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Why can't you simply specify optionLabel: " " ? This way you don't need to mess around with templates where you have to mention data text field again
div.contactInfoContainer > .k-dropdown
Just in case someone stumbles across this thread because they're still using a years-old version of kendo, when specifying OptionLabel(" ") with the MVC helper, the CSS approach worked for us via:
until one of the drop down lists included items with hyphens in them, which caused them to be listed (and selectable) on separated lines (e.g. Semi-Annually was displayed as Semi- on one line and Annually on the next, both individually selectable). First tried changing the display as in
Hope this helps someone.