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ARAMARK’s concessionaire contract up for re-bid with Orioles

carb cakeThe company that has been the concessionaire at Oriole Park at Camden Yards since the ballpark opened in 1992 hopes that relationship will continue. But ARAMARK’s contract with the Orioles is up, and the team is considering its options, according to the team’s spokesman.

ARAMARK does not comment on potential bids, but when asked if it submitted one for its own contract a spokesman said, “we hope to continue providing services at the ballpark.”

Last month, ARAMARK, which recently lost a bid at the Baltimore Convention Center, filed a notice with the state that 609 full- and part-time employees at its Camden Yards office would be affected if ARAMARK did in fact lose its deal with the Orioles.

ARAMARK also has offices at the Warehouse (which is owned by the state), and there’s no guarantee that a new concessionaire would take the same space — or even any space.

And a drop in rent income is not something I imagine the agency wants to be staring at during the last half of an already tough fiscal year for Maryland.

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  1. “It is important to clarify that the loss of a contract by a concession provider such as Aramark does not equal a loss of jobs. Typically, the new concession or hospitality provider will re-hire many of the employees and many times will add new jobs while often improving the quality of the facilities and operations for the guests.”