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Aramark expands MLB ballpark menu ahead of 2019 baseball opening day

Culinary creativity, healthful options, technology headline new menu

Aramark is helping celebrate Major League Baseball Opening Day with an expanded MLB ballpark menu. A total of 40 new menu items have been added, including more healthful and creative updates to ballpark favorites. Additionally, Aramark announced it is furthering an enhanced ballpark experience with the use of new technology and innovative concepts. Also, Aramark is working toward its Aramark’s Healthy for Life 20 By 20 initiative, enabling fans to enjoy healthier menu options through variety and choice. The new, better-for-you menu options in the Aramark ballpark menu are a core part of this initiative.

More chef-driven, better-for-you options on Aramark MLB ballpark menu

“Our chefs spent the off-season developing new recipes and innovative concepts to further enhance the game day dining experience for fans,” said Carl Mittleman, president, Aramark, Sports and Entertainment. “With a focus on quality, health, convenience and personalization, the new menu items we are introducing offer something for everyone and are sure to be a hit with fans.”

Furthermore, Aramark is deploying new technology to help baseball fans speed through the line or skip the line altogether. Ballpark foodservice providers will offer Artificial Intelligent check-out scanners making it possible for fans to efficiently pay for purchases. Many of Aramark’s foodservice providers will also deploy self-ordering kiosks. Fans will customize their order and pay using the provided touch screen technology. Additionally, Aramark’s Walk Thru Bru provides guests with an express, market-style format that focuses on self-service for grab-and-go beer.

Providing food, beverages, and retail services, Aramark is a foodservice contract partner of eleven Major League Baseball teams: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Houston, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Oakland A’s, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays. As part of this partnership, Aramark puts together a food and drink selection that is tailored to each Aramark MLB ballpark menu.

Aramark will serve up these new additions for 2019, as provided in its own descriptions:

Aramark Topped Tots

  • Brisket Topped Tots (Kauffman Stadium) – Tater tots, smoked brisket, white queso, BBQ sauce and green onions
  • Buffalo Chicken Topped Tots (Fenway Park) – Tater tots, Buffalo chicken, blue cheese and chives
  • Cheesy Bacon Topped Tots (Citizens Bank Park) – Tater tots, American cheese sauce, bacon, shredded cheddar jack cheese and diced scallions
  • Cinnamon Chipotle Topped Tots (PNC Park) – Tater tots, cinnamon chipotle spiced pulled pork, green & red onions and chipotle maple syrup
  • Elote Topped Tots (Coors Field) – Tater tots, street corn, zesty mayo, cotija cheese, cilantro, cayenne pepper and green chili queso
  • Loaded Buffalo Topped Tots (Citi Field) – Tater tots, blue cheese, celery, carrots and zesty Buffalo sauce
  • Log Cabin Topped Tots (Rogers Centre) – Tater tots, Canadian maple baked beans, bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions, smoked pulled pork and sour cream
  • Smoked Burnt Ends Topped Tots (Minute Maid Park) – Tater tots, queso blanco, BBQ sauce, green onions, pickles and smoked pork burnt ends

Better-for-you options

The Quinoa Blueberry Salad is served at PNC Park, Pittsburg, Pa.
The Quinoa Blueberry Salad is served at PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pa. Photo by Aramark.
  • Beyond Burger (Minute Maid Park) – Plant-based Beyond Burger, served Caribbean-style, with black beans, avocado pineapple relish and Sriracha aioli
  • “32 Ingredient Salad” (Rogers Centre) – Thirty two plant-based ingredients including Brussels sprouts, kale, green cabbage, romaine lettuce, carrots, butternut squash, red cabbage, white & red quinoa, sunflower & pomegranate seeds, orange juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, garlic and more (vegan, gluten free)
  • Beyond Sausage (Kauffman Stadium) – 100-percent plant-based sausage served with sauerkraut (vegan, gluten free)
  • Marty’s V Burger (Citi Field) – Dedicated vegan stand
  • Original – Beyond Burger with melted cheddar “cheese”, special sauce, pickles and lettuce
  • Beyond Bratwurst- Vegan bratwurst
  • Nourish (Oakland Coliseum) – A portable concession stand dedicated to serving healthy fare, including build your own salads, rice or quinoa bowls
  • Quinoa Blueberry Salad (PNC Park) – Red quinoa, chopped hearts of palm, spinach, blueberries, cucumbers, carrots, sunflower seeds and balsamic dressing
  • Southwest Inspired Caesar Bowl (Rogers Centre) – Crisp romaine, fried tortilla strips, black beans, salsa, quinoa, chickpeas, roasted squash, guacamole, cotija cheese and poblano dressing (gluten free, vegetarian).
  • Ultimate Vegetarian Burger (Rogers Centre) – Grilled vegan patty, avocado, lettuce, tomato and garlic aioli, on a potato bun.
  • Vegan Lettuce Wraps (Citizens Bank Park) – Curry cauliflower, fried chickpeas and coconut milk (vegan)

