DALLAS-FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas (March 3, 2009) – Hungry travelers passing through Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport now have healthier and tastier options. Puente-Brancato Enterprises (PBE) has introduced Cereality™ Cereal Bar & Café and Blimpie® in Terminal C, Gate C6. UFood Grill℠ in Terminal B, Gate B8, and Urban Taco in Terminal C, Gate C22 are opening the week of March 9th.
"Consumers are trending toward healthier eating habits," said Gina Puente-Brancato, president/CEO of Puente-Brancato Enterprises, which owns other airport based retail businesses. "We are constantly evaluating how we can offer our valued customers a quality experience as they make their way through the airport. We are very pleased with the feedback we are getting."
Cereality is a unique concept that brings breakfast to travelers any hour of the day.
Cereologists™ assist customers as they create their own cereal. Options abound for those looking for a healthy alternative to normal airport fare or for those who always wondered what Cap'n Crunch and Frosted Flakes would taste like with malted milk balls and banana flavored milk.
Blimpie, America's first major sub brand, offers a menu full of healthy dining options
from traditional hot and cold subs to paninis and fresh salads.
UFood Grill is the next generation of fast food, combining flavorful, high quality and nutritious food with an appealing atmosphere, accessible pricing, and quick, convenient service. "Where delicious meets nutritious" -- sums up UFood Grill's approach to food.
Fresh, nutritious foods are baked, grilled, and steamed, but never fried. Their broad menu includes great breakfast selections, Fired-up Burgers™, artisan sandwiches, UBowls™, grilled entrees and specialty salads. Choices abound for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Puente-Brancato Enterprises is a franchise developer and operator with UFood Grill, which originated in Boston, Mass. UFood Grill opened its first airport location at Logan Airport in 2008 and was recently named "2009 Best New Concession" in the Food & Beverage category by Airport Revenue News.
ADD ONE – PBE OFFERS HEALTHY EATING CONCEPTS AT DFW AIRPORT
For Urban Taco, PBE is teaming with Markus Pineyro and Chef Fernando Huerta to open its first airport location. Urban Taco is setting the standard for fresh, authentic Mexican food. By pairing fresh ingredients and savory spices in the honored tradition of the Taqueria, they have made the highly customizable menu both healthy and delectable.
"Consumers are looking for healthier and different options and we're excited to provide these for them," Puente-Brancato added.
Puente-Brancato Enterprises, Inc. encompasses a unique conglomerate of retail/winery/food & beverage/currency exchange and media advertising businesses at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and La Buena Vida Vineyards in Grapevine, TX. Owned and operated by Gina Puente-Brancato, John Brancato and Victor Puente, Sr., Puente-Brancato Enterprises fosters innovation, diversity and respect for team members, customers and community. Its workforce represents 16 countries from seven continents with 16 different languages spoken, eight of which are primary languages. Women/minorities hold over 64 % of the key management roles.
Contact: Jane Cohen