PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 7, 2015) – Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the award-winning food and hospitality partner for nine Major League Baseball teams, is celebrating National Hot Dog Month (July) with a delicious roster of gourmet hot dogs. Selling nearly four and a half million hot dogs at MLB ballparks last season, Aramark’s lineup of ballpark hot dogs ranges from the classics, like the Fenway Frank, to the extreme, like the Canteen Dog, from celebrity chef, Andrew Zimmern.
Ketchup, mustard, relish and sauerkraut are standard hot dog toppings, but times are changing, and so is the ballpark experience. Toppings now range from roasted red peppers and pickled jalapenos, to sriracha and pulled pork. This season, Aramark’s culinary team took a swing at spicing up the classic hot dog, while also celebrating the fan favorites.
“Hot dogs are, and always will be, the bestselling food item at the ballpark,” said Carl Mittleman, president of Aramark’s sports and entertainment division. “What makes the hot dog the perfect ballpark food, is its portability and the ability to make it your own. Our chefs have created some innovative dogs this season, using toppings most fans never would have thought to use. There’s something for every taste on our menus this season.”Fresh Takes on Fan Favorites
*Denotes hot dogs that are new to the ballpark this season.
For those hungry fans who don’t like to stray from tradition, the classics are always available. Tried and true favorites, like the Fenway Frank at Fenway Park, or Nathan’s Famous at Citi Field, remain top sellers. In fact, hungry Red Sox fans ate 815,000 Fenway Franks last season, and hungry Mets fans consumed 350,000 Nathan’s hot dogs, while cheering on the Mets in 2014.
Vegetarian fans are not to worry, veggie dogs are sold at all nine of the ballparks where Aramark is the food and beverage provider. In fact, Aramark sold more than 23,000 veggie dogs last season!
Hot Dog Fun Facts
Dishing out ballpark dogs to fans in their seats is a tough job:
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Bring the taste of the ballpark home, with two New York classics in one bite. The Pastrami Dog from Citi Field is a Nathan’s Famous all beef hot dog topped with house-braised pastrami.
1. Steam Pastrami until it reaches an internal temperature of 155 degrees (roughly 2-3 hours).
2. Boil hot dog until it reaches in internal temperature of 155 degrees (roughly 5-7 minutes).
3. Once the pastrami is heated, small dice into ¼ pieces,
4. When hot dog is ready, place in bun.
5. Top hot dog with diced pastrami, 2 ounces.
6. Garnish with Gold’s spicy yellow mustard.
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