December 4, 2014 |
When he came to America, alone, on a ship, as a boy of 14, Joseph Neubauer knew only the English he'd learned from watching John Wayne movies. He could say "Yep" and "Pardner" and "Yes, ma'am. " His American aunt and uncle gave him a job in their garden shop, where this son of Israel earned his keep selling lawn ornaments of the Virgin Mary. From that beginning, Neubauer rose to shape and run Aramark, the $15 billion, worldwide hospitality company based in Philadelphia. And on Tuesday evening, in a quiet announcement made after the stock market closed, he called it a career, saying he would step down after 30 years as chairman with plans to devote more time to the philanthropy that has improved cities, colleges, and lives from Philadelphia to Chicago.
September 5, 2007 |
The Philadelphia School District in 2005 hired Aramark to help it erase a long-standing deficit in its full-service cafeterias. But the Philadelphia-based company hasn't closed that deficit, and school officials, none too happy, are now prepared to end the contract with the company if new terms can't be reached. Tom Brady, the district's interim chief executive, said yesterday that he might recommend that the district jettison Aramark when the contract expires at the end of September.
March 31, 2009 |
Joseph J. Rotondo, 28, a computer programmer, died of multiple brain tumors Friday at his Langhorne home. His father, Joseph L., said that since 2007, Mr. Rotondo had worked in the campus-services department at Aramark, the Philadelphia food-services firm. "He worked on the Web sites that a student uses to transact food services," his father said. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Rotondo worked with computers for the Defense Supply Center in Northeast Philadelphia. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Rotondo graduated from Conwell-Egan High School in 1999, and earned his bachelor's degree in management information systems in 2003 and his master's in computer science in 2008, both from La Salle University.
April 9, 2016 |
Aramark has decided to keep its global headquarters in Philadelphia, ending speculation that the food- and facilities-services giant may decamp to another city with its jobs and prestige. The company is not yet sure whether it will remain at its namesake headquarters tower at 1101 Market St. or move to another building, but it has concluded that Philadelphia's business costs, talent supply, transportation links, and other advantages will keep it in town, communications chief Tod MacKenzie said in an interview ahead of Thursday's announcement.
December 13, 1994 |
Aramark, the food-service provider formerly known as ARA Services Inc., said yesterday that it had acquired Harry M. Stevens Inc., which operates food and drink concessions at some of the nation's biggest arenas and ballparks. With the newly acquired contracts, Aramark, which has operated stadium concessions around the country since 1966, will now provide service at the homes of 28 teams in baseball, football, basketball and hockey. Aramark officials would not disclose the price of the deal, which gives the Center City-based company rights to venues in nine states and Puerto Rico.
October 6, 2010
Aramark Corp., Philadelphia, lost a contract it had since 1992 to run the concession stands at Camden Yards, the home of the Baltimore Orioles. Aramark spokesman David Freireich would not disclose the reason the Orioles gave for deciding against renewing the company's contract for the 2011 baseball season. Aramark had 600 employees working at the ballpark. Many are expected to be picked up by whatever food-service company the Orioles select to succeed Aramark. A spokesman for the Orioles would not disclose the reason for the move.
March 3, 2016 |
Aramark's 15-year contract to provide lodging, food and beverage, retail, recreational and transportation services at Yosemite National Park, which was the nation's fourth most-visited park last year, started Tuesday. When the National Park Service awarded the contract to Aramark last summer, the agency said Yosemite was the largest concession contract in the National Park system. Aramark officials said last month that they expected the Yosemite contract to bring in $120 million to $130 million a year.
June 1, 2005 |
Aramark Corp. won a five-year contract from the Philadelphia Eagles to handle concessions at Lincoln Financial Field, the Philadelphia food-services company said yesterday. The agreement puts Aramark in charge of serving hot dogs, pretzels and beer at all three of the city's major sports facilities. Aramark already has contracts at Citizens Bank Park and the Wachovia complex. The deal at the Linc, signed a few weeks ago, is worth an estimated $10 million a year in revenue - not a huge contract for a company with $10.2 billion in sales last year - but a symbolically important one. "We're real excited, with Philadelphia being our hometown from a corporate standpoint," said Norm Miller, group president of Aramark's sports and entertainment services division, which has contracts at 34 professional sports arenas, ballparks and stadiums.
August 10, 2006 |
A day after agreeing to a $6.3 billion buyout offer from private investors, Aramark Corp. reported a steep decline in quarterly net income because of noncash charges in its uniform-rental business. The previously announced pretax charges of $42.9 million reduced the Philadelphia company's net income 51 percent, to $35 million, or 19 cents a share, on revenue of $2.9 billion. For the same period a year ago, Aramark reported sales of $2.8 billion and earnings of $71.4 million, or 38 cents a share.
September 26, 2007 |
The Philadelphia School District will end its contract with Aramark to run full-service cafeterias in 115 of the district's 267 schools, officials announced yesterday. As of Oct. 1, the school district will take back the operations and run the cafeterias, which Aramark has run for the last two years. District officials said earlier this month that they were unhappy that the company had not helped the district erase a long-standing deficit in its full-service cafeteria operations and were considering terminating the five-year contract - renewable annually - after the first two full years.