JFK International Air Terminal, LLC (JFKIAT), the company which operates Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport — in partnership food operator SSP America — has opened the airport’s first full service, fully authentic New York City diner.
Sitting on 4,000 s/f, Central Diner is a 1930’s inspired restaurant. The only diner to operate at any of New York City’s airports, the Central Diner is the only pre-security sit-down dining option at the terminal.
It features a traditional service counter surrounded by banquette, booth and patio seating. A take-out window is also available to customers on the go.
“This is only the latest of our ever-expanding effort to make Terminal 4 the true terminal of choice,” said Gert-Jan de Graaff, president and CEO of JFKIAT, LLC. “As we near the completion of the Terminal’s expansion, Central Diner will deliver to travelers as well as non-travelers a food option never before offered at JFK.”
“SSP America is proud to bring an innovative brand concept to JFK, one of the most important gateways to the world,” said Les Cappetta, SSP America President and CEO.
Terminal 4 is home to 30 international and domestic airlines with an annual passenger volume approaching 17 million travelers.
SSP America, the North American division of SSP, the loperator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, is the sole food and beverage purveyor at Terminal 4.
The Central Diner is the latest addition as part of a $28 million food makeover in response to the wider $1.4 billion expansion project for Delta Air Lines currently underway at the terminal.
Passengers can choose from Marcus Samuelsson’s Uptown Brasserie or Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack as well as Blue Smoke, La Brea Bakery and Cake Tin, the bistro Le Grand Comptoir and Caviar House & Prunier.