Posted August 17, 2011 in Press Releases
Green, OH: Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) is celebrating the grand opening of its food court today with yummy, fresh food samples and specials for Customers. And three contestants will compete for a $100 AirTran gift card, CAK Marketplace prize pack and bragging rights as we host our first ever Fan vs. Food speed eating competition, crowning the ultimate CAK food fanatic.
MSE Branded Foods, the airport’s primary food and gift concessionaire, opened the new state-of-the-art food court which includes a Subway®, Buckhead Grill, JJ’s Sports Bar and CAK Marketplace gift shop. This fresh, dynamic dining concept is part of a redesign of CAK’s main public concourse. In total the airport is investing $1.1 million which includes the design, renovation and relocation of the new food court, to make way for our new expanded gate screening which opens in November.
“Serving Customers with an exceptional dining and gift experience is a top priority for both CAK and MSE,” said Rick McQueen, President & CEO. “We share a passion for fresh foods, a great mix of local and national brands and a commitment to quality. We are so pleased with the new food court and the soon-to-be expanded gate screening because these enhancements make Akron-Canton Airport an even better way to go for air travel.”
To celebrate the opening, Customers traveling through CAK today will be able to sample new food court offerings from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. including Subway® cookies, Caribou® coffee, Buckhead Grill burgers and fries, Cinnabon® Center of the roll and Raspberry Lemonade. Grand opening specials available all day long at the food court include a free cookie with every Subway® combo and free regular fries with any sandwich purchase from Buckhead Grill. Also opening recently, CAK Marketplace, which has two locations before and after security screening features local products including Bertman Ballpark Mustard, Maize Valley Wine and West Point Market Snackers & Killer Brownies. Additionally, the airport and MSE also held the first ever CAK Fan vs. Food Challenge where three CAK fans competed to eat Buckhead Grill’s double bacon cheeseburger, chili cheese fries and large Coke in the least amount of time. To see the winner, please visit the airport’s Facebook page this afternoon.
About Akron-Canton Airport
Akron-Canton Airport kicked off CAK 2018, its 10-year, $110-million Capital Improvement Plan in 2008. The plan is the most ambitious in the airport’s 64-year history. 2011 projects include an expanded security screening area and additional automobile parking. The centerpiece of CAK 2018, the extension and safety upgrade of Runway 5/23 was completed in 2010.Also, Akron-Canton Airport was awarded Best Experience as part of the 2010 World Class Customer Service Awards presented by Smart Business. Keep up to date on all things CAK by visiting Social CAK – our comprehensive social media portal. Additional information including flight reservations, driving instructions, and relaxation station is available at www.akroncantonairport.com. Akron-Canton Airport a better way to go®.
MSE Branded Foods is the foodservice operator at the Akron-Canton Airport. Founded in 1987, MSE Branded Foods provides turnkey food services for airports, upscale outlet centers, hospitals, hotels, and universities throughout the United States. For more information, visit msebranded.com or call 800-840-7802