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Delaware North Companies Sportservice & Rangers create new concessions

BUFFALO, N.Y. and ARLINGTON, Texas (July 23, 2013) - The Texas Rangers and food, beverage and retail partner Delaware North Companies Sportservice this week announced three creative additions to the general concessions menus at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

In anticipation of National Hot Dog Day (July 23), the Sportservice culinary team created the Taco Dog, a Nolan Ryan all-beef hot dog - inside a crispy taco shell - topped with taco meat, shredded cheese, lettuce, sour cream and jalapenos, and then served in a toasted sausage roll. The Taco Dog is available beginning July 22 at Casa De Fuego, behind home plate.

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Introduced July 19 at the 24 stand, also behind home plate, were The Mitchwich Wild and The Mitchwich Mild - both named as a tip-of-the-cap to Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland.

The Mitchwich Wild features ground buffalo and elk with chorizo, bacon, jalapenos, back bean spread and fried onions, served on a sourdough bun with a side of potato chips. The Mitchwich Mild is an elk burger patty, topped with bacon, tomatoes, baby arugula and Colby jack cheese, served on a sourdough bun with a side of potato chips.

"I saw Mitch Moreland on a local news station, discussing his love for sandwiches and wild game," said Casey Rapp, operations manager at the ballpark for Sportservice, who is the mastermind behind several unique concessions items. "He wondered what he had to do to get a food item at the ballpark named after him, like what we did for Nelson Cruz, David Murphy, Adrian Beltre and Robbie Ross."

The Moreland-themed offerings join the likes of Sportservice's player-themed food items, including The Boomstick (Cruz), Murph-A-Dillas (Murphy), The Beltre Buster (Beltre) and the Totally ROSSome Nachos (Ross).

About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice is one of the nation's leading food, beverage and retail management companies. Sportservice provides concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues, entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. Sportservice is the provider of choice for an impressive client roster including the World Series, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball's All-Star games, Stanley Cup Championships and the Olympic Games.

For more than 90 years, Sportservice has demonstrated that it knows what it takes to effectively develop, operate and manage multi-faceted kitchens, restaurants, suites, fine dining and retail facilities in order to meet the changing demands of today's fans. From introducing new healthy, organic food selections and creative cuisine for twists on the traditional fare, Sportservice continues to innovate and enhance the fan experience.

About Delaware North Companies

Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2.6 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com

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