upscale casual dining” in urban and suburban communities where the demand for upscale casual dining is not being fulfilled.
There are now fourteen Browns Socialhouse locations open in Canada, in addition to eleven more currently under development. There are now two Scotty Browns Restaurants in the United States.
About the Port of Bellingham:
The Bellingham International Airport is operated by the Port of Bellingham and offers nine non-stop destinations and three commercial airlines. Last year over 500,000 passengers departed from the Bellingham Airport.
The Port of Bellingham is a countywide independent special purpose government that operates Whatcom County's major transportation terminals including the Bellingham International Airport, Fairhaven Transportation Station and the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. The Port also serves about 2,000 moorage customers at its Blaine and Squalicum Harbors.?In addition, more than 250 businesses operate on Port properties throughout Whatcom County. The operations of the Port and its tenants generate over 4,000 direct local jobs. The Port has about 90 full-time employees.
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For more information, please contact:
Director of Marketing
Browns Restaurant Group
Director of External Affairs
Port of Bellingham