Warm Up Your Taste Buds With United's New Winter Menu

Upgraded options include cage free eggs products, a new cheeseburger variety and condiments by Sir Kensington's

November 21, 2017

CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In time for the busy Thanksgiving travel season, United Airlines (UAL) is introducing its winter menu, offering customers more options of food items from the airline's economy Choice Menu, including a 100% cage free egg breakfast sandwich, a first for any U.S. carrier. Responding directly to customer and employee feedback, the winter menu also features a new take on one of the most popular items purchased by customers -- the cheeseburger. United is introducing a new Smoked Gouda Cheeseburger complete with condiments by Sir Kensington's, one of the airline's newest food partners.

The new menu additions, available now, are a result of a research process with customers and employees to understand the culinary desires of customers inflight. Results from discussions and inflight tests with customers showed that the top three most sought after snack items were chocolate, a meat protein and potato chips. In response to this, barkTHINS®, Duke's® Shorty Sausages, and Kettle Chips have also been added to the menu. For main dish options, the Southwestern-style omelet, previously only available in United First class, has received such demand and positive feedback from customers, that United has added it to the economy menu enabling more customers to purchase it.

The partnership with Sir Kensington's, a first for any airline, provides gourmet options for customers' taste buds. Two of the signature products offered included a ketchup made from whole, vine-ripened pear tomatoes, sweetened with organic raw cane sugar as well as the first and only non-GMO verified mayonnaise flavored with free-range eggs and a hint of fresh lemon juice.

"We are excited to offer great options like barkTHINS® for that chocolate fix, gourmet cheeseburgers for a little indulgence, or a healthy cage free breakfast sandwich to start the day off right," said Kate Gebo, chief customer officer at United. "Being able to offer several new food options, based on feedback from our customers and employees, means we can meet the varied needs of our customers when they are traveling with us." 

All new menu items are currently available for purchase on flights within the U.S. with a scheduled flight time of more than 3.5 hours and on all international flights from the U.S. to Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Snack Shop items including the barkTHINS® Snacking Dark Chocolate with Pretzel and Sea Salt; Duke's® Tomato & Basil Smoked Chicken Shorty Sausages; and Kettle® Brand Sea Salt Potato Chips are available on all flights over 1.5 hours within North America, including the Caribbean and select Latin American cities, Singapore and Australia. Learn more about United's new snacks and refreshed Choice Menu items here.

The newly refreshed menu is just one part of United's evolving culinary strategy. Most recently, United started complimentary meal service to customers seated in Economy Plus on its premium transcontinental routes operating between San FranciscoBoston, San FranciscoNew York/Newark and Los AngelesNew York/Newark.  

New items available for purchase onboard

New Choice Menu



Sourdough Breakfast


100% cage-free home-style fried egg, pork sausage
patty and Swiss cheese on a sourdough square

Southwestern-Style Omelet


Omelet with pepper jack cheese, black beans, corn
and roasted peppers. Served with black bean and
corn salsa, chicken sausage and a potato medley

Mezze Sampler


Seasonal wheatberry almond salad, red pepper
hummus, whole almonds and triangle pita pieces

Mediterranean Chicken


Grilled chicken, roasted red pepper cream cheese,
bell pepper, cucumber, feta cheese and romaine
lettuce in a spinach wrap

Smoked Gouda


All-beef patty and smoked Gouda cheese on a
BROOKLYN BRED bistro bun. Served with lettuce,
tomato, dill pickles and Sir Kensington's ketchup,
mustard and mayonnaise on the side

New Choice Snack Menu



Duke's® Shorty Sausages


Smoked chicken with tomato and basil

barkTHINS® Snacking


Dark chocolate pretzel with sea salt

Kettle® Brand


Sea salt potato chips

Cheese and Crackers


Smoked Gouda cheese, Swiss cheese, ParmCrisps,
Asiago cheese spread, fig spread, and La
Panzanella multigrain crackers

New beer



Sam Adams Winter Lager


Winter Lager is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and
orange peel for a deep flavor and malty finish that
will warm you on a cold winter night

 About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 337 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 751 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 489 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

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