ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – When it opens later this year, Terminal C at Orlando International Airport will highlight a combination of local flavors, national brands and shine a spotlight on engaging shopping experiences.
“Our dynamic concessions program for the new terminal features everything the modern traveler could want in the way of eating, drinking and shopping during their trip through Florida’s busiest airport,” said Yovannie Rodriguez, Chief Administrative Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA). “With more than 80,000 square feet of concession space, we were able to bring concepts to life in a way that meets the diverse needs of passenger demand and continues our delivery of The Orlando Experience.”
With the traveling public in mind, 93 percent of the concessions in Terminal C will be located beyond the security checkpoints with the remaining offerings pre-security. This was done intentionally to enhance the customer experience and ensure the ability for proper timing and planning for those flying in and out of Orlando International.
“At every turn, Terminal C guests will be able to experience a variety of amazing shopping and dining offerings that are unique to Orlando while also enjoying the regional and national brands that they know and love,“ said Tracy Conner-Harris, Assistant Director of Concessions for GOAA.
With more than 24 food and beverage options located throughout the building, the new terminal has a little bit of everything. While efforts were made to introduce new concepts to the Orlando International Airport concessions program, some traveler favorites can be found along the way. Starbucks, Chick Fil-A, Auntie Anne’s and Cinnabon, which currently have locations in the North Terminal, will be in Terminal C when it opens in September.
Knowing the importance of including the flavor of Central Florida, several local brands are expanding their reach by opening locations in the new facility.
Local concepts for Terminal C include the following:
- Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Co.
- Wine Bar George
- Orange County Brewers
- Provisions by Cask & Larder
- PGA Tour Grill
- Raw Juice
- Cucina & Co.
- Olde Hearth Bread Co.
- Cask & Larder Public House
- Orlando Brewing Bar & Bites
- Sunshine Diner by Chef Art Smith
Other dining options located in Terminal C include Eola Market, Shake Shack, Harvest & Grounds, Summer House Orlando, Greenbeat, Desano Pizzeria, Main Street Market with Einstein Bros. Bagels and Replenish with Illy Coffee.
GOAA is pleased to confirm that Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise for this new terminal exceeds overall airport goals with at least 30 percent participation. The program is designed to ensure opportunities for small businesses who wish to participate in concession opportunities at Orlando International Airport.
If grabbing a locally-inspired dish wasn’t enough before boarding a flight, travelers can experience some Orlando-specific retail therapy as they pass through Terminal C. Themed shopping experiences from Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando feature unique, direct access to the best souvenirs only available in Orlando. Close partnerships with these local theme park leaders allowed GOAA leaders and the construction teams to push their boundaries and imaginations to create one-of-a-kind shopping experiences that could only be found in Orlando.
Other shopping options include innovative newsstand and gift shop options like The Scoop, Gatlin Trade, Sunglass Hut and Brighton. The all-new City Arts Market will bring the Orlando art scene to the traveling public by featuring products created by local artists.
While many travelers might look forward to relaxing before boarding their flight, some might be ready to plan their next vacation and that’s where the TripAdvisor location can be helpful. This retail outlet will feature an interactive display wall sharing information on travel destinations around Central Florida and the world at just the touch of a screen.
For travelers looking to disconnect from it all before boarding their flight, the Plaza Premium Lounge will be the ultimate go-to spot. The lounge, located on the second floor of the Palm Court area, features a dedicated area for families, a restaurant and bar, and quiet spaces where business travelers can be productive.