Friday, January 27, 2017

Will Rogers World Airport (KOKC) to open 3 new restaurants

Will Rogers World Airport issued a press release with the following information.

January, 26, 2017 Will Rogers World Airport’s master food concessionaire, Delaware North, today announced three new restaurant concepts coming to the airport’s food and beverage program. Two prominent local restaurants, Tucker’s Onion Burgers and Coolgreens, will make their airport debut providing travelers a uniquely Oklahoma food experience. World-famous Cinnabon® will open its first full-size store in Oklahoma. The announcement was made during a presentation to the Oklahoma City Airport Trust.

“One of our primary goals with the new concepts was to introduce more local fare to airport customers,” says Michael Moses, general manager, Delaware North - Oklahoma City. “Coolgreens and Tucker’s will give travelers a real sense of place. These are unique Oklahoma City businesses. You won’t find them in any other airport. ”

Over the last several years, Delaware North has committed itself to Oklahoma and to Oklahoma products. Every restaurant at WRWA is MIO (Made in Oklahoma) certified, meaning each store utilizes as many locally sourced products as possible. It was a natural progression for the company to partner with two local businesses committed to serving food with fresh, local ingredients.

Tucker’s, part of A Good Egg Dining Group, will offer its authentic Oklahoma onion burger along with hand-cut French fries and hand-dipped shakes. Tucker’s is committed to using the best ingredients and prides itself on made-to-order products. Tucker’s currently has four metro area locations.

“Tucker’s is thrilled to be a part of the new Will Rogers World Airport's local restaurant lineup, says Keith Paul, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, A Good Egg Dining Group. “The emphasis Delaware North and Will Rogers World Airport put on providing local fare was a huge draw to our company. We are looking forward to serving our handcrafted onion burgers, shakes and fries to the many visitors to Oklahoma City, our home town!”

Coolgreens, Oklahoma’s premier lifestyle eatery, currently has six Oklahoma City metro locations and is focused on serving fresh, made-to-order salad, sandwich, wrap and flatbread options that support the wellness goals of its health conscious customers.

“At Coolgreens, we believe that taste, health and freshness go hand-in-hand. All of our menu items, including our dressings, marinades and soups, are made in house daily using only the freshest of ingredients,” said Coolgreens CEO Robert Lee. “We are very excited to offer our healthy and flavorful selection of house-made salad, sandwich and wrap options to the busy, on-the-go traveler at Will Roger World Airport.”

Coolgreens will be located in the west concourse near Gate 8. Tucker’s and Cinnabon® will be located in the food court area, replacing the Sonic and Salt Lick locations respectively. All three restaurants are expected to open early 2017. Coolgreens is scheduled for early March, Cinnabon® for mid-March and Tucker’s for mid-April. Delaware North is working with Coolgreens and Tucker’s to finalize the airport menu, which will include breakfast items.

Operating hours for Coolgreens will be from 5:00 a.m. until 30 minutes before the last departure daily. Tucker’s and Cinnabon® will operate from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. daily, except on Saturday, when they will remain open until 30 minutes before the last departure.

In the spirit of “keeping it local,” Delaware North will be using Red Prairie Design Group and Globe Construction, two Oklahoma City companies, to design and build out the new concepts.

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