Penn Athletics Renews Partnership with Aramark for Concessions and Catering

08:55 12/12/2017

Penn Athletics and Aramark ARMK  have partnered since 2001, and they recently renewed the contract to provide all food, beverage and retail services for the Quaker’s athletic fields. Aramark is based in Philadelphia and is a leader in food services, and the agreement also extends to the iconic Franklin Field and The Palestra. Aramark will also serve as the caterer for all on-campus athletic needs, and they plan to construct an on-site kitchen to better service catering for external rentals.

“Improving the fan experience is part of our strategic priority of engagement and this renewed agreement with Aramark is a key part of making our intercollegiate events and the Penn Relays a better experience for our students, alumni and friends,” Director of Athletics Dr. M. Grace Calhoun said. “It was important for us to partner with a global leader with community ties that employs locally and we are excited to have an on-site kitchen to service the needs of our Division.”

Penn and Aramark will work together to increase local menu offerings, incorporate new technologies and improve the dietary options of the Division’s nearly 1,000 varsity student-athletes. Aramark will also be the concessionaire for the oldest and largest track and field carnival in the nation, the Penn Relays, and the 2018 Ivy League Basketball Championship.

“We have long-served our hometown’s most prestigious institutions, sports teams and events and we are honored to continue our partnership with Penn Athletics,” said Carl Mittleman, President of Aramark’s Sports and Entertainment Division. “We look forward to continuing to enhance the game day experience for Quakers’ fans with diverse menu offerings, upgraded amenities and a brand new kitchen.”

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