Levy Restaurants to outsource foodservices at A&M athletic facilities

Levy has offered to bring barbecue smokers, international food selections and kiosks with themed concessions.

COLLEGE STATION, Texas—Texas A&M officials announced Friday the outsourcing of food services in all of the campus' athletic facilities, the largest known contract of its kind in the U.S. collegiate market.

Levy Restaurants will take over food and hospitality services for A&M's athletic facilities such as Kyle Field, Blue Bell Park and Reed Arena. The Chicago-based company counts professional sporting and entertainment venues such as Wrigley Field, STAPLES Center and the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami among their venues and plans to expand dining options at Kyle Field.

Phillip Ray, chief business development officer for the A&M University System, said the 12-year deal will net the university $50 million over the course of the contract. The university had been providing food services at the athletics facilities in-house and put the services out for bid. This contract tops Levy's contract with Ohio State University, which was considered the largest among the nation's colleges.

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