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Summer House Santa Monica brings more than 7,000 square feet of dining amenities to new terminal at Orlando International Airport

Two-floor restaurant managed by Delaware North and joint-venture partners features wide array of offerings and service styles: full-service dining, bar, grab-and-go options and market

ORLANDO (Feb. 16, 2023) – Global hospitality and entertainment company Delaware North has reached a milestone in its Orlando International Airport operations: The final piece of the company’s six-outlet foodservice program – Summer House Santa Monica – is now open in the all-new Terminal C.

In September 2022, Delaware North and joint-venture partners Superior Hospitality and Sweet Mango Hospitality opened five of their six food and beverage outlets within the new terminal, including a mix of proprietary concepts and national brand partnerships.

Summer House Santa Monica, at 7,027 square feet, offers multiple dining options and service styles, including full-service dining; a bar; grab-and-go options for breakfast, lunch and dinner; and a market that will dish out the restaurant’s signature cookies, pastries and more.

“The vision for Terminal C has always been to provide a variety of options to passengers,” said Kevin J. Thibault, CEO of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, which operates and manages the Orlando International Airport. “We’re pleased that Summer House has opened at Terminal C to provide dining options that cater to our traveling customer that will enhance their experience.”

Delaware North CEO Lou Jacobs said: “We are delighted to be here to officially cut the ribbon at Summer House in this incredible new terminal. We know Terminal C has been a long-held vision for the Greater Orlando Airport Authority, and we are grateful to be their partners to deliver an exceptional experience to travelers in this world-class travel hub.”

The California-inspired restaurant – a brand developed and licensed by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises – features a fresh, seasonal menu paired with breezy, beach house vibes. Summer House is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner for dine-in and carryout. The menu offers travelers a wide variety of cuisine, including burgers, tacos, salads and more. The restaurant also offers a full market on the first floor with freshly baked cookies and pastries, a coffee bar featuring La Colombe Coffee Roasters and an extensive wine and cocktail list.

“Lettuce has had a working relationship with the Delaware North team for many years and through this partnership, we are excited to bring Summer House to Orlando for the first time,” said Kevin Reynolds, executive partner, Lettuce Fly. “This is our first airport project with Delaware North, and we are grateful to them and the Greater Orlando Airport Authority for giving us the opportunity to bring this restaurant to life.”
In addition to Summer House, the Delaware North locations in Terminal C are:

raw20juce_mco-5595382Raw Juce: Health-conscious travelers have their choice of great-tasting, cold-pressed juices, smoothies, acai bowls, salads and other organic foods.

Cucina: This proprietary Delaware North concept offers prepared foods, sandwiches and more. The menu has popular “breakfast all day” and lunch options.

Harvest & Grounds: Delaware North’s proprietary Euro-American bakery and coffee café concept marries a boutique coffee-shop vibe with a standout food experience. The café offers a robust menu of specialty espresso and house blends, pastries, warm breakfast sandwiches and gourmet wraps and salads.

greenbeat_mco-6875974Greenbeat: The concept is devoted to the idea that healthy, vibrant and flavorsome food should be accessible to everyone. For that purpose, Delaware North has partnered with numerous suppliers to craft exquisite, affordable health-conscious meals.

DeSano Pizzeria: This fast-casual concept offers woodfired, fresh-made pizzas. From the moment diners step into the restaurant, they realize it’s more than just another pizza joint — it’s a culinary event. 

Beyond the airport, in the Orlando area Delaware North operates all aspects of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for NASA and in 2022 opened Courtyard by Marriott Titusville – Kennedy Space Center, a space-themed hotel with the rooftop Space Bar featuring views of the space center. The company’s Patina Restaurant Group division also manages nine restaurants across Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Springs, including Space 220 Restaurant, Tutto Italia Ristorante, Morimoto Asia and The Edison.