Tudor’s 19-year run as Yeager Airport’s official eatery to end

April 4, 2019

Travelers at Charleston’s Yeager Airport will soon be saying goodbye to the Dottie and the Big Tator, and hello to the Moon Burger and Moondragon stir fry.

Tudor’s Biscuit World/Gino’s Pizzeria and Pub, the West Virginia fast-food chain that has served as the airport’s food and beverage concessionaire and gift shop operator for the past 19 years, has been outbid and replaced, according to airport director Terry Sayre. On March 27, Yeager’s governing board voted to enter an agreement with New Jersey-based Faber, Coe & Gregg to handle restaurant, bar, coffee shop and gift shop operations at the airport for the next seven years.

The new concessionaire, which operates food and beverage outlets at airports, train stations and office buildings across the nation, will operate a company brand Java Moon Cafe in the Tudor’s site, and a Charleston Junction coffee shop/snack bar/tavern/gift shop in the airport’s secure area.

In addition to paying annual rent and a percentage of sales to the airport, Faber, Coe & Gregg will invest $315,000 in upgrading the facilities it will be operating, starting in 60 to 90 days.

Other airports served by the company include Newark’s Liberty International, in New Jersey, and Daytona Beach International, in Florida.

“Signature specialties” listed on the menu of the Newark airport’s Java Moon Cafe include Moondragon stir fry, Moonriver pan-seared salmon, and a 16-ounce smothered center-cut strip steak.

The Tudor’s/Gino’s restaurant, snack bar and gift shop at Yeager is operated by Better Foods Inc., of Nitro.