03/12/2024 02:00 PM


For Immediate Release
March 12, 2024

LAX Public Relations
(424) 646-5430


L.A. Favorites Fat Sal's and Yakumi open dining outposts in Terminal 3; Jocale and POP SOX bolster retail lineup at Bradley West Gates

Four new concessions debut across LAX's Terminal 3 and West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal, including Fat Sal’s (pictured).


(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) Airports, is pleased to announce the opening of new dining and retail concepts delivering an elevated guest experience at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Now open in Terminal 3 are iconic L.A. sandwich shop Fat Sal's and Yakumi, the fast casual sushi concept. Both locations are the first airport outposts for the L.A.-based restaurants. Guests can also shop the latest in jewelry at Jocale and vibrant, stylish socks at POP SOX, located in Bradley West Gates.

"Los Angeles is home to truly unique combinations of retail and dining experiences that you won't find anywhere else, so we are thrilled to have Fat Sal's, Yakumi and Jocale join us in sharing these experiences with our guests to enjoy at LAX," said David Jones, Deputy Executive Director for Commercial Development, LAWA. "The strength of our concessions program comes from partnerships with local and small businesses that make our city so diverse, authentic, and inimitable. Along with URW, we are committed to further enhancing the guest experience as we continue working with them"

Exemplifying LAWA and URW's shared commitment to maximizing diverse participation through the LAX concessions program, each of the new openings features ownership by at least one Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) partner. Certified ACDBE firms must meet eligibility standards established by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), including ownership of at least 51% by a socially or economically disadvantaged individual and management, and daily business operations controlled by at least one of the socially and economically disadvantaged owners.

"Our guests value choice and convenience, and we're excited to welcome Fat Sal's, Yakumi, and Jocale to deliver iconic local flavors and new options across our terminals," said Maral Matossian, URW General Manager, LAX. "We are very excited to add more standout offerings to our terminals that continue to enhance the guest experience across LAX."

Fat Sal's (Operated by Crews)
Located in Terminal 3, Fat Sal's is a haven for hungry travelers seeking hearty and indulgent fare amidst the bustling airport atmosphere. Its menu is brimming with oversized sandwiches, loaded fries, and other comfort food classics. The ambiance is casual and inviting, with friendly staff ready to assist customers in crafting their ideal meal. Open daily from 5 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Yakumi (Operated by Crews)
Located in Terminal 3, Yakumi's menu features a curated selection of traditional Japanese dishes crafted with precision and care, showcasing the rich flavors and artistry of the cuisine. From fresh sushi to sashimi dishes, each offering is a culinary delight designed to indulge the senses. Passengers can expect great service and a unique dining experience whether dining in or carrying out. Open daily from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Jocale (Operated by MRG)
Located inside Bradley West Gates, Jocale offers an exciting collaboration among brands including Jet Set Candy, Kendra Scott, and Michael Kors, among other selections. Together, these esteemed brands curated by Jocale create a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, where travelers can indulge in luxury and find the perfect piece to complement their jet-setting lifestyle. Open daily from 5 a.m. until 12 a.m.

POP SOX (Operated by MRG)
Nestled amidst the bustling airport ambiance in Bradley West Gates, POP SOX offers a haven of vibrant, stylish socks designed to make every step a statement. It offers a carefully curated collection of socks, ranging from bold patterns to classic essentials, all crafted with premium materials for ultimate comfort. Open daily from 5 a.m. until 12 a.m.

High-resolution photos are available to download at this link. All photos should be credited to Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield Airports.


About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX, the sixth-busiest airport in the world serving nearly 66 million guests in 2022, is owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a proprietary, revenue-generating department of the City of Los Angeles that also governs Van Nuys Airport (VNY). As the international gateway to the Southern California region, LAX and its partners are dedicated to meeting global airport standards for customer satisfaction, safety, regional economic leadership, organizational performance and sustainability.

To better serve the millions of domestic and international guests that travel through LAX each year, the airport is undergoing a multi-billion-dollar capital improvement program to modernize its entire campus. Initiatives underway include an Automated People Mover, a Consolidated Rental Car Facility and two projects that will each add over one million square feet to the airport's existing property: Terminal 9 and Concourse 0. For more information about LAX, its transformation and its environmental, social and local workforce commitments, please visit Follow LAX on X (formally Twitter), Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

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