The ARN Best Airport & Concessions Awards are once again nearing their conclusion. The broad list of candidates developed by the industry has been narrowed to a select group of finalists, listed below.

From this point a group of judges chosen by ARN will assess each candidate in the final round of voting. Winners will be revealed during the ARN Awards program on the final night of the 2017 ARN Revenue Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans and celebrated in the April Conference Wrap-Up issue.

 

Airport Restaurant Bar of the Year

LARGE

CBGB L.A.B. by OTG

Cross Grain Brewhouse by Delaware North

Gordon Biersch by Hojeij Branded Foods

Le Grand Comptoir by SSP America

Tootsies Orchid Lounge by Delaware North

 

SMALL

Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant by Jack Duggan’s

Pink’s Pizza by LaTrelle’s Management Corp.

Stone Brewery by High Flying Foods

Vino Volo by Vino Volo

 

Best Airport Restaurant Design

LARGE

Dallas Cowboys Club by HMSHost Corp. – Terminal A, Dallas/Fort Worth International

Hard Rock Café by SSP America – Main Terminal, Tampa International

P.F. Chang’s by Hojeij Branded Foods – Concourse A, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International

Page by OTG – Terminal A, Ronald Reagan Washington National

RumFish Grill by Delaware North – Airside C, Tampa International

 

SMALL

Booster Juice by Booster Juice – Terminal 1 Pre-Security, Toronto Pearson International

Eastern Market by Midfield Concession Enterprises – McNamara Terminal, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County

Jack Duggan’s Pub & Restaurant by Jack Duggan’s – Terminal A, Philadelphia International

The Firkin & Flyer by Firkin Group of Pubs – B/C Connector, Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall

Vino Volo by Vino Volo – Concourse C, Nashville International

 

Best Chef-Driven, Local or Regional Restaurant

LARGE

Bar Symon by Paradies Lagardère

Cross Grain Brewhouse by Delaware North

L’Auberge Saint-Gabriel by HMSHost Corp.

Matt’s Big Breakfast by SSP America

Wahlburgers by SSP America

 

SMALL

Bankers Hill by High Flying Foods

Berkshire Farms by Tastes on the Fly

Obrycki’s Seafood by CRC Restaurants

Stumptown Coffee Roasters by LaTrelle’s Management Corp.

Tony Luke’s by Seven Hills Restaurant Management Group

 

Best DBE Operator

Aero Service Group

Air Ventures

Jack Duggan’s

LaTrelle’s Management Corp.

Superior Hospitality Group

 

Best Food & Beverage Brand Restaurateur

LARGE

Areas USA

Delaware North

HMSHost Corp.

OTG

SSP America

 

SMALL

High Flying Foods

Jack Duggan’s

Tastes on the Fly

Villa Restaurant Group

Vino Volo

 

Best Franchisor

Booster Juice

Chick-fil-A

Dunkin’ Donuts

McDonald’s

Starbucks

 

Best Innovation

Customized Mobile Carts by HMSHost Corp.

Flo Tech by OTG

Grab Mobile App by Grab

Hudson News Mobile Cart by Hudson Group

Virtual Showroom by Tumi

 

Best Local or Regional Retail Store

LARGE

Austin City Limits and Waterloo Records by Delaware North

Gallery Eppley by Hudson Group

No Boundaries by Paradies Lagardère

Tampa Bay Times by Paradies Lagardère

Vineyard Vines by Hudson Group

 

SMALL

America! By Marshall Retail Group

Flight of Wine & Spirits by Flight of Wine & Spirits

Greetings From Colorado by Avila Retail Development and Management

Made in Oregon by Made in Oregon

The Shoppes at Ocean Drive by NewsLink Group

 

Best New Food & Beverage Concept

LARGE

Avenue des Canadiens by HMSHost Corp.

Hard Rock Café by SSP America

RumFish Grill by Delaware North

Saison by OTG

Wahlburgers by SSP America

 

SMALL

Artisan Market by High Flying Foods

Camille’s Hand Dipped Ice Cream by Odeh Mickens DFW Concessions

Graeter’s Ice Cream by Graeter’s Ice Cream

Mo’s Seafood & Chowder by Jolee Bancroft

Tapas Sky Bar by Tastes 5280

 

Best New Specialty Retail Concept

LARGE

Earth Bar by Delaware North

Lole by Paradies Lagardère

So Chocolate by Paradies Lagardère

The Miles Shop by OTG

Gallery Eppley by Hudson Group

 

SMALL

Carry On by Brookstone by Brookstone

Hatley by Hatley

Maggio Olive Oil Company by Maggio Olive Oil Company

Naturally Inspired by Naturally Inspired

Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Mountain Concierge by Squaw Valley Resort

 

Best Overall Food & Beverage Restaurateur

LARGE

Areas USA

Delaware North

HMSHost Corp.

