The Phoenix City Council this week unanimously approved the recommended proposal by Host International for the first of two new food and beverage contracts for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's Terminal 4.
HMS Host has provided food and beverage service in Terminal 4 since 1990. Three companies competed for this new contract: Areas USA PHX, Host International and SSP America. Host International was chosen based on food and beverage concepts, financial return to the city, management and operations plan, design/quality of tenant improvements, and experience and qualifications.
Proposals for the second Terminal 4 food and beverage contract are due Aug. 31, 2011. Interviews are scheduled for November, with city council action expected in January 2012, according to an airport statement.
Renovation of the Terminal 4 food and beverage areas will begin in January 2012. Host International will bring new restaurants and some old favorites, many of them local, to Terminal 4 on both sides of security. The new concepts will open in phases through mid 2013.
New concepts include Paradise Bakery & Café; NYPD Pizza; Sir Veza's Taco Garage; la Madeleine; Cartel Coffee Lab; McDonald's; Press Express; El Bravo; Sauce; Blanco's Tacos & Tequila; Modern Burger; Olive & Ivy Marketplace; LGO Burger; LGO Deli; LGO Pizzeria & Grateful Spoon Gelato; Chelsea's Kitchen; D'licious Dishes; Barrio Café; Cowboy Ciao; and Starbuck's.