Aramark Not Your Average Ballpark Dog

  • Bases Loaded Dog (Citi Field) – Nathan’s foot long hot dog, cheddar fondue, Applewood smoked bacon and green onions, on a potato roll
  • Bayou City Hot Dog (Minute Maid Park) – Nolan Ryan hot dog, smoked pork burnt ends, Rico’s cheese sauce, pickle chips, green onions and hot BBQ sauce
  • Chili Cheese Crunch Dog (Citi Field) – Nathan’s foot long hot dog, beef chili, cheddar cheese, Fritos corn chips and green onions, on a potato roll
  • Fritos Pie Corn Dog (Minute Maid Park) – Foot long hot dog, hand dipped in house-made Fritos corn chips batter, queso blanco and Texas chili

Burgers

  • Artisan Chicken Sandwich (Kauffman Stadium) – Grilled or fried chicken, roasted garlic aioli, candied bacon, pepper jack cheese, heirloom tomato, lettuce, avocado and fried egg, on a split top glazed roll
  • BBQ Burger (Kauffman Stadium) – Single or double burger, melted cheese, smoked pulled pork, onion rings and Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce
  • Bullpen Burger (Kauffman Stadium) – Angus patty, secret sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion, on a toasted buttered bun
  • Donut Burger (Citizens Bank Park) – Fresh beef burger, cheese, bacon and spicy cherry pepper jam, on a glazed donut
  • King’s Hawaiian Pulled Pork Sandwich (Fenway Park) – Pulled pork, smoky bacon BBQ sauce, pineapple coleslaw, on a King’s Hawaiian roll
  • Korean BBQ (Kauffman Stadium) – Smoked pork kielbasa, BBQ sauce, daikon kimchi slaw
  • LBLT (Fenway Park) – Fresh lobster meat, crispy bacon, leaf lettuce and sliced tomato
  • Pittsburgh Cone (PNC Park) – Kielbasa, pierogi, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing, in a waffle cone
  • Shake Shack (Citizens Bank Park) – For the first time, Shake Shack is bringing its sit-down restaurant experience to a sports venue, with seating for 120 fans, with the new Shake Shack at Citizens Bank Park
Shake Shack burgers and fries are served at its concept in Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pa.
Shake Shack burgers and fries are served at its concept in Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pa. Photo by Aramark.

More burgers

  • SmokeShack – Shake Shack burger, bacon, cherry peppers and ShackSauce
  • Shishito Peppers (Coors Field) – Crispy shishito peppers, Thai chili vinaigrette, green chili & chorizo queso
  • Tandoori Chicken Wings (Citizens Bank Park) – Yogurt marinated chicken wings, Kashmiri chili pepper, tamarind and scallions
  • Tenders Love and Chicken Signature Chicken Sandwich (Oakland Coliseum, PNC Park) – Country-style fried chicken cutlet, thick cut Applewood smoked bacon, Vermont cheddar, Roma tomatoes, leaf lettuce, house pickle, herb remoulade, on a sesame seed potato bun
  • The Champ Sliders (Citi Field) – Chef Patrick Schaeffer’s New York City Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash 2018 winning burger! Ground dry-aged beef, Millionaire’s bacon, Cipollini onion agro dolce, sharp cheddar cheese fondue, on a potato bun
  • Prime Rib Steak Sandwich (Minute Maid Park) – Sliced Nolan Ryan Beef prime rib, caramelized onions and horseradish cream, on a split top bun
  • Lamb Gyro (Minute Maid Park) – Fresh pita bread, lamb and beef, lettuce, tomato, red onion and tzatziki sauce

Sweet Treats

  • Chocolate Strawberry Swiss Roll (Kauffman Stadium) – Chocolate sponge cake, swirled with strawberry jam and white chocolate mousse, rolled in milk chocolate ganache
  • Banana Splitter (Fenway Park) Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, banana, hot fudge, sprinkles, whipped cream and a cherry
  • Funnel Cake Poutine (Rogers Centre) – Deep fried funnel cake fries, ice cream, chocolate, caramel and marshmallow
  • Dulcinea Ice Cream Churro Sandwich (Citi Field) – Churros, salted caramel banana ice cream, dulce de leche and Oreo crumbles
  • PARTY POP Cycle (Oakland Coliseum) – Oversized tricycle, outfitted with mini freezer, selling alcohol-infused popsicles for adults
  • Shipwreck Sundae (PNC Park) – Jumbo marshmallows, coated with chocolate and a dusting of graham crackers, and ice cream, in a souvenir helmet sundae bowl
  • Stuf’d S’mores Nutella Bites (Citi Field) – Graham cracker crusted challah bread French toast filled with a swirl of Nutella, marshmallow fluff and dark chocolate chunks, topped with a maple dulce de leche syrup and toasted marshmallow

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