Wow Bao, the omni-channel, fast-casual Asian restaurant concept continues to break new barriers with the launch of its Salt Lake City International Airport location, in partnership with OHM Concession Group (OHM). With this opening, the Chicago-based brand celebrates its westernmost storefront to date. Known for its Asian steamed buns with savory and sweet fillings, Wow Bao also offers a variety of pan-seared potstickers and rice bowls.
“We are proud to join the award-winning concessions program at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). This location is a significant opportunity for Wow Bao to further expand our brand presence across the country,” said Geoff Alexander, President and CEO of Wow Bao. “Our airport stores are a key channel that amplifies Wow Bao and demonstrates our commitment to serve quality, fast-casual Asian street food to a broader audience that expects the unique flavors and on-the-go convenience Wow Bao is known for.”
Flyers will be able to order from popular menu items including Teriyaki Chicken, Spicy Mongolian Beef, and BBQ Pork Bao, as well as Spicy Kung Pao Chicken over Jasmine or Fried Rice. Open 365 days a year, the Salt Lake City International Airport location will operate from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. and also offer Wow Bao’s traditional breakfast bao flavors including sausage, egg, and cheese; bacon, egg, and cheese; and spinach, egg, and mushroom until 10 a.m. The location is situated on Concourse A East, next to Gate A28
“OHM and our team at SLC are excited to bring Wow Bao to the passengers of this amazing Airport. Moreover, we are proud of this relationship with the Wow Bao team and look forward to working together to deliver Wow Bao exciting menu to the travelers”, said Milan Patel, President & CEO of OHM Concession Group.
This is Wow Bao’s seventh airport location and second partnership with an Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE), reinforcing the brand’s commitment as an active member of the Airport Minority Advisory Council.
Salt Lake City Airport is renowned for its award-winning concession program and in 2022 was awarded the Richard A. Griesbach Award for Excellence in Airport Concessions by Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA). The award is the ACI’s highest honor for airport concessions and takes into consideration the airport’s food service, retail, and consumer services in terms of overall quality, brands, sales, and build outs. The airport’s Commercial Manager, Brad Wolfe, was also named 2023 Property Manager of the Year by Airport Experience News.
About Wow Bao
Wow Bao is a fast-casual Asian concept started in 2003 in several Chicago storefronts and is now in nearly 700 virtual restaurants across the U.S. as well as in grocery stores, airports, universities, hotels, e-commerce sites, and even hot-food vending machines. Wow Bao is famous for its steamed bao, potstickers, dumplings, rice, and noodle bowls. For more information, please visit www.wowbao.com or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
About OHM Concession Group
OHM Concessions Group history traces back to 1998 when brothers Vinod and Jim Patel began delivering Donuts to the St Louis Lambert Field International Airport (STL). In 2011 Milan Patel acquired the company to continue his family’s American Dream journey. Today, OHM operates over 70 restaurants at 13 of the nation’s best Airports. OHM is a two-time recipient of Airport Experience News Best ACDBE Operator in North America, awarded at the 2016 & 2018 AXN Conference. Wow Bao at SLC will OHM’s seventh restaurant at the Airport.