Industry News | November 3, 2016

13 Sports Arena Sandwiches Worth The Trip

The BBQ Turkey and Brisket Sandwich. Aramark

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While there will always be room for those hot dog and chicken finger baskets, Aramark has turned the harried walk to the concession stand into a rite of passage for sporting fans around the nation. In the nine NBA and NHL arenas where the company provides food and beverage options, signature sandwiches have become a staple that reflects the city’s culture and turns these mobile venues into dining destinations.

Each season, Aramark’s culinary team collects fan feedback and analyzes local food trends to craft its menu. In honor of National Sandwich Day on Thursday, they released a new roster of sandwiches at their arenas: AT&T Center, Canadian Tire Centre, Pepsi Center, PPG Paints Arena, Quicken Loans Arena, Rogers Place, SAP Center, Verizon Center, and Wells Fargo Center.  

Here’s the list: BBQ Turkey and Brisket Sandwiches (AT&T Center)—Choice of sliced, house smoked BBQ turkey or brisket, with creole coleslaw, pickles, and red onions, on a Texas sourdough roll.

BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Pepsi Center)—Sliced beef brisket with barbecue sauce and fried pickles, between two grilled cheese sandwiches.

Capital City Lamb Burger (Rogers Place)—Lamb burger with Provolone cheese, tomato relish, and pesto mayonnaise, on a fresh bun.

Fabio Salerno’s Corned Beef Melt (Quicken Loans Arena)—Slow smoked corned beef with slaw and mustard, on toasted rye bread.

Hand Carved Turkey “Ham” (Wells Fargo Center)—Turkey breast that’s prepared like traditional ham (house cured, bourbon and honey smoked), with grilled peach barbecue sauce, Brussel sprout sweet potato hash, and caramelized onions, on a seeded roll.

José Andrés’ Beefsteak Tomato Burger (Verizon Center—Beefsteak tomato with pickled red onions, sprouts, caper herb mayo, olive oil, and sea salt, on an olive oil brioche bun.

Michael Symon’s B-Spot Championship RING Burger (Quicken Loans Arena)—Bacon cheeseburger with BBQ sauce and an onion “RING,” on a toasted bun.

Montreal Smoked Meatball Smash (Canadian Tire Centre)—Custom ground beef and smoked brisket meatball, with kraut-slaw, cabernet ketchup and melted Provolone, on a brioche bun, topped with fried dill pickles. Served with fresh cut fries and golden dipping sauce.

Pulled Pork Cuban Style Sandwich (SAP Center)—Pulled pork with pickled jalapeno slaw, Dijon mustard, pineapple chutney, sliced ham, and Swiss cheese.

Shake Shack (Wells Fargo Center, the first NBA and NHL arena with a Shake Shack location)—A limited menu will feature ShackBurger, a single or double cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato and signature ShackSauce; ‘Shroom Burger, a crisp-fried Portobello mushroom filled with melted Muenster and Cheddar cheeses, topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce; Shack Stack, a cheeseburger and ‘Shroom Burger topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce; fries, and hot dogs. For dessert, Shake Shack will offer assorted milkshakes and the Brotherly Love Crunch, with vanilla custard with malt powder, Valrhona crunchies, and chocolate toffee.

The Hat Trick (PPG Paints Arena)—Turkey pastrami, roast beef, corned beef, Swiss cheese, fried pickles and spicy brown mustard, on a Kaiser roll.

The Stack (Rogers Place)—Brisket with pulled pork and slaw, on herbed ciabatta bread.

Wild Mushroom Grilled Cheese (Wells Fargo Center)—Roasted wild mushrooms with smoked Gouda cheese, Vermont Cheddar cheese, Provolone cheese, caramelized shallots, fresh herbs, and tomato chutney.

In addition, Aramark is offering these items:

Buffalo Blue Line Dog (PPG Paints Arena)—All beef hot dog with pulled chicken, buffalo blue coleslaw, and crumbled blue cheese.

Karen Small’s Crispy Fried Fingerling Potatoes (Quicken Loans Arena)—Fried, sliced fingerling potatoes with bacon, scallions and Romano cheese, served with spicy red pepper aioli dipping sauce.

Mexican Corn (AT&T Center)—A Texas fair twist on a San Antonio original-- Batter dipped fresh corn on the cob, topped with Mexican crema, chamoy, queso fresco, onions, and cilantro.

Perogy Dog (Rogers Place) —Potato and cheese perogies, sour cream, bacon, and green onion.

Chicurrones BBQ Stak (AT&T Center)—Fresh fried chicharones (pork rinds), topped with Texas smoked brisket, house made queso blanco, pico de gallo, and queso fresco.

Philly Cheesesteak Stak (Wells Fargo Center)—Curly fries topped with chopped Philly steak, “wiz” and fried onions.

Potato Tottine (Rogers Place)—Tater tots topped with cheese curds, gravy, bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and green onions.

Smoke Stak Poutine (Canadian Tire Centre)—Poutine topped with grilled chicken, double smoked bacon, chipotle pulled pork, and prime ground beef.

The Champ Stak (Quicken Loans Arena)—Curly fries topped with nacho cheese, diced onions, chopped bacon, chili, and jalapenos.

News and information presented in this release has not been corroborated by QSR, Food News Media, or Journalistic, Inc.

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