|Ontario, CA & Buffalo,
NY – May 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Delaware
North, one of the largest privately held hospitality and food service
companies in the world, announces it has signed a new multiyear contract
with Ontario International Airport (ONT) to operate food and beverage outlets
at the airport.
As part of the contract, Delaware North will be completing $6 million in refurbishments at the airport and bringing in several nationally recognized food brands, including Wolfgang Puck and Rock & Brews, as well as a mix of local and proprietary dining concepts.
North has been serving air travelers in Southern California for more than
two decades and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Ontario
International Airport,” said Kevin Kelly, president of Delaware North’s
travel business. “Bringing in an array of first-rate restaurant concepts,
as well as refreshing some of the current dining locations, will certainly
add to travelers’ experience while passing through ONT.”
The expanded dining options at the airport will be found in both Terminal 2 and Terminal 4 — combining new restaurants with existing food and beverage concepts, many of which will be renovated as part of the new contract.
Terminal 2 will be adding Wolfgang Puck’s WPizza concept and Cross Grain Brewhouse, a brewpub and restaurant featuring local craft beers. Also being added to Terminal 2 will be Harvest & Grounds, a Euro-American bakery and café, and two grab-and-go locations from Plane Box Food Co.
New dining concepts coming to Terminal 4 include Rock & Brews (a rock-and-roll-themed bar and restaurant), Einstein Bros. Bagels and a Southern California favorite, Wahoo’s Fish Taco. In addition to the new restaurants, the existing Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Jake’s Bar location will be refurbished as part of the renovations.
Delaware North first began food and beverage operations at the Ontario airport in 1998 and is the first lease signed by the Ontario International Airport Authority, which operates the airport for the City of Ontario and San Bernardino County.
Overall, Delaware North’s travel division operates food, beverage and retail services in 33 airports worldwide, including some of the world’s busiest airports such as Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and London’s Heathrow Airport. The company’s 300 total airport outlets include more than 200 brands — a mix of proprietary concepts, partnerships and franchises. With its first airport presence established in 1939, Delaware North continues to maintain several airport partnerships that have spanned more than 60 years.