Thursday, April 24, 2014

New French eatery open now at Charlotte Douglas

Brioche Dorée, a Parisian-style café, is now open on Concourse E at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

The restaurant is run by Ewing Dunn, a subtenant of HMS Host, the contractor that runs Charlotte Douglas' food concessions. Ewing Dunn also operates Cinnabon, Mrs. Fields, Yovana and Zia at the airport.

Sandy Dunn, president and general manager, said Brioche will offer healthy food options, as well as coffee, espresso, quiches and croissant breakfast sandwiches. "It's a fresher, healthier option than some of the meals people on the go are used to when at the airport," she said. "Everything is made in the cafe."

Judy Ewing-Lonetti, Dunn's business partner and CEO of the company, said the airport has been a good place to do business.

"We're directly connected to commuters from all over the world," she said.

There are more than 600 Brioche Dorée locations, mostly in Europe and Asia. The brand is increasing its number of stores with a franchising and licensing push, and plans to grow the number of stores in North American airports.

"Brioche Dorée is excited to explore new expansion opportunities as we bring our fresh bakery experience to more guests across North America,” said company president Jeff Drake.


Garth Vader said...

I was at Munich airport earlier this week and was able to buy a half liter of excellent draft craft beer for 3.9 euros ($5.38). Why is CLT around $9 for a comparable product?