Marcus® Hotels & Resorts Named Official Backstage Caterer of the Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest 2013
Company's off-site catering business continues to expand
MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYS: MCS) , today announced it will be the official backstage caterer for performances at the Marcus Amphitheater at Summerfest 2013, The World's Largest Music Festival held in Milwaukee, Wis. June 26 - 30 and July 2 - 7, 2013. As part of the agreement, the company will provide catering and craft services for entertainers, bands, crews and production staff in the Amphitheater during the eleven-day mega-event.
"We are thrilled to work with Summerfest as the official backstage caterer at the Marcus Amphitheater for this year's festival," said Peggy Williams-Smith, corporate vice president of food and beverage, Marcus Hotels & Resorts. "As one of the largest caterers in the state, we strive to provide exceptional quality and service to key Milwaukee-area events. As the official caterer of Milwaukee IndyFest and the Milwaukee Air & Water Show, our off-site catering business continues to expand and we welcome the opportunity to add Summerfest to our growing portfolio."
"We look forward to expanding our relationship with Marcus Hotels & Resorts," said John Boler, chief marketing officer, Summerfest. "As the official hotel partner of Summerfest for over five years, we are very familiar with the company's high-quality services and customer-focused culture, which will bring additional value to the Big Gig this year."
"Our strong ties to Summerfest date back to its founding, as my father was integral in the creation and development of the festival as we know it today. We have been active supporters ever since. We helped to create the Amphitheater in 1987 as our way of supporting Summerfest and the value and economic impact this exceptional event has on the city of Milwaukee. We look forward to our expanded role in providing food and beverage services to the performers and touring staff at the largest concert venue at our city's cornerstone event," said Gregory S. Marcus, president and CEO of The Marcus Corporation.
About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYS: MCS) , owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 11 states. A force in the hospitality industry, Marcus Hotels & Resorts provides expertise in management, development and historic renovations. The company's portfolio includes a wide variety of properties including city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts and branded first-class hotels. For more information on the latest news and updates, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).
About The Marcus Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its Marcus Hotels & Resorts division, the company's movie theatre division, Marcus Theatres®, is the fifth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 686 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.marcuscorp.com.
Summerfest 2013 will take place June 26 - 30 and July 2 - 7, from Noon until Midnight and will be closed Monday, July 1.Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as "The World's Largest Music Festival" and Milwaukee's cornerstone summer celebration, bringing the music industry's hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites along with approximately 900,000 people from Milwaukee and around the world together each year for an unforgettable live music experience. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 11 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details, visit Summerfest.com, Facebook.com/summerfest or Twitter: @Summerfest.
Certain matters discussed in this press release are "forward-looking statements" intended to qualify for the safe harbors from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may generally be identified as such because the context of such statements include words such as we "believe," "anticipate," "expect" or words of similar import. Similarly, statements that describe our future plans, objectives or goals are also forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which may cause results to differ materially from those expected, including, but not limited to, the following: (1) the availability, in terms of both quantity and audience appeal, of motion pictures for our theatre division, as well as other industry dynamics such as the maintenance of a suitable window between the date such motion pictures are released in theatres and the date they are released to other distribution channels; (2) the effects of increasing depreciation expenses, reduced operating profits during major property renovations, and preopening and start-up costs due to the capital intensive nature of our businesses; (3) the effects of adverse economic conditions in our markets, particularly with respect to our hotels and resorts division; (4) the effects of adverse weather conditions, particularly during the winter in the Midwest and in our other markets; (5) the effects on our occupancy and room rates of the relative industry supply of available rooms at comparable lodging facilities in our markets; (6) the effects of competitive conditions in our markets; (7) our ability to identify properties to acquire, develop and/or manage and the continuing availability of funds for such development; and (8) the adverse impact on business and consumer spending on travel, leisure and entertainment resulting from terrorist attacks in the United States or incidents such as the tragedy in a movie theatre in Colorado. Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are made only as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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