New Food Options at GCCC

The South Cafe & Marketplace and Discovery Cafe Attracts New Tenants

(Columbus, March 24, 2021) — Building on the momentum generated with successfully hosting safe events and the new normal settling in Columbus, the facility has attracted new merchants to the South Cafe & Marketplace and Discovery Cafe.

“We’ve augmented the quick-service dining establishments that guests have been patronizing for years with a selection of new tenants providing dining options to attract an additional segment of local and traveling customers,” said GCCC General Manager, John R. Page.

Three new dining options have joined the Greater Columbus Convention Center:

  • American Nut Company: A premium nut store with vegan and gluten free options that support Elephant Sanctuaries. Located in the South Cafe & Marketplace.
  • Preston’s Burgers: A midwestern burger joint, voted best burger in Columbus, OH. Burgers, fried chicken, and gluten free options made with locally sourced, fresh ingredients. Located in Discovery Cafe.
  • Just Baked Kiosk and Reis and Irvy’s: Smart food kiosks that serve grab-and-go dining options. Enjoy pizza, pretzels, cookies, yogurt and more. Located in Discovery Cafe.

South Cafe & Marketplace Cash is still offered in $5 and $10 denominations. Designed to be redeemed just like cash, the certificates are available to the general public through Guest Services and Marketing. These certificates make convenient gifts for employees of nearby businesses who visit the shops and restaurants on a regular basis. Event planners may utilize the South Cafe & Marketplace Cash as vouchers to provide meals for their staff, coaches, exhibitors and volunteers.



The award-winning, 1.8 million-square-foot Greater Columbus Convention Center offers 373,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 75 meeting rooms and a total of 114,000 square feet of ballroom space among three ballrooms. The facility is owned and developed by the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority and managed by ASM Global. For more information, please call (614) 827-2500, or visit . Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @CBusConventions.



ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company.  The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management.  The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention, and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences.  ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving.  Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests.  By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders.  For more information, please visit

  • The GCCC venue itself is a cashless facility. This includes all GCCC operated concessions and all in-lane GCCC parking transactions. However, within the GCCC, there are individual contracted vendors and outlets who, at their discretion, may accept cash.