DeltaDAWG From United States of America, joined May 2006, 716 posts, RR: 1 Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3277 times:
I have long thought about this. I originate 80% of my travel out of ATL and have always wondered why Waffle House does not have a location in the main terminal as well as A or B concourse. I would love to have a chili-cheese omelet with some scattered and covered hashbrowns before boarding my flight. Of course, the person sitting next to me on the plane probably would not appreciate it as much as I do.
Anyway, is there any restaurants that you want to see in your airport that is not there now?
ConjureMe From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 36 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3244 times:
I have always thought that In-N-Out should try an airport location. Their burgers are almost world famous now, and I am guessing that if you have spent any time on this site looking at pics of LAX approaches than you have seen the In-N-Out sign in the background. I think they could do some great business in the international terminal at LAX and SFO.
Never let the plane take you somewhere your brain didn't get to five minutes ago.
Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2953 posts, RR: 9 Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3221 times:
A fast food restaurant should have the kind of food that is easy on the go. Waffles are hard to eat and run with, and they don't do well "to go," as they are best warm. Same with IHOP. KFC is too greesy.
With all the Starbucks around, I would like to see competition from Coffee Bean.
ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9 Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3141 times:
Quoting Srbmod (Reply 7): IIRC, there's a Checkers in the food court in the middle of Concourse B,
True, and it's the most expensive Checkers in the world. But a welcome sight all the same.
A Waffle House would be ultrashibby, I gotta say.
Now how about a nominee for restaurant that should NOT be in the airport? I'll nominate Chick-Fil-A. Why? First off, their food is overpriced and over-rated. But more importantly, they have the whole "closed on Sunday" thing, so any airport that has one has one fewer choice on Sunday. Airport choices are too limited to begin with. (BTW, I actually don't know if any airport other than TPA has one.)
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17284 posts, RR: 51 Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3137 times:
Quoting ExFATboy (Reply 10): True, and it's the most expensive Checkers in the world.
I wish they'd institute a street pricing program like what many airports do. But I have to say the prices now are a lot better than they were 15-20 years ago. Back in the 80s, it would cost you nearly $10 for a meal at one of the snack bars they had. There wasn't any chain type places, everything was generic almost stadium like. One company had the main concessions contract (Which was pretty much given to them because of who they were friends with in the city government.). Eventually they lost the bulk of their contracts in the aftermath of a scandal involving bribes to airport officials that led to more companies being given the chance to come in and operate concessions. That too has been controversial because some of the concessionaires have links to former and current city officials.