Legacy Spotlight: Peter Amaro Jr.

This series aims to capture a moment in time, talking to airport concessionaires about how their lives and businesses are being transformed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Peter Amaro Jr. serves the world one guest at a time. In fact, that’s the mission of his company, Master ConcessionAir, a Miami-based airport concessionaire with a growing track record success. At airports in Atlanta, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Key West, Orlando, Sarasota, and Washington D.C., he and his team have provided both comfort and food to millions of travelers, airport workers, and airline crews through food and beverage facilities.

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Cask & Larder Named a “Can’t-Miss Florida Restaurant Experience”

Florida Today, a part of the USA Today Network, has named Cask & Larder one of the top 12 can’t-miss Florida restaurants to cross off your foodie bucket list. Florida Today praises the MCA concept for being more than just “airport food” by offering a twist on Southern cuisine that still hits home with the comfort you’d expect from beloved staples. You can read more here: https://bit.ly/3ccstwQ

Cask & Larder at Orlando International Airport Now Serving Brews by Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co.

Partnership Between Two Premium Central Florida Brands Takes Flight

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 18, 2020) – Fans of Cask & Larder and Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co. can now have their breakfast cake and favorite coffee, too, when traveling through Orlando International Airport (MCO). The two premium brands adored by Central Florida foodies have teamed up at Cask & Larder’s Terminal 2 location, where Barnie’s drip and cold brew coffees are now for sale by the cup.

Travelers can also purchase 10-ounce bags of Barnie’s flavored ground roasts in Cask & Larder’s retail pantry to gift or brew back home upon arriving to their final destination. Flavors include Cool Café Blues®, Creamy Buttery Caramel, Barnie’s Café Blend® and the wildly popular Santa’s White Christmas®. 

Cask & Larder at OIA is a concept of Master ConcessionAir (MCA). The company is committed to tapping into the latest trends to deliver unique brands and experiences to travelers in transit. Cask & Larder does just that with a “farm-to-terminal” experience, offering Southern-inspired fare with fresh, seasonal menus and ingredients, created by James Beard nominated chefs. Cask & Larder has twice been named to USA Today’s 10Best list of the best airport dining experiences in the country.

“At Master ConcessionAir, we are dedicated to bringing a taste of the destination itself to the airports we work in. That’s what Cask & Larder is all about,” said Jeffrey Schleger, general manager at Cask & Larder. “When the opportunity to partner with Barnie’s Coffee, another beloved Orlando brand, came up, it seemed like a perfect match. We’re proud to offer Barnie’s Coffee to traveling guests at three of our Orlando locations.”

In addition to Cask & Larder, Barnie’s Coffee is available at two other MCA locations, FarmAir’s Market Gate 103 and Gate 123.

Said Barnie’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Scott Uguccioni, “Barnie’s has a rich 40-year history in Central Florida and, like Cask & Larder, is deeply rooted in the community. Joined by MCA, this partnership of well-respected operators is an ideal alignment for our brand; one that furthers our wholesale initiative and advances our mission to bring our delectable, delicious blends to coffee lovers everywhere.”

Cask & Larder and MCA join a growing list of Barnie’s licensed cafes and wholesale coffee operations in partnership with colleges, museums and offices in Central Florida and throughout the southeast, including at Rollins College, Orlando Science Center, Seminole County Schools and EA Tiburon.

Cask & Larder’s Terminal 2 location operates 365 days of the year, from 5 a.m. until the last flight of the day. For more information about Cask & Larder, visit www.caskandlarder.com.

About Barnies Coffee & Tea Co.:

Founded in 1980, Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co. is a worldwide leader in premium coffee and tea. One of the first gourmet coffee brands in the U.S., Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co. is steadfastly dedicated to its 40-year mission: pioneering the most dramatically delicious flavored and premium roasts, then delivering them wherever consumers are exploring new grounds. With an ongoing passion for innovation, Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co. provides category-wide consumer products at a variety of price points and taste profiles in diverse channels, from delectable flavored coffees to its Crop•Ex line of single-origin, small batch roasts, and from single-serve and wholesale solutions to Fueled by Barnie’s licensed cafes. Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co.’s products can be purchased online, in select grocery stores, at licensed foodservice providers, and at its company-operated café in Central Florida, where it headquarters. To learn more, visit www.www.barniescoffee.com. Follow the beloved coffee roaster on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@barniescoffee). #noonedoesflavorlikebarnies

About Master ConcessionAir

Master ConcessionAir is committed to “serving the world one guest at a time.” Founded in 1998, MCA brings top brands and unique dining concepts to airports around the world and has received various national and industry recognitions for doing so.  The company has a strong presence throughout the Southeast, including in Orlando International Airport, Miami International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Washington-Dulles International Airport and more. For more information, visit www.mca-airports.com.

Photo credit: Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co. and Cask & Larder

It’s a Date! Cask & Larder Featured in Orlando Date Night Guide for Elevated Options

Located in Orlando International Airport, Cask & Larder serves up Southern-inspired classics bound to wow customers as they travel through MCO. Orlando Date Night Guide, a popular local blog, deemed Cask & Larder an elevated dining experience worthy of date night. If you’re making your way through Terminal B at MCO, make Cask & Larder your next destination. Check out the full article here: https://bit.ly/36ROAWg

MCA Concepts Named Best Airport Restaurants in America

Thrillist recently named two of our concepts, Cask & Larder and our partnered concept with HMS Host, Shula Burger, to its list of the best airport restaurants in America.

Located in Orlando International Airport, Cask & Larder continues to “wow” travelers heading out of Orlando with its unique farm-to-terminal concept. This Southern-inspired restaurant focuses on organic and locally sourced ingredients from Central Florida farms and artisans, giving passengers a taste of the City Beautiful before even leaving the airport.

“If airports are good indicators of their cities, the arrival of this local food scene pioneer in Terminal 2 should convince everyone O-Town is about a lot more than chain restaurants,” the article reads.

Shula Burger, located in Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, makes burgers a delicacy. Former Dolphins head coach turned restauranteur Don Shula is serving up the works with his brisket, chuck and short rib burgers.

Shula Burger “could stand up as Broward’s best burgers…” according to the article.

Check out the full article here.