Paradies Lagardère Opens its Seventh Restaurant at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
National favorite Big Bowl to greet residents and visitors at the airport
ATLANTA – Paradies Lagardère, the travel retail and restaurateur leader in North America, opened Big Bowl restaurant in Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport’s (DCA) Terminal B/C, adjacent to Gate 23. The seventh restaurant Paradies Lagardère has opened at DCA, it joins Washington Pour Bar, U Street Pub, Magic Pan, Wow Bao and two Say Si Bon! Gourmet Market locations. Paradies Lagardère is one of the leading restaurateurs in DCA, serving the D.C., Virginia and Maryland markets.
Big Bowl, a Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises brand, offers traditional dishes such as Mongolian Beef and create-your-own-stir-fry items, with big, bold layers of flavor infused in each dish. Big Bowl believes the best food is made from scratch; as a result, this Asian concept starts with the highest-quality, naturally-raised chicken, beef, pork, sustainable seafood, and locally-grown produce.
“Paradies Lagardère tailors brands to entice travelers in a variety of ways, including bringing the familiar quality, taste and atmosphere of a favorite national brand into an airport,” said Bill Casey, senior vice president, Food and Beverage, Paradies Lagardère. “Big Bowl is not only delicious, but the brand’s high quality food standards mirror our own. Paradies Lagardère also has a great partnership with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), and MarketPlace Development. We’re excited to introduce another great dining concept to DCA for passengers to enjoy.”
“We are so excited to be opening Big Bowl at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. We want to thank Paradies Lagardère, Marketplace Development and MWAA for giving us an opportunity to showcase our great brands. Big Bowl joins Magic Pan and Wow Bao as our third location with Paradies Lagardère at DCA, and we couldn’t be happier to be here,” said Kevin Reynolds, partner – Airport Concepts, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.
High-end restaurants, quick-serve restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a part of Paradies Lagardère’s Food and Beverage concepts. Brands have been tailored to entice travelers with the same familiar quality, variety, taste, and atmosphere as their favorite “at home” dining spots, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and service.
Paradies Lagardère was recently awarded three prestigious awards for excellence in Food and Beverage. Airport Revenue News awarded the company an ARN Award for Best Chef-Driven, Local or Regional Restaurant for Bar Symon in the Pittsburgh International Airport.
The USA Today 10Best Reader’s Choice Awards also awarded Paradies Lagardère the Best Airport Bar Wait Staff for its Bar Symon Restaurant in the Pittsburgh International Airport, and recognized Long Beach Airport, where Paradies Lagardère manages the full restaurant program, as its Best Airport for Dining.