American Tap Room, DCA
Reagan National Airport has localized its concessions, recently adding an American Tap Room location. The Thompson Hospitality-operated restaurant already has five locations in various DC neighborhoods.
Bar Symon, IAD
Concessions International recently opened a Bar Symon in Dulles International Airport. Although the brainchild of Iron Chef Michael Symon isn’t local, the company sees the bistro-style restaurant as a unique identifier, with menu items such as a Pulled Pork Breakfast Burrito and Symon’s flagship Lola Burger.
Dos Equis Explorer Lounge, ATL
Dos Equis Explorer Lounge is the first restaurant in Hartsfield airport to offer tabletop iPad ordering, allowing travelers to browse the full food and beverage digital menu and order in minutes from every seat, as well as check flight status.
Fly Burger, ATL
Fly Burger Bar Boutique is a concept by Tom Catherall, founder of Atlanta-based Here to Serve Restaurants. It’s the first concept he has designed specifically for an airport environment.
Great Lakes Brewing Company, CLE
Cleveland’s Great Lakes Brewing Company was the first microbrewery in Ohio, and now the brewer is offering a selection of locally brewed ales and lagers at the airport.
MKT, various locations
A new marketplace-style dining concept called MKT has opened in airports in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Las Vegas, Anchorage and Tulsa. The healthy, garden-fresh options represent a move to appease foodie and health-conscious travelers.
Inca Tea Cafe, CLE
Inca Tea Cafe at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport features food products from various local Ohio companies, including Bearded Buch, Good Greens, Chagrin Falls Popcorn and Nooma.