Wednesday, September 17, 2008

National Concessions

The Washington Times' Tim Lemke had a conversation about bidness with Stan Kasten recently. Fun fact: there is still no one willing to put their name on Nationals' Park. Historically it's been hard to do corporate deals in Washington because, let's face it, it's a government town. Maybe that will change now that D.C. is the headquarters for the world's largest insurance company.

Anyway, this bit about Centerplate, the Nats' troubled concession vendor was also fun:

It does not help, of course, that Centerplate's performance has not been stellar this year, with complaints of long lines, slow service and cold hot dogs. "Service was a problem early in the year because there were so many new people," Kasten said. "It got better as the year went on but it's not yet where we need it or must have it."
Query: did the service get better because Centerplate cleaned up its act, or did it get better because there weren't "so many new people" coming to the ballpark anymore after everyone realized how bad the Nats were shaping up this year?

1 comment:

Angelos said...

I think they meant new employees...

Unless I missed some snark there.