Delaware North Companies


Ranking #4

DNC operates in several travel and recreation segments, most prominently in stadiums/arenas under its Sportservice unit, in state and national parks and resorts under its Parks/Recreation unit and in 18 major U.S. airports under its Travel Hospitality Services unit.

Recent highlights have included a partnership with the Food Network to develop new menu, restaurant and retail concepts for DNC locations across North America, and a supplier deal with the Pro*Act fresh produce distribution network for a more effective local product sourcing channel.

Meanwhile, Sportservice began operating dining and catering at Target Field in Minneapolis, the new home of Major League Baseball's Minnesota Twins, its tenth Major League client. This fall, it will begin operating at the New Meadowlands Stadium, the brand new joint home of the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets. This past January Sportservice secured a concessions deal with the NFL's Carolina Panthers for food and merchandise sales, its sixth NFL client.

Travel Hospitality Services debuted a Pink's Hot Dogs stand at Los Angeles International Airport this summer, a first for the iconic local brand, and last fall, it inked a partnership with “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto to develop fast-casual eateries (“Skewers”) serving Japanese bar food in airports across the country.

The Parks/Recreation unit extended its deal with NASA to operate the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for another 10 years, won a contract to manage the iconic Queen Mary luxury liner in Long Beach, CA, and augmented its operations at Yellowstone National Park with the purchase of Yellowstone Park Hotel and Gray Wolf Inns & Suites this past spring.




Major Segments Served (e):
Stadiums/Arenas (32%), Parks/Recreation (18%), Airports (14%), Other (36%)

No. of Contracts
2009: 135
2008: 133

Sales Volume
2009: $1,900
2008: $2,200

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