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NEW RESTAURANT AND SNACK OPTIONS OPEN AT BLUE GRASS AIRPORT

May 26, 2021 – Passengers at Blue Grass Airport will now have new dining and snack options when they are traveling to/from Lexington. The airport is pleased to announce the opening of the Bourbon Library Bar & Restaurant, a new full-service dining concept operated by the airport's food and beverage partner, Delaware North. Located in Concourse B, this restaurant is also now supplemented with the Snack Barrel, a grab-and-go option for passengers who have less time and are seeking to bring food on their flight.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Bourbon Library offers an array of bourbon favorites as well as a selection of southern comfort foods. Passengers can choose amongst menu items such as fried green tomatoes, BBQ bourbon burgers, pulled pork sandwiches and healthy salads. Located next door is the newly constructed Snack Barrel, which offers grab-and-go items such as salads, sandwiches, snacks and beverages. The Snack Barrel has a self-checkout system that provides passengers with speed and convenience.

"As passengers begin flying again, we hope they will be pleasantly surprised by the addition of these new dining options," said Eric Frankl, executive director at Blue Grass Airport. "Our partners at Delaware North have been working diligently during the pandemic to renovate our restaurant facilities and create dining experiences that showcase our region and elevate our service. We encourage travelers to allow time prior to their flight to enjoy these new offerings."

In addition to the Bourbon Library Bar & Restaurant, Blue Grass Airport passengers also have the option of other dining venues including Dunkin' and Sir Veza's Kitchen & Kantina. Sir Veza's, which serves a variety of Mexican favorites, opened in 2020 and provides a casual eating option for passengers. All of these facilities are operated by Delaware North, a family-owned company operating in more than 30 airports and other hospitality venues around the world.

"We are proud to bring a true taste of Lexington and Kentucky to Blue Grass Airport with the Bourbon Library Bar & Restaurant," said Joe Gartland, vice president of operations for Delaware North. "With more than 90 locally distilled bourbons to choose from, there are endless cocktail options to pair with the southern-inspired food menu. Travelers in a hurry will also find the market-style convenience of the Snack Barrel to be a welcome addition to the dining choices at the airport."

About Delaware North

Delaware North is a global hospitality and entertainment company founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years. Delaware North operates at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, cultural landmarks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our associates are dedicated to delighting guests by creating the world's best experiences. Delaware North serves millions of guests each year in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurant and catering, lodging, gaming, and specialty retail industries. Learn more about Delaware North at www.DelawareNorth.com.

About Blue Grass Airport

Located in Lexington, Kentucky, Blue Grass Airport offers non-stop and connecting service to hundreds of destinations worldwide. The airport served more than 1.4 million passengers in 2019 and supports our community with an economic output exceeding $370 million. During this global pandemic, Blue Grass Airport continues to serve the traveling public and is committed to making health and safety a top priority. Receive the latest airport news by liking us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluegrassairport, or following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/bgairport.

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