Great to see new terminal will upgrade food, drink

airportnew2Restaurants can be just as important to the airport experience as airline service and building design, so it was great to see that the new terminal at the newly named Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport plans to kick things up a notch. The concession lease agreement with Georgia firm MSE Branded Foods on Tuesday’s City Council agenda calls for an interesting mix of local flavor, with a River City Brewing Co., and national names Chick-fil-A and Dunkin’ Donuts. It limits MSE to charging customers no more than “local area street pricing” plus 10 percent – still a lot, but consistent with most airports’ gouging of what is, after all, a captive audience.