The San Francisco 49ers are planning to change concessionaires at Levi’s Stadium, as the team is parting ways with Centerplate.
Centerplate has been the concessions provider for the Levi’s Stadium complex since the facility’s opening in 2014, but the company is now preparing to cease that role. The 49ers have confirmed that they are planning to part ways with Centerplate, and that they are in the process of obtaining a new concessions provider for Levi’s Stadium.
No official announcement on a replacement has been made, but the 49ers are expected to reveal additional details in the near future. More from The Mercury News:
“As the operator of Levi’s Stadium, we expect our guests to receive a best-in-class experience every time they visit Levi’s Stadium, and we know food and beverage operations are a crucial element of that vision,” the 49ers stated. “We are in the final stages of the evaluation and selection process of a new concessions provider for the venue and we look forward to presenting our recommendations to the Santa Clara Stadium Authority on Tuesday.”
Current Centerplate workers are well-positioned to be hired by the new concessions operator. The unions representing Centerplate employees at Levi’s Stadium are Unite Here Local 2 and Teamsters Local 853.
“Any new concessionaire is required by contract and by the city of Santa Clara worker retention ordinance to hire existing employees,” the 49ers said.
According to The Mercury News, a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filing with the state’s Employment Development Department claims that Centerplate’s role as food and beverage service provider at Levi’s Stadium “will cease on or about April 15, 2018.”
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