French's Becomes Official Ketchup and Mustard Supplier of Toronto Maple Leafs and Air Canada Centre

TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2015 /CNW/ - Fans will enjoy new condiments this season at Toronto Maple Leafs games and Air Canada Centre events as The French's Food Company becomes the Official and Exclusive Ketchup and Mustard supplier of the NHL club and entertainment venue. The partnership will see French's served to Air Canada Centre patrons at Maple Leafs home games, concerts and additional events at the venue. A home game or concert isn't complete without a hotdog or other tasty snack, and people will now be able to enjoy French's ketchup and mustard with their favourite foods.

"French's has been Canada's favourite mustard for more than 100 years. We're extremely excited to offer French's famous Classic Yellow Mustard and new French's Tomato Ketchup to patrons of Air Canada Centre and Real Sports Bar & Grill in Toronto," said Chris Zielinski, Executive Chef at Air Canada Centre. "At Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, we strive to use natural products for our fans. We're proud to partner with a company like French's that is known for great flavour, produces ketchup and mustard without preservatives or artificial flavours and colours, and sources 100% Canadian mustard seeds and 100% Canadian tomatoes."

"French's is excited to be partnering with such an iconic organization as the Toronto Maple Leafs," said Brooke Gilliford, General Manager, Canada, The French's Food Company. "The Leafs are a storied franchise and have been a pillar in Canada's history for nearly 100 years. We're thrilled to be partnering with the team as they prepare to enter their centennial season in 2016."

Fans will be able to experience French's products at more than 100 branded condiment pumps throughout the concourse, all concession stands and through integration into Air Canada Centre menu items. French's will also become the Official and Exclusive Ketchup and Mustard of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment's Real Sports Bar & Grill, Toronto's premier sports bar, located in Maple Leaf Square. 

About MLSE

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) one of the world's premier sports and entertainment companies, owns the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto FC, Toronto Marlies (AHL), Raptors 905 (NBA D-League), and TFC II (USL).  It also owns Air Canada Centre, Maple Leaf Square, three digital channels - Leafs TV, NBA TV Canada and GOLTV Canada and has a partnership with Live Nation - the biggest concert promoter in the world. MLSE has also invested in and operates five of Toronto's sports facilities - Ricoh Coliseum, BMO Field, Kia Training Grounds at Downsview Park, home of Toronto FC's Academy and the First Team's practice facility, and the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, the practice facility for the Maple Leafs and Marlies.

About The French's Food Company

The French's Food Company, based in Mississauga, ON, has been bringing great flavour to people for more than 100 years. The company crafts trusted foods using simple ingredients of the highest quality. From French's Classic Yellow Mustard, long Canada's favourite, to its most recent innovations, the company has a history rich with delicious creations.

SOURCE Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

For further information: Media Contacts: Akasha Di Tomasso, MLSE, Akasha.DiTomasso@mlse.com, 416-815-5924; For French's: Emma Bray, MSLGROUP, emma.bray@mslgroup.com, 416-847-1331

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