Merlin Announces a New Partner

Merlin Announces a New Partner. Merlin Entertainment’s, Chessington’s parent company has today announced a new partnership with Aramark.

Set to take over the operation and management of Chessington’s food and beverage operation from March 2022. Aramark is a global leader in food and facilities management. Alongside Chessington and its Resort Hotels, Aramark will take over at Thorpe Park, Alton Towers, Legoland and Warwick Castle. As well as Legoland Florida and California in the United States.

They will be introducing new food and beverage menus as well as fresh new concepts. Each resort and hotel will have its own unique food and beverage offerings based on the theme of the hotel. With a view to improving quality, and service and cutting waste. Aramark will slowly take over the operation at Chessington, starting in April 2022.

Building an innovative and high-quality food and beverage offering for our guests is part of our continued business strategy to deliver the very best guest days out and short breaks. Aramark’s accomplishments in driving world-class hospitality programmes at many of the most prestigious sporting events, iconic locations, and leading destinations in the world make them a great partner to elevate our food offering as part of the magic and memorable experiences we offer our guests.

Nick Varney, Chief Executive of Merlin Entertainments

It has been said that Aramark and Merlin Entertainments are already working together. Trying to ensure that best practices are at the core of all the outlets in the parks.

With the news that Merlin announces a new partner. Merlin looks set to be trying to improve standards and move forward with a more diverse offering. Chessington Buzz will of course be keeping a close eye out for changes. We look forward to seeing how the collaboration takes shape. More updates to follow.

  January 31st 2022