This is the space where each year we introduce our Excellence in Concessions Awards winners, those products and companies whose innovation has captured our imaginations and taste buds.

Unfortunately, 2020 backed up to the dock with a load of nothing but lemons. We, like so many others in the industry, were left wondering what kind of lemonade we could make or whether anyone would have an appetite for it. The food service sector has been hit by COVID-19 as hard as any part of the venues business, and we’re sensitive to the job losses and other difficulties that have accompanied the pandemic.

While handing out awards didn’t feel like the right thing to do this year, we do want to share some of the stories we’ve found of efforts that may help fans get back to eating, drinking and enjoying their experience once they’re able to return to more venues in greater numbers. At this point, that’s what it’s all about.

Meet us back here in a year, and we’ll hope to have awards back on the menu.

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