Aramark on Tuesday announced a new partnership with Philadelphia-based multi-concept operator Starr Restaurants.
As part of the collaboration, Aramark will bring Starr brands to its accounts across higher ed, business and industry, recreation and more via an exclusive licensing agreement.
In addition, Aramark has acquired a minority stake in the restaurant company, which runs eateries in three states as well as Washington, D.C., and Paris, France.
“Being based in Philadelphia, we have had a front-row seat as Stephen Starr—one of the culinary pioneers of our city’s food scene—elevated the dining experience and helped make Philadelphia one of the best food cities in the country,” Marc Bruno, chief operating officer for Aramark’s U.S. Food and Facilities division, said in a statement. “Through this strategic collaboration, we look forward to furthering Aramark’s culinary authority by infusing our kitchens and concepts with the creativity and innovation that Starr Restaurants is famous for.”