Chicago Department of Aviation
O'Hare, Midway Concessions Awarded by ACI-NA

CHICAGO, November 14, 2012 - Several restaurants at O'Hare and Midway International Airports received awards yesterday from Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) at its annual Airport Concessions Conference in Denver, Colorado.


The award-winning restaurants and concepts featured at Chicago's airports include:

  • Barista at Midway -- Best New Food and Beverage (3rd Place)
  • Beaudevin Wine Bar, Bubbles Wine Bar, Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless and Wicker Park Seafood & Sushi at O'Hare -- Innovative Use of Non-Traditional Retail Space
  • O'Hare Urban Garden -- Best "Green" Concessions Practice or Concept (2nd Place)
  • B4 YOU BOARD Mobile App by HMSHost -- Best Innovative Consumer Experience Concept or Practice (1st Place)

"On behalf of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Aviation, I want to thank ACI-NA for recognizing the concessions programs at Chicago's airports as well as the outstanding efforts of many other airports in the U.S. and Canada," said Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino. "We continue to work diligently to incorporate sustainability throughout our concessions program and bring in new, innovative concepts and more of Chicago's unique flair and flavor to O'Hare and Midway International Airports."


Now in its 15th year, ACI-NA's "Richard A. Griesbach Excellence in Airport Concessions Contest" recognizes innovative and outstanding airport concessions and showcases the unique products and services that airports are providing throughout North America. This year's contest received a record-breaking 180 nominations for nearly 40 awards from airports of all sizes throughout the U.S. and Canada.


Click here to view ACI-NA's news release.


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