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Harbor Yard Amphitheater Selects Aramark as the Food and Beverage Provider

August 19, 2019 -- Harbor Yard Amphitheater (HYA) announced today it is partnering with Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) to manage food and beverage services at the new concert venue on the Long Island Sound in Bridgeport, CT. Working closely with Harbor Yard, Aramark will develop a fresh and exciting food and beverage program that enhances the concert-goers experience with local, on-trend and great-tasting menu options and amenities.

Aramark’s experience runs the full gamut of music venue concessions and facilities management. As provider for more than 150 sports and entertainment venues, Aramark has hosted nearly every kind of music experience and setting. Aramark provides Harbor Yard with the expertise and insight for creating a successful food and beverage experience. 

“We’re excited to partner with the Harbor Yard team and are honored to have been selected as the Amphitheater’s food and beverage provider,” said Carl Mittleman, President of Aramark’s Sports and Entertainment division. “We look forward to working with HYA to deliver a lineup of dynamic food and beverage options that complement the overall venue experience, offering something for everyone.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Aramark to the HYA family,” said Howard Saffan, principal of the Harbor Yard Amphitheater. “Aramark is the perfect fit. The Aramark team understands the need for quality, service and innovation, while focusing on locally sourced suppliers.” 

Aramark will be responsible for general concessions, clubs, suites and onsite catering as well as special events. “Aramark creates unique food experiences that exceed expectations. That is exactly what we strive for at HYA; a premier entertainment experience memorable for all,” added Saffan.

The Harbor Yard Amphitheater, in association with Live Nation Entertainment and the City of Bridgeport, will be ready to rock in 2020.

About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves the world’s leading educational institutions, Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, prominent healthcare providers, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world with food, facilities, and uniform services. Because our culture is rooted in service, our employees strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. Aramark has been named to DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list, the Forbes list of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity,” the HRC’s “Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality” and scored 100% on the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at and connect with us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.


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