Killing time in an airport so feel like having a rant.
I have been travelling a bit more than usual and have come to a rather odd conclusion: for decent airport food go to the UK. Last time I was in UK, admittedly at least a year ago it was possible to find some of the UK high street food chains and get a decent sit down meal whether Italian or UK pub grub of reasonable quality and at quite ok prices. In Spanish airports there is a choice of international greasy spoon burgers or industrial taps/sandwiches. The only decent thing is the fresh orange juice which is generally pretty good.
I found out why the Spanish airports are so bad and why everything is the same. Almost all the catering is from one group - the Areas/Elior group with 150 brands. So it doesn't matter which "brand" go to, you get the same rotten garbage at the lot.
They also lie outright on there receipts. I think they could probably be taken court on it. The say "You opinion is worth 300 euros at amazon" and send you to a survey site which it turns out to be a draw so in fact your opinion is in general worth nothing. I suppose the real reason behind the survey is to sell your travel data to amazon.
I can't really say anything about the current state of German airport food as I never have a connecting flight there so I just go in and out, however, the coffee I had in Frankfurt T2 this morning (05.40 am) was not a high point of the day.