Industry News | August 6, 2013
Two Popular Concepts Coming to Atlanta Airport
Concessions International (CI), one of nation’s leading airport concessionaires with operations in eight airports across the U.S. and U.S. Virgin Islands, unveils its two newest concepts at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) – Paschal’s: A Southern Tradition and Little Azio Pizza & Pasta. Both openings are a part of a major renovation of the ATL Concourse B, which will contain 10 new restaurants including seven Atlanta-based concepts and has a target completion of December.
Founded in 1947 by brothers Robert and James Paschal, Paschal’s has a deep tradition in the Atlanta community. The original restaurant, located off Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, became a rapid success due to the pairing of its famous fried chicken with a new brand of southern hospitality – and played an important role during the Civil Rights Movement as a meeting place of black and white Atlanta leaders. Paschal’s now operates in downtown’s historic Castleberry district, a venture owned and operated by CI.
The new Concourse B location continues the legacy, aiming to let visitors know they're in the South and Atlantans know they're home. The concept features a fresh but familiar design, dynamic digital menu boards, and familiar offerings including a full, fresh southern breakfast, Paschal's fried chicken, and other southern favorites.
“Opening Paschal’s in the Concourse B Center Point Food Court is a proud moment for us,” says CI chief executive, Donata Russell Major. “During the ongoing transition of food and beverage concessions at ATL, Paschal’s has been the concept that travelers have asked for most.”
Concessions International also unveils Little Azio Pizza & Pasta to the Atlanta airport’s 95 million visitors on Concourse B. A fast casual, Little Azio delivers Italian fare like crisp salads, pastas with "made-from-scratch" sauces, thin-crusted, brick-oven pizzas, and grilled sandwiches on freshly baked focaccia bread.
Paschal’s and Little Azio join Concessions International’s other Concourse B ventures including LottaFrutta and Fresh To Order. CI will open another five restaurants as part of the Concourse B renovation during the next few months.
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