Angie’s Sub officially opens at Jacksonville International Airport

The second location for the Jacksonville Beach restaurant is past security in Concourse A and will specialize in serving its “Peruvian” sub.

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Owner Ed Malin entered a licensing agreement to open Angie's Subs at the airport. He is flanked by Kam Nix, general manager at Angie's in Jacksonville Beach and Kelly Mullarkey, managing partner.
Owner Ed Malin entered a licensing agreement to open Angie's Subs at the airport. He is flanked by Kam Nix, general manager at Angie's in Jacksonville Beach and Kelly Mullarkey, managing partner.
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Angie’s Subs, a longtime Jacksonville Beach landmark, officially opened Feb. 28 in Jacksonville International Airport.

It is the second Angie’s Subs location.

The restaurant is in Concourse A past the security gate. Angie’s Subs joins Southern Grounds as a Jacksonville-based restaurant to operate at the airport.

Firehouse Subs, which was founded in Jacksonville, also operates at the airport.

Angie’s Subs owner Ed Malin said airport concessions operator HMSHost is licensing the restaurant’s name.

The Angie’s is 800 square feet. Passengers can buy takeout or eat in at one of its 10 seats. 

With the snip of some oversized scissors, the ribbon was cut Feb. 28 to officially open the Angie's Subs location at JIA.
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The city issued a permit in October for Jacksonville-based Auld & White Constructors to build-out the Angie’s Subs at a project cost of $426,800. HMSHost declined to release construction costs.

The project has been almost two years in the making, Malin said. HMSHost had been visiting the Jacksonville Beach location a month before making the offer in 2023.

“We just got a call one day from JIA asking if we would be interested because they have a storefront ready and wanted to bring some of the JAX-known businesses to the airport,” Kam Nix, Angie’s general manager, told the Daily Record in July.

Angie's Subs will specialize in selling to-go items for passengers to eat before or during their flight.
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Before the coronavirus pandemic, Malin had announced plans to expand the Angie’s Subs at 1436 Beach Blvd. to include the sub shop, a barbecue restaurant and a distillery. The pandemic lockdown caused distillery partners to back out Malin said. However, he said he is looking for a viable location for the concept other than at the Jacksonville Beach Angie’s.

“This is the second step in what could be a long journey,” he said.

Malin said he is looking at property near Gate Parkway for a third location. He would like to open 10 restaurants around Northeast Florida. He is not interested in franchising.

Angie's Subs provides multiple drink choices for passengers embarking on flights.
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Angie’s Subs is known for its Peruvian sub that combines ham, Genoa salami, bacon, Italian sausage, provolone and Angie’s Subs Peruvian sauce.

It will sell breakfast items during the morning.

The airport location is open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Employees from the Jacksonville Beach shop trained the airport staff and in late January it began serving a limited menu.

“We are serving with the same standards,” Malin said.

Travelers will have no trouble figuring out that the Peruvian sub is the specialty of the house.
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“Passengers will be able to get a Peruvian at the airport that is just the same as the Peruvian served at the beach.”

Melin said he is encouraging passengers to buy a Peruvian for the pilot and crew.

HMSHost is owned by Avoilta AG based in Basel, Switzerland. It operates duty-free and duty-paid shops and convenience stores in airports, cruise lines, railway stations and tourist areas.

HMSHost is partnering with Lee Wesley, an Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, to operate the airport concessions.

A Chili’s restaurant and Vino Volo, a wine restaurant, are under construction in Concourse A.

Angie's Subs at the Jacksonville International Airport brought some of the quirky charm of the original location to Concourse A.
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The brief history of Angie's Subs is there for all to see. The Jacksonville Beach restaurant has been in operation for more than 40 years.
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