Titans Go With Legends, Levy Restaurants For Revamped Nissan Stadium Food Operations
The Titans have selected Legends and Levy Restaurants to share the food service operation at Nissan Stadium. The decision comes shortly after the team’s early termination of Aramark’s contract. Legends will operate general concessions and Levy will manage premium dining in the suites and clubs. There are a few exceptions in sports, but the split agreement goes against the typical trend for using one vendor to run all aspects of food service. Titans CEO Steve Underwood wrote in an email, “We think having the division of labor gives us the opportunity to better manage the two distinct parts of food and beverage." Underwood: “It also allows our new providers to work together to boost staffing levels. Our entire focus is enhancing the fan experience and we believe getting the best of two separate service providers will allow us to achieve this most important goal.” Delaware North Sportservice, the general concessions operator at the Predators' Bridgestone Arena, was the third finalist for the contract. Levy handles premium at the Preds' arena (Don Muret, Staff Writer). In Nashville, Joey Garrison notes the Titans are "still finalizing contract terms with both companies." Aramark's "final day at Nissan Stadium was April 13," and Legends and Levy have "already started." The companies' "first event will be the Titans' NFL Draft party next Thursday." The decision to hire two vendors instead of one "comes as the Titans have been particularly critical of the food services in the stadium's club-level suites, where Levy will now work exclusively" (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 4/21).