Summer 2021 will look much different than summer 2020 at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). Increased flight activity and the public’s renewed interest traveling by plane to vacation destinations mean PHL’s terminals will be the most active they have been in over a year. PHL Food & Shops merchants are preparing for the busy summer season by holding a job fair at the Philadelphia Airport Marriott with more tha
Philadelphia International Airport’s (PHL) Star Program is a new collaboration between the airport and Marketplace PHL that recognizes concession operators who exceed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Philadelphia International Airport's food delivery robot "gita" has been a hit since joining the OrderAtPHL team in February—even making appearances on late night talk shows. Now the public can get on a first name basis with the robot—literally—by entering PHL Food & Shops’ “Name the gita contest”.
No, you haven’t traveled to a galaxy far, far away, but yes, that is a droid delivering your food at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)—a gita, to be exact. The unit is part of a robotic food delivery pilot program being launched through OrderAtPHL.com, PHL Food & Shops’ contactless food ordering program.
When COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions were enacted in March 2020, many of the more than 160 PHL Food & Shops concessions were forced to shutter their gates. As governances were modified to allow for a wider variety of shops and restaurants to reopen, the airport’s concessionaires began returning to all the terminals.
What’s the difference between a Philadelphia soft pretzel* and a national brand pretzel? Are Tastykakes that good? A Goldenberg’s peanut what? Philly Phlavors, a new PHL Food & Shops Eatery located in the B/C Connector Food Court, offers PHL guests the opportunity to experience some local delicacies with its distinctive Philadelphia menu.
New guidance issued by the City of Philadelphia to help stop the spread of COVID-19 temporarily limits dining to takeout and to-go options only. In the airport, travelers have access to many of PHL Food & Shops’ award-winning concessions.
Philadelphia, a city of firsts, has one more innovation to add to that list. PHL Food & Shops, the concessions program at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), is the first airport program in the U.S.
PHL Food & Shops recently welcomed its newest additions and celebrated the redesign of a favorite.
Guests coming back to PHL this fall will have some assistance as they reacquaint themselves with the airport. New large PHL Food & Shops wayfinding signs were recently installed to help passengers locate restaurants and stores in each terminal.
Chefs from several PHL Food & Shops restaurants recently prepared and delivered approximately 80 pre-made meals for families staying at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House at 40th and Chestnut Streets.
Picking up food, whether to eat at PHL or take on a flight is literally as easy as “Grab” and go, thanks to the Grab mobile platform. Using the platform’s app, website or QR codes found on tables in PHL dining areas, guests can order, pay for and pick up meals from a range of PHL Food & Shops food and dining merchants without waiting in line.
Before embarking on their summer journeys from PHL, many travelers are making stops at PHL Food & Shops merchants. What must passengers have as they return to the skies? "We know that passengers are looking to stay safe and healthy while traveling, so our merchants have stocked up on all of the essentials," said Megan O’Connell, PHL Food & Shops Marketing and Customer Service Manager.
In March, when Pennsylvania limited restaurants to to-go service and retail merchants to those selling essential goods only, and stay-at-home orders and travel restrictions resulted in a 90 percent decrease in passenger volume, PHL Food & Shops right-sized its terminal offerings. With restrictions now easing and passenger activity on the rise, merchants that have been closed for almost three months are beginning to