Low cost food options at Illinois second busiest airport will soon disappear.

For people who choose to fly out of Chicago's Midway to save money on airfare and parking, will have to pay more for food at Chicago's south side airport starting next week.

McDonald's and 20 other restaurants are being given the boot as part of Midway's $75 million renovation of the concession area. The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the changeover is part of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel's Midway modernization program he announced in 2015.

Say goodbye to:

    • Barista
    • Ben & Jerry's
    • ​Eat and Drink
    • Get Snacked
    • Halsted Street Tap
    • Hudson News Euro Cafe
    • Illinois Bar and Grill ​
    • King Wah Express
    • Lalo's Mexican Restaurant
    • ​​Landings
    • ​​Let Them Eat Cake
    • ​​Let Them Eat Cake II
    • ​​Luigi Stefani Pizzeria
    • Manny's Deli
    • ​Manny's Express
    • ​McDonalds
    • Miller's Pub
    • ​Oak Street Beach Cafe
    • Pegasus on the Fly
    • Potbelly Sandwich Works
    • ​Red Mango
    • Sprigs
    • Taylor Street Market
    • Tuscany Café

The Chicago tribune reports that among the 19 newer, more upscale restaurants that will open will include:

  • True Burger
  • Windy City Tap
  • Pizza Vino
  • Tabo Sushi
  • Home Run Inn

Four restaurants from the old guard will remain, they include:

  • ​Reilly's Daughter Pub
  • Gold Coast Dogs
  • Pegasus
  • Nuts on Clark.

Don't get me wrong, all these restaurants sound tasty, but you will have to shell out a little more and allow yourself some extra time to dine.


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