Food and beer now available at Pensacola International Airport

It has taken nearly a year, but Mayor Ashton Hayward’s vision of having national brand food service at the Pensacola International Airport has become a reality.

Einstein Bros. Bagels will no longer be serving from a kiosk in the pre-security area. The vendor will join Pensacola Beach House in the restaurant area, formerly used by Varona’s.

In early February, Einstein Bros. and Pensacola Beach House will join Freshens with service in the post-security area. Chick-Fil-A is still a few months away from opening. OHM Concessions Group, which manages the concessions, just recently selected a local contractor to build the planned post-security Chick-Fil-A location, and construction is slated to begin next week.

“We’re excited to provide travelers with more food and beverage options at Pensacola International Airport,” said Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward in press release issued late yesterday afternoon. “I’m confident that travelers will enjoy the new choices, fresh, modern look and great customer service of our new concessions, and I want to thank them for their patience during this transition.”

According to the mayor’s office, OHM Concessions Group is expected to generate more than $1 million in additional revenue for Pensacola International Airport, another priority for the mayor.

“Increasing non-airline revenue allows Pensacola International Airport to be more competitive,” said Mayor Hayward. “I’m committed to growing our airport and continuing to compete for new carriers, new routes, and a larger share of the future for Pensacola.”