2018 AMAC Conference

Delaware North has opened two new restaurants at Ontario International Airport (ONT), marking the culmination of a multi-million-dollar effort to transform the airport’s dining concessions. Cross Grain Brewhouse and Harvest & Grounds are the latest additions to a $6 million initiative to upgrade the airport’s dining options with popular brands and products that appeal to business and leisure travelers.

Cross Grain Brewhouse is a brewpub and restaurant featuring a varied menu with a focus on handcrafted food and a selection of local craft beers. Harvest & Grounds, a Euro-American bakery and café, serves local favorite Klatch Coffee, espresso drinks, sandwiches, salads, gourmet bite-to-eat plates and packaged snacks. Both are located in Terminal 2.

“We pride ourselves in being responsive to the needs and desires of our customers,” says Alan D. Wapner, president of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA). “The addition of Cross Grain Brewhouse and Harvest & Grounds reflects our intent to provide a new and exciting dining experience tailored to the tastes of our customers.”

Kevin Kelly, president of Delaware North’s travel division, says the company is proud to put the finishing touches on the food and beverage program at ONT. “From exciting national brands like Rock & Brews and Wolfgang Puck to California favorites like Wahoo’s Fish Taco, hungry travelers have plenty of convenient options for all tastes and preferences,” he says.

The agreement with Delaware North is expected to generate net revenue of $12.9 million over 10 years for the airport authority. Prices charged to customers will not be more than 10 percent above the non-airport price for food and beverage, down from 18 percent under the previous concession agreement.