Delta Announces Exclusive Relationship with Junior’s Cheesecake to Offer Iconic Dessert on Select Flights This Fall
Airline marks first anniversary of EATS food for purchase program with nearly 12 million served, brings back customer favorites and expands to more flights than ever before
ATLANTA.– Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is marking the one-year anniversary of EATS, the airline’s food for purchase program, and forging an exclusive relationship with Junior’s Restaurant, the New York institution that is home to the world’s best cheesecake. The EATS menu will soon feature the iconic dessert on select transcontinental flights to and from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).
JFK Tasting“The EATS program was developed to offer our customers high-quality, delicious food options, so we’re marking its one-year milestone by doing just that. Junior’s iconic cheesecake is the perfect addition to the menu for our customers traveling on transcontinental flights from JFK beginning this fall,” said Jake Frank, Delta’s managing director of In-Flight Service and Onboard Product. “We’re also bringing back some of our customers’ favorite EATS selections from our very first menu.”
This October EATS will board the first selection from Junior’s: Chocolate Crunch Cheesecake. Each serving or “Little Fella” will be offered in an individual container for $5. Cheesecake selections will rotate with Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake and Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake offered on later menus. These flavors were selected by a tasting panel made up of Delta’s New York-based flight attendants.
“We’re delighted to be on board with Delta and its EATS program,” said Alan Rosen, co-owner of Junior’s. “We’ve long been told by our customers that our cheesecake is nothing short of heavenly.”
To further celebrate the success of EATS, Delta is also bringing back some of the menu’s most popular items among customers, as well as expanding the program to more flights within the United States, Canada and select Caribbean and Latin American destinations. Delta’s EATS program offers a wide variety of fresh entrées and high quality snacks, including healthy alternatives as well as a few indulgences.
Delta features an EATS Anniversary Edition menu this month to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the program and has re-introduced the following breakfast, lunch and dinner selections made popular among customers when the program first launched.
Breakfast served 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.:
* Everything Bagel: This delicious bagel truly has everything. Onions, garlic, poppy seeds and sesame seeds make this the ultimate bagel experience. Served with cream cheese and strawberry jam for $3.
Brunch served 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (on Eastbound flights from the West Coast):
* Chicken Caprese Sandwich: Mouthwatering grilled chicken breast complemented with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and pesto spread across a ciabatta roll for $8.
Lunch/Dinner served 9:31 a.m. to 8 p.m. (based on local departure times):
* Chicken Caprese Sandwich
* California Salad: A healthy mix of organic spring greens topped with grape tomatoes, cucumber slices, dried apricots, candied pecans, and goat cheese (served separately). Served with Naturally Fresh Balsamic Vinaigrette and breadsticks for $8.
* Mushroom Pea Orzo, created by celebrity chef Todd English: orzo pasta with a medley of diced red onions, green peas, sautéed button and shiitake mushrooms, chopped parsley, zest of lemon and shredded parmesan cheese accented with kalamata olives, romaine heart leaves, and pita bread for $8.
The popular Fruit and Cheese Plate (served breakfast through dinner for $6) and Smoked Turkey, Cheddar Cheese, Egg Salad Sandwich (for $7 at breakfast) will also be available.
The complete EATS menu is available on flights of 1,025 miles or more (approximately two hours or more). Limited selections are also offered on flights between 750 and 1,025 miles.
For ease of payment, Delta customers can use credit cards for the purchase of any food, beverage and headset offering onboard.
Delta launched EATS in September 2007 in four markets within the United States on approximately 25 daily flights. Today, EATS is available in 166 markets throughout 27 different countries on approximately 510 daily flights. In just over a year, Delta has served customers nearly 500,000 Fruit and Cheese Plates, as well as more than 500,000 sandwiches. Complimentary snacks are also offered on all flights of more than 250 miles on Delta and Delta Connection.
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