Midway’s concessions redevelopment program took advantage of underutilized space in the airport to construct 30 new concessions locations. The airport now boats more than 70 concessions operations, including 22 that are new to Midway, and local brands. The expansion increased Midway’s total concessions area from 40,000 square feet to more than 70,000 square feet. Permanent concessions jobs will double when development is complete. New concessions started opening in May 2018 and the 15,000-square-foot new Concourse A Food Hall, which features five local restaurants and a retail unit, opened in July 2018.
Openings continued in phases through 2021 and 2022. In 2023, construction began on the final phase of the Midway Modernization Program’s concessions offerings, with new brands from diverse ownership teams opening their doors into 2024.