Food Network Kitchen eatery opens at Fla. airport

November 27, 2012 • Entertainment

In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 photo, freshly made pastries appear on display for travelers at the Food Network Kitchen at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dining-on-the-go is soaring at the airport where travelers can dine at a restaurant inspired by a test kitchen. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is the first outpost in the nation to offer the Food Network Kitchen, designed to look much like what you would see in the cable networkís test kitchen: a butcher block bar counter, subway tiling, stainless steel surfaces and pots and pans hanging in a row behind a cash register. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Food Network is getting into the restaurant business in a location not always associated with good food: An airport.

The channel has opened its first Food Network Kitchen at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in South Florida in the JetBlue terminal.

“The dynamic of food and travel has changed,” said Sergei Kuharsky, general manager of Food Network’s new business enterprises. “You used to never go in and think about eating at an airport.”

Now, with passengers arriving early to get through security and limited options for in-flight food, there’s a market for airport dining. “We are responding to that opportunity,” Kuharsky said.

The Food Network Kitchen is the only eatery serving hot food at the JetBlue concourse. Login to read more

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