Detroit phase three dining upgrade opens

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Phase three of a US$21m dining redevelopment plan at Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s North Terminal is now complete.

The opening of the four newest restaurants in the North Terminal signals the completion of the third stage of a four-stage dining redevelopment project. The latest offerings are Pei Wei Asian Kitchen, an international chain restaurant inspired by ancient Asian cooking; Brioche Dorée, a French-style café bakery; Chick-fil-A, the largest family-owned business in North America; and Anita’s Kitchen, a Detroit original, offering premier Lebanese and Middle Eastern meals.

“We are excited that our multimillion-dollar dining redevelopment plan is nearing completion,” said Wayne County Airport Authority CEO Chad Newton. “During the development of this project, we wanted to ensure Detroit was offering dining options tailored to meet all of our customer’s dietary needs. Based on the feedback we’ve received, I’m confident this was accomplished.”

The redevelopment program includes 15 food and beverage concepts, many of them Metro Detroit favorites. The restaurants are operated by four concessionaires: HMSHost, DTW North Partners, NAC-MAC Concessions, and McDonald’s USA.

To ensure a variety of food options are available for customers at all times, the transformation is divided into four phases. The final phase, which includes Outback Steakhouse and Jolly Pumpkin, is expected to be completed in the spring.


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