Salt Lake International Airport announces new dining options; including Shake Shack

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 20, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake International Airport has announced numerous new restaurants and bars coming in the fall of 2020, including the burger chain Shake Shack.

“Passengers flying through Salt Lake City International Airport are going to be wowed not only by a new airport, but by the wide array of food and beverage options to choose from,” said a news release from airport officials. “From American and Asian to Italian and Mexican, passengers’ palates will be delighted with the selection.”

The first phase of “The New SLC,” the name given to the airport redevelopment program, will include 23 options from Cafe Rio, HMS Host, LaTrelles, OHM, SSP America, Salt Lake Brewing Company and The Grove.

Popular options like Cafe Rio, Market Street Grill, Smashburger and Squatters are returning along with new concepts, such as Fillings & Emulsions, Granatos, Pago, Panera Bread, Silver Diner and Shake Shack. All restaurants will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.

“Our passengers are hungry for a variety of food and beverage options,” said Bill Wyatt, executive director, Salt Lake City Department of Airports. “Today’s traveler expects airports to provide a quality selection of restaurants with affordable pricing. Whether it’s casual fare or fine dining, they will find it at The New SLC Airport.”

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As with the retail component of The New SLC, street pricing is planned for food and beverage, the news release said. This means passengers will pay the same price charged at the store locations outside of the airport.

“A welcome dining option pre-security on the second level will house Blue Lemon and a Starbucks will be located pre-security on level one,” the news release said. “Additional food and beverage concepts will be added to the program for the second phase of The New SLC, which is due to open in 2024/25.”

The first phase of The New SLC will include a central terminal, the west end of two concourses and a parking garage. The first phase of the new airport will be completed in the fall of 2020 with the second phase scheduled to be finished in late 2024.

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