Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Concessions International Opens Taylor Gourmet in Reagan National Airport

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Concessions International Opens Taylor Gourmet Handcrafted Hoagies in Reagan National Airport

Concessions International (CI), one of the leading concessionaires in the U.S., announces the opening of Taylor Gourmet Handcrafted Hoagies restaurant in Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National Airport. The Philadelphia-style hoagie shop is located in Terminal B/C near gate 25. The airport sandwich shop is a joint venture between CI and MBC Concessions, an Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) partner. This will be CI and MBC’s sixth restaurant partnership.

Taylor Gourmet is owned by Philadelphia natives Casey Patten and David Mazza. The two friends, now living in Washington, D.C., craved the Philadelphia hoagies they grew up eating and wanted to bring the sandwiches to their adopted city. They opened their first Washington, D.C. area restaurant in 2008 and have since expanded to nine locations.

“A sandwich is one of the fastest and easiest items for busy travelers to eat while rushing through the airport, but finding a good one is not always so easy,” says Donata Russell Major, CI’s Chief Executive Officer. “Now Reagan Airport visitors can enjoy one of the best-tasting Philadelphia-style hoagies with fresh ingredients, in-house roasted meats and has no preservatives.”

The Taylor Gourmet menu offers a range of Italian cured deli meats; turkey, beef and pork roasted on-site daily; handmade meatballs; seasoned chicken cutlets; a selection of cheeses; white and wheat vegan hoagie rolls; gluten-free wraps; and fresh vegetables —all combined to create a gourmet sandwich. The restaurant also offers a selection of freshly prepared salads and famous sides, such as risotto balls, pasta and potato salad, and cole slaw.

“We have enjoyed growing the Taylor Gourmet brand throughout the D.C. area and are excited to introduce thousands of travelers to what a real Philly-style hoagie should taste like,” says Casey Patten, co-owner of Taylor’s Gourmet Handcrafted Hoagies. “We are confident that once the uninitiated taste our sandwiches, they will become fans and help spread the word that Taylor Gourmet is about great-tasting food using the freshest ingredients.”

The Reagan Taylor Gourmet is CI’s first 2015 opening and the fourth restaurant to open in a Washington, D.C. airport for the company. The concessionaire also plans to open a Chef Geoff’s location in Dulles International Airport this year.

About Concessions International, LLC:
Atlanta-based Concessions International, LLC, founded in 1978, is a dynamic food and beverage concessionaire with operations in eight airports. The company's portfolio includes franchised, licensed and proprietary concepts, including casual dining, quick service, snack, deli and bar and grill. The company is a franchisee of major national brands including Fresh To Order, Seattle's Best Coffee, and Einstein Bros. Bagels. CI operates Pemberton Café at the World of Coca Cola, and Paschal's Restaurant in the historic Castleberry district of downtown Atlanta. As one of the largest minority-owned businesses in the United States, it is consistently listed on the Black Enterprise "Top 100" list of companies. Visit www.cintl.com for more information.

About Taylor Gourmet Handcrafted Hoagies:
Taylor Gourmet Handcrafted Hoagies is a Washington DC-based fast-casual restaurant chain with a passion for delivering the best possible hoagies and sandwiches. Everything is made from scratch, down to the meats roasted in house. Founded by two friends, Philadelphia natives Casey Patten and David Mazza, in 2008, the brand is committed to using the freshest, handmade ingredients to offer guests an authentic Philly-style sandwich shop experience.  Taylor Gourmet Handcrafted Hoagies’ freshly prepared menu of 30-plus sandwiches plus signature salads and sides has earned it accolades from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Travel & Leisure. Both Washingtonian and Washington City Paper consistently name the sandwich shop as a D.C. “Best of …”. Each of the chain’s nine Beltway locations offers all-day breakfast, online and mobile ordering, catering and delivery. For more information, visit Taylor Gourmet Handcrafted Hoagies on Facebook, Twitter and Web.