Industry News | October 23, 2014

CI Brings American Tap Room To D.C. Airport

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.

Working with Thompson Hospitality, owner of American Tap Room and Be Right Burger (brb), CI also recently opened a brb at Dulles International Airport last month. The brb location is at Concourse C, Gate 18. The two restaurant openings mark the first Washington, D.C., airport locations for CI and the first airport locations for Thompson Hospitality.

“American Tap Room offers travelers a finer dining experience, for those moments when you have more time to relax waiting for a flight,” says Donata Russell Major, CI’s chief executive officer. “Be Right Burger and American Tap Room are two different concepts that are both great additions to the Washington, D.C., airports.”

American Tap Room is American regional cuisine at its classic, pub-inspired best.  Guests can also enjoy some twists on the classics with taste-inspired ideas like the Dirty Caesar Salad featuring red onions, cherry tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, hot sauce, parmesan, and croutons, or the Greek Turkey Burger with hummus, tzatziki, and a tomato-cucumber kalamata olive salad.

“We are excited to introduce travelers passing through Reagan National Airport to our American Tap Room concept,” says Warren Thompson, president and chairman of Thompson Hospitality. “Restaurant guests now expect great tasting food no matter where they are, and that includes the airport. American Tap Room offers sophisticated food and premium beverages for the more discerning traveler.”

This is Concessions International’s fifth and sixth restaurant openings this year with plans to open six more in 2014. 

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