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Christopher Whitcomb, Corporate Communications
Delaware North Companies
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Popular concession items square off in Sportservice election

BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 20, 2008) - Fans at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. have begun casting ballots in Delaware North Companies Sportservice's concessions election. Early results have given Hot Dog a slim lead and have everyone wondering whether Hamburger will be able to Ketchup.

Nearly 1,000 Little League World Series fans cast votes during Monday's action. Hot Dog collected 51 percent of the votes while Hamburger held on to 49 percent of all ballots cast. Those numbers translate to 489 votes for Hot Dog and 470 for Hamburger.

The concession stands are singing a very different tune through four days of action at the international event. Fans have been eating more than 7,000 hot dogs a day as Sportservice continues to post record-breaking sales figures. Fans have been ordering 10 hot dogs for every one hamburger according to Sportservice Executive Chef Joe Ditri.

Other hot products at the Little League World Series include Dippin Dots, driven by several new ice cream kiosks at the complex. French Fries have also been a popular item with more than 8,250 pounds of spuds sold already.

Delaware North Companies Sportservice is the official food service provider for the Little League World Series. Sportservice will continue to poll fans on their favorite between Hot Dog and Hamburger through Saturday and will announce the winner on Sunday before the championship game.

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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