OTG

SSP America

 

SMALL

High Flying Foods

Jack Duggan’s

LaTrelle’s Management Corp.

Midfield Concession Enterprises

Vino Volo

 

Best Overall Retailer

LARGE

Delaware North

Hudson Group

InMotion Entertainment

OTG

Paradies Lagardère

 

SMALL

Be Relax

Marshall Retail Group

Metalsmiths Sterling

NewsLink Group

Tumi

 

Best Passenger Services

Be Relax

Escape Lounge

FuelRod

Travelex Currency Exchange

XpresSpa

 

Best Retail Store Design

LARGE

CIBO Express Gourmet Market by OTG – Terminal C, Newark Liberty International

Duty Free by Dufry – Terminal 3, Toronto Pearson International

Dylan’s Candy Bar by Paradies Lagardère – Terminal D, Dallas/Fort Worth International

Visions of Eden by Paradies Lagardère – Terminal B, Sacramento International

Gallery Eppley by Hudson Group – Terminal, Eppley Airfield

 

SMALL

Flight of Wine & Spirits by Flight of Wine & Spirits – Central Hall, Edmonton International

Maggio Olive Oil Company by Maggio Olive Oil Company – Concourse B, Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall

Marshall Rousso by Marshall Retail Group – Concourse C, Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall

Metalsmiths Sterling by Metalsmiths Sterling – Central Hall, Edmonton International

See’s Candies by Pacific Gateway Concessions – Terminal 3, San Francisco International

 

Best Specialty Retail Brand Operator

LARGE

Hudson Group

InMotion Entertainment

OTG

Paradies Lagardère

Paradies Lagardère for Brooks Brothers

 

SMALL

Corliss Stone-Littles

Marshall Retail Group

Metalsmiths Sterling

Pacific Gateway Concessions

Vino Volo

 

Best Travel Convenience Operator

LARGE

Delaware North

Hudson Group

OTG

Paradies Lagardère

 

SMALL

Marshall Retail Group

NewsLink Group

Onsite News

Pacific Gateway Concessions

Stellar Partners

 

Restaurateur with the Highest Regard For Customer Service

LARGE

Delaware North

HMSHost Corp.

OTG

Paradies Lagardère

SSP America

 

SMALL

Firkin Group of Pubs

High Flying Foods

Jack Duggan’s

Midfield Concession Enterprises

Vino Volo

 

Retailer with the Highest Regard For Customer Service

LARGE

Delaware North

Hudson Group

InMotion Entertainment

OTG

Paradies Lagardère

 

SMALL

Be Relax

Corliss-Stone Littles LLC

Marshall Retail Group

Metalsmiths Sterling

Vino Volo

 

Airport with the Best Customer Service

LARGE

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International

Denver International

Dallas/Fort Worth International

Minneapolis-St. Paul International

San Francisco International

 

MEDIUM

Austin-Bergstrom International

Cleveland-Hopkins International

Dallas Love Field

Portland International

San Diego International

 

SMALL

Albuquerque International Sunport

Indianapolis International

Jacksonville International

Pittsburgh International

Reno-Tahoe International

 

Airport with the Best Management Team

LARGE

Boston Logan International

Dallas/Fort Worth International

Minneapolis-St. Paul International

San Francisco International

Tampa International

 

MEDIUM

Cleveland-Hopkins International

William P. Hobby

Portland International

San Diego International

Vancouver International

 

SMALL

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International

Indianapolis International

Long Beach

Pittsburgh International

Ted Stevens Anchorage International

 

Airport with the Best Overall Program

LARGE

Dallas/Fort Worth International

Los Angeles International

Minneapolis-St. Paul International

San Francisco International

Toronto Pearson International

 

MEDIUM

Cleveland-Hopkins International

Dallas Love Field

Portland International

San Diego International

Vancouver International

 

SMALL

Boise

Indianapolis International

Long Beach

Pittsburgh International

Edmonton International

 

Airport with the Best Program Design

LARGE

Denver International

Dallas/Fort Worth International

Los Angeles International

San Francisco International

Tampa International

 

MEDIUM

Cleveland-Hopkins International

Dallas Love Field

Portland International

Sacramento International

Vancouver International

 

SMALL

Charleston International

Indianapolis International

Long Beach

Pittsburgh International

Halifax International

 

 

 

*Key

Airports are dividing into three size categories. Large airports have 10 million or more enplanements annually, medium airports have between 4 million and 10 million enplanements annually, and small airports serve fewer than 4 million enplanements annually.

 

For operators those that generate more than $60 million in total gross sales from airport stores fall into the large operator category, while those below that threshold qualify as small operators.