Sbarro's is Out and Pei Wei is in at MSP
We’re not shy when it comes to our true feelings for Sbarro at the airport, so we’re happy to report that we recently spotted one that has recently departed its airport location. You know that we’re already in love with Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for plenty of reasons, and the exit of the pizza place is just another reason we’re singing its merits.
On a recent layover at the airport, we almost stopped in our tracks—on the moving sidewalk—when we discovered that Sbarro was on its way out in favor of Pei Wei Asian Diner. Sure it’s one chain restaurant for another, but we’ve always thought of PF Chang’s little brother as one of the best mass produced faux-Asian cuisine options around.
Right now it looks like they’ve boarded up the restaurant while preparing for the transition, and it even looks like they’re planning to revamp the adjacent seating area—you can see the progress from the moving sidewalk.
We can’t give you a definitive opening date just yet, but we’re thinking that within the next few months we’ll be downing some Thai Dynamite Chicken with a side of Spring Rolls as we eat away our layover in Terminal 1-Lindbergh's Concourse C.