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Some restaurant spots vacant at Hartsfield-Jackson amid contract delays

Even before the holiday crush of Thanksgiving travelers, wait times for sit-down restaurants on some concourses can be as long as a half-hour during peak hours at the world's busiest airport, which handles more than 250,000 passengers a day.

Fast-food and quick-service concessions at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport often have shorter waits, but lines at Starbucks and the most popular eateries sometimes snake onto the concourse.

Airport management has spent the last year working on plans to fill empty restaurant spots on Concourses A and B and build out a new food court on Concourse C. But months of tangles in the contracting process have left them still vacant heading into the busy holiday travel season.

Get the whole story on myajc.com on how some airport restaurant spots have ended up unfilled at Hartsfield-Jackson going into the busy holiday season amid record passenger traffic.

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Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.