The executive director of International Meal Company (IMC) for Central America, Jose Algarin, stated that with the $ 4.5 million investment will enable an area of 1,400 m2, where 10 restaurants will operate.
It is estimate the work to be completed by the end of January 2011.
Prensa.com. informs, "Algarin said they are negotiating with two other brands, Panamanian brands, so they too are part of the food court at the international airport, where there is only one restaurant and several small kiosks. Algarín indicó que están negociando con otras dos marcas, pero panameñas, para que también formen parte de la esperada zona de comida en el aeropuerto internacional, en donde solo hay un restaurante y varios quioscos pequeños.”
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International Meals Corporation (IMC) won the administration of the food court of the Tocumen Airport, in Panama, for the next 15 years.
The company will invest about 5 million dollars in the next 4 months, introducing marks as Margaritaville, Cinnabon, Häagen Dazs, Quiznos, Teriyaki, Carls Jr., Dominos, Chesters and the local franchise Maritanos Café, explained to prensa.com its director, José Algarín.
Officials at the Panama City Airport are preparing a list of sites to auction in its food court area.
Space for stores selling shoes, groceries, clothing and toys in the Tocumen International Airport will also be auctioned this year, says Erick Goldoni, marketing manager of Tocumen S.A.
Although bidding rules are completed and reviewed, the document still needs the formal approval of the Administrative Board.
Juan Carlos Pino, commercial manager of the airport, explained they expect to make the formal invitation to bid three weeks from now. Only invited companies will be allowed to participate, as they want participants to have experience in the area.
Bidding rules for the 400.000 square meter food court should be published soon, as they are in the last revision phase.
Officials estimate that within 15 to 20 days, the bidding rules will be ready and available for download from PanamaCompra.com. The rules still need to be endorsed by the Board of the airport.