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Ivar's

March 18, 2011 15:00 ET

Ivar's Is Back at Seattle Center With Four New Locations in Key Arena

Ivar's, Kidd Valley and Bigfoot Hot Dogs Score Home With Stadium

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2011) -  For the first time since the World's Fair in 1962, Ivar's will operate at the Seattle Center as it announced it has expanded operations into Seattle's Key Arena. Through Ivar's Sports and Entertainment Division, Ivar's opened four new locations inside the stadium in early March, including one Ivar's Seafood Bar, one Kidd Valley, and two Big Foot Hot Dog stands.

"Ivar tested his salmon house idea at the World's Fair, where he also served fresh hamburgers similar to Kidd Valley. With our new Key Arena holdings, we are now in five of the regional Northwest sporting venues," said Walt Pillman, Director of Operations for Ivar's Sports and Entertainment Division. "Our stadium locations are very popular and we serve more than one million venue visitors annually. We're eager to bring our award-winning stadium fare to Key Arena fans, and we look forward to settling in and cheering on the WNBA Champions, the Seattle Storm."

The new locations were brought to Key Arena through a partnership between Ivar's, the City of Seattle and venue-management company AEG, as an effort to expand the dining options and add Northwest classics. Presently, AEG works with Levy Brother Restaurants which manages all concessions in Key Arena, including its luxury suites and private and public lounges; Ivar's restaurants complement these offerings. 

Kidd Valley, Ivar's and Big Foot Hot Dogs operate from walk-up counters and stick to what they do best. Kidd Valley features juicy hamburgers, hand-mixed milkshakes, fries and freshly cut and breaded onion rings; Ivar's will serve its award-winning chowders, fish 'n chips and a seasonal seafood catch of the day; Big Foot Hot Dogs will serve its Northwest classic one-foot long hot dogs with all the fixings.

The four locations are open for all Key Arena events giving fans with varied interests the opportunity to nosh on Ivar's, Kidd Valley and Big Foot Hot Dog fare. Events range from traditional sports like Seattle University basketball and the Seattle Storm to special events and concerts like Rat City Roller Girls, Rod Stewart and Katy Perry.

The new locations are in previously unoccupied spaces and are located throughout Key Arena. For more information on Ivar's Sports and Entertainment Division visit www.Ivars.com.

About Ivar's
Ivar's Seafood Restaurants began on Seattle's waterfront in 1938. Today, there are 25 Ivar's fast casual Seafood Bars and three full-service restaurants: Ivar's Acres of Clams, Ivar's Salmon House and Ivar's Mukilteo Landing. Ivar's Seafood, Soup and Sauce Company markets and sells its award-winning soups, chowders and sauces for retail and wholesale customers nationally and internationally. The company also operates regional stadium concessions including Safeco Field, Qwest Field, Husky Stadium, Key Arena and the Comcast Arena at Everett. Learn more at www.ivars.com.

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