Rye Town Park Seeking Restaurant Operators

What: Rye Town Park Issues RFP for Restaurant and Concessions

Who: JGL Food Service Consultants For Rye Town Park Commission

Timeline: Bids Due August 28;

Contract Award Scheduled for late October

Contract Term Range from 10 to 20 years


The Rye Town Park Commission (RTPC), has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) to operate the park’s on-site restaurant, beachside snack bar and concession stand located at the north gate of the beach. 

RTPC’s primary interest is in developing a relationship with a party that can develop food and beverage offerings that complement and enhance the overall guest experience at the Park, and help update and maintain the restaurant facilities throughout the life of the license. 

People may recall the Commission ran a highly successful RFP process one year ago to secure a short-term licensee for the summer of 2017.  This resulted in an agreement with the current Ocean Grille which began operating the park restaurant this past spring.  A Nathan’s franchise is currently installed in the snack bar and North Gate concession.  This new RFP process will establish a food and beverage provider with license to operate the park’s facilities for a contract term of 10 to 20 years. 

The RFP process is being implemented by the Commission’s Restaurant Steering Committee working in conjunction with JGL Food Service consultant company.  The next event in the RFP timeline is a mandatory pre-proposal conferences on July 24 at 10 am or 3 pm.  Prospective bidders can sign up by contacting Tracy Lawler at 732 274-1964 or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . They must sign up by Thursday, July 14th

Rye Town Park is a 62-acre greenspace and beachfront, with seasonal swimming and year-round use for passive and semi-active events.  The park has been operating since 1909. 

For further information or to receive a copy of the RFP, contact Ms. Lawler at the phone number or email address listed above or Debbie Reisner, Secretary to the Rye Town Park Commission. 

Contact:          Debbie Reisner

                        Secretary to the Rye Town Park Commission

                        (914)939-3553 d

                        (917)817-9796 m

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