Industry News | July 23, 2013
Einstein’s Lands a Spot in Denver International Airport
Passengers passing through Denver International Airport (DIA) can now grab a coffee and bagel on the go at Colorado’s newest Einstein Bros. Bagels location.
Einstein Bros. Bagels is now open on the east side of level six inside DIA’s Jeppesen Terminal. The restaurant marks the second Einstein Bros. Bagels location at DIA, adding to the existing restaurant on the C Concourse.
The terminal location will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and will feature a wide-ranging menu that includes artisan-roasted coffee, fresh-baked bagels, snacks, signature sandwiches, and more. Both of the DIA locations are operated by Denver-based Mission Yogurt Inc., which currently operates 11 other dining options at DIA.
"As our passengers have seen over the last 12 months, we are making great progress towards a robust increase in the variety of retail, food, and beverage offerings in our airport," says Kim Day, Denver's manager of aviation. "Einstein Bros. Bagels is another step in that direction, and its popularity on Concourse C has demonstrated its appeal to our passengers. We are delighted to open this additional facility in the Jeppesen Terminal."
Einstein Bros. Bagels will hold a grand opening celebration on July 30.
“I’m proud to help bring another quality local dining offering to DIA,” says Rod Tafoya, owner of Mission Yogurt Inc. “Our existing Einstein’s location at DIA is the franchise’s busiest in the country, and we think this one will be just as popular with travelers.”
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ANNOUNCING: Incredible Breakfast Trends
The morning daypart is still going strong and continues to offer the most opportunity for incremental sales and customer loyalty. What has changed are the sophisticated – and jaded – palates that consumers bring with them when eating at your operation. Keeping taste buds intrigued requires finesse, creativity and lots of trend awareness. So if you weren’t listening before, the time to do it would be now: we have done something to help you.
The American Egg Board knows breakfast. I think you know we know breakfast. If not, why weren’t you paying attention? We talk about it a lot.
But the more we learned and the more we talked, the more we realized there was much more to say. Here are two facts about complexity – first, it’s interesting, and second, it’s hard to explain in 140 characters or less.
So we’ve undertaken to create mini-studies to offer the reader a good grounding in various trends that are either emerging or at the point of evolving into something different.
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Our first three Incredible Breakfast Trends focus on:
- Breakfast food trucks and what keeps them on top. Truck operators often enter this segment as an economical way to break into the business. Some have even started trends that used to be expected from white table cloth restaurants. Today’s successful food truck operation could soon move into a building on your block. You should have an idea who he is.
- Emerging trend of Asian-influences in the morning. An honest interest in better-for-me cuisine, a growing passion for kimchi throughout the day, the popularity of Sriracha sauce (even Subway uses it) and the fascination with the many different Asian cuisines – China has over 30 alone – makes knowing a little more about this topic a good idea.
- The continuing impact of Latin on breakfast. It used to be that Tex-Mex was all we had. Then it became Mexican, and now it’s Peruvian, Cuban and Oaxacan, to name only a few. Latin cuisine is so much a part of the American table that many children have no idea it came from another culture. This is a moving target and you should have some idea of where it is today.
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