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DFW Seeks Local And National Brands In Large-Scale RFP

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is issuing its largest concessions and retail RFP in two decades, as the airport prepares to add 38 new dining and retail locations to the facility’s $5 billion worth of new terminal space. Submissions are due August 12,

The RFP seeks bidders to operate 17 new food and beverage opportunities and 17 retail concepts. Included in the package are requests for a fast food chicken, burger and pizza concepts; dessert or salty snack concepts; street tacos and Asian fusion concepts; multiple coffee concepts; quick serve salad and Italian concepts; grab-and-go retail; juice bars; bakeries; travel essential and electronics retail; gourmet hot dog and market concepts; flexible retail; store-within-a-store concepts; and passenger nap centers. 

New concessions and retail stores will join DFW’s more than 200 current concepts. The airport — which is expected to see over 100 million customers by 2030 — is expanding its capacity with renovated facilities across Terminals A and C as well as a brand-new Terminal F. Opportunities for concessions in Terminal F, as well as additional Terminal A and C opportunities will be announced later in the year. 

“Over the next few years, DFW will be nearly doubling the space available to its already world-class shopping and dining program,” said Ken Buchanan, executive vice president of revenue management and customer experience. “This is an all-inclusive opportunity for both our veteran concessionaires to consider expanding, as well as for newcomers in the community who operate street locations or other small businesses, to participate in the tremendous economic opportunity that DFW provides. We are committed to including small, diverse companies who represent local flavors or national brands.”