PHL Food & Shops recently welcomed its newest additions and celebrated the redesign of a favorite.
Passyunk Steaks and Tagliare Pizza opened at the top of Terminal B on October 22. The eateries offer beef and chicken cheesesteaks, burgers, fries and a variety of pizzas. Operated by OTG, the concessions also feature contactless payment.
“We are thrilled to have even more food options for our guests, including Philadelphia-favorite cheesesteaks. Passyunk Steaks and Tagliare offer great grab-and-go options for passengers to enjoy at their gates or take with them on their journeys, either on the plane or as they leave the airport,” said Mel Hannah, MarketPlace PHL Vice President and General Manager. “And contactless payment is an added convenience and health measure that has been especially desirable as a result COVID-19.”
The renovated Good2Go reopened at the top of Terminal E on October 26. Now larger, the restaurant includes a seating area and new menu with hot and cold selections, as well as snacks and beverages.
The opening of Passyunk Steaks and Tagliare brings the total number PHL Food & Shops concessions in operation to 83 out of 172 merchants.
“The restaurants and shops that are now open provide passengers and airport employees with a variety of options in every terminal available throughout the day,” said Hannah. “Guests can enjoy local favorites, dine-in or grab-and-go, and pick up some Philadelphia merchandise or travel essentials.”
Public Health guidelines put in place at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and low passenger demand limited which eateries and retail outlets that could be open in Philadelphia. When travel increased as summer approached and quarantine rules were eased, more PHL Food & Shops merchants reopened.
“In the very beginning of the pandemic, we made sure to have merchants with the basics open in every terminal- a coffee shop, a newsstand with travel essentials and restaurants with carry-out options like Chickie’s and Pete’s and Chick-fil-A,” said Hannah. “We then worked with our operators, the airlines and the airport to re-open locations based on terminal activity and passenger feedback. From what we have heard, passengers are pleasantly surprised to find such a variety of open shops and restaurants at PHL.”
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, a list of open PHL Food & Shops merchants has been maintained on the airport’s website. The web page will continue to be updated to reflect open stores and their hours. Merchants can also be found on the online PHL map.