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Sportservice sets concession sales records at 62nd Little League World Series
WILLIAMSPORT, PA (August 24, 2008) - Delaware North Companies Sportservice, a global sports hospitality leader and concessions provider at the 62nd annual Little League World Series, has announced the final results in its hotly-contested straw poll vote between Hot Dog and Hamburger to determine fan's favorite concession item.
Little league fans under the age of 18 cast over 2,337 votes while attending the tournament this week. Hot Dog eventually took the victory with 1,173 votes compared to 1,164 for Hamburger.
The concession stands supported the straw poll results with fans downed over 5,000 hot dogs and 2,000 hamburgers a day during the 10 day event. Sportservice, the official concessionaire of the Little League World Series, set daily and tournament-long sales records. In addition to hot dogs and hamburgers, fans also enjoyed an estimated 15,000 sodas, 1,500 ice cream desserts, and 2,250 lbs. of French Fries and 750 lbs. of chicken fingers at the same daily pace.
Both concession stales and the straw poll reflected a global response to little league fans' favorite concession items. Young fans from across the country, as well as Japan, Venezuela, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Guam took part in the event. Voting and on-site concessions for the 10-day tournament was overseen by Sportservice Executive Chef Joe Ditri.
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 www.DelawareNorth.com.