Text after ampersand gets wipe off. (Tree in I8, Safari)

My customer want to show text with ampersands on the tree :
“Fun&Play”, “Food&Drink” etc.
I used “&” and it’s working in FF, Chrome and Opera but not in IE8 and Safari.
I found similar post here:
Changing “Fun&Play” to “Fun & Play” did the trick but writing “Fun & Play” is enough good for me (even better) but in project I have text without spaces and … I don’t want to start discussion with my customer too early :smiley: .
Any solution?

You may encode & using &

Try the following Fun&Play

That’s it.
Many thanks!