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Wings Cafe lands at Fullerton Airport

Wings Cafe had their first grand opening on Thursday evening, September 24, to welcome back regulars and potential new customers to the newly renovated aviation-themed diner.

Wing's Cafe Newly Renovated Interior
Guests were enjoying their time at the grand opening of Wing's Cafe. The interior was completely gutted and renovated. Photo credit: Christina Nguyen

There was a large turnout as crowds of people were seen both at the entrance of the restaurant and inside. The grand opening started at 5:30 p.m. and all the seats and tables were occupied during the first hour; Many were standing in the middle of the restaurant. Sounds of laughter filled the air as everyone had a great time.

Wing's Cafe Grand Opening
Crowds of people enjoying themselves and interacting with one another at the Wing's Cafe grand opening. Photo credit: Christina Nguyen

Although food from their menu was not served that evening, there were hors d’oeuvres and a variety of alcoholic beverages to choose from.

Activities Socal, a premier event planner, contributed to the planning of the grand opening. A large tent, additional seating, live music and an open wine bar were set up outside at the back of the restaurant. The crowd was a mixture of older regulars as well as a few younger working adults.

Live Music
Live music was provided by Southland Mega Groove, a Southern California band that performs songs of past decades. Photo credit: Christina Nguyen

Aside from the locals, pilots that worked at the airport were very excited since the place had been empty for so long. Vikki Mena, a pilot at the Fullerton Municipal Airport, expressed how happy she was about the opening of the cafe.

“There was nothing here for a while and it’ll be a great spot for pilots that fly in and out of the airport to grab a bite to eat,” says Mena.

Regulars at the Grand Opening of Wing's Cafe
Andrea Garcia (left) and Vikki Mena (right), both pilots at the Fullerton Municipal Airport enjoying their drinks and time at the Wing's Cafe grand opening. Photo credit: Christina Nguyen

Owners Brian and Sherri White are a couple with a passion for food and traditional American dining. They also run a very successful and highly rated diner in Newport Beach called the Galley Cafe.

Sherri White says they wanted to look for a special place to open a new diner, and what’s more exciting and different than at the Fullerton Municipal Airport where planes are parked right out back.

Attendees Admiring Crafts
In honor of wing's cafe grand opening, crafts were set outside of the diner for people to admire from afar and up close. Photo credit: Christina Nguyen

White not only cares about the restaurant but also the people that come through; She was seen greeting everyone with open arms and a smile. Much like the staff, White was very attentive and walked around all areas of the restaurant making sure everyone and everything was doing alright. It’s safe to say customers that will dine here in the future will experience no short of excellent customer service.

Aviation Themed Ceiling Tiles
The ceiling tiles were designed in a way that pulled the diner's aviation themed concept together. Photo credit: Christina Nguyen

When someone mentions an airport cafe, what comes to mind may be an uninspiring and overly priced sandwich shop; however, Wings Cafe is definitely neither those things. What makes this place so unique is the light up runway on the ground that runs through the middle of the restaurant. The doors, ceilings and table tops were decked out in metal. It all screamed aviation to fit into its location.

Flooring at Wing's Cafe
A runway that goes down the middle of the cafe ties in with the concept of being at the Fullerton Municipal Airport. Photo credit: Christina Nguyen

Their menu consists of traditional American diner food such as malts, shakes, sandwiches and hearty breakfast dishes. The prices range from $3-$10, an affordable option for Fullerton College Students to grab a bite to eat.

Wing's Cafe Menu
The menu from Wing's Cafe that provides a list of food and beverage items served at the diner. Photo credit: Christina Nguyen

Overall, Wings Cafe had a very successful grand opening and will be a diner sought out by many that frequent the area.

Wings Cafe is located at 4011 West Commonwealth Avenue in the Fullerton Municipal Airport.

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