USA. Restaurateurs HMSHost and Java Star have opened a Maggiano’s Little Italy at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport in partnership with restaurant owner Brinker International. It is the first of the Italian-American chain’s 52 branches to be located inside an airport.
The Terminal C outlet will seat up to 225 guests.
HMSHost President and CEO Steve Johnson said he was thrilled by the new opening: “[It] is a testament to the great relationship HMSHost shares with Brinker International, creating an inviting restaurant where family and friends can reconnect before a flight.”
HMSHost said the kitchen is unusually large for an airport location and will offer an “elevated casual dining experience” including family-style dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs. There is also a “grab-and-go” area offering sandwiches and pastas.
Maggiano’s parent company, Brinker International, owns or franchises more than 1,600 restaurants in 32 countries and territories, serving more than 1 million customers per day. Almost 70 million passengers travel through DFW annually.
Maggiano’s Little Italy President Kelly C Bates commented: “A taste of amazing homemade food while travelling is something special. This is why we’re excited to partner with HMSHost to bring Maggiano’s made-from-scratch Italian-American dishes to all travelling through DFW Airport.”
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