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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Levy Restaurants Sets Up Self-Serve Beer Vendor At Kentucky Derby

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 01 / 15

Churchill Downs concessionaire Levy Restaurants has set up a self-serve beer trailer for the Kentucky Derby. The mobile unit, produced by DraftServ Technologies, is situated in the track’s infield. It has 28 taps serving Anheuser-Busch products and features a DJ booth for live entert...

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