Lancer Hospitality to Become Primary Food & Beverage Operator for Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic, Conn. — (November 15, 2021) — Beginning January 17, 2022, Lancer Hospitality will be the primary food and beverage operator of the Mystic Seaport Museum grounds, a 19-acre destination which is comprised of multiple on-site eateries and food outlets, as well as a robust offering of private dining and event spaces. Founded in 1929, Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation’s leading maritime museum, which was created to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past. The museum includes a recreated New England coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities.

Lancer Hospitality“Lancer is excited to infuse our signature brand of imagination and hospitality into the campus and create a distinct culinary offering for this beloved destination”, said Matt King, President of Elior North America Dining & Events and Lancer Hospitality. “Mystic Seaport Museum is one of Mystic’s most visited attractions, and we look forward to bringing the experience to life for all of the senses.”

Lancer will be catering events for the Museum’s internal purposes, as well as its external corporate, group, and private events. The company will also manage weddings taking place on-site at the Museum, at various locations including the Boat Shed at Lighthouse Point, the steamboat Sabino, and the Meeting House.  Lancer will be debuting new catering packages on January 1, 2022 that will celebrate the unique space that is Mystic Seaport Museum.

For guest-facing eateries, Lancer will reopen the espresso bar in the Thompson Exhibition Building on January 17, 2022, with a new coffee program, as well as a new grab-and-go artisan menu featuring local makers and bakers. In The Galley- the quick service café on campus- Lancer will be partnering with the Museum to rebrand and reimagine an entirely new and modernized food and beverage experience with expanded evening hours to join the other restaurants in town that have made Mystic a regional hub for food lovers.

“Our Museum is a one-of-a-kind destination that’s beloved by locals and travelers alike. We’re delighted to be partnering with Lancer Hospitality to continue to evolve our guest offerings, and to provide a distinct food experience that matches the breadth of experiential offerings at the institution,” said Peter Armstrong, President of Mystic Seaport Museum.

For more information about the museum’s special event capabilities and information about current exhibitions, visit mysticseaport.org.


Dan McFadden
Director of Communications
Mystic Seaport Museum
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About Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum, founded in 1929, is the nation’s leading maritime museum. In addition to providing a multitude of immersive experiences, the Museum also houses a collection of more than two million artifacts that include more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the world. Mystic Seaport Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. For more information, please visit mysticseaport.org and follow Mystic Seaport Museum on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.

About Lancer Hospitality Group

For over 30 years, Lancer Hospitality has been the trusted culinary partner for a rising portfolio of family-friendly attractions and destinations throughout the United States. Growing from a single ice cream truck to a team of more than 1,000 employees, Lancer has built a proud reputation for providing innovative, made-to-order restaurant-quality food made fast — with experiences that are defined by high quality ingredients and creative takes on beloved favorites. As a chef-driven organization, Lancer proudly collaborates with local farmers, artisans, bakers, and more to create truly memorable food experiences. Lancer’s signature service, penchant for perfection, and progressive menus have helped the company become a rising star in the world of weddings, corporate experiences, and large-scale private events.  Lancer is defined by the company’s pride and commitment to taking great care of people, with no exceptions.