Industry News | December 18, 2013
CI Introduces iPad Ordering in Atlanta Airport
Concessions International (CI) will open two new bar concepts at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) this month, both with iPad-enabled ordering for the ultimate in-airport convenience.
Samuel Adams Atlanta and Dos Equis Explorer Lounge will both open in Concourse B and are the first restaurants at the airport to offer tabletop iPad ordering, allowing travelers to browse the full food and beverage menu and order in minutes, from every seat in both locations.
“We strive to bring travelers the perfect balance of comfort and convenience,” says CI president, Anthony Joseph. “The table-top ordering system allows travelers to order quickly without waiting for a server, so they can spend their limited time enjoying these well-loved brands in a warm, comfortable setting.”
Samuel Adams Atlanta will open in late December in the Concourse B Food Court. The pub will offer its distinctive beers, along with a wide variety of American fare, served up from nearby restaurants, including Paschal’s, Little Azio’s Pizza & Pasta, and Café Tazza
“Through the power of mobile, we are able to offer our guests a wide variety of dining options through one central ordering platform, which also offers nutritional information, photos, and more,” Joseph says.
Also in late December, CI will open Dos Equis Explorer Lounge, with decor inspired by the journeys of the Dos Equis’ “Most Interesting Man.” CI is the first to bring the concept to an airport environment. The expanded menu is also available via iPad ordering and will feature an array of taquitos, salads, wraps, nachos, and Dos Equis signature drinks. Early morning travelers can also stop by the restaurant for Mexican-inspired breakfast dishes.
The Dos Equis Explorer Lounge and Samuel Adams Atlanta will be operated by a joint venture between CI and H&H Hospitality, a certified disadvantaged business enterprise owned by Kevin Holt and Randy Hazelton, founders and former operators of Café Circa, located in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward.
Concessions International operates numerous national and local quick serve, fast casual, and casual dining brands in eight airports across the U.S. and U.S. Virgin Islands. Dos Equis Explorer Lounge and Samuel Adams Atlanta join CI’s other newest ventures, Lotta Frutta and Fresh To Order, also located in the renovated Concourse B terminal.
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