DFW International Airport Unveils World-Class Concessions Outlets with Opening of First Phase of Terminal A Renovations
New concessions coincide with Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) plans for customer enhancements
Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport today formally unveiled 18 new concessions outlets located in the newly-opened first phase of Terminal A, the first wave of many high-profile brand names coming to the Airport. The new concessions in Terminal A are being unveiled in conjunction with the rollout of DFW’s $2.3 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP).
“Our mission is to provide Airport guests with a world-class level of customer service, and to achieve that we’re providing our passengers with more choices, healthier and upscale options and highly requested amenities,” said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW International Airport. “Dining or shopping at DFW will become an even better experience for customers as we open these new locations, which include creative new ideas alongside some popular favorites.”
Highlighting the new concessions are first ever airport locations for Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar & Grill, Teavana, a world-renowned retailer for tea and tea accessories, and Geppetto’s Toys. The new concessions space also heralds some design debuts and cutting edge concepts for many other locations. Overall, the redefined section of Terminal A includes 50-percent more space allocated for concessions operations while keeping roughly the same number of restaurant and retail outlets, addressing projections for passenger counts in 2020 and beyond.
“You can feel and taste an unmistakable freshness about DFW Airport with all of these new concepts now available in Terminal A, and the quality of these outlets is superb,” said Ken Buchanan, executive vice president of revenue management for DFW. “I’m positive that passengers will be really pleased with this first wave of the future for concessions at DFW.”
All of the new concessions are located between Gates A12 and A17 in DFW’s Terminal A. The following is a rundown of all of the new Terminal A concessions outlets:
Food & Beverage
Einstein Bros.® Bagels – Designed with the chain’s newest contemporary features, the quick casual restaurant shop provides a diverse menu selection of its famous fresh-baked bagels, fresh-brewed artisan roasted coffee, signature sandwiches, Super Grains bagels, healthful Smart Choices menu selections, hearty soups and delicious sweets. This is the second DFW airport location for the company, which also operates in Terminal D.
TGI FridaysSM – Everyone’s favorite corner bar serves up delicious food and exciting scratch made cocktails in an atmosphere that provides an energizing Friday feeling – any day of the week.
Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar & Grill – This is the first airport location for the Scottsdale, Arizona-based Asian fusion restaurant. Serving “modern Asian food meets American comfort,” the restaurant offers fresh chef-prepared sushi, value-priced combination meals, vegetarian dishes, gluten-free options and an innovative children’s menu.
Icebox Café – DFW Airport is the first Texas location for the Miami-based artisan bakery, which serves tarts and pies, layered cakes, cupcakes, cookies and brownies. Featured by Oprah Winfrey on her program “The Best Cake in America,” all products are made from scratch on-site with fresh ingredients and in front of customers.
Natalie’s Candy Jar – The Terminal A location is the latest design concept for this self-serve candy store. It features color-changing LED lighting, twirling giant lollipops, and more than 400 varieties of conventional, nostalgic and hard-to-find candies, sugar-free treats, nuts and health conscious mixes.
Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen – The Terminal A location features the latest design concept for this southern favorite, and serves authentic Louisiana–inspired Cajun style foods, such as spicy and mild bone-in and boneless chicken, buttermilk biscuits, world-famous red beans and rice, and seafood items such as popcorn shrimp.
Qdoba Mexican Grill – This is the latest design concept for the artisan Mexican kitchen, and features freshly prepared Mexican food as well as beers and margaritas.
The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que – Customers can order with a touchscreen at the counter at this first-ever Dallas/Fort Worth location for the famous Texas pit barbeque restaurant. The restaurant serves smoked sausage, smoked turkey, sliced brisket or barbecue chicken.
McDonald’s – The newly renovated design at this Airport location features digital entertainment for guests and offers the full line of full-service McCafé beverages, from Lattes to McCafé Smoothies. The location also offers its full-service classic menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Teavana – As the world’s leading specialty tea and tea accessory retailer, this first-ever airport location offers loose-leaf tea and tea products and features complimentary tea-tastings for its customers.
Vino Volo – As the latest addition to the Vino Volo family, DFW’s only wine tasting lounge features global wine selections and a gourmet wine-friendly food menu. Guests can enjoys wines from around the world by the glass, in tasting "flights", and by the bottle.
Retail and Services
Soundbalance – Offering the latest in mobile business hardware, accessories, mobile entertainment devices, as well as media and entertainment, this “green lifestyle” store also balances technology with environment. Eighty-percent of all building materials used to construct the location are of recycled content.
Hudson and Dunkin’ Donuts – The latest generation newsstand and travel essentials store, Hudson, meets the world’s leading baked goods and coffee chain, Dunkin’ Donuts. Customers can select from Hudson’s Media, Essentials, Marketplace and Destination sections for reading materials, souvenirs and travel essentials, while enjoying Dunkin’ Donuts regular/decaf, iced and flavored coffees and a fresh donut or pastry.
GoodFellows Shoe Shine – As the only shoeshine services operator in the U.S. with a national brand identity, this location is built in and features travel kits, personal grooming items such as colognes, hair care and skin care, as well as top-notch shoe shines.
Destinations – Featuring the latest trends and must-have fashion items, the Terminal A location offers apparel, accessories, handbags and design brands.
Geppetto’s Toys – Terminal A marks the first-ever airport location for Geppetto’s, the colorful, kid-friendly store that features educational and entertaining toys for all ages.
Brighton – As the newest of three stores at DFW Airport, the location features handcrafted women’s accessories, such as leather belts, handbags and wallets. It also offers polished silver jewelry and keychains, as well as a fashionable collection of sunglasses.
Aquafina Junior Flyer’s Club – This newest children’s play area at DFW features activities that encourage children to exercise, with playscapes and an interactive video wall that responds to a child’s movements. The video wall also features an avatar teaching yoga and tai chi poses, as well as dance moves. Also available for parents are bench seats and high wall plugs for recharging devices.
(re)defining DFW International Airport
DFW International Airport’s $2.3 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program (TRIP) is (re)defining first class for this global gateway. For the latest details regarding TRIP, log on to www.dfwairport.com/redefine.