Thursday, October 24, 2013
GLENDALE, ARIZONA --- Phoenix Coyotes President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced today that the team has signed a new 15-year agreement with Levy Restaurants to serve as the exclusive restaurant partner for Jobing.com Arena. The selection was made following a competitive process which attracted widespread interest from leading national food service providers. As per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are thrilled to partner with Levy Restaurants,” said LeBlanc. “Widely considered the world’s leader in premium sports and entertainment dining, Levy is the ideal partner to take our hospitality to the next level and underscores our commitment to the long-term future of the Coyotes franchise in the Valley.”
With a strong local market presence, Levy brings a unique blend of creativity and business intelligence to continually innovate the fan experience. Leveraging an unsurpassed depth of expertise in arena sports and entertainment dining and ever-expanding network in the culinary community, Levy will partner with the Coyotes to broaden offerings and tap into the local food scene to enhance hospitality at Jobing.com Arena.
“The new ownership group is clearly passionate about the team and the fans and we are incredibly impressed by their vision,” says Andy Lansing, President and CEO of Levy Restaurants. “We look forward to partnering with the Coyotes to build a unique and memorable experience that truly celebrates the team.”
About Levy Restaurants
Levy Restaurants, founded in Chicago in 1978, is recognized as one of America’s fastest growing and most critically acclaimed restaurant companies, and is the leader in premium sports and entertainment dining. Levy was recently named one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports in the world by Fast Company magazine. The company’s diverse portfolio includes award-winning restaurants such as James Beard Award-winning Spiaggia in Chicago, Fulton’s Crab House, Portobello and Wolfgang Puck Grand Café at Walt Disney World Resort, renowned sports and entertainment venues like Wrigley Field in Chicago, Churchill Downs in Louisville, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and American Airlines Arena in Miami, and events including the Super Bowl, World Series, U. S. Open, Kentucky Derby, NHL and NBA All-Star Games and the GRAMMY® Awards. For details, visit www.levyrestaurants.com.
About the Phoenix Coyotes
The Phoenix Coyotes are a professional hockey team that are owned by IceArizona, who secured ownership of the franchise on August 5, 2013. The Coyotes are entering their 17th season in the Valley of the Sun. The Coyotes play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). Since December 2003, the Coyotes have played their home games at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes were founded in 1972 as the original Winnipeg Jets of the World Hockey Association (WHA) and were one of four franchises that joined the NHL when the WHA folded in 1979. The Coyotes moved to Phoenix on July 1, 1996.