http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...tering-giant/2011/07/19/gIQAIutxWI_story.html There are boxes of Twizzlers as far as the eye can see in Gate Gourmet’s Dulles kitchen. There are onions being chopped and steaks being grilled, too, but as airlines cut back on food service, it is containers of roasted almonds (which sell for $5 on U.S. Airways flights) and bags of cookies ($3 in air) that are taking center stage at this catering facility. Those packaged foods bring in lofty profits. Gate Gourmet, the largest airline and railway catering company in the world, provides much of the food served and sold in flight. At its giant facility next to Dulles International Airport, more than 650 employees prepare 18,000 meals daily for 17 airlines, including United Continental, Virgin Atlantic and Air France.