Comedian Steven Wright once said that he was kicked out of a movie theater for bringing his own food. His argument, he said, was that concession stand prices are outrageous. And besides, he hadn’t had a barbecue in a long time.
Airport concessions can be high-priced. But the bigger challenge is that so many of them remain closed as concessionaires struggle to find employees (and the airport works hard to keep wages down). That means fewer places to buy snacks and long lines for the places that are open.
One man has stepped into the breach, sensing an entrepreneurial opportunity. He picked up snacks at a warehouse store, and was selling them on Saturday at the Dallas – Fort Worth on board one of the airport’s orange Terminal Link buses outside security. According to reader Joe R. each snack was $2 cash.
Credit: Joe R.
Steven Wright also joked, “I met this wonderful girl at Macy’s. She was buying clothes and I was putting Slinkies on the escalator.” If I see an unlicensed vendor on an airport shuttle selling slinkies you can bet I’m using one on the way up to the DFW airport Skylink.