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Tennessee Titans sever ties with stadium concessions vendor

NFL American football team the Tennessee Titans has opted to end a partnership with beverage and concessions vendor Aramark after negative comments from fans about service at the franchise’s Nissan Stadium.

According to The Tennessean newspaper, the case was last week brought to court after Aramark launched legal action against the Titans, claiming that the move to terminate the contract breached a 10-year agreement between the two parties.

Aramark said that no other NFL concessionaire had ever been terminated from a long-term stadium deal such as this and sought an injunction to retain its role at Nissan Stadium.

However, Davidson County Chancellor Bill Young rejected the request and said that the termination should stand. Legal proceedings regarding other items, such as finances, will be settled at a later date.

In a statement issued to the newspaper, the Titans said: “As part of our continuous efforts to improve every aspect of the fan experience at Nissan Stadium, we are presently exploring alternative food and beverage services options to replace the previous concessions vendor.

“Our goal is to find the right concessions solution that will provide our fans with the food service they expect for years to come.”

Aramark also said in a statement: “​We respect the Titans organisation and are proud of our food and beverage program that brought new menu offerings, innovative concepts and respected culinary partnerships to Nissan Stadium.

“While disappointed with this decision, we have enjoyed serving the fans and wish them and the team all the best.”