Philadelphia ends cafeteria contract with Aramark

Sept. 26, 2007
Company has been operating 115 cafeterias in the district.

The Philadelphia School District is ending its contract with Aramark to run full-service cafeterias in 115 of the district's 267 schools. As of Oct. 1, the school district will take back the operations and run the cafeterias, which Aramark has run for the last two years. District officials have been dissatisfied with the company's inability to erase a long-standing deficit in full-service cafeteria operations.
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EARLIER: The Philadelphia School District hired Aramark in 2005 to help it erase a long-standing deficit in its full-service cafeterias. But the company hasn't closed that deficit, and school officials are prepared to end the contract with the company if new terms can't be reached. The company operates cafeterias at 115 of the district's 270 schools. Tom Brady, the district's interim chief executive, says he may recommend that the district jettison Aramark when the contract expires at the end of September.
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