More Segments http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6602/more en Detroit Arena Plans "Smart Seats" that Interact with Mobile Devices http://food-management.com/news-trends/detroit-arena-plans-smart-seats-interact-mobile-devices <div class="field-deck"> Palace at Auburn Hills will install high-tech seats that will let fans order concessions with their phones. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Venue owner Palace Sports &amp; Entertainment plans to begin a three-year project in 2016 to replace all of the seats at Detroit&#39;s Palace of Auburn Hills arena with seating that will be able to communicate with fans&rsquo; mobile devices, <a href="http://www.crainsdetroit.com/print/article/20150323/NEWS/150329947/palace-of-auburn-hills-to-install-smart-seating-over-next-three-years" target="_blank">reports</a> <em>Crain&#39;s Detroit Business</em>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/detroit-arena-plans-smart-seats-interact-mobile-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/detroit-arena-plans-smart-seats-interact-mobile-devices#comments More Segments News & Trends Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:17:00 +0000 46531 at http://food-management.com Report: Sportservice Lands Chargers Stadium Deal http://food-management.com/news-trends/report-sportservice-lands-chargers-stadium-deal <div class="field-deck"> Delaware North unit gets 5-10 year deal and will invest $3 million. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The city of San Diego has selected Delaware North Sportservice to operate the food services at Qualcomm Stadium, according to sources, <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/news/2015/03/19/delaware-north-sportservice-wins-san-diego-stadium.html" target="_blank">reports</a> <em>Buffalo Business First</em>. The agreement will run five to 10 years pending negotiations, as stated in the RFP, and requires Sportservice to invest $3 million in capital and install a new point-of-sale system at the 48-year-old facility.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/report-sportservice-lands-chargers-stadium-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/report-sportservice-lands-chargers-stadium-deal#comments Contractors More Segments Delaware North Companies News & Trends Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:04:00 +0000 46451 at http://food-management.com Minor League Team to Self-operate Concessions http://food-management.com/news-trends/minor-league-team-self-operate-concessions <div class="field-deck"> Durham Bulls form a new company, Bull City Hospitality, that will take over F&B operations at the team's ballpark. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Durham Bulls minor league baseball team is forming Bull City Hospitality, a new company that will manage the food and beverage operation at its Athletic Park ballpark, replacing <a href="http://food-management.com/management-companies/centerplate">Centerplate</a>, which had served as the team&rsquo;s concessionaire since the ballpark&rsquo;s opening.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/minor-league-team-self-operate-concessions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/minor-league-team-self-operate-concessions#comments Contractors More Segments Centerplate News & Trends Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:23:00 +0000 45061 at http://food-management.com Jet Blue First to Accept Apple Pay for In-flight Meals, Drinks http://food-management.com/news-trends/jet-blue-first-accept-apple-pay-flight-meals-drinks <div class="field-deck"> Service will initially be available on NY to West Coast flights. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>JetBlue Airways will become the first airline to accept Apple Pay payment off passenger iPhones for inflight meals, drinks and other amenities when the service launches on select flights beginning the week of Feb. 16th, reports USAToday. The mobile payment platform was introduced in September along with Apple&#39;s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/jet-blue-first-accept-apple-pay-flight-meals-drinks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/jet-blue-first-accept-apple-pay-flight-meals-drinks#comments More Segments News & Trends Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:24:00 +0000 44931 at http://food-management.com United Upgrades In-flight Meal Service http://food-management.com/news-trends/united-upgrades-flight-meal-service <div class="field-deck"> Biggest enhancements are to meals served to premium-class customers in North America. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Beginning February 1, United Airlines will upgrade dining for North American premium cabin customers and expand North America premium-cabin meal service to include flights of at least 800 miles or 2 hours and 20 minutes during mealtimes.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/united-upgrades-flight-meal-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/united-upgrades-flight-meal-service#comments More Segments News & Trends Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:31:00 +0000 44591 at http://food-management.com <p>Chicken and sausage jambalaya with white rice and green unions will be one of United&rsquo;s new premium-cabin dishes for United First and United Business customers on flights within North America.</p> RFP Opens Books on Qualcomm Concessions Contract http://food-management.com/news-trends/rfp-opens-books-qualcomm-concessions-contract <div class="field-deck"> San Diego's football stadium generated over $15 million in concessions sales in one year, according to documents associated with securing a new contract. