Regional Fare Takes Center-Stage on PNC Park’s 2006 All-Star Ballpark Food Menu

ARAMARK to Feature Local Favorites From Around the League During Mid-Summer Classic

PHILADELPHIA (June 27, 2006) – While baseball fans attending the 2006 All-Star Game at PNC Park can expect to find all of the traditional ballpark food favorites, they will also be treated to the distinctive tastes and flavors of Pittsburgh and other major league cities.  ARAMARK (NYSE: RMK), a leading provider of professional services, will offer fans a concessions menu complete with hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack, as well as pierogies, crab cakes, and cheesesteaks. 

Among the local Pittsburgh favorites fans will find at the game are Primanti sandwiches, Quaker Steak & Lube wings, Pop-A-Dukes gyros, Benkovitz fish sandwiches, Manny’s BBQ, as well as pierogies and Polish kielbasas. 

In addition to showcasing the food of the host city, ARAMARK’s concessions menu will feature regional favorites from stadiums around the league at action stations set up along PNC Park’s main concourse.  ARAMARK chefs from Fenway Park, Oriole Park, Angel Stadium and Citizens Bank Park will be in Pittsburgh to serve up regional fan favorites from other ballparks, including Boston Lobster Rolls, Baltimore Crab Cakes, Anaheim Empanadas, and Philadelphia Cheesesteaks. 

Fans will also have plenty of traditional ballpark food to choose from; ARAMARK is preparing to serve 19,000 hot dogs, 5,000 bags of peanuts and 6,000 gallons of soda to the nearly 100,000 fans who are expected to attend All-Star festivities at PNC Park.  ARAMARK also created a special Black Angus burger and developed an original hot dog relish topping exclusively for the All-Star concessions menu.  

“We’re excited to offer fans attending the All-Star Game a menu featuring traditional baseball classics, Pittsburgh favorites and a sampling of tastes from around the league,” said Steve Musciano, ARAMARK General Manager, PNC Park.  “Fans should remember to bring their appetite to PNC Park.  We are working closely with our partners to ensure a memorable and fulfilling fan experience at the All-Star Game.”

During the 2006 All-Star Break, ARAMARK will offer fans a variety of menu options at the concessions stands.  ARAMARK expects to serve:

Local Favorites

  • 7,000 Primanti Sandwiches
  • 3,500 Quaker Steak & Lube Wings
  • 1,600 Polish Kielbasas
  • 1,600 Benkovitz Fish Sandwiches
  • 1,500 Manny’s BBQ Sandwiches
  • 1,200 Pop-A-Dukes Gyros

Traditional Favorites

  • 19,000 Hot Dogs
  • 16,000 Trays of Nachos
  • 12,000 Pretzels
  • 7,000 Pounds of French Fries
  • 6,000 Hamburgers
  • 5,000 Bags of Peanuts
  • 4,000 Bags of Cotton Candy
  • 3,000 Slices of Pizza
  • 2,000 Bags of Cracker Jack
  • 2,000 Gallons of Ice Cream
  • 1,200 Orders of Chicken Tenders

Beverages

  • 32,000 Bottles of Water
  • 6,000 Gallons of Soda

ARAMARK also provided dining services when the MLB All-Star Game was last played in Pittsburgh at Three Rivers Stadium in 1994.  Visit www.ballparkfoods.com for additional information about ARAMARK’s 2006 All-Star Game programs and other ballpark offerings across baseball.

ARAMARK currently manages culinary services at 12 Major League Baseball stadiums -- Atlanta's Turner Field, Anaheim's Angel Field, Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Boston's Fenway Park, Denver’s Coors Field, Houston’s Minute Maid Park, Minneapolis’ Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, New York's Shea Stadium, Oakland’s McAfee Coliseum, Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh's PNC Park and Washington, DC’s RFK Stadium.  ARAMARK also partners with eight minor league teams and six spring training sites. 

About ARAMARK
Through its Sports and Entertainment Group, ARAMARK provides a wide range of professional services, including food, facility and other support services to more than 130 premier sports stadiums, arenas and concert venues. ARAMARK offers organizations a single source provider for concessions, event planning, premium dining needs and catering, on-site restaurants, retail merchandise sales and facilities management.

ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In FORTUNE magazine's 2006 list of "America's Most Admired Companies," ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers and industry analysts. The company was also ranked first in its industry in the 2006 FORTUNE 500 survey. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 240,000 employees serving clients in 20 countries. Learn more at the company's Web site, www.aramark.com.

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Contact:
David Freireich
215-238-4078
freireich-david@aramark.com

Kathleen Keenan
215-238-5933
keenan-kathleen@aramark.com

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