It used to be that you had two choices when hungry at an airport. Either stay hungry until you got on the plane and hope for the pre-packaged best or line up at an American fast-food outlet.
Things have changed at terminals across globe as consumer demand for more "gourmet" options increases. Chur Burger is the latest on-trend franchise announced to open at Sydney Airport's T2 domestic terminal. It joins the existing higher-end joints MoVida, Brasserie Bread and Toby's Estate.
Fine-dining chef Warren Turnbull opened the first Chur Burger in Surry Hills in 2012. Other Chur locations have since opened (and closed) across Sydney, and there are now two spots for a Chur fix in Brisbane.
Chur Burger at Sydney Airport is due to open at the end of 2015. It will be joined by other casual brands such as Mad Mex, SumoSalad Green Label, Roll'd, Hokka Hokka and Sahara Grill.
Sydney Airport's general manager of retail, Glyn Williams, says the airport is focused on providing more choice to T2 passengers.
"We've completely overhauled the T2 casual dining space in line with our objective to transform the airport experience at Sydney," Williams said in a statement.
"The new space will accommodate a greater number of travellers through an expanded seating area."
Chur Burger was named in goodfood.com.au's best Sydney burgers for 2014.