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John Wayne Airport, Orange County        McDonald's Company Logo

August 7, 2012


SANTA ANA, Calif. - On Monday, August 6, 2012, McDonald's restaurant, across from Gate 5 in Terminal A, opened to the traveling public at John Wayne Airport. This completes the remodel of both McDonald's locations at John Wayne Airport. The Terminal B location, across from Gate 12, opened in May this year. Both McDonald's venues have added the chain's popular McCafé menu items, as well.

The innovative design of the remodeled McDonald's restaurant in Terminal A mirrors the contemporary feel found in the Terminal B McDonald's. The modernized features of this restaurant also include an upscale interior décor, comfortable lighting levels and fixtures that create pleasant dining experiences, modern seating and furniture, including booths, chairs, high seated community tables and lounge-style seating areas.

McDonald's Terminal A, Gate 5

McDonald's Terminal A, Gate 5. More photos and a video can be found here.

The décor of the restaurant, owned and operated by local McDonald's franchisee Isabelle Villaseñor and her daughters Lisa De Bono and Jenny Briones, reflects the interests and community Villaseñor treasures.

"We are so glad our McDonalds 'twins' are newly up and running to serve the JWA passengers and employees and especially to welcome visitors to our beautiful Orange County," said Villaseñor.

In other concession news, construction is nearing completion between Gates 8 and 9 in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal where a Ruby's Diner, Ruby's Grab n' Go and Farmer's Market by Laguna Culinary Institute will open later this month. These and other retail and dining changes are part of the overall Airport Improvement Program which included construction of a new multi-level terminal building with six new commercial passenger gates, new security checkpoints, greater baggage screening capability, 2,000+ new parking spaces and new commuter terminals at the north and south ends of the extended terminal.

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue.  The Airport serves approximately nine million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 non-stop destinations in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  More information can be found at