US. Fraport Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County Airport Authority have opened three new dining concepts – Franktuary, Melt Shop and Joe & The Juice – at Pittsburgh International Airport.
Allegheny County Airport Authority Chief Commercial Officer Eric Sprys said: “We have emphasised ‘creating a Sense of Place’ here at the airport by adding local brands to our concessions, but it is just as important that we embrace Pittsburgh’s rising presence on the world map.
“These new concepts bring local, national and international followings with them, and we’re excited to add that kind of diversity to our concessions roster.”
Franktuary in Concourse B offers a range of franks (hot dogs/frankfurters), which are topped with locally-sourced condiments, along with starters, salads, side dishes and draft beer. The Franktuary concept was founded in 2004, with the first franks served up in the basement of downtown Pittsburgh’s Trinity Cathedral.
The Melt Shop, which specialises in melted sandwiches, was founded in New York. The airport’s Center Core space offers a variety of sandwiches, chicken tenders and potato tots. Its menu also includes breakfast, beer, wine and shakes.
The Joe & The Juice bar and coffee shop chain, which started in Copenhagen, has over 300 cafes in 16 countries. The Concourse B store is the first in Pennsylvania and offers a range of freshly-prepared juices, veggie shots, coffee, tea, sandwiches, and smoothies made with organic ingredients.
Fraport Pittsburgh Vice President Amy Miktus commented: “It’s been a big year for food and drink at the Pittsburgh airport.
“In addition to these hot concepts, we’ve also welcomed Primanti Bros. and Wigle Whiskey’s new restaurants this year alone. The response has been outstanding. Our customers appreciate the variety and the ability to get a satisfying meal or treat on the go.”
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The company also organises the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards. FAB 2019 was held in June in Dallas, hosted by Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.