This year’s finalists for the prestigious ARN Awards include outstanding industry veterans as well as dynamic new players in airport concessions and services. The comprehensive list of contenders can be found below.

Winners will be revealed during the ARN Awards Gala on March 15, capping off the four-day ARN 2018 Revenue Conference & Exhibition in Orlando. They will also be celebrated in the April issue of ARN Magazine.

 

Airport Restaurant Bar of the Year

1300 On Filmore by SSP America

Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen by HMSHost Corp.

Flying Dog Tap House by HMSHost Corp.

LoLo American Kitchen & Bar by SSP America

Rock & Brews by Crews

 

Best Airport Restaurant Design

Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen by HMSHost Corp. – SDF Landside Terminal

Ember by OTG – IAH C-North

Five Borough Food Hall by SSP America – JFK Terminal 4

Food Truck Alley by Midfield Concession Enterprises – MSP

Kaedama by OTG – EWR Concourse C

 

Best Retail Store Design

Coach by Duty Free Americas – DFW

Dylan’s Candy Bar by Paradies Lagardére – DFW Terminal D

Frivolous by Delaware North – DTW North Terminal

Lolli & Pops by St. Croix and Pacific Gateway Concessions – MSP Terminal 1

Timberline by RLK and Company – PDX

 

Best Chef-Driven, Local or Regional Restaurant

Angel Food Bakery & Donut Bar by Delaware North

Bar Symon by United Concessions Group

The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar by Andale Management Group

Gott’s Roadside by High Flying Foods

Kenny and Zuke’s Delicatessen by SSP America

 

Best Local or Regional Retail Store

Amos Pewter by Amos Pewterers

Arroyo Trading Post by Hudson Group

District Market by Marshall Retail Group

Liquid Assets by Ironworks Distillery

Smithsonian Museum Store by Smithsonian Institution

 

Best New Food & Beverage Concept

Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen by HMSHost Corp.

Five Borough Food Hall by SSP America

Flying Dog Tap House by HMSHost Corp.

Hubcap Grill by LaTrelle’s Management

Second Bar + Kitchen by Paradies Lagardére

 

Best New Specialty Retail Concept

Distillery District Marketplace by Paradies Lagardére

Kate Spade by Duty Free Americas

Liquid Assets by Iron Works Distillery

Lolli and Pops by St. Croix and Pacific Gateway Concessions

Roam Fitness by ROAM

 

Best Food Brand Restaurateur

High Flying Foods

HMSHost Corp. for Starbucks

HMSHost Corp. for Shake Shack

OHM Concession Group for Chick-fil-A

Pappas Group for Pappadeaux

 

Best Retail Brand Operator

Dufry

Duty Free Americas

Hudson Group

Paradies Lagardére

Paradies Lagardére for Brooks Brothers

 

Best Overall Food & Beverage Restaurateur

Delaware North

High Flying Foods

HMSHost Corp.

Hojeij Branded Foods

SSP America

 

Best Overall Retailer

Dufry

InMotion Entertainment Group

Hudson Group

Marshall Retail Group

Paradies Lagardére

 

Best Travel Convenience Operator

Delaware North

Hudson Group

NewsLink Group

Paradies Lagardére

Stellar Partners

 

Restaurateur with the Highest Regard For Customer Service

High Flying Foods

HMSHost Corp.

Paradies Lagardére

SSP America

Vino Volo

 

Retailer with the Highest Regard For Customer Service

Be Relax

InMotion Entertainment Group

NewsLink Group

Pacific Gateway Concessions

Paradies Lagardére

 

Best DBE Operator

Andale Management Group

CRC

Mission Yogurt

OHM Concessions Group

Perez of Florida

 

Best Franchise Brand

Cava Grill

Chick-fil-A

Dunkin’ Donuts

McDonald’s

Starbucks

 

Best Innovation

DFW Mobile Food Ordering

Grab with American Airlines

Grab Self-Ordering Kiosks

iPal Robot

SJC Customer Service Robots

 

Best Passenger Services

Be Relax

Escape Lounge

Hollywood Theater at PDX

OTG Desire

ROAM Fitness