New SLC Airport restaurants confirmed

SLC airport new Wasatch rendering

Exciting news today as the winning bids for concession spaces at the brand new SLC International airport where confirmed. The list makes for interesting reading, a fun mix of local SLC business and larger national chains. The full line up includes:

Concourse A/Terminal Plaza

-Beans & Brews
-Bruges Belgian Bistro
-Cafe Rio
-California Pizza Kitchen
-Fillings & Emulsions
-Market Street Grill
-Panda Express
-Panera Bread
-Pizzeria Limone
-Pulp Lifestyle Kitchen
-Shake Shack
-SLC Life Market/Creminelli Fine Meats
-Squatters Pub
-Starbucks (2)
-White Horse Spirits & Kitchen

Concourse B

-Pick Up Stix
-Silver Diner-Smashburger
-Uinta Brewing Company -Wasatch Pub


-Blue Lemon -Starbucks (Level One)

Renderings for fun local business include:

SLC airport new Squatters renderings
SLC airport new Squatters renderings

The full official press release reads as follows:

Come fall of 2020, passengers flying through Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) are going to be wowed not only by a new airport, but by the wide array of food and beverage options to choose from. From American and Asian to Italian and Mexican,passengers’ palates will be delighted with the selection.

The first phase of The New SLC will include 23 concepts from Cafe Rio, HMS Host, LaTrelles, OHM, SSP America, Salt Lake Brewing Company and The Grove (see attached list). The selection includes a number of home-grown options that are local favorites.

“Our passengers are hungry for a variety of food and beverage options,” said Bill Wyatt,executive director, Salt Lake City Department of Airports. “Today’s traveler expects airports toprovide a quality selection of restaurants with affordable pricing. Whether its casual fare or fine dining they will find it at The New SLC Airport.”

Popular options like Cafe Rio, Market Street Grill, Smashburger and Squatters are returning along with new concepts, such as Fillings & Emulsions, Granatos, Pago, Panera Bread, Silver Diner and Shake Shack. All restaurants will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.

A welcome dining option pre-security on the second level will house Blue Lemon and a Starbucks will be located pre-security on level one. Additional food and beverage concepts will be added to the program for the second phase of The New SLC, which is due to open in 2024/25.

As with the retail component of The New SLC, street pricing is planned for food and beverage. This means passengers will pay the same price charged at the store locations outside of the airport.

The first phase of The New SLC will include a central terminal, the west end of two concourses and a parking garage. The first phase of the new airport will be completed in the fall of 2020 with the second phase scheduled to be finished in late 2024.

Stuart is the founder, writer and wrangler at several sites including Gastronomic SLC, Utah Now and, The Utah Review; Stuart is a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune and has worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.