The city of Detroit’s thriving culinary scene prepares to take off at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

The Wayne County Airport Authority awarded HMSHost and its partners AJA & Associates, LLC and Ellis Infinity – both part of the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) program – a 10-year contract valued at $258 million to operate nine new dining establishments in Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s North Terminal.

“HMSHost is thrilled to present several truly outstanding local brands along with national partners that continue to drive dining innovations within Detroit Metropolitan Airport,” said HMSHost Vice President of Business Development Kent Vanden Oever.

The plan is to provide a mix of local and popular national chains in the North Terminal’s redevelopment.

Future offerings include:

  • Jolly Pumpkin Taphouse will showcase Detroit’s own Jolly Pumpkin Brewing. This location will give travelers access to award-winning local beers, burgers and pizza.
  • Anita’s Kitchen Lebanese Café will offer freshly prepared traditional cuisine from a known Southeast Michigan brand with a selection of authentic and vegetarian dishes.
  • Cantoro Italian Market Trattoria is a family-owned and operated market and restaurant with a 40-plus-year history in the Detroit area. The modern corner store-meets-old world Italian market component of this pre-security baggage claim location will also make it convenient to pick up a jar of sauce, a box of pasta, or a bottle of olive oil on the way out of the airport.
  • Common Grace Coffee Company, established in 2010, came out of Detroit’s local farmers market scene. It will offer fresh sandwiches, pastries and soups.

National chains set to open up in the airport include: Pei Wei Asian Diner, Brioche Dorée, Outback Steakhouse, Starbucks and Chick-fil-A.