New York-based JetBlue is thrilled to announce plans to increase the number of restaurants in its home terminal - Terminal 5 - at New York's JFK International Airport. This news is especially exciting as it marks the first major update to JetBlue's Terminal 5 concession program since its move into the spanking new terminal back in 2008.

Remaining true to its roots, JetBlue revealed that the seven new dining options to be added to Terminal 5 will all offer a taste of New York as all got their start right in the Big Apple. Plus, these are options that New Yorkers frequent.

While construction will begin in fall, JetBlue expects all seven dining options to be available to travelers before 2019 comes to a close.

What are the new dining options travelers passing through JFK's Terminal 5 can look forward to in the near future? Expect Shake Shack, Otto's Tacos, Melt Shop, Ovenly, along with the T5 Chef's Kitchen. To-go food items from Lil' Sweet Chick, KorillaBBQ and The Little Beet will be available at T5 Chef's Kitchen. You can learn more about what these 7 dining establishments have to offer here.

The Port Authority and JetBlue are pleased to have teamed up to bring some of the best of New York to JFK's Terminal 5. Both remain absolutely committed to offering travelers a world-class, state-of-the-art airport experience complete with vibrant local touches. Existing New York City-centric stores and restaurants in JFK's Terminal 5 include: Dylan's Candy Bar; Bar Veloce; Baked By Melissa; WhereTraveler Books + More; and New York Minute.

Travelers who happen to be short on time but want something quick and easy to fill up have an array of other choices at JFK's Terminal 5. Artichoke Basille's Pizza, Boar's Head, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Dunkin'®, Fresh Italian Pasta, Market Table Salad & Hot Bars, Lucy's Asian Kitchen, Philly Cheesesteak / Pommes Frites are all nestled in the Food Court. Revolución To Go, Starbucks, World Bean Coffee Bar, Re: Vive Bars, Jamba Juice, Horizon Bakery Café, Deep Blue on the Fly are peppered across the terminal, too.

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