25 Aug 15 - Press release

Areas Awarded Four New Dining Locations in Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport

Areas, a leading provider of food & beverage and travel retail services, announces it has been awarded a 10 year contract for four new dining spaces in Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport which will ensure the best for LA’s Southwest Airlines’ travelers. The winning proposal includes a balanced offering which will deliver a “taste of California”.


“Areas is passionate about delivering a world class experience for Southwest passengers traveling through Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport. Our mix of unique concepts reflects the spirit of Los Angeles and the region,” said Xavier Rabell, CEO of North America. “We are honored to work with Westfield towards making Terminal 1 an amazing passenger experience.”

The opening of Reilly’s, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, California Pizza Kitchen, and Deli & Co will help execute Terminal Developer Westfield’s vision for Terminal 1 bringing in a hip and modern Californian feel while creating an unexpected experience which exceeds our guest’s expectations.

“The LAX Terminal 1 Modernization Project aims to transform the customer experience.  We’re excited to collaborate with Areas USA who will provide Los Angeles-inspired offerings and culinary enhancements that contribute towards our goal of developing a sense of place,” said Don Oster, Sr. Project Manager Corporate Facilities.

The restaurants, which will open throughout 2016-2017, are inspired by the unique California mindset.  These brands cater to guests who value having vegetarian/vegan or gluten free options.  The use of locally sourced, fresh ingredients satisfies more sophisticated palates as well as the environmentally conscious. Our modern and inviting designs provide the perfect spaces for everything from catching a game while enjoying a local craft beer to indulging in a gourmet picnic-esque meal while waiting for your flight.

Reilly’s: Good food, good drink, and good fun are the cornerstones of the Reilly’s experience.  The 1,237 sq ft space is inspired by Rock & Reilly’s Irish Pub, a hot spot in Hollywood boasting the largest stock of Irish whiskey in LA.  This modern take on a traditional Irish pub offers an inviting environment to indulge in one of the vast selection of whiskeys offered, and catch a game on one of the bar’s two oversized TVs.  The breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus offer twists on traditional Irish food including the award winning Irish cheddar grilled cheese and tomato soup.

California Pizza Kitchen: California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) puts the flavor of California into delicious food renowned all over the world.  This LA based restaurant started with pizza, but it has evolved into so much.  The 2,964 sq ft family friendly restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients, serves local wines, and will offer a combination of small plates, appetizers, pastas, pizzas, salads, and sweet treats to cater to almost any guests’ needs at any time of day.

Said G.J. Hart, California Pizza Kitchen President, CEO and Executive Chairman, “We’re proud and excited to be a part of Southwest’s new world-class Terminal 1 at LAX. We can’t think of a more ideal location to showcase our inventive, globally inspired dishes, served with a distinctly California vibe, than right here at LAX, host to millions of travelers from around the world each year. We look forward to working with our operator partner, Areas, to welcome Southwest passengers into our new, full-service CPK location in Terminal 1 soon.”

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Guests can now experience the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in two locations at LAX (TBIT and Terminal 1).  This well loved west coast coffee stop also provides fare for all cravings – from light options to indulgent snacks.  The 762 sq ft concept will incorporate dynamic displays and grab & go service to deliver more than just a beverage.

Deli & Co: Deli & Co, a proprietary brand for Areas, brings the delicatessen feel to the airport.  Quality ingredients are the basis for preparing freshly baked goods, toasty sandwiches, panini, wraps, salads, and flatbreads for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this 149 sq ft grab & go concept.  Guests can also refresh themselves with fresh juices, coffee, and a wide variety of beverages.