Bæjarins Beztu hot dog stand opens
Bæjarins Beztu hot dogs have opened their second location at Keflavik Airport – and now in a real hot dog stand. This is a so-called pop-up space located in the south building of the airport for passengers on their way to the UK, USA, and other countries outside the Schengen area.
Isavia advertised this past winter available pop-up spaces in search of business to run a restaurant in. The space is in the waiting area in the south building of the airport. This area is for passengers who have crossed the border and are travelling to countries outside the Schengen area. A large proportion of passengers going through the waiting area are transit passengers who spend on average an hour in the terminal. Therefore, a great emphasis was placed on service speed for the selection of the pop-up space.
“We want guests of KEF Airport to feel and experience Iceland when they are there, and there is nothing more Icelandic than Bæjarins Beztu hot dogs. The popularity of Bæjarins Beztu is well-known, and we are happy to be able to offer our guests their much-acclaimed hot dogs,” says Gunnhildur Erla Vilbergsdottir, Commercial Manager at Keflavik Airport. “Passenger numbers have increased significantly in recent months, and we anticipate that this summer will be one of our largest summers ever, so being able to offer a well-known product and fast service is a great addition.”
The famous hot dog stand first opened in 1937 in the center of Reykjavik. Since then, Bæjarins Beztu have sold their famous hot dogs to residents and visitors of Reykjavik. Today they have 10 locations: 7 in the capital area and 3 in Sudurnes, including their new location.
The pop-up space of Bæjarins Beztu at Keflavik Airport will be open for one year, and they also have a branch at 10-11 convenience store in the arrival hall of Keflavik Airport.