City Council approves restaurants for LAX (Cole's in Terminal 4, ¡Loteria! Grill in Terminal 5, and more...)
After a contentious contract bidding process (and plenty of big talk about big-name restaurants), the Los Angeles City Council has approved plans by three concessions companies for new eats at LAX. Yes, it looks like there will be a ¡Lotería! Grill at Terminal 5.
Expect an airport version of the Original Farmers Market at Terminal 5, including ¡Lotería! and Monsieur Marcel. The Original Farmers Market at LAX will feature longtime tenants such as T&Y Bakery, Magee's House of Nuts, Light My Fire and Three Dog Bakery. There will also be two locations of L.A.-based Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Last fall, Delaware North Cos., as part of a joint venture, was also selected by LAX to bring Skewers, a new Japanese yakitori concept by "Iron Chef" Masaharu Morimoto, to Terminal 5. Delaware North also operates Pink's Hot Dogs LAX and the Daily Grill in the Tom Bradley International Terminal, as well as the Encounter inside the LAX Theme Building.
Meanwhile, in Terminal 4, Host International will operate Cole's French Dip, Campanile, 8 Oz. Burger Bar, La Provence Patisserie & Café and L.A. Gourmet Street Truck -- a venue for a rotating roster of food trucks such as Buttermilk and Nom Nom. There will be Starbucks locations too.
And in Terminals 7 and 8, CMS/Camacho Ventures is bringing Seven Grand, BLD, Yogurtland and more Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf locations.
-- Betty Hallock
Rendering of Cole's and L.A. Gourmet Street Truck courtesy of HMS Host