The showdown between the Happy Star and the Happy Meal at Orange County’s main airport didn’t quite play out like an old John Wayne western. The Orange County Board of Supervisors today chose which food vendors will set up shop at the airport and its new terminal.
County staff had recommended that the supervisors replace McDonald’s at John Wayne Airport with Carl’s Junior-Green Burrito, the fast food chain with deep roots in Orange County.
But in the battle of the burgers, the board opted for a draw. The supervisors voted to add Carl’s Junior-Green Burrito to the new Terminal C at the airport. They also decided to keep McDonald’s in Terminals A and B, given the Golden Arches have been at the airport for 21 years now.
Supervisor John Moorlach joked that he was glad In-N-Out wasn’t in the mix.
Earlier this month, supervisors approved a bunch of new restaurants at the recently spiffed-up airport. They include Ruby’s Diner, Santa Ana-based Jerry’s Wood-Fired Dogs and an Anaheim Ducks Slapshot Bar and Grill.
Construction of the new Terminal C is expected to be completed later this year.