August 4 2015  |  Airline & Terminal News

HMSHost plans big outlet opening at TPA

By Rick Lundstrom

HMSHost announced yesterday that it has been awarded contracts for 14 dining spaces at Tampa International Airport, in partnership with joint venture partner Tinsley-Bridgeman. The restaurant openings are scheduled to run from spring 2016 to mid-2017.

Travelers will now find two locations of the local gourmet burger joint Burger 21, in Airsides A and C, serving hand crafted beef, ahi tuna, and black bean burgers, and milkshake flavors including Strawberry Shortcake, Crème Brulee, and Ybor City Double Espresso, among other tempting menu items.

Ybor City’s renowned street side Cuban restaurant, Columbia Restaurant Café will continue to have an airport location in Airside E, drawing travelers back to the turn of the 20th century, when a Cuban immigrant opened the restaurant. Today, it is a staple of the Ybor City section of Tampa.

Craft brewer Cigar City Brewing will have a full service restaurant with brewery in Airside C and a smaller bar featuring a pub menu called Cigar City Taproom in Airside F. Cigar City is founded by a fourth generation Tampan. Airside F have the Gasparilla Bar, a recreation of Tampa’s historic Gasparilla celebration, played out on a pirate ship-shaped kiosk, right in the airport. 

The airport dining experience would not be complete without travelers’ favorite coffee, Starbucks, which will have locations in Airsides C, E, and F, and an Airside A Starbucks Reserve, the latest Starbucks experience, which features the Clover-brewing system and a varying selection of the most diverse beans from around the world. At Starbucks Evenings in the pre-security Center Landside Main Terminal, travelers will be able to 

Starbucks outlets will be open in airsides C, E, and F. Airside A will have a Starbucks Reserve, the latest Starbucks experience, which features the Clover-brewing system and a varying selection of the most diverse beans from around the world. At Starbucks Evenings in the pre-security Center Landside Main Terminal, travelers will be able to enjoy all that Starbucks has to offer while also sipping a glass of wine or beer with dining menu of small plates. 

Also in the pre-security main terminal, families and friends can send loved ones on their way with a meal together at the award-winning Asian restaurant P.F. Chang’s. If travelers’ time is limited, they may prefer to visit P.F. Chang’s quicker version in Airside A, Pei Wei, where they’ll find some of the same famous dishes. The Landside Main Terminal Food Court will also get a new Wendy’s to be subleased and operated by Tinsley-Bridgeman. 

 

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