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Ararmark Stakes Rep On BBQ, Loads Up Dogs, Sausages
September 13, 2013 01:42 PM
|Aramark's Chiefs Steak at Arrowhead
Photo by: ARAMARK
In Kansas City, where BBQ is king, Aramark stakes its reputation on the new K.C. “Chiefs Steak” at Arrowhead Stadium. The $11 sandwich is filled with house-smoked burnt ends, grilled onions and peppers, fried onions and provolone.
The barbecue theme continues in Philadelphia, Aramark’s hometown. The 2 Minute Warning Brisket Sandwich, made of slow-braised brisket, homemade bacon mayo and crumbled blue cheese, sells for $9.50 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Elsewhere, Aramark has expanded its themed hot dog and sausage program to include the Buffalo Chicken Sausage ($8) at Heinz Field, the Backyard Dog ($6.25) at M&T Bank Stadium and the Pulled Pork Foot Long ($10) at Paul Brown Stadium.
|M&T Bank Stadium's Backyard Dog
Symon, of “Iron Chef” fame, has added two flavors of loaded milkshakes to a stand on the club level. One contains chocolate ice cream with espresso and Frangelico. The second is a vanilla bean apple pie with bourbon. They sell for $10.
On the retail side, Aramark has upgraded its operations in Houston and Kansas City. At Reliant Stadium, Aramark invested about $200,000 to convert an old branded bar in the north end zone into a 2,600-square-foot Texans team store.
It is a temporary location with no roof cover and portable walls and fixtures that can be taken down for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the stadium’s co-tenant, said Carl Mittleman, Aramark’s Denver-based regional vice president.
The inspiration came from a similar layout of a pro shop at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, he said.
At Arrowhead, Aramark opened a ’47 Brand store on the club level showcasing actress Alyssa Milano’s Touch line of women’s apparel.