A long queue for a sambo when your tummy is rumbling at the airport is a surefire way to kill your holiday buzz instantly.
Well, a whole new way of purchasing food could put an end to those pesky queues for good, and leave you with more time to browse the shelves at duty-free.
Dublin Airport has today announced that it has teamed up with food hall, Marquette, to trial a new honesty-based food and beverage takeaway offer.
An 'Honest Eats Co' fridge will be installed at Marquette's T1 location later this month, fully stocked with sandwiches, wraps, salads, pastries, snacks and drinks.
Rather than having the fridge manned with staff, customers will scan and pay for their sambo via a cashless self-service checkout that accepts cards and mobile payment applications.
The fridge unit, which will have a range of up to 73 different food and drink products, texts Marqette’s kitchens as sales are made to ensure that stock levels will be properly maintained.
Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said: “Honest Eats has the potential to work really well in an airport setting where passengers in a hurry want to grab high quality food and drink on the go."
The initiative is similar to the Plane Water honesty payment scheme which was introduced at the airport in 2014 and has seen 92% of customers pay the €1 charge for a 500-ml bottle of water.
The Honest Eats trial will last four weeks, and if successful, small Honest Eats units could be located across Dublin Airport in areas that need a quality food and beverage offer but don’t have the space for a full café.