Aramark Hits it Out of the Park with New Ballpark Eats for MLB Opening Day | Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Before the first pitch is thrown on Opening Day, baseball fans will be

delighted to know a new lineup of distinctive and flavorful menu options

awaits them at their favorite ballpark.

Aramark

(NYSE: ARMK), the award-winning food and beverage partner of eight Major

League Baseball teams, spent the off-season reviewing consumer insights

and exploring local food trends, to identify the foods and flavors fans

are craving. From tasty taco trios, to reimagined franks and sandwiches,

and even more vegan and vegetarian options, Aramark is offering elevated

ballpark menus that are sure to be a hit with fans.

“Food has become a major player in the fan experience and that increased

role is a motivating factor for us to continue to enhance our menu

offerings each season,” said Carl Mittleman, President of Aramark’s

Sports and Entertainment division. ”Ballpark food has come a long way.

In addition to doing the classics well, we’re focusing on driving

quality, increasing healthy options, making it convenient and providing

personalization for our guests.”

Here are some of the new menu items Aramark is introducing for the 2018

season. Photos can be downloaded here:

Taco Trio Takeover

The only thing better than one taco is three! This season, Aramark will

serve signature taco trios at each of its partner ballparks.

  • BBQ Brisket Taco Trio (Kauffman Stadium) – Smoked BBQ brisket

    topped with queso fresco and green onions, in flour tortillas.

  • Chicken &. Purple Slaw Taco Trio (Coors Field) – Chicken

    topped with salsa verde and purple slaw, in flour tortillas.

  • Hot Chicken Taco Trio (PNC Park) – Breaded Nashville hot

    chicken topped with “Comeback Slaw,” mozzarella cheese and dill pickle

    chips, in flour tortillas.

  • Korean Beef Taco Trio (Rogers Center) – Korean beef topped with

    slaw and cilantro, in flour tortillas.

  • Pineapple Pulled Pork Taco Trio (Minute Maid Park) – Pulled

    pork topped with pineapple and garlic pepper salsa, in flour tortillas.

  • Seasoned Pulled Chicken Taco Trio (Fenway Park) – Braised

    organic chicken, fresh pico de gallo, pickled slaw and chipotle sour

    cream, in flour tortillas.

  • Smoked Brisket Taco Trio (Citizens Bank Park) – House smoked

    brisket topped with jalapenos, cilantro crema, queso fresco and sliced

    radishes, in corn tortillas.

  • South Bay Lobster Tacos (Citi Field) – Maine lobster topped

    with sharp jack cheese, avocado salsa, citrus slaw, queso and

    jalapenos, in white corn tortillas.

Sandwiches and Franks

  • Brisket + BBQ Sandwich (Rogers Center) – Smoked beef brisket,

    blood orange BBQ sauce, pickle chips and crispy onion tanglers, on a

    brioche bun.

  • Chicken Philly (Kauffman Stadium) – Grilled chicken topped with

    provolone cheese, peppers, onions and mushrooms.

  • Crispy Chicken Sandwich (Citizens Bank Park) – Fried chicken

    topped with tomato bacon jam, roasted shaved Brussels sprouts and

    Vermont white cheddar cheese, on a brioche bun.

  • Jalapeno and Cheddar Kielbasa (Kauffman Stadium) – Topped with

    queso blanco, curtido slaw and fried shallots.

  • Log Cabin Waffle Sandwich (Rogers Center) – Rosemary scented

    waffles stuffed with pulled pork, cheese curds and maple baked beans,

    topped with mole sauce.

  • Pulled Pork Pierogie Hoagie (PNC Park) – Saucy pulled pork,

    potato and cheese pierogies topped with crispy onions on a hoagie bun.

  • Rocky Mountain Po’boy (Coors Field) – Rocky Mountain oysters

    topped with garlic slaw, guacamole, green chili ranch, pico de gallo

    and cotija cheese, on a po’boy roll.

  • Taco Club (Coors Field) – Taco seasoned ground beef topped with

    melted cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, fried jalapenos and a

    drizzle of avocado sour cream.

  • Texas Cheese Steak (Minute Maid Park) – Slow-smoked pork

    smothered with queso, served on a pretzel roll.

  • Triple Play Dog (Coors Field) – Extreme dog topped with

    Carolina style pulled pork, crumbled bacon bits and purple slaw.

Savory Snacks

  • Loaded Taco Fries (Minute Maid Park) – Fresh cut fries topped

    with beef picadillo, lettuce, avocado, queso, sour cream and tortilla

    strips.

  • Distillery Poutine (Rogers Center) – Potato tots topped with

    pulled pork, cheese curds, whiskey-raisin gravy and green onions.

  • Mile High Mac-N-Cheese (Coors Field) – Green chili mac-n-cheese

    topped with crumbled chorizo and pico de gallo.

  • Fenway Taters (Fenway Park) – Cavendish Farms tater tots topped

    with savory bacon bits, sour cream and fresh chives.

Vegan and Vegetarian Eats

As part of Aramark’s Healthy

for Life 20 By 20 initiative. Ongoing commitment to providing

fans with greater variety, choice and access to healthier menu options,

Aramark continues to expand vegan and vegetarian options in the

ballparks it serves.

  • Greens and Grains (PNC Park)– Kale, spinach, roasted

    corn, carrots, quinoa, brown rice, cranberries and sunflower seeds,

    tossed in a Sriracha-carrot dressing.

  • The Impossible Burger (Citi Field) – Plant-based vegetarian

    burger, made to order.

  • Un-Tuna Salad (PNC Park) – Chick pea salad made with celery,

    pickle relish, onions and sweet mayo dressing, served on wheat bread

    with spinach.

  • Vegan Cauliflower Cheesesteak (Citizens Bank Park) – Roasted

    cauliflower, poblano peppers, onions, vegan cheese sauce and vegan

    roll.

  • Vegan’Acho Nacho (Rogers Center) – Red and white tortilla chips

    topped with vegan cheese, black beans, guacamole and pico de gallo.

Sweets

  • Wowfulls Waffle Cone Ice Cream (Citi Field) – Hong Kong-style

    egg waffles served as a cone with ice cream and toppings.

  • Jane Dough Cookie Dough (Minute Maid Park, Rogers

    Center, Citizens Bank Park) – Gourmet edible, small batch cookie

    dough, available with or without soft serve and toppings.

  • Crème Brulee French Toast (Fenway Park) – House made pastry

    cream &. Chocolate ganache, Vermont maple syrup and Fenway Farm’s

    Strawberry sauce, topped with powdered sugar.

  • Rockies Fritters (Coors Field) – Fried purple berry fritters

    covered in a sweet rum glaze and dotted with purple and silver pearls.

Ballpark Innovation

In addition to the great tasting food available at concession stands,

Aramark is bringing the convenience of cashless transactions to the fans

in their seats. Believed to be an MLB first, many in-seat vendors.

hawkers, at each of the ballparks Aramark serves will accept credit

cards for select menu items being sold.

Aramark is the proud partner of ten Major League Baseball teams,

providing food and beverages, retail and/or facilities service to the

Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Colorado

Rockies, Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, San Diego

Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates and Toronto Blue Jays.

About Aramark

Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world

champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the

world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and

cultural attractions. Numerous municipalities in 19 countries around

the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and

nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food,

facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social

responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse

workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our

environment. Strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as

one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an

employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn

more at www.aramark.com or

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