August 1, 2021
VRG has now fully opened Phase One of its locally inspired food hall at the Arrivals and Departures Hall in Terminal B of LaGuardia Airport
MORRISTOWN, NJ (August 2021) – Just in time for the high-travel season, Villa Restaurant Group’s (VRG) first six food hall concepts are all operating at the brand new state-of-the-art Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall at LaGuardia Airport, most recently opening Hill Country, and their proprietary quick-service brand Green Leaf’s. The first of the units debuted with the grand opening of the facility in June 2020 at the height of the COVID pandemic with additional offerings phasing in over the past year. A celebrity chef driven bar and an expanded seating area will join the lineup in 2022 to complete the full food hall development.
Located in the main commercial area of the terminal and within feet of the much celebrated and admired Water Feature, travelers are offered an exceptional lineup of food choices from iconic local brands. Together with LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), the private developer and operator of Terminal B, VRG and LGP have created an easy and streamlined experience for all travelers. “We’re thrilled that Terminal B guests have access to a robust lineup of offerings, ranging from the famous Junior’s Restaurant and Cheesecake and our most recent addition, Hill Country” said Joanne King, Director of Commercial Operations, LaGuardia Gateway Partners. “We thank Villa Restaurant Group for bringing iconic brands to the brand-new terminal.”
The local partnerships with Dos Toros Taqueria, Junior’s Restaurant and Cheesecake, Hill Country, and Zaro’s Family Bakery has allowed Villa Restaurant Group to become a true contender in the extensive process of operating in airports across the United States, and VRG looks forward to cultivating these, and new partnerships in future bids. “The Zaro family, a fourth-generation New York family-owned business, could not be happier to have partnered with Villa Restaurant Group to bring our local brand to the new and spectacular LGA – Terminal B. Villa Restaurant Group does an outstanding job of representing our family brand to the airport travelers of New York City”, says Zaro’s Executive Vice President, Brian Zaro. And, just this month VRG opened a second Zaro’s location at Newark International Airport, Terminal B.
The food hall at LGA Terminal B is part of an effort to expand Villa Restaurant Group’s growing airport concessions portfolio. LGA adds to the list of curated food hall experiences developed and operated by VRG, including at Orlando International Airport and The Wind Creek Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA.
TERMINAL B ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES HALL PROPRIETARY BRANDS Tony + Benny’s Pizza Parlor ● Green Leaf’s
PARTERNSHIPS Dos Toros Taqueria ● Junior’s Restaurant and Cheesecake ● Hill Country ● Zaro’s Family Bakery
About Villa Restaurant Groupᴿ
Villa Restaurant Groupᴿ is a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor. Founded in 1964 by Michele (Michael) Scotto, a Naples, Italy native, Villa Restaurant Group, began as a small pizzeria next to the Ed Sullivan Theater Villa Restaurant Group |Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall at LaGuardia International Airport Announcement | Page 2 in New York City. Today, Villa Restaurant Group is an international organization with nearly 300 restaurants in airports, casinos, shopping centers, and other high-traffic locations. Villa Restaurant Group’s quick-service restaurant brands, including Villa Italian Kitchen®, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads®, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt®, South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries®, Far East Asian Fire®, and other emerging brands, can be found throughout the United States and internationally. Villa also operates full-service restaurants in New Jersey under the 40North Restaurant Group® brand including The Office Tavern Grill ®, The Black Horse Tavern & Pub®, Town Bar + Kitchen, Piattino, A Neighborhood Bistro®, and Steelworks Buffet & Grill® in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
For more information, please visit www.villarestaurantgroup.com