McDonald’s® Returning to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Minneapolis-St. Paul: A new McDonald’s restaurant will open in Terminal 1-Lindbergh at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) by the end of October, bringing a familiar array of favorite fast, affordable foods back to the airport following a two-year absence.
“A new McDonald’s has been travelers’ most frequent restaurant request since that company’s contract with Delta Air Lines for stores on Concourse G expired two years ago,” said Jeff Hamiel, executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission. “We’ve been working with McDonald’s since that time to find a suitable location for the restaurant’s return. I’m pleased to say that by the end of October, travelers will once again be able to satisfy their McDonald’s craving before boarding their flight.”
Construction crews are busy near the entrance to Concourse D building an 1,800 square foot store that will be open 24 hours a day and employ about 60 people, according to local McDonald’s owner/operator and Twin Cities’ McDonald’s Co-op member Courtney Henry.
"We're very happy to be back at the airport and extremely pleased that there has been such great demand for McDonald's to return,” said Henry, whose organization, Franchise Foods, owns eight other McDonald’s restaurants in St. Paul. “We look forward to serving the traveling public and MSP employees for years to come."
There will be Grand Opening offers available in the free November/December MSP Eat, Shop, Relax coupon book as well as on the Twitter feeds of the Twin Cities McDonald’s Co-op, @McD_Minnesota and the airport, @mspairport.
About the McDonald’s Twin Cities Co-Op
The McDonald’s Twin Cities Co-Op consists of approximately 190 restaurants, more than 150 of which are independently owned and operated. In 2011, McDonald’s spent nearly $249.8 million in Minnesota communities. In total, McDonald’s spent more than $190 million on Minnesota agricultural products in 2010. As a Minnesota employer, McDonald’s spent more than $137.8 million on wages for operators and managers alone in 2011.
About the Metropolitan Airports Commission
A public corporation of the state of Minnesota, the Metropolitan Airports Commission owns and operates Minneapolis-St. Paul International (MSP) and six general aviation airports in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. MSP generates more than $10 billion in annual economic output for metro-area residents, businesses and communities.