Hollywood airport new home to Food Network eatery
December 16, 2012 by Sarah
The first Food Network Kitchen was recently opened by the Food Network in the JetBlue terminal at the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport. The Food Network is sure to be using poster printing and flyer printing to make air travelers aware of the restaurant so they can stop by and grab a bite to eat before they board their planes.
According to the General Manager of new business enterprises for the Food Network, Sergei Kuharsky, there is now a market for dining at an airport as the time going through security checks has increased and most airlines have limited options for food while in-flight. The Food Kitchen Network Restaurant is a response to this need and is the only place for getting hot food at the JetBlue concourse. Customers order their food, which is either made-to-order or ready-made at the counter, and can eat it at the airport or get it to take out.
The items that are offered at the Food Network Kitchen carry the brand and have been developed by the Network but do not carry names of any of the chefs, shows or personalities of the Network. The menu is more connected to the favorites of the local area and culture of the region and features items such as a Florida shrimp po-boy and other fish-related items.
According to general manager for Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Jean-Pierre Turgot, the restaurant has been the highest producer of revenue at the airport since it opened, attracting many due to the Food Network brand.