The North Terminal at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport is getting a revamp worth $21 million, according to a source. This project aims to boost the food and beverage program and to provide an exciting and welcoming environment in the terminal.
This overhaul will bring 15 new dining options in the airport including Anita's Kitchen Lebanese Café which is a restaurant based in Metro Detroit. Most of the new restaurants will be local to showcase the food culture of Detroit.
"Most of the North Terminal's passengers are local residents or visitors to our area; they're not connecting in Detroit to fly to other cities," Greg Hatcher, director of Wayne County Airport Authority's concessions, said in the release. "When they're in our terminal, we believe passengers will enjoy seeing local brands they love and those that pique their interest."
The Farah family has been operating Anita's Kitchen in the suburban Detroit area since 1981. The restaurant proudly serves Lebanese delicacies such as mezza, pita sandwiches, and kebab.
The Lebanese community of Detroit
Detroit is home to a large Lebanese community that influenced the local's palate.
A few months ago, Phoenicia Restaurant received the Restaurant of the Year Classic Award by Detroit Free Press for maintaining high standards and offering excellent customer service for almost 47 years.
Also, the President of the City Council of Dearborn (part of Metro Detroit) is Lebanese. Susan Dabaja was elected for the presidency four years ago and won by 32 votes. As she was the first Middle Eastern woman to take office in Dearborn, Susan made national headlines. She is now serving her second term! It seems like the community trusts her!