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Ruby's Diner, Javier's, others set to come to JWA

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a concessions bid from Host International.

By Kristen SchottPublished: January 11, 2011 02:16 PM

John Wayne Airport is poised to welcome Ruby's Diner, Javier's Cantina & Grill and Zov's Bistro, among other restaurant concepts – the result of a unanimous vote by the Board of Supervisors approving a concessions bid by Host International.

The decision brings the food battle between Host International – whose proposal included projected revenue of $39 million over 10 years – and rival Delaware North to a close. The latter's bid included restaurants such as Wahoo's Fish Taco, a John Wayne-inspired eatery and Food Network-themed concepts. Its total revenue projections originally totaled about $24 million. The company last month, however, upped that figure to $34 million. (For more on that story, click here.)

The new food lineup comes as part of JWA's $543 million expansion plan, which includes the addition of Terminal C. When complete, the terminal's primary restaurant area is slated to feature Javier's, Zov's Bistro, Jerry's Wood-Fired Dogs, Pei Wei Asian Diner and Pinkberry, according to a staff report. A Ruby's Diner and Shake Shack, and The Fresh Market will be located between Terminals A and B.

Additionally, lounge and bar areas in Terminals A, B and C will feature a California Pizza Kitchen, Hobie Hut and Anaheim Ducks Slapshot Bar & Grill, respectively. Zov's Bistro will offer a snack bar in Terminal A, pre-security; La Tapenade Mediterranean Café will be located in Terminal B, pre-security; and Ciao Gourmet Market will be located in the third terminal, post-security. Starbucks will be located throughout the three terminals.

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