Wahoo’s Fish Taco arrives at Ontario International Airport
Popular Southern California eatery ready to serve travelers in Terminal 4
(Ontario, California – July 17, 2018) – Passengers at Ontario International Airport (ONT) have another mouth-watering dining option with the opening of Wahoo’s Fish Taco in Terminal 4. The California-born restaurant brings an Asian-Brazilian twist to the traditional taco concept and offers a wide-ranging menu with dishes made-to-order with fresh ingredients.
“Wahoo’s has delighted consumers in Southern California for 30 years and we couldn’t be happier to bring the wildly popular brand to Ontario in the ongoing transformation of our dining concessions,” said Alan D. Wapner, president of the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA).
“As the brand’s founders proudly say, their menu and bold, fresh flavors come from ‘growing up in Brazil, surfing in Baja and working in [their] family’s Chinese restaurant.’ Wahoo’s international heritage is an ideal fit for Southern California’s newest international airport gateway.”
Perhaps best known for its namesake fish tacos, Wahoo’s serves a variety of burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, rice bowls, salads and nachos, including a selection of breakfast burritos and tacos.
The redevelopment of ONT’s food and beverage concessions is being undertaken in collaboration with Delaware North, one of the largest privately held hospitality and food service companies in the world, which is investing $6 million over 18 months to rebrand and refurbish the airport’s dining facilities.
“Our main goal is to bring a taste of the region to travellers that are passing through the airport,” said Kevin Kelly, president of Delaware North’s travel business. “Wahoo’s has made a name for itself in Southern California and around the world with its eclectic menu offerings, fresh ingredients and laid back atmosphere, so we’re thrilled to add it to our dining options at ONT.”
Founded in Costa Mesa, Calif., in 1988 by brothers Eduardo "Ed" Lee, Renato "Mingo" Lee and Wing Lam, Wahoo’s Fish Taco has expanded to more than 60 restaurants in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Tokyo.
Wahoo’s Fish Taco joins other widely known and successful brands at ONT including Wolfgang Puck’s WPizza (Terminal 2), Einstein Bros bagels (Terminal 4) and Rock & Brews (Terminal 4) which opened earlier this year
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About Ontario International Airport
Ontario International (ONT) Airport is located in the Inland Empire, approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in the center of Southern California. It is a full-service airport with nonstop commercial jet service to 18 major airports in the U.S., Mexico and Taiwan, and connecting service to many domestic and international destinations. There is an average of 64 daily departures offered by 8 air carriers. More information is available at www.flyOntario.com.
About the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA)
The OIAA was formed in August 2012 by a Joint Powers Agreement between the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino to provide overall direction for the management, operations, development and marketing of ONT for the benefit of the Southern California economy and the residents of the airport's four-county catchment area. OIAA Commissioners are Ontario Mayor Pro-Tem Alan D. Wapner (President), Retired Riverside Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge (Vice President), Ontario Council Member Jim W. Bowman (Secretary), San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman (Commissioner) and retired business executive Julia Gouw (Commissioner).
About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately-held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Delaware North has annual revenue of more than $3 billion in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries. Learn more about Delaware North at delawarenorth.com