December 4 2018  |  Airline & Terminal News

​Local chefs in the mix at new LAX food court

By Rick Lundstrom

SSP's Marketplace at LAX

SSP America has opened a modern day food and beverage Marketplace at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The portfolio of brands introduces a new mix of local celebrity and chef-led favorites as well as well-known national brands.

“SSP America is delighted to be part of the growth and investment at LAX,” said Vice President of Business Development Scott Welding, in today’s announcement. “Our mix of high-performing national brands and poplar local brands backed with star-studded, chef-driven prominence will bring variety, choice and a true LA taste of place to Southwest passengers.”

SSP’s line-up includes:

Cassell’s Hamburgers— Noted as the “Burger Whisperer” by Eater LA and “Best Burger” in L.A. by LAmag and LA Weekly, Chef Christian Page’s burgers, sandwiches, salads and sides have a reputation for high-quality ingredients.

Trejo’s Tacos—Danny Trejo’s Trejo’s Tacos serves chef-driven, made from scratch Mexican dishes and tacos. Trejo’s offering appeals to families, vegans, and gluten-free diners.

Beaming— Beaming Organic Superfood Café brings a quick, health-focused option with its newest location in Terminal 1 at the Southwest Airlines gate. The café, known for its organic and fresh superfood smoothies, plant-based food, and gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free baked goods, continues to expand. LAX is its eighth location in Southern California. Beaming LAX will offer the same guest experience as its other outposts, featuring grab-and-go juices and meals as well as a full smoothie bar.

Chick-fil-A—Chick-fil-A brings a menu made from fresh, simple ingredients, with many hand-prepared in-house including the Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich. Chick-fil-A chicken is 100% pure breast meat with no fillers, steroids or hormones. In addition to the signature sandwich, Chick-fil-A offers a variety of menu options including breakfast items, salads, Waffle Potato Fries™, fruit cups, lemonade and treats. Chick-fil-A serves freshly prepared food in more than 2,200 restaurants in 47 states and Washington, D.C. including 31 airport locations in North America.

Pei Wei—Pei Wei, a Pan-Asian, fast casual restaurant, prepares each dish to order using freshly chopped ingredients, purposely chosen for nutrition as well as flavor, and in the tradition of ancient Asian cooking methods. Menu offerings include lettuce wraps, sushi, and salad, rice and noodle bowls that can be easily customized for any palate or diet, including gluten-free and vegetarian.

Einstein Bros. Bagels— Einstein Bros. Bagels serves specialty sandwiches, gourmet salads and handcrafted drinks. Already a familiar sight at 600 locations across the U.S., including 23 current airport locations Einstein’s is commitment to quality, speed, efficiency and 100% customer satisfaction.

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