Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) today announced a strategic partnership with Oath Pizza to bring the pizzeria’s Certified Humane brand to new, exclusive locations, from university campuses and sporting arenas to offices, hospital cafés and more. To support the partnership, Aramark is investing in Oath Pizza, which has gained a cult-following for its signature thin crust pizzas that are grilled and seared in avocado oil and feature ethically sourced ingredients.
“We innovate continually to enhance consumers’ food experiences with unique and on-trend culinary solutions that are also local and sustainable,” said Victor Crawford, a Chief Operating Officer for Aramark. “Our partnership with Oath will further enable us to provide a high quality, convenient, healthy and personalized menu option, not to mention a great-tasting pizza with a purpose.”
Aramark is one of the largest food service providers in the country and serves clients in multiple sectors, including education (colleges and universities; K-12 schools and districts), healthcare (hospitals and healthcare facilities), sports and entertainment (stadiums, arenas and amphitheaters; destinations and cultural attractions), and business and government (workplaces and manufacturing facilities; convention centers and conference centers).
Oath Pizza currently operates locations in the Boston and Washington, DC areas, and recently opened a restaurant in New York City. The alliance with Aramark will enable Oath Pizza to expand more quickly with new locations opening before the end of 2018 and beyond to fulfill its mission offering delicious, guilt-free pizzas in unexpected places to more people across the country. Oath Pizza is scheduled to open sites this month on college campuses served by Aramark. Locations in businesses and hospital cafés have already opened as a result of the partnership.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Aramark to scale up and reach new audiences,” says Oath Pizza CEO Patrik Hellstrand. “This partnership will give Oath Pizza access to unique and exclusive dining options to bring our certified humane and ethically-sourced pizzas to a greater number of people who love delicious food and want to feel good about their eating decisions.”
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