For more information, contact:
Jim Delaney, Sportservice
Delaware North Companies
(617) 851-6011


Hot Dog and Hamburger Square Off In Historic Election Campaign

WILLIAMSPORT, PA (August 15, 2008) - In this heated election season, what's on everyone's mind in the fiercely contested swing state of Pennsylvania is the campaign? no, not Obama vs. McCain. For Little League fans, the real question is who will win the epic showdown between Hot Dog and Hamburger?

Delaware North Companies Sportservice, a global leader in sports hospitality and concessions provider at this year's 62nd Annual Little League World Series®, announced it will conduct a 'straw poll' vote August 18-23 during this year's tournament in Williamsport, Pa. Little League fans under the age of 18 will be eligible to cast a ballot for either Hot Dog or Hamburger at the official voting booth in historic Lamade Stadium.

"We're excited about the Little League World Series and the race between Hot Dog and Hamburger," said Rick Abramson, president of Delaware North Companies Sportservice. "Sportservice is dedicated to providing fans with the best concession offerings and game experience possible."

Sportservice has designed menus for the Little League World Series that will focus on big league portions and family-friendly pricing. Considering the number of young children and families who attend the event, Sportservice works hard to design pricing that accommodates these fans. Sportservice has also added four additional Dippin' Dots ice cream carts, various other ice cream kiosks and fresh roasted almonds. Other new concession items include pulled pork and hot roast beef sandwiches.

Sportservice started the sports concession industry in the early 1900's and continues to hold contracts with numerous professional and minor league sports teams. The company handles some combination of concessions, premium dining and retail for nine major league stadiums and will be the official provider for the Minnesota Twins new stadium in 2010.

Voting will be overseen on site by Sportservice Executive Chef Joe Ditri. The winners will be announced during the Little League World Series Championship Game. More than 300,000 fans are expected to attend this year's tournament.

About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice is one of the nation's leading food, beverage and retail management companies, providing concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues, entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. Sportservice is the provider of choice for an impressive client roster including the World Series, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball's All-Star games, Stanley Cup Championships and the Olympic Games.

Throughout its 90-year history, Sportservice has demonstrated that it knows what it takes to effectively develop, operate and manage multi-faceted kitchens, restaurants, suites, fine dining and retail facilities in order to meet the changing demands of today's fans. From introducing healthier food selections and creative cuisine to twists on traditional fare and new organic options, Sportservice continues to innovate and enhance the fan experience.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world's leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Banknorth Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit


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