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NEWS Last modified on May 14, 2013

New iPad restaurant opens at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

OTG Management has opened its second ICRAVE designed MinniBar at Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport.

Chef Andrew Zimmern, a Minneapolis local, and James Beard, award-winning celebrity chef, created the concept for MinniBar, offering globally inspired sandwiches and custom cocktails, all of which can be ordered via OTG’s signature iPads.

ICRAVE’s design was inspired by Minnesota as the land of 10,000 lakes. Fiberglass panels flow upwards, forming a canopy that becomes a central focal point of the bar.

Grounded by green, yellow and white custom mosaic glass tiles that wrap the base, this free-standing café will be a hub for travellers at the heart of the gate hold area.

The space is complete with 46 iPads for ordering food and browsing the web, and charging stations at every seat.

Rick Blatstein, CEO of OTG, said: “This addition brings us to a total of 14 new locations and nearly 1,000 iPads at MSP in under a year’s time.

“The pace of execution and the customer feedback is remarkable. We are thrilled with the results to date.”

In 2012, OTG unveiled a new F&B program for Delta’s Concourse G at Minneapolis-St Paul.

To date, the program incorporates more than 1,000 Apple iPads in a variety of dining and gate seating areas.

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