PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As baseball fans in Kansas City and New York prepare to cheer on their hometown teams during the World Series, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the exclusive food and beverage and retail partner of the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets, is preparing to serve the eager fans attending games at Kauffman Stadium and Citi Field.
This World Series marks the sixth time in the last ten years an Aramark partner has participated and the second time since 2007 that two Aramark partners have faced one another in the same World Series.
"Our clients have a history of playing in the World Series and, once again, we are honored to partner with the American League and National League champions," said Carl Mittleman, President of Aramark's Sports and Entertainment division. "All season long, Aramark's service stars have proudly served Royals and Mets fans with a vast assortment of dining and retail options to enhance their gameday experiences and we look forward to continuing to serve them during the World Series."
Aramark's culinary teams will prepare delicious menus for hungry fans at both ballparks. From Kauffman Stadium's Brisket-acho to Citi Field's Pastrami Dog; from Midwestern fare to a melting pot of New York tastes, each ballpark's menu is as distinctive as its hometown of Kansas City and New York City, respectively.
Throughout the World Series, Kauffman Stadium and Citi Field will each have more than 1,000 Aramark employees, plus 40 visiting managers, ready to deliver the ultimate experience for Royals and Mets fans. From introducing new menu items, to catering pre- and post-game parties, to stocking the shelves of the team stores with exclusive merchandise, Aramark's culinarians and associates are taking inventory and placing orders, in preparation for the World Series to begin.
Souvenir seekers and fans of all ages can find the latest and most sought after World Series apparel and merchandise that cannot be found anywhere else, at the team stores at Citi Field and Kauffman Stadium, which Aramark manages. The ballpark stores will be packed with exclusive World Series merchandise including:
- Custom designed World Series short and long sleeve shirts
- Large selection of head-to-head dueling merchandise
- All of the on-field gear the players wear
- Countless options of cold weather jackets, outerwear, and blankets
- Headwear to fit the whole family, including on-field and fashion headwear
- Commemorative items, such as coins and framed photos
Additional retail points of sale, tents and trailers are being added at each venue to meet the increased demand for mementos.
This season Aramark partnered with 11 Major League Baseball teams to provide food and beverage, retail and/or facilities services -- Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays.
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 21 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE and the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.