Concessions Renovation and Expansion



The concessions redevelopment program is designed to offer passengers new and improved choices for shopping and dining, services, and amenities. The first significant upgrade to Midway International Airport’s concessions program in nearly 20 years will deliver new local offerings, national brands, new healthy options and expanded retail offerings by 2020.

Total concessions area will increase from 44,000 square feet to 70,000 square feet. The full redevelopment will occur in six phases and will cover more than 70 concessions locations to be completed by summer 2020.

When done, this program will include 37 food and beverage locations, 37 retail locations featuring 55 brands new to the airport, and making food and shopping available in all concourses. It will include five new full-service, sit-down restaurants, a new Central Market complete with an expanded menu of food and wine, and upgrades to the common areas.

To construct an expansion and renovation of all new and existing concessions locations, Midway Partnership LLC is investing $75 million. The redevelopment program will double the number of concessions jobs from 700 to 1,400.

Phase 1 Highlights

The first phase of the program brings in a mix of concepts to give passengers many more dining and retail options, including new local favorites.

A new food court will be opened on Concourse A as part of the first phase, bringing 6,300-square-feet of brand new concessions space to Midway.

Phase I will open 12 brand-new locations, featuring 9 brands that are new to the airport:

  • Arami
  • Big & Little's
  • Billy Goat Tavern
  • Camden Food
  • Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch
  • Home Run Inn
  • Pork Chop
  • Nuts On Clark 
  • Reilly's Daughter
  • WoodGrain Neapolitan Pizzeria
  • Monster
  • Departure's News & Gifts
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BIG & little’s and Porkchop

Phase I of the concessions transformation begins in January 2018, with the first wave of brands opening May 2018. Subsequent phases of the program will be completed every six months until summer 2020.

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

Download the Concessions Redevelopment Fact Sheet.

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