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Boise Airport offers honor system for coffee & bagels

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Coffee meets bagel meets… put your cash in the box?

If you’ve hopped a flight at the Boise Airport recently, you might have noticed the self-serve coffee and bagel carts.  Grab some joe and a roll and drop your cash in a box and off you go.

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It turns out the kiosks are a way to help cut down lines in the morning.

“The Boise Airport and Delaware North worked together to offer a coffee and bagel honor system in the Boise Airport,” Boise Airport Marketing Manager Sean Briggs said. “The station is set up during peak times during morning travel as a way to alleviate pressure on the line, and create a grab and go option for travelers who want drip coffee and a plain bagel.”

You might wonder if folks would be tempted to swipe free product – but Briggs said that hasn’t been a problem.

“This is something that has been in place for nearly two years and has worked well. The airport and Delaware North has not experienced issues with theft.”

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There are two grab-and-go stations – one near Einstein Bros. Bagels and another by River City Coffee & Cafe.

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