Concessions International Opening Chick-fil-A At Denver International Airport
(ATLANTA) September 2016 – Concessions International (CI) will open a Chick-fil-A restaurant at the Denver International Airport on Wednesday, September 14. The restaurant will be located in the center food court in Concourse B and will operate from 5:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Chick-fil-A menu favorites like the Original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, chicken nuggets, Waffle Potato Fries®, hand-cut salads and fresh-squeezed lemonade will be available for lunch and dinner, as well as breakfast sandwiches, coffee and other items during breakfast hours. The menu will also include more healthful options like the new Egg White Grill sandwich for breakfast and the Chick-fil-A Grilled Chicken Sandwich and Spicy Southwest Salad for lunch and dinner.
“CI is excited to partner with Delarosa Restaurant Concepts to bring the first Chick-fil-A to Denver International Airport,” says Donata Russell Ross, CI’s Chief Executive Officer. “The Chick-fil-A brand is recognized by travelers across the world and performs above other restaurant concepts in the marketplace.”
The new location is a joint venture between CI and Delarosa Restaurant Concepts, an ACDBE partner – airport concessions disadvantaged business enterprise. Delarosa Restaurant Concepts is owned by Michael De La Rosa, a local Colorado entrepreneur and restaurant operator. This will also be the first time that CI has partnered with Delarosa Restaurant Concepts.
The CI and Chick-fil-A collaboration is a longtime coming. The founders of both Atlanta-based companies, Herman Russell of CI and S. Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A, Inc., were friends, business associates, and respected leaders in the Atlanta community throughout their careers. The opening in Denver continues a business relationship that began decades ago between the two respected companies.
Concessions International operates nine other restaurant locations at Denver International Airport (DIA), including Panda Express, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, New Belgium Hub Bar & Grill, Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli, and Wetzel’s Pretzels. The company has operated at DIA since 1995 and is a long term tenant.
Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,000 restaurants nationwide, including 25 airport locations.
About Concessions International, LLC
Atlanta-based Concessions International, LLC, founded in 1978, is a dynamic food and beverage concessionaire with operations in eight airports. The company's portfolio includes franchised, licensed and proprietary concepts, including casual dining, quick service, snack, deli and bar and grill. The company is a franchisee of major national brands including Fresh To Order, Seattle's Best Coffee, and Einstein Bros. Bagels. CI operates Pemberton Café at the World of Coca Cola, and Paschal's Restaurant in the historic Castleberry district of downtown Atlanta. Visit www.cintl.com for more information.
Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc. is a family owned and privately held restaurant company founded in 1964 by S. Truett Cathy. Devoted to serving the local communities in which its franchised restaurants operate, and known for its original chicken sandwich, Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,000 restaurants in 43 states and Washington, D.C.
Chick-fil-A system sales reached nearly $6 billion in 2015, which marks 48 consecutive years of sales growth. Chick-fil-A ranked first for customer satisfaction in the Limited Service Restaurants industry according to the 2015 American Customer Satisfaction Index and received the highest ACSI score ever in the industry. The company was also recognized in 2015 as America’s “Top Chicken Restaurant Brand” by The Harris Poll and the only restaurant brand named to the Top 10 “Best Companies to Work For” by 24/7 Wall Street. More information on Chick-fil-A is available on the chain’s website located at www.chick-fil-a.com.
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