Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) this week touted the opening of eight new shops and restaurants in recent months, and said that three additional concessions locations – Qdoba, Sbarro and Evolve – will be added by year end.
The eight openings in the PHL Food & Shops program include Bud and Marilyn’s (reopening); 1920 Merch, a one-of-a-kind merchandise concept that celebrates a woman’s right to vote; Lily Palmer, offering signature floral designs and unique gifts; Chick-fil-A; WinKitchen, a restaurant featuring southeast Asian street food; Onsite News; Desigual, which provides creative, colorful and sustainable clothing options; and Beauty on the Fly, which offers skin care and hair care brands that tie in both botanical ingredients and holistic wellness.
“Our recent and upcoming openings are in step with what our passengers are looking for when they come to PHL,” said Megan O’Connell, PHL director of marketing and branding. “We’ve instituted a robust consumer insights program and are using the feedback we’ve received from passengers as the focus of our leasing program, as well as a guide for what airport amenities our guests find most helpful.”
PHL currently has 147 existing locations in its concessions program, with more coming this year and more planned for 2023, including Roam Fitness, a full-service gym located in Terminal F.
“We’ve been thrilled with the success and expansion of our PHL Food & Shops program recently,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace PHL, operator of the concessions program at the airport. “Our team has truly bounced back following the effects of the pandemic to keep our program’s standards high and our passengers as a priority.”