As Los Angeles International Airport moves forward with a program to revitalize its concessions, the airport plans to open 60 new dining and shopping options in Terminals 4, 5, 7 and 8 throughout this year.
The concession upgrade is taking place as LAX is in the midst of a major modernization program. Based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, the new food-beverage and retail concessions will help put “the L.A. back into LAX” by reflecting the best of Los Angeles diverse cuisine, culture and lifestyle, airport officials say.
Among the concessionaires that have already opened is the trendy boutique Kitson LA in Terminal 7, operated by United Airlines.
The first food-and-beverage concessions to open soon will be Skewers by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto in Terminal 5 (Delta Airlines) and Wolfgang Puck Express in Terminal 7.
Some of the concessions set to open this year in four terminals are:
Terminal 4 (American Airlines): 8oz. Burger Bar, Real Food Daily (vegan); Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza; Homegirl Caf/ & Catering; See’s Candies; Starbucks; Hollywood Style; Hollywood Bling; Sunglass Hut; Vroman’s Bookstore; and Papyrus;
Terminal 5 (Delta Air Lines): Ford’s Filling Station, ÁLoter’a! Grill, Lemonade (seasonal California comfort food); See’s Candies; Los Angeles Times; Rock ‘N Brews Concert Bar; Ripcurl; The Mattel Experience, Magic Johnson Sports; and a Farmer’s Market featuring Monsieur Marcel gourmet market, T & Y Bakery, Ultimate Candy Company, Bennett’s Ice Cream, and Three Dog Bakery;
Terminal 7 (United Airlines): ÁLoter’a! Grill, Seven Grand and BLD, The Counter (“custom built burgers”); Yogurtland; Klatch Koffee; Bartels’ B Grill by BOA Steakhouse; That’s so LA; Boss by Hugo Boss; NBC Universal; and CNN Newsstand.
Terminal 8 (United Airlines): Engine Co. No. 28 (classic American menu); Corona Bar; People News; E! News: Carl’s Jr.; and Marmalade Caf/.
Phase II of the LAX concessions revitalization program began last January with the award of a 17-year lease agreement to Westfield Concession Management, LLC for the Tom Bradley International Terminal, Terminal 2 and the Theme Building.