ATLANTA, July 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pino Gelato, an authentic gelato company, announced the opening of a new location in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). The ATL Pino Gelato is located in Concourse C at Gate C13 next to Moe's Southwest Grill. Hartsfield-Jackson is the world's busiest airport, serving more than 95 million passengers annually. This Airport is a frequent recipient of awards of excellence for concessions, operations, architectural engineering and construction. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Pino Gelato joins the list of other airport locations in Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, Tampa International Airport (3 locations), and Washington Dulles International Airport. The Atlanta Airport location opened with concessions group HMSHost Corporation, an Autogrill Company, the world's largest provider of food, beverage, and retail services for travelers. Dominic Leong, Director of Operations and Strategic Development, has implemented the company's drive to "Scoop Some Happiness" in each of the Pino Gelato airport expansions.
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Ramona Fantini, Chairman and CEO of Pino Gelato, has received the 2013 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award and 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year Award. Giving back to the community is a recognized part of both of these awards. Previous awards include the 2012 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award, as well as selected runner-up in the 2012 U.S. Small Business Administration Person of the Year for South Carolina "in recognition of Pino Gelato's outstanding staying power and innovation." Pino Gelato was the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber Small Business of the Year recipient in 2010. "Pino Gelato sets itself apart by offering each customer 'an experience' and the genuine taste of Italy with every scoop," said Fantini.
About Pino Gelato: Pino Gelato is headquartered in Hilton Head Island, SC, and operates under a licensing, rather than a franchising, business model. Pino Gelato is in its ninth year serving customers its signature product that has a wholesome and distinct flavor that only genuine gelato can provide. Using a unique recipe, its gelato and sorbetto are made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Blended with care Pino Gelato is authentic and full of flavor, yet is much lower in fat, cholesterol, and calories than traditional American ice cream. For locations, products, and information about Pino Gelato visit www.pinogelato.com.
Source:Pino Gelato, Inc.