CANADA. Edmonton International Airport is partnering with concessionaire ECG Ventures to introduce a “family-friendly” dining experience from the restaurant and sports bar brand The Canadian Brewhouse. It will be the 35th venue from the chain in western Canada, and the first at an airport.

Social experience: Venues in The Canadian Brewhouse chain, like this one in Calgary, feature multiple television screens

Construction of the 4,000sq ft eatery will begin soon, with its opening planned for Autumn 2020. The Canadian Brewhouse will replace the former Jasper Bar and Grill, which closed on 6 January.

Featuring its signature Canadian-themed décor, the restaurant and sports bar will be accessible from both sides of airport security, taking over a current seating area after security close to Gate 49.

Construction work will soon begin on The Canadian Brewhouse at Edmonton International, Canada’s fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic

The Canadian Brewhouse President Roger Newton said: “We just couldn’t imagine a better place to experience the airport culture than in our own backyard. This is the city where we started, and ECG Ventures is the perfect group to work with to bring our brand to Edmonton International Airport. It’s a great facility where we can share our hospitality on a national and international level.”

ECG Ventures President Cale Inglis said he was “proud and excited” at the prospect of introducing The Canadian Brewhouse at Edmonton International. He added: “The Canadian Brewhouse has a strong fan base because of its delicious food, unparalleled beverage options and its unbeatable hospitality.”

The Canadian Brewhouse is known for its extensive menu of appetisers, entrees and drinks

Edmonton International Airport Vice President of Air Service and Commercial Development Myron Keehn said: “This partnership with local brands The Canadian Brewhouse and ECG Ventures will be a great addition to our concession offerings both pre- and post-security.”

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The company also organises the annual Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards. FAB 2020 will be held in Istanbul on 23 and 24 June. Istanbul Airport will host the event, which will be a celebration not only of the best in international airport dining but also of Turkish cuisine and culture. FAB 2020 will be supported strongly by Tum & Ictur, the concessionaire managing 34,000sq m of food & beverage space at Istanbul Airport.