We just got the following information from our friends at Surdyk's. Shea wishes them a big Congratulations on this pretigious award. We are proud to have been on the design team.
Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) has released the results of their Excellence in Airport Concessions Contest held last month in Atlanta, Georgia, where Surdyk’s Flights was awarded 1st place in the category of Best New Food and Beverage Concept.
A press release produced by MSP International Airport on December 6, 2011 described the council’s award as follows: “The ACI-NA Excellence in Airport Concessions Contest is meant to inspire creativity in the industry and to recognize innovative and outstanding airport concessions. The contest is judged by an independent panel comprised of high level professionals with no vested interest in concession operations or the outcome of any one airport. ACI-NA received 150 nominations from airports throughout the U.S. and Canada for this year’s contest.”
Nominees were judged on the performance of their concept, customer service, location, layout and design, as well as branding and revenue generation.
This is the second such honor for Surdyk’s Flights during their less than two year run at MSP International Airport. Last year, Flights topped the list of “Ten dining experiences that make flying better” on airfarewatchdog.com. Among the ten were some of the most popular airport restaurants in the world: Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food at Heathrow, Cat Cora’s restaurant at the San Francisco airport and Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless at O’Hare.
Surdyk’s Flights is located at MSP International Airport’s Terminal One and boasts award-winning artisanal fare, a fine wine market, from which you may purchase bottles to take aboard your flight, spacious patio seating and a growing list of fans.
To learn more about Surdyk’s Flights visit: http://www.surdyksflights.com/
MSP International Airport’s website may be found at: http://www.mspairport.com/
For the full article on Flights ACI-NA award go to: http://aci-na.org/newsroom/pressreleases/nashville-takes-2011-griesbach-award