Chicago O’Hare Airport Debuts Renovated International Terminal
New Dining Establishments Promise a Taste of Chicago for Travelers
Chicago O’Hare Airport announced today that it has completed renovations on its International Terminal 5. The redevelopment process first began in 2012 and cost a total of $26 million to complete.
The newly renovated terminal features 24 dining and retail outlets, including 11 local Chicago brands. The new retail establishments include a 10,000-square-foot (929-square-meter) duty-free store.
The layout of the terminal has also been reworked in order to increase the number of food and retail venues located past the security checkpoint. This gives more options to passengers who have already passed through security.
Some of the local Chicago restaurants that will offer travelers a chance to sample their food include Tocco, featuring Neopolitan-style pizza and pasta; Tortas Frontera, offering Mexican cuisine made with ingredients from local suppliers; and the Goddess and Grocer, a well-known Chicago deli.
Other additions to the terminal include a redesigned TSA security checkpoint for greater efficiency, a new dining lounge, restrooms, and lounge-style seating areas equipped with outlets and USB ports.
Chicago O’Hare’s International Terminal 5 was first constructed in 1993, and accommodates over 30 airlines serving a variety of international destinations.
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