Partnering with SSP America, a leading operator of airport F&B brands, MG2 developed multiple new, bespoke restaurant concepts to satisfy the cravings of globetrotters.

Once a place for generic restaurants serving mediocre food, airports have come to realize investing in an array of quality F&B options can yield higher customer satisfaction and subsequent profits. As a result, multi-million-dollar renovation plans for the Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland international airports call for a number of new dining amenities.

After the government agencies that own and operate the airports announced redevelopment programs in 2017, MG2 worked with SSP America to develop a series of restaurant concepts to submit for leases. Concepts for multiple high-performing national brands and popular local brands were awarded contracts, as were one-of-kind brands crafted by MG2 exclusively for each airport. Six of the restaurants selected for the Seattle airport will be featured together as part of a food hall environment also designed by MG2.

The work was developed and completed alongside SSP America and Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports (URW Airports), the in-terminal commercial developer and manager of LAX Terminal 1.

Location /
Multiple locations
United States
Size /
450 - 7,000 SF
Client /
SSP America
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Best Airport Concessions Transformation - LAX Terminal 1 / Airport Council International North-America

2019 North America Design and Development Awards / Renovations, Gold - LAX Terminal 1 / International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)