Concessions International, LLC Opens Its First P.F. Chang's Location at SEA's N Concourse Mezzanine in Joint Venture with Grove Bay Concessions

June 25, 2024
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Atlanta-based Concessions International, LLC (CI) along with Miami-based Grove Bay Concessions, two minority-owned airport concessionaire companies, announce operating the first P.F. Chang's location in the history of both companies under CI Grove Bay, their joint venture partnership. Today, they officially announced the grand opening of the popular Asian eatery at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) located in heart of the N Concourse, with exceptional views of the airfield and planes landing and departing. The P.F. Chang's first airport restaurant opened in 2013 at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The SEA location is P.F. Chang’s seventh domestic airport location (ATL, SLC, DCA, TPA, LAX, DTW and now SEA), and is the first location for both CI and Grove Bay. CI Grove Bay has hired and trained 100+ team members to staff P.F. Chang's at SEA. 

The 5,879-square-foot restaurant brings convenient, craveable Asian cuisine to travelers on the go at SEA Airport. The menu includes signature P.F. Chang’s made-from-scratch dishes such as Chang’s Spicy Chicken, Mongolian Beef and Chang’s Lettuce Wraps as well as a refreshing cocktail menu and expanded beer list. Travelers can expect all the flavors, service and the well-known refined aesthetic of P.F. Chang’s at the SEA location, including a stunning 56-foot mural overlooking the entire N Concourse. Quality and speed are paramount, so the order to table time is reduced, and there will be an even quicker option in the grab-and-go area featuring a self-service kiosk for off the menu ordering convenience. 

“The opening of our first P.F. Chang’s is another exciting milestone for our team and company at SEA,” said Donata Russell Ross, CI's president and CEO and majority partner in CI Grove Bay. “One year after opening the Central Terminal's marquee restaurant locations, Salty's at the SEA and BrewTop Social, we're now opening our first P.F. Chang's as the flagship restaurant of SEA's N Concourse. Helping to deliver the vision the Port of Seattle has for its dining customers has been one of the most rewarding experiences in our company's 45 year history. We will not only meet but we will exceed travelers’ expectations at SEA."

CI's relationship with SEA dates back to the early 1980's as an Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) partner and grew to a multi-national prime concessionaire in the mid 1990s. Over the years, CI has operated various food and beverage concessions in several locations throughout the airport.

“The much-anticipated addition of P.F. Chang’s brings our passengers an appetizing option that completes the arrival of new dining choices envisioned for the N Concourse,” said Khalia Moore, Senior Manager, Airport Dining and Retail at Port of Seattle. “Working in partnership with CI Grove Bay, we are excited to continue to evolve SEA's dining experiences with P.F. Chang’s beautiful design and delicious cuisine." 

CI Grove Bay in partnership with Zebra Projects, a global design and architecture firm headquartered in London, England, has created a welcoming space that allows guests to enjoy P.F. Chang’s in a variety of ways, be that via the grab-and-go area, from the bar, in the lounge or in a traditional restaurant environment. The space allows customers to choose their dining environment while relaxing and enjoying a stunning view, or just grabbing a quick bite before getting on the plane. 

“We are excited to expand our West Coast footprint with the opening of SEA's first P.F. Chang's,” said Rafik Farouk, Senior Director of Global Brands for P.F. Chang’s. "CI Grove Bay will ensure P.F. Chang's will deliver our best-in-class experiential dining for guests, whether they’re coming to, leaving from or passing through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. We can now give Pacific Northwest airport travelers the opportunity to enjoy the iconic taste of our signature dishes while also enjoying our unique ambiance with the backdrop of the airfield and exquisite mountain ranges."

“CI Grove Bay is honored to partner with P.F. Chang’s, a trusted, iconic brand known for consistently great food in an inspiring environment,” said Ignacio Garcia-Menocal, CEO and Co-founder of Grove Bay Concessions. "We are driven by our commitment to bringing exceptional dining experiences to travelers worldwide, and we know this partnership will do just that,” added Francesco Balli, CEO & Co-Founder of Grove Bay Concessions.

No matter where a traveler is going to or coming from, business trip or family vacation, P.F. Chang’s offers a small bite, hearty meal, and tasty option for everyone. Visit the menus for breakfast, lunch/dinner, and beverages.