First Airport Location Opens in Fort McMurray
"The newest Earls will serve the busy airport visitors with a full service restaurant, bar and takeout."
This weekend Northern Alberta’s Fort McMurray opens a new 15,000 square meter airport with a gala event for 600 guests, a ceremony featuring Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield as master of ceremonies, as well as performances by iconic Canadian musicians Randy Bachman and Fred Turner. The airport also marks the first airport location for Canadian restaurant chain Earls Kitchen + Bar.
The $258-million built terminal will serve the over 105,000 residents of Fort McMurray and the over 1.3 million travelers through the airport, making it one of the busiest regional airports in North America. For Earls, this is their 2nd location in Fort McMurray, joining a busy existing restaurant opened in downtown in the early nineties by managing partner Ron Sachkiw. The newest Earls will serve the busy airport visitors with a full service restaurant, bar and takeout, or “Grab + Go”, which allows guests to take a great, fresh Earls meal packaged up for travel on their destination.
For the airport the Earls in house design team have created a fresh, vibrant room that blends warm, west coast style with pallet wood and elements such as industrial steel, sandblasted granite, crackled brick tile and distressed leather in cognac and amber tones, which pairs nicely with the airport’s exposed timber ceilings and walls, reclaimed mountain pine beetle wood and featured local artists
The new Fort McMurray location are partner managed by Ron Sachkiw with long term Executive Chef Stu Wigle.