PresidentDelaware North Sportservice
In his role, Bernal oversees all Delaware North Sportservice. His main responsibilities include developing and implementing strategic plans for growth and profitability, developing operations staff into dynamic leaders and managing client relationships.
Bernal rejoined Delaware North in 2015 – nearly three decades after starting his career with Sportservice as the company’s general manager at the former Chicago Stadium in 1986. From 1989-1991, he served as general manager at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, before moving on to leadership roles outside of Delaware North.
During his career of 30-plus years in the hospitality industry, Bernal has been responsible for operations, business development and franchising within multiple business lines encompassing a broad range of concepts.
As a vice president at Host Marriott Services, he was responsible for the strategic planning and growth of the company’s non-traditional business. As the senior vice president at The Mills Corporation, Bernal created and executed the strategic planning and genesis of the company’s new food and beverage division.
Bernal also served as president of FoodBrand LLC, where he had operational responsibility for 79 restaurants across the country. Most recently, he served as CEO of Wagamama North America – a Japanese-inspired restaurant chain that combines fresh and nutritious food with friendly service; he oversaw the strategic growth and vision for this chain.