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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Mercedes-Benz Stadium Adds Slew Of Atlanta-Based Food Brands

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 30 / 16

AMB Sports & Entertainment announced deals with 15 Atlanta-based food brands as part of the concessions lineup at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Varsity, Chick-fil-A, Jim ‘N Nicks, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Delia’s Chicken Sausage...

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