The new concessions become available as Dallas Fort Worth Airport pushes ahead with key expansion programmes, led by Terminal C (pictured)

USA. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has issued a Request for Proposal for a series of new concessions, which include bars, coffee shops, travel essential outlets and automated retail vending.

A new bar and coffee concession (including a full sit-down menu) comes to market in a location close to Gate A8 in 3,932sq ft of space. It carries a ten-year term, with a Minimum Annual Guarantee of US$425,017. The menu must provide service for all thee day parts and include grab & go and self-checkout options.

The partner must sign-up with mobile ordering partner Grab (Servy) to participate in the DFW Market and to provide passengers with the ability to order on the go and/or delivery.

Concession sales airport-wide are forecasts to exceed 2019 levels this year, says DFW Airport

In an adjacent 898sq ft space (Gate A9), a travel essentials concept with coffee is made available under the RFP. This contract carries a seven-year term. Categories on offer should include reading materials, snacks and bottled beverages, health & beauty items, drip coffee and souvenirs.

Among other concessions, a 1,522sq ft gourmet branded coffee location sits close to Gate C37 and offers a seven-year contract term. Menu options must include offerings for all three-day parts while the concept should feature speciality bakery items such as pastries as well as whole fresh fruit. An employee menu and a self-checkout option are also demanded under the partnership agreement.

The outlook for passenger traffic (above) and concession receipts (below) month by month in the 2022 financial year (click to enlarge)

Also by Gate C37 is a 1,472sq ft entertainment- or speciality-themed bar, with a ten-year contract on offer. This location must feature experiential opportunities such as sports entertainment, interactive digital and/or gaming experiences, experiential wine/bar, and/or other similar interactive elements. Like other F&B concepts it should have an employee menu, a grab & go option, and must have vegan and vegetarian menu options.

In addition, an automated retail vending concession offers up to 16 units across the airport’s five terminals, with a five-year term.

Products include but are not limited to branded electronics, phones and accessories; travel necessities; health and beauty products; selected clothing; baby care essentials; pet care products and other items. This opportunity is not intended for food concepts.

Proposals are due by Monday 23 May for these opportunities.

In a presentation, Dallas Fort Worth Airport management said it expected to deliver US$456 million in concession sales in FY22 across F&B, retail and services, ahead of the 2019 figure of US$401 million. The recovery has been buoyed by the airport’s status as American Airlines’ major hub.

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