Monday, 24 September 2018

Tasty and healthy new menu for American Airlines economy passengers

New delicious, light and healthy choices will be available onboard American Airlines flights from 1st December as the major US airline joins forces with Zoës Kitchen for a new food-for-sale menu in the main economy cabin. 

The new menu has been designed in collaboration with Zoës head chef and Vice President of Culinary Innovation Antonio Iocchi, and includes items unique to American as well as signature dishes found in Zoës restaurants, such as its signature hummus and The Grüben sandwich. 

“Zoës mission to deliver goodness from the inside out and their ‘simple, tasty, fresh’ offerings made it an easy decision to partner with the fast-casual, healthy restaurant group,” said Janelle Anderson, Vice President of Global Marketing for American Airlines. “Our customers have asked for lighter tasty food choices. This collaboration with the expert chefs at Zoës provides an innovative, fresh approach to onboard offerings.”

“Together with American, we are excited to elevate the in-flight dining experience and deliver goodness to millions of customers by offering our chef-inspired menu items, in a fresh, new way,” said Kevin Miles, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zoës Kitchen. “Our goal in our restaurants is to provide delicious, wholesome food, inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean and for our guests to feel good and motivated to live life to the fullest after dining with us.”.

The new menu will be available on flights over three hours from 1st December this year and includes:
Breakfast Sandwich: Turkey bacon, egg slices and tomato topped with baby arugula on a waffle brioche bun with Calabrian pepper aioli
Continental Breakfast Box: Belgian waffle, hazelnut spread and fresh berries
The Grüben: Zoës signature sandwich with sliced turkey, Manchego cheese, crunchy Mediterranean slaw and feta spread layered on marble wheat bread, served with a Zoës chocolate chip cookie
Chicken Wrap: Grilled chicken wrap with mozzarella, roasted tomatoes, arugula and artichokes, served with a Zoës chocolate chip cookie
Hummus Duo: Zoës signature hummus duo, including their classic flavour topped with Kalamata olives and basil pesto hummus, served with pita bread, cucumber and carrot
Along with the new Zoës options, American will continue to offer its signature fruit and cheese plate and breakfast platter. Throughout 2019, American and Zoës will continue to collaborate and introduce additional items in Main Cabin as well as domestic first class service.