Delaware North Companies 2012

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Ranking #4

DNC consists of six operating units, of which the Sportservice sports and entertainment arm is the largest and most prominent. It manages premium dining, catering and concessions at more than 50 stadiums, ballparks and arenas in the United States, including  the New Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, Soldier Field in Chicago, Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Comerica Park in Detroit, Target Field in Minneapolis and TD Garden in Boston. It also jointly operates The Plaza Hotel’s historic Grand Ballroom in New York. The most prominent recent client addition is Lambeau Field, home of the NFL’s storied Green Bay Packers.

The Travel & Hospitality Services unit operates over 300 food and retail outlets at more than two dozen airports around the world, while the Parks & Recreation unit has contracts with high-profile clients like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Sequoia and Grand Canyon national parks and Niagara Falls State Park. The Yosemite contract is the largest in the National Park Service and includes managing the historic Ahwahnee lodge and all other lodges and accommodations within the national park.

The Gaming/Entertainment unit boasts Wheeling Island Hotel/Casino/Racetrack, Finger Lakes Casino/Racetrack and Jumer’s Casino/Hotel. Wheeling Island recently underwent a $2 million renovation of its foodservice operations.

Recent highlights include emphasizing local cuisines at DNC operated venues, often through partnerships with prominent local vendors like Kramarczuk’s sausages in Minneapolis, and Hodad’s and Bull Taco in San Diego. Another new addition is a Wolfgang Puck’s Express unit at Los Angeles Int’l Airport, which will also soon see Skewers by Moromito and Original Farmers Market stands later this year. Also coming this fall is a Food Network Kitchen outlet at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Headquaters
BUFFALO

Websites
www.delawarenorth.com

Major Segments Served:
Stadiums/Arenas (59%), Airports (25%), Parks/Recreation (8%), Gaming (6%), Convention/Conference Ctrs. (3%)

No. of Contracts
2011: 200+
2010: 200+

Sales Volume
2011: $2,200
2010: $1,900

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