NPS Guest Services Announce Expanded Food Options Available on the National Mall

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Date: June 30, 2015
Contact: Nancy Murray, 202-245-4675
Contact: Mike Litterst, 202-245-4676

Washington –Just in time for the busy Independence Day weekend and the peak summer visitation season, National Mall and Memorial Parks is pleased to announce that authorized concessioner Guest Services, Inc. has expanded food choices at its six refreshment kiosks throughout the National Mall. GSI has added a variety of food selections, including gluten-free and vegetarian choices, as well as new breakfast and dessert items. In addition to all the current offerings, each food kiosk now has one new type of specialty entrée, including hamburgers, pizza, chicken and seafood.

"These menu additions show that there's no reason to take a vacation from eating well when you visit the National Mall," said National Mall and Memorial Parks Acting Superintendent Karen Cucurullo. "The expanded food choices and main entrees offered by Guest Services not only increase the refreshment options for visitors, but at the same time ensure that they have the option to make healthy choices." 

The new breakfast selections at all kiosks include hot breakfast sandwiches, cereals, protein and granola bars. New snack and dessert options consist of hummus, seasonal fresh fruit, pretzel chips, cheesecake, individual pies, pudding and rice crispy treats. 

Main entrees are now served at the following locations: 

 The Lincoln Memorial South refreshment kiosk on Daniel French Drive SE has beef hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and black bean and Boca burgers. Each month a specialty burger, such as a mushroom Swiss or bacon cheddar burger, will be offered for a limited time. 

 The Lincoln Memorial North refreshment kiosk on Henry Bacon Drive NE is offering gourmet fruit and cheese plates, hummus and pretzel chips, and a variety of box lunches including smoked turkey, ham and egg. 

 The American History Museum refreshment kiosk on Madison Drive NE is selling personal sized cheese, pepperoni and vegetable pizzas. Each month a specialty pizza, like Hawaiian or Sausage Mushroom, will be offered for a limited time only. 

 The Natural History Museum refreshment kiosk on Madison Drive NE is offering BBQ pork and chicken sandwiches. These are available with either fries or potato chips as a combo. Each month a specialty BBQ item, such as BBQ beef or a BBQ chicken breast sandwich will be offered for a limited time. 

 The Air &Space Museum refreshment kiosk on Jefferson Drive SE near 4th Street SE is serving chicken wings and a grilled chicken sandwich. Each month a specialty chicken menu item, such as fried chicken or a buffalo chicken sandwich, will be offered for a limited time. 

 The Arts &Industry Museum refreshment kiosk on Jefferson Drive SE south of 7th Street SE is cooking up seafood, including Alaskan cod and chips, or shrimp and chips. Each month a specialty seafood item will be offered. 

Guest Services is a private hospitality company and National Park Service concessionaire that has provided food, lodging, retail and recreation services since 1917. Additional National Park Service contracts include food, retail and recreation services at other National Capital Region parks, and food and lodging services at Mount Rainier National Park, as well as Stehekin in North Cascades National Park, both located in Washington State. 

Last updated: June 30, 2015

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