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The agreement opens the opportunity for Maui Tacos locations in any airport where Anton Airfood holds food-service contracts. Anton Airfood is the premier food-service company in airports in the U.S. Charles Leaness, CEO of Maui Tacos International, said, "This is a great opportunity for our brand. Maui Tacos will soon be visible to travelers from around the world at some of the nation's busiest airports.'' Bill Anton, chairman and founder of Anton Airfood added, "Maui Tacos is a unique concept that we think people will love. We are considered the best company in the industry, so it says a lot for Maui Tacos that we chose them; we believe in what they are doing.''
Created by renowned chef Mark Ellman on the islands of Hawaii, Maui Tacos was first introduced to the mainland in October 1998 when the first location opened in Atlanta, Georgia. Maui Tacos currently has six locations on the mainland and seven in Hawaii with development plans for nine additional locations before the end of 2000. The concept's menu features traditional Mexican entrees such as tacos and burritos made with charbroiled steak, chicken, and seafood marinated in pineapple and lime juices and spices of the Hawaiian islands.