No Big City Oatbombs or Big Titty at Boise Airport 

"Yeah, they asked us not to use that name. It was to avoid any potential problem."

Big City donates $1 of each Big Titty Blend 
package sold to Barbells for Boobs.

Jenny Bowler

Big City donates $1 of each Big Titty Blend package sold to Barbells for Boobs.

What's in a name? Plenty in a post 9/11 world. The Boise Airport and city officials were over the moon recently, when they announced that the airport would dramatically revamp its concessions. A 5,400-square-foot reset at the airport's retail space includes new stores from plenty of familiar Boise retailers, including Big City Coffee and Cafe, Parrilla Grill, 13th Street Pub and Grill, Bardenay and shops sponsored by the Idaho Statesman and KRVB 94.9 FM The River. Don't expect to see everything you might normally spot at one of the retailer's anchor stores outside the airport, though. Case in point: Big City's infamous gluten-free Oat Bomb—packed with oats, honey, almond butter, nuts, coconut and chocolate chips.

"Yeah, they asked us not to use that name," Big City Manager Adam Ringlstetter told Boise Weekly from the restaurant's location in Boise's Linen District. "I'm not sure who it came down from. It was to avoid any potential problem."

Boise Weekly learned that, in fact, it came down from the Delaware North Corporation, which, in 2014, took over food and beverage operations at Boise Airport and licensed the local concepts.

"That's right. It wasn't the airport that asked [Big City] to change the name. It was Delaware North," said Sean Briggs, Boise Airport marketing manager. "We certainly weren't against the name change, but it was their call."

Delaware North took it one step further: The corporation also asked Big City to drop the name of its popular Big Titty Blend, which has an illustration of a pink brassiere on all its cans. Big City proudly donates $1 of each package sold to Barbells for Boobs, a nonprofit dedicated to early breast cancer detection.

However, Big City didn't take the labels off all of its Big Titty Blend cans at the airport. Instead, the company strategically placed Buy Idaho stickers on the labels, obscuring the offending mammarial moniker.

Welcome to Boise, travelers.

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