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SSP opens healthy porridge outlet at Frankfurt station

SSP Group and DB Station&Service, a subsidiary of Germany’s national railway company Deutsche Bahn (DB), have celebrated a new opening at Frankfurt central station.

With the Berlin-based gastro start-up Haferkater, SSP brings a healthy and on-trend brand to the Main metropolis. The store is now open and is located in the pavilion close to platform 5.

Haferkater’s speciality is freshly cooked porridge served with a variety of toppings to take away.

Jan Kamp, Director of Business Development & Properties at SSP, said, “The founders of Haferkater have established this traditional Scottish dish as a popular breakfast alternative. This brand is a perfect complement to the gastronomic offer here in Frankfurt and also to the SSP portfolio. Haferkater is one of the latest additions to our brand mix and is yet another example of how we are constantly developing our business.”

The three founders started Haferkater in a former snack bar in downtown Berlin and have since won a number of start-up awards. The brand now has six stores running in various German cities, with more planned to follow.

Levin Siert, co-founder and MD of Haferkater, said, “Porridge stands for the lifestyle of a health-conscious, young urban generation. Our customers value wholesome, natural food. This is what they want for breakfast and for takeaway.” Rich in fibre, porridge is nutritious, healthy and a great menu option for vegans.

In keeping with Scottish tradition, Haferkater porridge is made using fresh floured oats, water and salt. Customers can choose from a variety of sweet and savoury toppings, including almonds, cashews, cedar seeds, maple syrup, cream cheese, pear, honey, walnuts and thyme.

The menu also includes lunch options ranging from home-made salads and quinoa bowls to wraps and pastries. Coffee is made to the most modern standards from beans roasted exclusively for Haferkater.

SSP now operates seven stores at Frankfurt central station and plans to open further Haferkater stores at other locations. In Frankfurt, Haferkater operates from 6am to 10pm on weekdays and from 7am to 10pm on the weekend.