Friday, March 23, 2012

So Much More to Savor at the 38th Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach

SAVOR will be providing food and beverage service for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach through 2015, Shaun Beard, Senior Vice President of SAVOR confirmed today. SAVOR has served as master concessionaire for the Grand Prix of Long Beach for 19 years, bringing together an array of festival favorites at attractive value pricing.

“The food at the Grand Prix is really an event within an event, and we're thrilled to continue providing it,” said Beard. “This year we have more than 190 points of sale, and we're always striving to deliver more locations for fewer dollars to the race fans.”

SAVOR has developed a diverse menu with a local flare for the three-day race. The Grand Prix of Long Beach features SAVOR's trademark Pit Stop stands complimented by locally sub-contracted vendors. SAVOR is partnering this year with So Cal's favorite food trucks to create a food truck village, including Don Chow, Grilled Cheese Truck, Slammin' Sliders, and Tornado Potato. Other local favorites include California Pizza Kitchen, Juicy's BBQ and Big Al's BBQ. With concessions located all along the 1.97-mile track, fans never miss any of the racing action.

At many outlets fans will also be able to enjoy beer from the Bottoms Up Souvenir Beer Cup, the coldest high-tech beer system SAVOR has ever delivered to the Grand Prix. It joins race-sponsored beverages including Fuzzy's Ultra-Premium Vodka, The Patron Spirits Company, Coca Cola, Tecate, and McManis Family Vineyards.

SAVOR also provides catering for the official Race Sponsor Reception and other sponsor parties, as well as beverage services for hospitality groups.

The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will fire through the streets of downtown Long Beach with weekend-long action. On Saturday, April 14, two fan favorites -- the sports cars of the Tequila PatrĂ³n American Le Mans Series and the 65th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race – will take center stage on the historic 1.97-mile, 11-turn seaside street circuit. On Sunday, four races will be on tap including the Izod Indy Cars Race, Firestone Indy Lights Race, the Team Drifting finals and Pirelli World Challenge Race.