Travelers can now enjoy the famous Maggiano’s Little Italy dining experience of quality, service, and comfort in Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport’s Terminal C (near Gate 17). Global restaurateur HMSHost with business partner Java Star Inc. teamed up with Brinker International, Inc., parent company of Chili’s® Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy, and DFW to introduce this beloved casual dining restaurant to an airport for the first time.
"It is a thrill to open Maggiano’s in DFW. This new opening is a testament to the great relationship HMSHost shares with Brinker International, creating an inviting restaurant where family and friends can reconnect before a flight," said HMSHost President and CEO Steve Johnson. "Maggiano’s is a beloved gathering place in neighborhoods across the country and we thank the airport for the opportunity to welcome travelers and our guests."
With made-from-scratch Italian-American cooking, authentic recipes, and warm hospitality, dining at Maggiano’s is an elevated casual dining experience. The ambiance, service, and food are all part of what makes Maggiano’s so special. Maggiano’s in the airport is a place where people can relax with a calamari appetizer, a classic pasta dish like spaghetti and meatballs, and maybe a glass of wine.
The restaurant can seat up to 225 guests and features a dining room split by the bar into two large sections with seating for parties of all sizes. The modern kitchen is large for an airport location, with up-to-date equipment to support dining room rushes while also supplying a convenient grab-and-go area with freshly made signature sandwiches and pastas.
"A taste of amazing homemade food while traveling is something special," said Kelly C. Baltes, president of Maggiano’s Little Italy. "This is why we’re excited to partner with HMSHost to bring Maggiano’s made-from-scratch Italian-American dishes to all traveling through the DFW airport."
Along with the authentic Italian-American menu that Maggiano’s made famous, its culture of dining family-style is alive in DFW for travelers to enjoy as if hanging out in the neighborhood with friends and family. With the traveling public in mind, solo travelers and small groups will find single-serve portions of the same renowned family-sized dishes for enjoyment.
"We’re excited to welcome Maggiano’s to DFW, providing another great choice for our customers and elevating the dining experience for our busiest terminal, Terminal C," said Zenola Campbell, vice president of Concessions for DFW Airport. "Maggiano’s has strong ties to our local community, and we‘re proud to share their customer service with the nearly 70 million domestic and international customers who fly to, from and through DFW each year."
The introduction of Maggiano’s to airports is a benefit to travelers, but it also builds on HMSHost’s and Dallas-based Brinker International’s proven record of collaborating on successful restaurants in airports across North America. HMSHost operates 17 of Brinker’s Chili’s restaurants in airports across the country.