HMSHost taps Baja Fresh for airport, turnpike sites

THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. -- Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, based here, is working with concessionaire HMSHost Corp. to open streamlined express units of the fast-casual Mexican chain in travel centers.

HMSHost, based in Bethesda, Md., is planning to open the first Baja Fresh Express outlets at Los Angeles International Airport and on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The express units will be the first limited-menu outlets for Baja Fresh, which HMSHost indicated had been named its preferred Mexican fast-casual brand.

Baja Fresh and its franchisees operate 291 domestic restaurants.

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