Rick Blatstein is the founder and principal owner of OTG. Since 1996 OTG has grown to become the second largest privately held airport food operator in the United States in just over a decade.
In 2012 OTG announced that it would be bringing 7,000 iPads to OTG restaurants in 5 major U.S. airports including New York LaGuardia Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, and Toronto Pearson International Airport In November of 2014 OTG announced a $120 million capital investment to renovate Newark Liberty International Airport’s United Airlines terminal C. As part of the plan OTG will be adding 6,000 iPads to the terminal, one to each seat in each dining facility, and at 80% of gate seating. The terminal facilities will be redesigned by a partnership of leading designers including David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group, Jun Aizaki of Crème Designs, David Mexico of David Mexico Design Group and Andrew Cohen and Jeremy Levitt of Parts and Labor Design. OTG also launched a mobile payment program with United Airlines through which travelers can use United award miles to purchase dining and retail amenities. This program was the first to offer travelers the option to use mileage redemption for in-person purchases.
OTG operates food, beverage and retail services at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, John F. Kennedy Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Washington Reagan National Airport, Orlando International Airport, Chicago O’Hare Airport, Philadelphia International Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport.
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