Delivering the first major concessions upgrade in more than a decade, the concessions redevelopment program will offer passengers new and improved choices for shopping and dining, services, and amenities as they move through Midway International Airport.

The new dining options will include dozens of local offerings to highlight Chicago's award-winning and diverse culinary scene, new healthy options, as well as well-known national brands. Expanded retail offerings will follow suit, with the introduction of new shops and luxury retail brands.

Overall, the concessions upgrade is being designed in a way that will minimize impact on passengers, while making way for a new world-class experience for travelers at Midway. Over the next three years, passengers can look out for the following new brands to be added as part of the expansion:

  • Reilly’s Daughter
  • Calvin Klein
  • Nuts on Clark
  • Goddess and the Grocer
  • Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch
  • Garrett’s Popcorn
  • Swatch
  • Chicago Comics

Beyond the terminal, the redevelopment will also benefit the local community by doubling concessions jobs and creating new career opportunities for local residents. The redevelopment of Midway’s concessions and new opportunities created therein will be delivered in partnership with Midway Partnership LLC; a joint venture between Vantage Airport Group, SSP America and Hudson Group.

Project Timeline: Spring 2017 – Summer 2020

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Go to Project Updates to see progress and learn about new food, service, and retail offerings​.

Download the Concessions Redevelopment Fact Sheet.


    Project Benefits

  • $75 million private investment in the renovation and expansion of Midway Concessions Program.
  • Midway Concessions Program will reflect Chicago’s diverse communities and showcase the best of local products and brands.
  • 70,000-square-feet of concessions space, including 18,000-square-feet created by the Security Checkpoint Expansion project.
  • Development and employment opportunities for disadvantaged and local businesses and Chicago residents.
  • Development and employment opportunities for disadvantaged and local businesses, and Chicago residents.
  • Doubling of concessions jobs from 700 to 1,400.
  • New common use spaces for business travelers and families, and children’s play areas, plus specialty retail and service offerings.