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Under the deal that expires in February 2015, the <a href="http://food-management.com/management-companies/centerplate" target="_blank">Centerplate</a> operated concessions operation at San Diego&#39;s Qualcomm Stadium generated $15.4 million between April 2013 and March 2014, of which about 15 percent (around $2.3 million) was rebated as commission and bonus to the city, <a href="http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2015/jan/15/ticker-comcast-steal-centerplates-qualcomm-deal/#" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>San Diego Reade</em>r.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/rfp-opens-books-qualcomm-concessions-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/rfp-opens-books-qualcomm-concessions-contract#comments Contractors More Segments Centerplate News & Trends Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19:24:00 +0000 44341 at http://food-management.com Xanterra Grand Canyon Suit Dismissed http://food-management.com/news-trends/xanterra-grand-canyon-suit-dismissed <div class="field-deck"> However, company also makes bid to retain ownership of iconic park property names. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/management-companies/xanterra-parks-and-resorts" target="_blank">Xanterra Parks &amp; Resorts</a> and the National Park Service (NPS) have <a href="http://tucson.com/news/state-and-regional/lawsuit-over-grand-canyon-contract-dismissed/article_f3a8dd8e-806e-54fd-8408-600df474f135.html" target="_blank">agreed on the dismissal</a> of <a href="http://www.xanterra.com/xanterra-files-for-preliminary-injunction-to-keep-visitor-services-open-at-grand-canyon/" target="_blank">Xanterra&#39;s lawsuit</a> charging that an RFP for new 15-year contract for services at </p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/xanterra-grand-canyon-suit-dismissed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/xanterra-grand-canyon-suit-dismissed#comments Contractors More Segments Delaware North Companies News & Trends Xanterra Parks and Resorts Mon, 05 Jan 2015 12:44:00 +0000 43801 at http://food-management.com <p>Concessionaires are in the process of claiming rights to the names of iconic national park properties such as the Ahwahnee Hotel at Yosemite National Park.</p> National Park Service Dolphins Fans Tweet Beer Orders From Seats http://food-management.com/news-trends/dolphins-fans-tweet-beer-orders-seats <div class="field-deck"> The service, tested in two sections at the NFL team's last home game, is partnership with concessionaire Centerplate and brewer Anheuser-Busch. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Miami Dolphins, their concessionaire Centerplate, Anheuser-Busch, Twitter and tech vendor Appetize have been testing a new in-seat delivery system called Tweet-a-Beer that allows fans to order beers by sending a Twitter message through their mobile devices, <a href="http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2014-12-31/miami-dolphins-nfl-twitter-beer-anheuser-busch-appetize-centerplate" target="_blank">reports</a> The Sporting News.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/dolphins-fans-tweet-beer-orders-seats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/dolphins-fans-tweet-beer-orders-seats#comments Contractors More Segments Centerplate News & Trends Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:05:00 +0000 43791 at http://food-management.com Xanterra, NPS Settle on Temporary Grand Canyon Deal http://food-management.com/news-trends/xanterra-nps-settle-temporary-grand-canyon-deal <div class="field-deck"> One year contract extension allows park's South Rim to remain open through next year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/management-companies/xanterra-parks-and-resorts" target="_blank">Xanterra Parks &amp; Resorts</a> has reached a one-year deal with the National Park Service that will keep operations at the Grand Canyon&#39;s South Rim open. Xanterra&#39;s current contract was set to expire at the end of this year and the NPS had been unable to secure a deal with a new contractor despite a number of <a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/grand-canyon-contract-rebid" target="_blank">adjusted RFPs</a>.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/xanterra-nps-settle-temporary-grand-canyon-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/xanterra-nps-settle-temporary-grand-canyon-deal#comments Contractors More Segments News & Trends Xanterra Parks and Resorts Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:04:00 +0000 43731 at http://food-management.com Magic to Become First NBA Team to Accept Apple Pay http://food-management.com/news-trends/magic-become-first-nba-team-accept-apple-pay <div class="field-deck"> Smartphone-based payment option will debut at Amway Arena on December 19th. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Chase and E15 Group, the tech and analytics subsidiary of Levy Restaurants, will be integrating Apple Pay into the Amway Center, the home arena of the NBA&#39;s Orlando Magic. The Magic becomes the first team in the league to offer fans access to Apple Pay, which will debut in Amway Center when the Magic host the Utah Jazz on Friday, December 19, according to an NBA news release.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/magic-become-first-nba-team-accept-apple-pay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/magic-become-first-nba-team-accept-apple-pay#comments Contractors More Segments Compass Group News & Trends Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:04:00 +0000 43701 at http://food-management.com