Chef Johnny Hernandez Expands Unique Interior Mexican Dining Concepts with Airport Franchise Locations


Chef Johnny Hernandez announced recently that he was awarded a multi-million dollar airport dining concessions contract in partnership with HMSHost.The contract that will bring five dining concepts to San Antonio International Airport, including the first franchise location of the acclaimed La Gloria, which has earned the chef critical praises for his inventive yet authentic take on traditional Mexican street food.

“Airport food isn’t just about convenience anymore. Some of the best meals I’ve enjoyed have been at airports in cities like San Francisco and Chicago. I want to be part of the evolution of airport dining in San Antonio,” said Johnny Hernandez, ” I think we can change the way people look at airport dining. My goal is for travelers to experience the food and culture of La Gloria as they travel through our airport.”

A franchised location of The Fruteria will also be housed in the airport, along with Mission City Ice House Bar, which will specialize in local craft beers and spirits. The project is expected to be completed by December 2013, with La Gloria slated to open in June 2013. In addition, Hernandez will partner on the HMSHost-created Mediterranean style, La Tapenade, and San Antonio’s first Steak n Shake franchise.

Posted by Lauren Grelle


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