Atlanta-based, Hispanic-owned LottaFrutta has opened its first airport location in Concourse B of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), making it one of the airport's only Latina-owned restaurant vendors and its first franchised location.
Concessions International (CI), which operates concessions throughout the airport, is working with airport officials to renovate the concourse's food court. Ten new restaurants will offer travelers a taste of the Atlanta area and supply demand for healthy and fresh foods.
LottaFrutta's traditional Mexican paletas (popsicles) and Ecuadorian helado (ice cream) will be among the offerings.
The airport LottaFrutta will be operated by a joint venture between CI and H&H Hospitality, an Atlanta firm.
Founded in 2006 in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, LottaFrutta Gourmet Fruit House & Market is owned by Myrna Perez-Cifuentes, who opened LottaFrutta in honor of her Latin upbringing in South Texas.
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