The recommendation is being made on behalf of an evaluation committee, made up of four airport managers and one person from the public, Wedge said, adding that various factors were taken into account, including the experience of the fast-food franchise, the quality of food and the enhancements it would bring to the site.
At the same meeting, which begins at 5 p.m., the commission will also decide on which restaurant should open in soon-to-be-opened Terminal C. The evaluation committee is recommendation Sbarro Pizza and Panda Express.
"This is a very competitive process," Wedge said. "Every concession in the airport was notified of the bid when this was put out for proposal and in the end we received five proposals."
Those interested in setting up shop at all three terminals but who did not receive the top nod from the evaluation committee were Burger King, Great Wraps, Lee's Sandwiches and Firkin Pubs.
Both sites in Terminal A and Terminal B are 2,100 square feet.
Terminal C's restaurant site is 2,600 square feet.
Ultimately, the Orange County Board of Supervisors has to approve the commission's final decision at its board meeting at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 14, Wedge said.