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June 18, 2015

Aramark chosen for $2 billion deal with Yosemite National Park

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Yosemite National Park

Philadelphia-based company Aramark has been chosen to run food and hospitality at Yosemite National Park, Philadelphia Business Journal reports.

In a 15-year deal, valued at $2 billion, Aramark would become the California park's new concessioner. The company would manage hospitality programs, including lodging, food and beverage, retail, and recreational and transportation services.

With Yosemite, Aramark would have nine contracts with the Park Service, including the Denali National Park & Preserve and Glacier Bay Park & Preserve, Olympic National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

If approved, Aramark would take over for Delaware North on March 1 next year after Delaware's contract expires.

Aramark was recently announced as the official retail provider of event merchandise for the World Meeting of Families.