Midway Airport Flyers Reject Restaurant Changes
On May 12th, Midway Airport began a 3-year, $75 million shopping and dining upgrade. Old favorites including McDonald’s, Potbelly’s, and Harry Caray’s were closed down.
They reached their first milestone on May 20th with the launch of some new eateries. More upscale, or at least more expensive, options have replaced them.
We hear plenty of opinions about the changes from our Midway Airport hotel guests. However, we’ll turn to what people are saying online to let you hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. Keep in mind, people are creatures of habit, so not every complaint now will still be a complaint one year later when new habits are formed.
Despite the following disappoints, you can read about the great new Midway Airport restaurant options here.
— Katherine OBrien (@ihatebreastcanc) May 20, 2017
The new food offerings at Midway Airport are a nightmare! No more quick convenient options. Long lines and chaos. Bring back @Potbelly
— Michael Hlavin (@MichaelHlavin) May 22, 2017
— Paul Adams (@HPaul3) May 22, 2017
Shocked in Chicago midway airport by the new food prices. Potbelly’s and Manny’s–gone. Pizzas are $15, burgers $14, salads $12.
— Kenneth Wells (@SWA_Captain) May 23, 2017
ATTN @CHICAGO: They got rid of the Midway Airport Potbelly and replaced it with HOME RUN INN PIZZA ???? ???? ???? ???? ????
— Priyanka Aribindi (@priaribi) May 25, 2017
— Gretchen Beetner (@gkbeetner) May 25, 2017
How is there no more @Potbelly at Midway airport??! Now there’s like 17 pizza places? Nooo!
— David Spearman (@DavidSpearman) May 26, 2017
Three whole hours at Midway airport to mourn the loss of @Potbelly. What a tragedy
— Lisa Derus (@lisaderus) May 26, 2017
@fly2midway bring back potbelly”s. Your new food options is not the best choice, not even a good choice
— Will Knight (@WillKnightPhoto) May 27, 2017
In a bold business strategy, it seems Midway Airport has replaced the universally-beloved Potbelly with the people who catered Fyre Festival pic.twitter.com/PXyyNfALjm
— Jon Sorce (@sonjorce) May 31, 2017
The closing of the Potbelly in Midway Airport is a travesty of national proportions. https://t.co/BDIPaCM5Td
— Daniel Kunka (@unikunka) June 2, 2017
How does Midway airport change out all their restaurants in one day? No more Potbelly, no more McDonalds? The breakfast struggle is real.
— Brian Pokorny (@Pucky22) June 5, 2017
The Potbelly in Midway airport closed and not to be dramatic but that breakfast sandwich was 90% of the reason I came home
— Rebekah Covington (@RebekahCov) June 7, 2017
— eh me (@amyflano) June 8, 2017
— Bob VanZee (@ravanzee) June 12, 2017
Jake- they didn’t make the decision on who was being displaced. Let your frustration go to the management that made the decision. https://t.co/TpSJGd25iN
— Midway Airport (@MidwayAirport) June 14, 2017
To Midway Airport: Seriously?? Not even lettuce & tomato. Bring back Potbelly's! pic.twitter.com/fN31RRWuKR
— Tony Sutton (@TonySutton8) June 13, 2017
As you can read, people are seriously missing their quick and easy food options in the airport. McDonald’s and Potbelly’s were a dependable part of flyer’s transits, especially for quick breakfasts, and they will be missed.
Despite the complaints- and there will always be complaints- we have also heard positive things about the new Midway Airport restaurants here.