PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 18, 2016) – Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a longtime partner of the National Park Service (NPS) and leading concessionaire at the country’s most revered national landmarks, proudly joins park enthusiasts from all around the world in congratulating the NPS on 100 years of serving as steward of America’s natural and cultural resources. The National Park Service will celebrate its Centennial Anniversary on August 25, 2016.
“Aramark is honored to help the NPS celebrate 100 years of preserving our most cherished attractions,” said Bruce W. Fears, president of Aramark’s Leisure division. “The National Park Service’s efforts to revitalize our communities, preserve local history, celebrate local heritage and create opportunities for the public to get out and enjoy our natural surroundings is such a valuable asset to our country. Aramark is proud to help create authentic and memorable experiences at National Parks across the country.”
Today, Aramark, which hosts more than 24 million visitors and guests at parks and cultural destinations across the United States each year, proudly delivers innovative hospitality, recreational and interpretive programs to many of America’s National Parks, including Denali National Park & Preserve, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Lake Tahoe Basin National Forest, Mesa Verde National Park, Olympic National Park and Forest, and Yosemite National Park.
Aramark and the NPS have been partners for over 40 years. To help commemorate this milestone, Aramark is a sponsor of the National Park Foundation Centennial Campaign, conducted a 100-day social media sweepstakes awarding Centennial merchandise and travel prizes, is offering a free night’s stay to Centenarians, added limited edition Centennial retail items to the gift shops and online retail sites, and created a celebratory Snapchat filter which will be available to park visitors on Founder’s Day, August 25, 2016.
Additionally, to coincide with the NPS Centennial Celebration, Aramark recently launched a digital campaign, www.aramark.com/explore, highlighting how the company is working with the NPS to re-imagine the park experience for future generations.
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. We deliver innovative experiences and services in food, facilities management and uniforms to millions of people every day. We strive to create a better world by making a positive impact on people and the planet, including commitments to engage our employees; empower healthy consumers; build local communities; source ethically, inclusively and responsibly; operate efficiently and reduce waste. Aramark is recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ+), DiversityInc, Equal Employment Publications and the Disability Equality Index. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
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