Pancake pioneers Stack & Still prepare for take-off at Glasgow Airport

Freya Smart and Natalia Kalbarcyzk, of airline operator Jet 2, flanking Stack & Still co-founder and chief executive Paul Reynolds, Glasgow Airport retail account manager Craig Norton, and Stack & Still co-founder and chief operating officer Graham Swankie

Stack & Still, the UK’s largest chain of pancake houses, is opening a new branch at Glasgow Airport this spring.

The Glasgow-headquartered company, which already serves in excess of a million pancakes per annum, will open this latest venture – its ninth nationally –  in the busy transport hub’s ‘airside’ hospitality and shopping area this May.

In a new concept, the outlet will take the best of Stack & Still’s pancake offering and introduce bespoke packaging for people to eat at the dedicated seating area or grab and go for an onward flight. This will mirror its already successful operation at Edinburgh’s Bonnie & Wild Scottish Marketplace in the St James Quarter.

This newest branch follows the chain’s expansion south of the border into a 225-seater restaurant just off London’s Leicester Square, which opened just in time for Christmas 2022.

Stack & Still was launched in 2018 by founders Paul Reynolds and Graham Swankie, and already employs over 150 people at its eight locations – including four in Glasgow – and aims to double in size during the next two years, including more locations in London.

Mr Reynolds said: “It’s very exciting to be adding something so unique to Glasgow Airport’s airside food and drink offer. This will be our first travel operator partnership and we’re actively exploring more opportunities across the UK as part of our expansion plans.

“Given such a wide range of flight times, our Glasgow Airport branch will introduce travellers to the delights of pancakes from 4am right through to the evening, setting them up perfectly for their onward journey.

“Hungry pre-flyers can choose from more than 12 million combinations thanks to our exhaustive selection of pancake bases, toppings, sauces, and other accompaniments.”

The airport restaurant will also serve a range of drinks, so adults can enjoy a relaxing beverage before their flight.

Craig Norton, retail account manager at Glasgow Airport, said: “We are really pleased to be the first UK airport to welcome Stack & Still, particularly given as the popularity of these pancake pioneers continues to soar.

“It is also fitting that Glasgow is Stack & Still’s first airport-based pancake house to open given the brand’s links with the city.

“I’m sure the addition of this latest food and drink offering at the airport will be a huge hit with our passengers.”