Technology & Equipment

Aramark debuts new self-service concept at PPG Paints Arena

Temperature-controlled pickup lockers are the main feature at Ford Food Garage.
Ford Food Garage
Image courtesy of Aramark

A new dining amenity at PPG Paints Arena is offering contactless service to fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins and visiting teams.

The concept, called Ford Food Garage, contains 24 food pickup lockers, each with two chambers that keep items warm or at room temperature.

Fans can order food and drinks via app or QR code and are notified by text when the items are ready for pickup. Menu options at Ford’s Food Garage include Buffalo chicken tenders, canned cocktails and beer.

“As consumer preferences continue to evolve—leaning towards faster, on-demand, and contactless self-service models—we are excited to offer hockey fans at PPG Paints Arena the latest in mobile ordering innovation,” Alicia Woznicki, vice president of design and development for Aramark Sports and Entertainment, said in a statement.

Aramark is the arena’s foodservice provider.


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