USA. Concessions developer Fraport USA has partnered with seven New York dining brands amid a redevelopment of JFK International Airport Terminal 5, which is dedicated to JetBlue flights.
This phase of the development by Fraport USA will enhance the dining offer this winter, with brands that include Shake Shack, Otto’s Tacos, Ovenly, Melt Shop, Lil Sweet Chick, The Little Beet and Korilla BBQ. These will cover 7.200sq ft of space.
Fraport USA called it “the biggest refresh to the concession programme since New York’s hometown airline opened its brand new terminal a decade ago”.
JetBlue Director Product Development Mariya Stoyanova said: “We want to provide customers travelling through T5 with fresh, new authentic tastes of New York. In addition to supporting local New York restaurants, we also want to support up-and-coming businesses the same way the greater New York community did for us over the past 19 years. This marks the first major update to our T5 restaurants in a decade. We’re sure these will be delicious additions to the T5 menus.”
“We are thrilled to announce these exciting additions to JetBlue’s concessions programme at T5,” said Fraport USA President and CEO Ben Zandi. “We’re focused on enhancing the passenger experience through additional dining options for the JetBlue customer. These original concepts reflect the culture and vibrancy of this great city and are beloved by New York locals and visitors alike.”
The concepts in detail:
Shake Shack: Created in Madison Square Park in Manhattan, Shake Shack is described as “a modern-day version of a roadside burger joint” serving burgers, chicken, hot dogs, shakes, frozen custard, beer, wine and more.
Otto’s Tacos: A New York’s Mexican taqueria with tortilla made from scratch, topped with seasoned and seared fillings. The streamlined menu includes Street Tacos assembled on fresh masa tortillas and signature dishes like the Gorgon, and sides like Masa Fries.
Ovenly: Named New York’s best bakery many times, the company creates a range of savoury and sweet treats, often combined (from currant-rosemary scones or pistachio-cardamom cake).
Melt Shop: Founded in 2011 in New York City, Melt Shop is a melted sandwich restaurant that offers a variety of sandwiches, tots, tenders, breakfast, beer, wine and shakes.
Lil Sweet Chick: With a menu that features fried chicken and waffles, Sweet Chick serves “rustic but modern” American comfort food including twists on classic dishes and home-baked desserts. The Lil’ Sweet Chick to-go concept will offer a menu similar to the entrees available in locations on Lower East Side of Manhattan and in Long Island City, Prospect Park and Williamsburg.
The Little Beet: With a menu inspired by local, seasonal and natural ingredients.
Korilla BBQ: With menu items including tacos and burrito-style wraps infused with Korean flavours, KorillaBBQ began with food trucks offering a fresh take on Korean food. With restaurants in mid-town and downtown Brooklyn.