NEW CONCESSIONS, GATE DELIVERY APPROVED FOR ORD

Eight new concessions, mobile ordering and gate delivery services for O’Hare International Airport (ORD) were approved by the Chicago City Council this week. HMSHostMarshall Retail Group, Chicago Hospitality Partners and Grab Chicago were all approved for new contracts.

The concessions agreements, encompassing more than 9,500 square feet of new space, include both food and beverage and retail and include seven locations in Terminal 5 and one in Terminal 3. The awards follow a request for proposals issues more than a year ago in April 2021.

An additional agreement, resulting from an RFP issued in July 2020, will provide self-ordering technology and delivery services that allow passengers to purchase food and beverages from participating concessions through their phones for pick-up or gate-side delivery in Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.

“With the $1 billion rehabilitation of Terminal 5 nearing completion, it’s important we allow for the construction of high-quality restaurant and retail space that matches the facility’s world-class design,” said Commissioner Jamie L. Rhee of the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA).
The approved agreements will achieve an Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBE) participation rate of 40 percent, exceeding the CDA’s goal of 32 percent.

The concessions agreements, the largest in more than 10 years for ORD, are key component of the $8.5 billion initiative known as O’Hare 21, the curb-to-gate reinvestment strategy that will modernize facilities and offer new passenger amenities.

Chicago Hospitality Partners will operate three food and beverage locations in Terminal 5: Hampton Social, Bar Siena and FarmAir’s Market. HMSHost will open Butcher and the Burger and Sparrow Coffee. On the retail side, Marshall Retail Group will operate BLVD & Branch and Six Points East in Terminal 5, and Chi Boys in Terminal 3.

The mobile ordering and delivery services will be provided by Grab Chicago, a joint venture from Cursus Technologies, Inc., Hyde Park Hospitality, and URW Airports, along with joint venture subcontractor AtYourGate.

 

Article Source: Airport Experience News

Wine Bar George, Plus New Walt Disney World & Universal Orlando Stores Coming to Orlando International Airport’s New Terminal – WDW News Today

At today’s Greater Orlando Airport Aviation (GOAA) meeting, a floor map schematic revealed the new offerings coming to MCO’s Terminal C. A new Walt Disney World store, Universal Studios Store, and a Wine Bar George location were among the reveals for level two of the new Terminal C, which has yet to open.

Also included at Terminal C are a Duty-Free shop, Summer House Orlando, a SeaWorld store, DeSano Pizzeria, a TripAdvisor location, Provisions by Cask and Larder, Starbucks, Sunglass Hut, Shake Shack, Auntie Anne’s, and Olde Hearth Bread Co.

Read the full article here: https://wdwnt.com/2021/04/walt-disney-world-universal-orlando-wine-bar-george-coming-to-orlando-international-airports-new-terminal/

Second Wine Bar George, Chef Art Smith Eatery, Disney World Gift Shop Coming to New MCO Terminal

During a meeting of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority this afternoon, it was revealed that some popular Disney Springs locations will be expanding into the new C Terminal at Orlando International Airport (MCO).

Wine Bar George and a new Walt Disney World gift shop will be located in the second level “Palm Court” area. The Polite Pig owners will also have a space called “Provisions by Cask & Larder”.

Read the full article here: https://blogmickey.com/2021/04/second-wine-bar-george-chef-art-smith-eatery-disney-world-gift-shop-coming-to-new-mco-terminal/

5 of Orlando’s Most Delicious Hot Chicken Sandwiches – Orlando Magazine

Cask & Larder

9202 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando | Inside the Orlando International Airport

You know this hot chicken sandwich is good if we’re sending you to the airport! Cask & Larder is the brainchild of The Ravenous Pig owners, James and Julie Petrakis. All of their takes on southern classics are winners, but their hot chicken sandwich, made with house-made hot honey and served with some serious coleslaw and thick-cut pickles, is one of the best.

Read the full article here: https://www.orlandomagazine.com/5-of-orlandos-most-delicious-hot-chicken-sandwiches/

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12 Best Restaurants in Orlando

More than just tourist-filled theme parks, Orlando and nearby Winter Park have a vibrant restaurant scene where you are truly spoiled for choice. In fact, you could eat at a different restaurant in The City Beautiful for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and it would take you over 5 years to repeat a restaurant. From fine dining to farm-to-table, discover the top restaurants in Orlando to satisfy your taste buds, in no particular order.

You can read more here: https://www.tripstodiscover.com/best-restaurants-in-orlando/