Better Burger is in expansion mode with the Kiwi-owned and operated burger chain the latest of 21 new eateries to revamp Auckland Airport. Better Burger will open its doors today in partnership with global leader in hospitality, Delaware North, who recently announced an exciting new food and beverage concept at New Zealand’s main gateway.

“Millions of passengers pass through the airport every year and it’s time they tasted something better,” said Better Burger general manager Rod Ballenden.

The company has employed 20 new staff to man the restaurant, which will be located airside of the international terminal. Auckland Airport’s general manager of retail and commercial, Richard Barker, says the arrival of Better Burger is a sign of new things to come at the airport.

“Travellers tell us they want to sample the best of New Zealand’s food and experiences so we’re re- shaping the food and beverage offerings at both Domestic and International terminals. Better Burger fits really well with that plan.”

The first Better Burger restaurant opened in 2014 and the home-grown company will soon expand further, with future plans for sites in Christchurch, Tauranga and Hamilton.

“We’re putting ourselves on the global map – just starting at home by giving international travellers something decent to remember New Zealand by as they jet off,” said Ballenden.

“It makes absolute sense to partner with Delaware North for our airport restaurant. They are leaders in their field and we are ready as a local company to take the next step,” said Ballenden.