More than 2 dozen new restaurants are coming to MSP Airport

There will be everything from popular local restaurants to fast food chains.
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You may want to go to the airport hungry from now on. 

A bunch of new restaurants are coming to Terminal 1 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in the next two years, a news release says.

They range from a local burger joint and Minnesota liquor-maker to popular national chains, according to the Star Tribune, the Business Journal, and what was said at recent Metropolitan Airports Commission meetings

Here are some of the local establishments that won bids:

Some chains will also be coming to MSP. They are:

Joe & The Juice (a fresh-pressed juice shop based in Denmark) and Zona Cocina (a Mexican restaurant that's currently at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport) will also be among the new options at MSP Airport.

Construction on these new restaurants will begin in February, with the project completed in December 2019, the commission's website says. The lease for each restaurant is for 10 years. 

All these new restaurants have to go somewhere, and that means some restaurants will be closing. Among them: A&W, Quiznos, Godfather's Pizza, Hometown Sports, Itasca, and O'Gara's Bar and Grill, the Business Journal reports

It was a competitive process

These restaurants – and a few more that haven't been revealed – prevailed in a complicated and competitive bidding process (read about it here and here).

A bunch of popular Minnesota establishments didn't win bids, including Surly Brewing and Giggles' Campfire Grill, the Star Tribune says.

This is part of a big revamp at MSP

This new group of more than two dozen restaurants is part of phase two of MSP Airport's revamp of its concessions. Phase one was finished this spring, and included 50 new places to eat and drink. 

These two phases mark the biggest turnover of concessions at MSP Airport since 2004, the Star Tribune reports.

For a list of more than 100 places that are currently open at MSP Airport to eat, drink and shop, click here.

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