Post-Season Fever Strikes Aramark; Five Team Partners Advance to Major League Baseball’s Playoffs

Fans Hungry for Playoff Food and Merchandise Can Count on Aramark

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 5, 2015) – With Major League Baseball’s post-season set to begin, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is proud to partner with five playoff bound teams – Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Toronto Blue Jays.

Having spent the regular season serving millions of fans, Aramark’s teams at Minute Maid Park, Kauffman Stadium, Citi Field, PNC Park, and Rogers Centre are eager to help ensure baseball fans have the ultimate post-season experience. From sharpening knives to restocking concessions stands to polishing shirt racks, Aramark’s culinarians and associates are preparing for the playoffs to begin.

As teams advance in the playoffs, new items and fall flavors will be added to the menus. Among the additions for the Wild Card and Division Series:

At Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City Royals)
  • Turkey Panini: Cranberry aioli, Aged cheddar, Farm to market bread
  • Banana Crème Brulee Bread Pudding: Dark Chocolate, Dried Cherry, Pecans
At PNC Park (Pittsburgh Pirates):
  • Kielbasa Burger: 6 oz Kielbasa Burger topped with haluski, sauerkraut, mustard, mozzarella, served on toasted sliced bread
  • The Burgher: 8 oz burger served with onion straws, fried cheese sticks, jalapenos, bacon, barbeque sauce, served on a toasted brioche bun
At Rogers Centre (Toronto Blue Jays):
  • Toronto Poutine: Crisp Russet Prince Edward Island Potatoes, Local Cheese Curds, Traditional Gravy, Hand Pulled 12 hour Braised Beef Short Ribs, Peameal Sausage, Smoked Farmers Sausage, Crumbled Aged Canadian Cheddar, Fresh Chopped Green Onions
  • “Mini” Surf & Turf Toronto Dog: Grilled Stadium Hot Dog, Hand Pulled 12 hour Braised Beef Short Ribs, East Coast Shrimp Tartar, Fresh Chopped Chives

Of course, throughout the post-season, fans will still find favorite items from the season which fueled their cheers and high fives through the regular season, such as the Chicken and Waffle Cone in Houston, Andrew Zimmern’s KC Skewers in Kansas City, Pig Guy NYC’s Bacon on a Stick in New York, Cuban Pretzel Dog in Pittsburgh, and Peameal Bacon Sausage in Toronto.

And, at the team stores at Citi Field, Kauffman Stadium and PNC Park where Aramark manages the retail operations, fans of all ages can be sure they will find the latest and most sought after post-season apparel and souvenirs that cannot be found anywhere else.

“Baseball’s post-season is as exciting for Aramark as it is for our partners and their fans,” said Carl Mittleman, President of Aramark’s Sports and Entertainment division. “We are honored to serve half the teams playing this post-season. Just as the players will be stepping up their games this fall, so too will Aramark’s team members, who will be elevating their service delivery to enhance gameday experiences for fans.”

This season Aramark partnered with 11 Major League Baseball teams to provide food and beverage, retail and/or facilities services -- Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays.

About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We work to put our sustainability goals into action by focusing on initiatives that engage our employees, empower healthy living, preserve our planet and build local communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at www.aramark.com or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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