ONT transforms dining concessions with celebration including KISS co-founders

The Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) has announced the transformation of the airport´s dining concessions, highlighting food and beverage brands that are quickly connecting with air travelers, the company said.

The festive post-opening celebration included menu tastings and a raucous bar christening of Rock & Brews by KISS co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The celebration is the culmination of a USD 6 million upgrade of ONT´s food and beverage concessions with high-profile and popular brands including Einstein Bros bagels, Rock & Brews restaurant, Wahoo´s Fish Taco and Wolfgang Puck´s WPizza.

The new eateries have opened for business on a staggered basis since April. Cross Grain Brewhouse and Harvest & Grounds were the latest additions to begin service in July.

The airport said working in collaboration with its concessionaire, Delaware North, the company can deliver a dining experience that meets customers´ expectations with well-known, successful brands offering a wide variety of menu items.

The agreement with Delaware North is expected to generate net revenue of approximately USD 13 million over 10 years for the OIAA. Product prices charged to customers will not be more than 10% above the non-airport price for food and beverage, down from 18% under the previous concession agreement.

Ontario International (ONT) Airport is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a full-service airport with nonstop commercial jet service to 18 major airports in the US, Mexico and Taiwan, and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations. There is an average of 64 daily departures offered by 8 air carriers.

Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) was formed in August 2012 by a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino to provide overall direction for the management, operations, development and marketing of ONT for the benefit of the Southern California economy and the residents of the airport´s four-county catchment area.

Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Delaware North has annual revenue of more than USD 3 billion in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries.