Posted October 16, 2006 in Press Releases
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AKRON-CANTON AIRPORT OFFERS NEW FOOD/ BEVERAGE OPTIONS
Arby's and Great Lakes Brewing Company now open in South Concourse
Green, OH:There is no reason to go hungry when you are flying through Akron-Canton Airport (CAK). Beginning today, Arby's and Great Lakes Brewing Company are open for business in the new, spacious south concourse, home to AirTran Airways and Frontier Airlines at CAK.
The new Arby's, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, will offer hungry passengers a full menu including slow-roasted, freshly sliced Roast Beef sandwiches, Arby's signature Market Fresh™ salads, sandwiches and wraps, a full menu line of natural chicken as well as Arby's sides, such as long time favorites Curly Fries and Jamocha Shakes as well as new SideKickers®, including Loaded Potato Bites™.
The Arby's at CAK is owned and operated by MSE Branded Foods.MSE Branded Foods provides a variety of operating options including food courts, nationally branded concepts and full service restaurants and bars.Arby's, which was founded in 1964 in Boardman, Ohio by brothers Forrest and Leroy Raffel, has more than 3,500 restaurants nationwide, including 286 in Ohio and 9 in the Akron-Canton area.
"We are thrilled to offer passengers traveling through the Akron-Canton Airport with fast food fare that is a cut above the standard restaurant options," said Jack Hough, President, MSE Branded Foods. "MSE Branded Food's experience extends from service at five airports to luxury hotels, shopping malls and other retail markets nationwide."
Cleveland-based Great Lakes Brewing Company will offer their award-winning brews including Burning River Pale Ale, Dortmunder Gold Lager, Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, and Eliot Ness Amber Lager among others. Established in 1988 by brothers Patrick and Daniel Conway, Great Lakes Brewing Company became the first microbrewery in the state of Ohio and today remains Ohio's most celebrated and award-winning brewer of lagers and ales.
"We're very pleased to be aligned with such a great organization in a stunning new facility.Having long been well received in the Akron-Canton market, we feel strongly that our brand will be equally received by the airport's travelers," states Patrick Conway.The newly opened Arby's and Great Lakes Brewing Company complement the food service previously available at the airport including a Subway ®, Buckhead Grille, JJs Sport's Bar, Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, and Java Coast Gourmet coffee bar. MSE Branded Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, manages all existing concessions, vending and gift services at CAK.
"We are thrilled to add two new dining options that have roots in Ohio, said airport director Fred Krum. "We are committed to offering high-quality food and beverage offerings to our passengers. It's one more way to make Akron-Canton Airport a better way to go®."
The airport opened its new, spacious, four-gate passenger concourse in early May. The concourse is the centerpiece of the airport's $60 million, five-year STAR expansion project. Other elements of STAR included longer runways, a new baggage claim wing, additional car parking and a food court with national brands. Additional information including flight reservations, driving instructions, and a relaxation station is available at www.akroncantonairport.com, CAK's new web portal.Akron-Canton Airport, a better way to go®.