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BANTAMS STRIKE TIFFIN CATERING PARTNERSHIP

8 June 2021

Bradford City AFC is delighted to welcome Tiffin Stadium Catering as the club’s new kiosk catering partner - in a bid to enhance the matchday offering at the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

The Bradford-based firm has agreed a lucrative five-year partnership with the Bantams, which will see kiosks inside Valley Parade fully refurbished ahead of the 2021/22 season. 

In addition, Tiffin will provide a wide range of fast-food products available for supporters to enjoy on home matchdays - including the Bantam Burger, Bantam Cheese Burger, Bantam Chicken Burger and Bantam Hot Dog. 

The agreement has been reached to improve the standard of food on offer inside the Utilita Energy Stadium, by modernising the way in which food and drink is prepared and served. 

It follows feedback from supporters, with Tiffin aiming to deliver quality food, speedy service and reasonable prices. 

Tiffin Stadium Catering is born from Tiffin Sandwiches, with over 20 years of large-scale convenience food manufacturing and distribution experience making it the UK's biggest and fastest-growing national supply and independent 'Food to Go' manufacturer. 

Davide Longo, City’s commercial director, said: “We are delighted to firstly have Tiffin Stadium Catering on board and are looking forward to building this relationship over the next five years and beyond. 

“It has been no secret that catering inside the Utilita Energy Stadium - particularly on a matchday - is an area which requires drastic attention. We believe our friends at Tiffin can provide this. 

“One of the biggest and most important jobs I was set when arriving at the club was to deliver a better catering operation for our supporters to enjoy, and I am excited to see what can be achieved. 

“Tiffin Sandwiches is a like-minded Bradford company which, over the past two decades and beyond, has grown exponentially into the UK’s largest independent pre-packed sandwich supplier. 

“Work is already underway on kiosks in The (West) JCT600 Family Stand, and we are all looking forward to seeing how the finished article will appear - and, of course, tasting some of the delicious-looking products on offer!

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Tiffin team for their hard work, passion and ambition to significantly enhance our catering operation, and hope this will be the start of a long and successful partnership.”

Douglas Stewart, project manager of Tiffin Stadium Catering, said: “Tiffin is a proud Bradford company employing proud Bradford people, and we believe it is in all our hands to try to make Bradford prosper again.

“The success of Bradford City AFC is vital to the future of the city, so when the possibility arose to allow us to take responsibility in partnership with the club for the stadium kiosk catering, we looked at it as an exciting prospect, and now relish the opportunity.  

“We are investing substantially in the kiosks to provide a brand-new experience for City supporters. 

“Our main focus will be on speed of service, with the target to serve everybody who wants to use the kiosks in the relatively short period allowed, without having to miss half of the game!

“We are confident in our ability to deliver our objectives, and intend to use feedback and ideas from fans in a positive way, in order to continually improve. 

“Our end goal is to deliver the best stadium kiosk catering of any football ground in the country.”


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