The Great American Bagel Opens at Jacksonville International Airport

November 28, 2016
Travelers now have a new dining option when flying out of Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) –The Great American Bagel, has officially opened in time for the holiday travel season by Host-Lee JAX FB, LLC, a joint venture partnership between HMSHost and Lee Wesley Group.

The Great American Bagel is an award-winning bagel bakery and deli concept specializing in big, fresh bagels mixed from scratch and steam-baked daily. The new eatery is located pre-security in the Center Courtyard next to Burger King. 

The pre-security food court area recently underwent a renovation. New terrazzo flooring designed to match the rest of the terminal and modern furniture now gives the area a more inviting look. 

“We believe The Great American Bagel is a welcome breakfast and lunch option our travelers and those waiting for them will appreciate,” Jacksonville Aviation Authority CEO Steve Grossman said. 

“HMSHost is very excited about opening The Great American Bagel for Jacksonville travelers to enjoy,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Stephen Douglas. “The airport is a great partner and the upgrades that have taken place will serve travelers well for many years to come.”

This is the ninth new concession concept or remodel at JAX in 2016. New vendors such as “Made in JAX”, Amelia Island Market Place, Best Buy Express and Benefit Cosmetics have appeared in-terminal, while InMotion, Starbucks, Burger King and CNBC News Stand all underwent remodeling. 
Travelers can expect to see additional changes over the next several months as HMSHost, the airport’s master concessionaire, replaces old dining concepts with new ones. Post-security upgrades to Chili’s Too and significant changes to the Budweiser Track and Grill and the food court are also forthcoming. 

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