Villa Opens New Food Hall At MCO

Villa Restaurant Group today opened its new food hall in Orlando International (MCO).

The hall, which is located in the Airside 2 Terminal, includes six concepts: Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s & Bananas, The Market by Villa, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Asian Chao Oriental Eatery and Chipotle Mexican Grill.

“This really furthers what we have stressed at the airport, and that is partnering with the business community and expanding customer service opportunities and job opportunities for our region,” says Frank Kruppenbacher, chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Because of companies like Villa and their employees, we believe we have the best airport in the world, and we know we’re protecting that asset.”

Covering more than 11,100 square feet, the hall features skylights offering natural light, large and small tables, power outlets and a lounge area with a media wall.

Villa estimates that the food hall will generate more than $150 million in revenue through a 10-year term. It has also added 200 permanent jobs.

Adam Torine, executive vice president of development for Villa, said he appreciates the opportunity offered by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.

“We believe the wide variety of local, regional and nationally acclaimed brands will provide our guests a great experience in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that will enhance the travelers experience,” Torine said. “The initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to an exciting future at MCO.”