Concessions International Brings American Tap Room to Washington, D.C. Airport; Restaurant Now Open at Reagan National Airport

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Travelers going through Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. now have a new dining option available to them. Concessions International (CI), one of the leading food and beverage concessionaires in the U.S., opened an American Tap Room location at Reagan National Airport at Terminal C, near Gate 36 on Wed. Oct. 23.

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“American Tap Room offers travelers a finer dining experience, for those moments when you have more time to relax waiting for a flight,” says Donata Russell Major, CI’s Chief Executive Officer.

Travelers going through Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. now have a new dining option available to them. Concessions International (CI), one of the leading food and beverage concessionaires in the U.S., opened an American Tap Room location at Reagan National Airport at Terminal C, near Gate 36 on Wed. Oct. 23. The new restaurant is a joint venture between Concessions International and MBC Concessions, an Atlanta-based ACDBE partner – airport concessions disadvantaged business enterprise. CI will also open Taylor Gourmet in Terminal B/C at Reagan National this winter.

Working with the local Reston, VA Thompson Hospitality, owner of American Tap Room and Be Right Burger (brb), CI also recently opened a brb at Dulles International Airport last month. The brb location is at Concourse C, Gate 18. The two restaurant openings mark the first Washington, D.C. airport locations for CI and the first airport locations for Thompson Hospitality.

“American Tap Room offers travelers a finer dining experience, for those moments when you have more time to relax waiting for a flight,” says Donata Russell Major, CI’s Chief Executive Officer. “Be Right Burger and American Tap Room are two different concepts that are both great additions to the Washington, D.C. airports.”

American Tap Room is American regional cuisine at its classic, pub-inspired best. Guests can also enjoy some twists on the classics with taste-inspired ideas like the Dirty Caesar Salad featuring red onions, cherry tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, hot sauce, parmesan and croutons, or the Greek Turkey Burger with hummus, tzatziki and a tomato-cucumber kalamata olive salad. And of course, all of the menu items go nicely with the many cold beer options available.

“We are excited to introduce travelers passing through Reagan National Airport to our American Tap Room concept,” stated Warren Thompson, President and Chairman of Thompson Hospitality. “Restaurant guests now expect great tasting food no matter where they are, and that includes the airport. American Tap Room offers sophisticated food and premium beverages for the more discerning traveler.”

This is Concessions International’s 5th and 6th restaurant openings this year with plans to open six more in 2014.

About Concessions International, LLC
Atlanta-based Concessions International, LLC, founded in 1978, is a dynamic food and beverage concessionaire with operations in eight airports. The company's portfolio includes franchised, licensed and proprietary concepts, including casual dining, quick service, snack, deli and bar and grill. The company is a franchisee of major national brands including Fresh To Order, Seattle's Best Coffee, and Einstein Bros. Bagels. CI operates Pemberton Café at the World of Coca Cola, and Paschal's Restaurant in the historic Castleberry district of downtown Atlanta. Visit http://www.cintl.com for more information.

About Thompson Hospitality
The American Tap Room and brb (Be Right Burger) brands are owned by Reston, Virginia-based Thompson Hospitality. Warren Thompson, a longtime foodservice industry veteran, founded Thompson Hospitality over two decades ago. The company operates a variety of contract services across a range of sites including universities, entertainment venues, hospitals and corporate offices. In addition to brb and American Tap Room, Thompson Hospitality owns and operates a variety of branded restaurant concepts including Austin Grill and Tequila Bar and Willie T’s Lobster Shack.

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