Delaware North Companies has entered into a partnership with the Food Network to develop new menu, restaurant and retail concepts for its locations across North America, including sports stadiums, entertainment complexes, parks, resorts and airports. DNC will build and operate the concepts, while Food Network will provide training, brand standards and marketing support. All food, beverage and retail concepts developed as a result of the partnership will carry the Food Network brand.
In the first phase of the multiyear agreement, Food Network will be creating signature dishes for suite menus at Major League Baseball parks for DNC's Sportservice division, which operates concessions and premium dining at more than 50 venues. Sportservice chefs will be introducing the Food Network-branded menu items at several ballparks in the weeks after Opening Day, including Cleveland' Progressive Field, Milwaukee's Miller Park, and Cincinnati's Great American Ballpark.
“We are thrilled to be working with Food Network, the brand that connects millions of people to the excitement and joy of preparing, learning about and enjoying food,” says Dennis Szefel, DNC's chief administrative officer. “Food Network has the depth of culinary expertise to help us develop new and unique food and beverage concepts and experiences for the millions who dine at the special places where Delaware North operates.”