NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Nashville International Airport plans to add three new culinary options that will allow travelers to have a more diverse experience.
They include a sushi and wine bar and a specialty bakery. This will be a big step for the airport, which already has a great deal of success with its Starbucks store.
According to airport officials, the coffee shop, which is in the middle of concourse c, does more sales than any other Starbucks in all of Tennessee.
Rebecca Ramsey, the assistant director of properties, told News 2 “concourse C comprises almost 75 percent of the traffic at BNA.”
Gate C-2 is barren now, but in a few months it will transform into a coffee house and specialty bakery featuring food from local farmers. According to Ramsey, the items offered will “all come from regional farms, cheeseries, and meat shops from around the area.”
Down the concourse next to the Yazoo Beer Garden, travelers can expect to see a Japanese sushi bar.
“Our guests have said they want sushi in our program and that’s why we are bringing it. It has been successful in other airports and we have reason to think it will be successful at BNA.”
Gate C-15 will also receive a makeover this spring. It will transform into a new wine bar called Vino Volo, which means wine flight in Italian. The bar will feature wines from around the world.
“Vino Vollo is currently in 35 other airports. We will be the 36th,” explained Ramsey.
Nashville Airport currently employs 5,000 people; however, the three new concessions are expected to create 60 new jobs.
Each of the new food concepts could generate over $1 million of revenue a year.