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Delaware North Cos. acquires Magicgoal

Delaware North Cos. has acquired Magicgoal, a quick-service restaurant chain owner based in the United Kingdom.

Magicgoal, operates five popular restaurants and food kiosks in railway stations and the ExCel London Exhibition Centre. The concepts include Prime Burger, Chicken Rotisserie and Sandwich & Co. Magicgoal was founded in 2003.

The acquisition signals Delaware North's intention to develop proprietary brands and diversify the kinds of food concepts it offers at its locations around the world, the company said.

Buffalo-headquartered Delaware North, a global food, venue and hotel management company, already has a substantial portfolio of food and beverage interests in the United Kingdom, including concessions operations at Wembley, Emirates and London Stadiums and restaurants at Heathrow, London Luton, Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports.

Magicgoal ran food and beverage programs at five venues during the 2012 Summer Olympics and has operated high-volume food outlets at major sporting and cultural events, including the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Established in 1915, Delaware North Cos. is one of the largest privately held hospitality and food companies in the world with about $3 billion in annual revenue. It has operations around the globe at sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, resorts, restaurants, airports and casinos. It employs 55,000 people and serves more than 500 million people per  year, according to the company.

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