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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Top Trends
  • MashUp
  • S&E Innovation
  • Competitor Innovation

TOP TRENDS

As dreamers and doers, we have an obligation to keep abreast of industry trends. Take time to look through our top trend picks to enable more meaningful dialogue with your clients and colleagues. You never know where a discussion about a great trend may lead.

Need to make your party pop with an ice ball that has a logo INSIDE it?

We did it. You can too.

With drones at Lady Gaga's halftime performance being all the "buzz" these days, see what some other highly technical drones are delivering for the first time in the U.S.

Amazon is expanding their reach with this unique Treasure Truck that just received its patent.

No lines to check out groceries? Amazon Go believes it will work.

A group of foodies and engineers at Momentum Machines in San Francisco are turning out homemade burgers en masse with this contraption, betting that it can create a better hamburger than any human.

Need a recipe? Try Tweeting an emoji to Google for some help. No, seriously. Try it.

Cold Pressed. At home.

And for this quarter's most interesting innovation...

MASHUP

Voice activation for any need – an app for every fan

Imagine taking the popular voice-activated assistant and turning it into a virtual Aramark concierge.

Alexa – where can I get popcorn?
Alexa – where can I find that shirt the guy in front of me has?
Alexa – how long is this line?

An anonymous member of the Aramark Board of Directors submitted this MashUp idea.

S&E INNOVATION

Revealed at Super Bowl LI, our latest celebrity endeavor features Eric Dickerson and the all-new EDQ brand. This concept will also be a feature at Super Bowl LII, with plans to expand and grow at other venues in the Aramark portfolio.

John Dough Pizza Co.

As we continue to focus on our consumer framework through the lens of health, quality, convenience, and value, we have begun to develop a new signature pizza product and concept which will be added to our collection of branded signature programs. Get ready to create a customized masterpizza with the all-new John Dough Pizza Co. This concept, currently in development, will be piloted in baseball this season.

Zoom Food Concepts

NRG Stadium’s Zoom Food concept, QuickDraw Beer Express, had its grand opening at Super Bowl LI and it was a huge success. This concept continues to evolve and prove to greatly impact speed of service, capacity, staffing models, and revenue.

We currently have two additional locations in development for the start of baseball season at Rogers Centre and Citizens Bank Park.

COMPETITOR INNOVATION

TCL SIXONETWO Lounge at the Target Center in Minnesota - Levy Restaurants

A brand new premium club featuring a local chef and craft cocktails in a warehouse themed space will be a the latest socialization zone for fans.

Sacramento's Golden 1 Center Paving the Way for Green Arenas - Legends Hospitality

90 percent of food and beverage in the concessions operations is sourced from a 150 mile radius of the arena.

What did you think of the stories we shared? What innovations are you seeing in the industry? The first five people who send us feedback will receive a special prize and we will share their ideas or feedback in our next quarterly innovation update.

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