Manchester Airport has announced a roster of 15 food and drink operators to open in 2020 following the £1bn redevelopment of its Terminal Two building.
Along with Wagamama, juice bar VIT, KFC and two M&S operations – Simply Food and Food to Go – the traders mostly originate from the area. Operators will include San Carlo Cicchetti, Barburrito, Archie’s and coffee operators Grindsmith and Pot Kettle Black, along with a Joseph Holt’s brewpub called the Bridgewater Exchange and Amber Alehouse, to be operated by Seven Brothers.
Also in the line-up are Indian/Mexican business Wrapchic, a cocktail bar named Apiary and the Daisy Nook all-day bar and kitchen, which MAG said will focus on locally grown produce.
The outlets are being brought forward on a mixture of franchise basis by HMS Host, SSP and TRG and some working on a direct basis.
Andrew Cowan, chief executive at Manchester Airport, said: “We have said from the start that our £1bn transformation programme is about creating a step change in the experience we deliver to our customers.
“A huge part of that is providing an exciting mix of dining and retail outlets for people to choose from, whether they are travelling on holiday or for business, or waiting to collect friends and family.
“We have worked hard to identify partners that represent the strength and depth of the region’s food and drink scene and it is great to be working with so many brands that started life here in the North and have grown to become household names.
“We are confident there will be something for everyone when the terminal extension opens next year, and hope today’s news gives our customers a taste of things to come.”
A further eight F&B outlets will open in 2022 when the existing part of Terminal Two reopens after being refurbished. The second phase includes plans for a food-hall style arrangement of smaller operators.
The airport said that details will be released in due course around the new retail outlets and lounges that will open as part of the transformation programme.