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Delaware North’s travel hospitality business celebrates strong year of growth as new concepts land at LAX

The airport landscape has evolved significantly in recent years – and Delaware North has certainly been a driving force.

Leaders from Delaware North’s travel hospitality business celebrated the recent openings of two Southern California-based concepts – Habit Burger Grill and Wahoo’s Taco & More – at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in 2015, continuing a year highlighted by growth for the division. The latest additions at LAX have been well-received by both guests and the airport clients, Westfield and Los Angeles World Airports, said Jeffrey Friedman, a regional vice president of Delaware North’s travel hospitality business.

“Congrats to Kurt Clausen, our GM at LAX, and his team and the many others who have worked endlessly to open our newest restaurants, Habit Burger Grill and Wahoo’s Taco & More,” Friedman said. “For both brands, these are their first airport locations – and what better than LAX, since both concepts got their start here in So Cal? We have opened to positive reviews from travelers as well as our clients.”

Despite ongoing construction in the terminal, the restaurants, which opened at the end of September, have been performing well.

“Construction has been taking place throughout the entire terminal so we have not been without our challenges, but in spite of that, the team is delivering tremendous combined sales of more than $25,000 each day,” Friedman said.