Flight Delays Don’t Have to Leave Business Travelers Hungry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Chicago (July 21, 2009) — It’s 10 p.m. and your delayed flight has just landed you in town for tomorrow’s business meeting. You’re road-weary, hungry and the hotel dining room is closed. What are your options?

“Missing meals makes business travel even more exhausting,” says John McCarthy, president of The GO Group, the nation’s largest ground transportation company. “If a flight lands late, it’s good to know there are non-fast-food places still serving.”

The GO travel experts did late-night research in the cities they serve for dining options:

  • Atlanta: Midtown Tavern, 554 Piedmont Ave., open 2 p.m. – 2 a.m. Monday – Saturday, and until midnight on Sunday. It features a diverse American menu made “from-scratch.”  To learn the daily pasta and dinner specials, visit http://www.midtowntavern.net/news.php.
  • Los Angeles: Weiland Brewery, 400 E. 1st St., http://www.weilandbrewery.net/WBR/index.php, open nightly to 2 a.m. Located in a 100-year-old brewhouse in historic Little Tokyo, its unique atmosphere and menu keep people coming back for more.
  • Kansas City: Hayes Hamburger & Chili, 2502 NE Vivion Rd., open 24/7. Family-owned, Hayes offers quick, hot, tasty meals, including breakfast. Visit http://www.hayeshamburger.com/default.html for more.
  • Philadelphia: Cavanaugh’s River Deck, 417 N. Columbus Blvd., http://www.theriverdeck.com/index.asp, open noon – 2 a.m. daily. Enjoy a late night meal from a diverse menu, and enjoy its expansive view of the Delaware River and the Ben Franklin Bridge.
  • San Francisco: Café Maritime, 2417 Lombard St., open daily for dinner 5:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Minutes from Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge, this late-night favorite is the area’s top seafood restaurant. Visit http://www.cafemaritimesf.com/index.html.

GO Group members provide a convenient, one-stop source for door-to-door airport shuttle services. Its members annually transport nearly 29 million passengers to 110 airports around the world using a fleet of nearly 4,000 vehicles. Travelers can easily book ground transportation to and from both departure and destination airports through GO’s Web site, www.goairportshuttle.com.

Contact: Judi Schindler