Travelers going through Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., now have a new dining option available to them. Concessions International (CI), one of the leading food and beverage concessionaires in the U.S., opened an American Tap Room location at Reagan National Airport at Terminal C, near Gate 36 on Wednesday, October 23. The new restaurant is a joint venture between Concessions International and MBC Concessions, an Atlanta-based ACDBE partner CI will also open Taylor Gourmet in Terminal B/C at Reagan National this winter.
These days in the quick-service and fast-casual restaurant industries, the Millennial reigns supreme. The coveted demographic, approximately 20–35 in age and roughly 80 million members strong in the U.S., is the all-important target whose liberal tastes and propensity for all things digital and social media has forced the industry into a new era of innovation and transparency.
When President Barack Obama takes a break from running the country, he’s been known to eat his way through Washington, D.C. The president has dined at some of the area’s most celebrated fine-dining establishments, including Komi, Citronelle, and Equinox, as well as at more casual eateries like Ben’s Chili Bowl and Ray’s Hell Burger.
No matter where the presidential motorcade makes a stop, restaurants experience a flurry of exposure, from national media to social media attention and even gossip-column coverage.
Taylor Gourmet is set to open at 1908 14th St. NW D.C. on Jan. 3, 2012. This will mark the fourth location from Philadelphia natives and longtime friends Casey Patten and David Mazza.
The duo is excited to bring Philadelphia-style hoagies to the vibrant 14th St. Corridor, where hoagie lovers who live in the area have been longing to have Taylor Gourmet come to the neighborhood. This location will also provide delivery service to Columbia Heights and Dupont Circle.
Starting September 1 for the first time, all Taylor Gourmet locations will provide a whole-wheat bread option, mayonnaise, and spicy brown mustard upon request. Hoagie lovers from Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia have asked for these options since Taylor Gourmet opened its first garage door on H Street in Northeast D.C.
The two childhood friends from Philadelphia who brought D.C the 9th Street Italian Hoagie and Pattison Avenue decided to add the whole-wheat bread, mayonnaise, and mustard options after months of tasting and fine tuning at a secret location.