TAMPA BAY, Fla., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers today announced a long-term partnership with ARAMARK – a world leader in providing professional services – to become the exclusive provider of food, beverage, and retail merchandise services at Raymond James Stadium.
Under terms of the agreement, ARAMARK will manage all aspects of the stadium's concessions, club level, suites and restaurant dining programs. ARAMARK will also manage the Buccaneers' retail merchandise operation, including the team store, retail kiosks and the team's online store.
"The Buccaneers and ARAMARK will work together to create a distinctive dining and shopping experience -- focused on quality, culinary and retail innovation and unparalleled service -- for both football fans and patrons of other stadium events," said Buccaneers Vice President of Business Administration Brian Ford. "ARAMARK will utilize its industry-leading insights and hospitality expertise to develop and showcase menus with a wide variety of food and beverage options and service offerings that are unique to Tampa Bay and Raymond James Stadium."
"Our goal is to deliver world-class service and offerings that further position Raymond James Stadium as a premier sports and entertainment venue," said Marc Bruno, President, ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment. "We are excited to partner with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and look forward to creating a dining and retail experience that further enhances the game day experience for everyone at Raymond James Stadium."
ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment creates remarkable experiences for guests at over 150 premier sports facilities, convention centers and entertainment venues throughout North America. With industry-leading insight, ARAMARK designs innovative hospitality, dining and catering, retail merchandise, and facility service programs that deliver valuable business results. Learn more at www.aramarkentertainment.com or www.twitter.com/aramarksports.
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the "World's Most Admired Companies," by FORTUNE magazine and one of America's Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 250,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at www.twitter.com/aramark.
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