Levy Restaurants, one of the premier stadium concession providers, signed a seven-year deal with Ohio State in the spring, replacing longtime food service provider Sodexo. On Wednesday, they welcomed a select group of people into the Huntington Club at Ohio Stadium for a taste testing event.
“Ohio State is incredibly passionate about creating an exceptional experience for this vibrant community of students, faculty, family and fans,” Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy Restaurants, told Eleven Warriors. “We are thrilled to work together with Ohio State in every aspect, from how we partner with the community and local businesses, to offering a new variety of culinary options and an exciting new level of hospitality that celebrates the spirit of this distinguished institution.”
Levy currently provides concessions for 21 sports venues around the country, including Churchill Downs and AmericanAirlines Arena. Iowa State and Purdue are the only colleges that use Levy's services. They also outfit the Grammy's with food items.
One big positive: Levy will use Ohio-based artisans and farms almost exclusively. Athletic director Gene Smith said Levy's creativity was one factor in being selected as the university's food service provider.
Oh, and one other thing, Graeters will have ice cream trucks on-site. Enjoy.
The new smoked brisket potato skins at Ohio Stadium. http://t.co/dDhuvsvUyC— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 28, 2013
New food items for the 2013 season in Ohio Stadium. pic.twitter.com/HnQzOKfrTW— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 28, 2013
Say hello to the Horseshoe's loaded hotdogs. http://t.co/sObTClcKtE— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 28, 2013
Ohio State won't just raise your cholesterol. There is a gluten free menu. http://t.co/zL1Kfoo8d8— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 28, 2013
Yes, those are pretzels. http://t.co/npKrzseFT7— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 28, 2013
Middle left is a fried chicken poboy. http://t.co/9IgBb1qLr7— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) August 28, 2013