PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LANDS TWO TOP-10 BEST AIRPORT FOOD AWARDS

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LANDS TWO TOP-10 BEST AIRPORT FOOD AWARDS
Chickie’s and Pete’s and Vino Volo selected by readers of USA Today and 10Best

PHILADELPHIA — Aug. 20, 2013 — Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Chickie’s and Pete’s and Vino Volo have been voted as two of the top-ten “Best U.S. Airport Food” venues by voters in 10Best.com’s Readers’ Choice Contest, sponsored in partnership with USA Today. The ten winners were determined by the most online votes received over a four-week period from among 20 nominees selected by travel columnist Harriet Baskas. The nominees were selected based on food, service, location, uniqueness, friendliness and ambiance.

In recognizing Chickie’s and Pete’s, which has four locations at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), 10Best.com lauded this popular, Philadelphia seafood and sports bar for its “casual and convivial” atmosphere, mouth-watering menu and good location to watch a game. Vino Volo, which also has four locations at PHL and was selected by readers of USA Today and 10Best for various airport locations, was recognized as being “the reliable, go-to option for travelers … with a menu that includes a great choice of wine and a nice range of food options.”

“We’re proud that both Chickie’s and Pete’s and Vino Volo have been selected by voters nationwide for their great food, great service, and dining environment,” said Clarence LeJeune, regional vice president of MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace), the private partner with the City of Philadelphia in the redevelopment of the food and retail program throughout PHL. He continued, “Given that our goal is to create exceptional shopping and dining experiences for the 30.2 million passengers traveling through PHL each year, these readers’ choice awards are particularly rewarding.” PHL showcases more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units.

Legal Sea Foods, which has a very popular location in the B/C Connector at PHL, was also recognized in the poll for their location at Logan Airport.

ABOUT MARKETPLACE DEVELOPMENT
MarketPlace Development (MarketPlace) develops and manages airport retail programs across the country. A recognized industry leader for over 20 years, MarketPlace works in partnership with airports and airlines to enhance passenger satisfaction and maximize revenue. The Massachusetts-based company is responsible for the concessions programs at Philadelphia International Airport, in concert with its management firm MarketPlace Philadelphia Management; LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport. MarketPlace has also worked with numerous other airports and with airlines across the country.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
267-932-8760 ext. 308
emily@hornercom.com

Anna DiGregorio
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management
215-937-1200
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com