Glen White, Delaware North Companies
John Totaro, Pyramid Public Relations
212-643-1068 ext. 258
Regional Favorites Added, and Club and Suite Menus Expanded
BUFFALO, N.Y. (Sept. 7, 2007) – Delaware North Companies Sportservice has added to the regional and other favorite food items it offers and has also expanded club and suite menus for the 2007 National Football League season at the four stadiums at which it operates.
“Fans want more choices, and we’re proud to make their stadium experience complete,” said Sportservice President Rick Abramson.
A global leader in food, beverage and retail management, Sportservice operates concessions and premium and fine dining areas at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo Bills; Cleveland Browns Stadium; the Edward Jones Dome, home of the St. Louis Rams; and Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. The Rams, Browns and Bills all open their seasons at home this Sunday, and the Bears host their first game on Sept. 16.
“As we have been doing at the Major League Baseball parks and major hockey and basketball arenas at which we operate, Sportservice has continued to provide NFL fans with more and more of the regional and other items they crave,” Abramson said.
“For example, it means that at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, Bills fans can now grab a Buffalo chicken sandwich or a deli sandwich – and other health-conscious choices – in addition to the traditional stadium fare such as hot dogs, pizza and popcorn that remains popular,” he said. “We also partner with local restaurants – like the Red Osier for hot roast beef sandwiches at Bills and Browns games.”
In St. Louis, Rams fans will sample a number of new items, including sweet potato fries, half-pound burgers, and made-to-order panini’s.
Abramson said the club and suite dining experience at the NFL stadiums at which Sportservice operates is akin to being at a four-star restaurant.
In the Skyline Suite at Soldier Field, Bears fans can gobble down a Chicago hot dog or go upscale with carved beef tenderloin or sushi.
When the Bills host the Denver Broncos Sunday, the menus at the M&T Bank Club and Once Communications Club will include a dozen entries for lunch and a half-dozen at halftime. Among the selections are chicken pommery, cinnamon-cayenne-seared sea bass, and curried ostrich.
A few menu selections later in the season are themed for Bills opponents, such as ancho-rubbed prime of beef for a Monday night clash with the Dallas Cowboys Oct. 8 (ancho is made by drying and grinding a poblano pepper) and parmesan crust, hickory-baked codfish when rival New England visits Nov. 18.
“Our chefs and food service directors are creating menus that are bigger and better than ever before,” Abramson said.
About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice has been a global leader in food, beverage and retail management for nearly a century. The company provides concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues for Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League, as well as at entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. From the Stanley Cup Championships and Major League Baseball's World Series to the Olympic Games and world-class entertainment, Sportservice continues to set the standard for innovation, creativity and customer service excellence.
Throughout its impressive history, Sportservice has kept its focus on the fans and evolved its facilities, operations and food and retail offerings to meet the ever-changing industry trends and consumer demands. Whether it’s introducing healthier food selections and signature cuisine to fresh takes on traditional fare and new organic options, Sportservice is committed to taking the fan experience to a whole new level.
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, TD Banknorth Garden and American Park ‘n Swap. 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 www.DelawareNorth.com.