Airport officials hope the chicken sandwich chain will help fill the void left by McDonald’s.
Officials at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport say they’ve hatched a plan to satisfy fliers whose feathers were ruffled when McDonald’s was booted from MSP: Chick-fil-A is set to arrive this spring.
The Southern fast-food chain, known for its hand-breaded chicken sandwiches, lemonade and customer service, will open on Concourse C in Terminal 1. The restaurant will be in the space formerly occupied by Godfather’s Pizza and A&W and be the first full-scale Chick-fil-A in the state, airport officials say.
“We’re really excited about it,” John Greer, assistant director of concessions and business development for the Metropolitan Airports Commission, told the Star Tribune on Tuesday. “Their chicken is just delicious. Their sandwiches are phenomenal.”
News of Chick-fil-A’s spring arrival comes on the heels of McDonald’s departure from MSP. Late last year, Delta Air Lines booted the chain’s two locations from Concourse G, which it controls, because it wanted to refine the dining experience with higher-scale eateries. But the closures caused a stir with passengers who were used to getting their fries, Big Macs and Egg McMuffins before flights.
Since then, airport officials have been working to get McDonald’s back at the airport. But Greer believes Chick-fil-A might be a good fix. Prices at Chick-fil-A are similar to McDonald’s. A combo meal, which includes a chicken sandwich, waffle fries and a drink, is in the $6 range, comparable to a value meal at McDonald’s. read the rest (Source: Star Tribune)