Levy Restaurants UK wins rugby club contract after Kudos deal ends early

24 November 2016 by
Levy Restaurants UK wins rugby club contract after Kudos deal ends early

Sports and leisure caterer Levy Restaurants UK has won a contract to provide the catering for Northampton Saints Rugby Club, taking over from previous incumbent Kudos.

The business will provide all catering and hospitality, including a range of hot and cold food options, at the bars and suites at Franklin's Gardens, both on match days and for non-match day conferencing, events and dinners.

Kudos was awarded a contract at the club in 2012 originally for a term of seven years, in a deal said to be worth £12m at the time. However it said that it had "mutually agreed" with the club to end the deal early, paving the way for other operators to bid for the contract.

Saints chief executive Allan Robson said: "Levy Restaurants UK has an unparalleled level of expertise and experience in delivering outstanding catering and hospitality at some of the country's biggest and best venues, and we're confident that they will have a positive impact here at Franklin's Gardens, too.

"Our supporters, guests and customers deserve the very best, both on match days and during the week, and Levy Restaurants UK will help us provide the standards of service and quality which we want everyone to experience and enjoy."

Colin Bailey, managing director of Levy Restaurants UK, added: "We're excited to partner with the Saints at Franklin's Gardens. It is a well-known and prestigious venue with a wealth of history associated with it. We will work hard to develop a varied and high quality food offer which we hope the supporters and players will enjoy."

The new partnership between the Saints and Levy Restaurants UK comes into effect immediately.

Levy declined to reveal either the term or the value of its new contract.

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