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Don Muret

Don Muret covers facilities for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Appetite for more: Bon Appétit adds AT&T Park concessions

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 12 / 11 / 17

B on Appétit Management Co. has taken over general concessions at AT&T Park as the San Francisco Giants move to consolidate their food service with one vendor, team officials confirmed. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Bon Appétit,...

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