Philadelphia, PA (March 31, 2015) — When the first pitch is thrown on Opening Day, hungry baseball fans can be sure of one thing, win or lose, their taste buds will be smiling. Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the award-winning food and beverage partner of nine Major League Baseball stadiums, is unveiling its 2015 ballpark menus, which are chock full of ballpark favorites, stadium exclusives and better for you options.
More than 7,000 Aramark associates are eager to welcome fans to the ballpark this year, having spent the off-season doing everything from developing new recipes and designing exclusive souvenirs, to power washing concourses and wiping down counter tops.
Because a trip to the ballpark isn’t complete without a visit to the concession stand, the Aramark culinary team went back to basics with their menus, perfecting stadium favorites and reimagining the classics, to ensure a great food experience for all ballpark guests.
“This off season, we set out with one mission: create authentic menus that offer something for everyone and enhance the game day experience,” said Carl Mittleman, President of Aramark’s Sports and Entertainment division. “I’m very proud of the Aramark team, and the work they’ve done to ensure each of our menus offers something new, classic and better for you.”
With a focus on enhancing the game day experience, Aramark’s team of dedicated service stars are ready to deliver another season of innovative offerings and unique game day experiences. Among the new menu items, Aramark will be rolling out at the nine MLB ballparks, where it manages the food and beverage program:
During the 2015 MLB season, Aramark expects hungry baseball fans will consume more than four million hot dogs at the ballparks it serves. While classics, like the Fenway Frank, will always be available, several ballparks are dressing up their hot dogs and sausages with a tip of the cap to local flavors or unexpected ingredients.
Baseball menus have branched out beyond peanuts and Cracker Jack. Foodies can now find the following unique dishes in general concessions at their favorite ballpark.
The humble French fry gets a major upgrade, when dressed in the following gourmet toppings, offering an entirely new culinary canvas for Aramark chefs.
Aramark partners with nearly 25 celebrity chefs and restaurateurs across its Sports and Entertainment portfolio. This baseball season, Aramark is proud to add two new chefs to its impressive celebrity chef roster, chef and television host, Andrew Zimmern, and chef and restaurateur, Josh Capon.
As part of its mission to ‘Enrich and Nourish Lives,’ Aramark supports healthy lifestyles and offers healthy food choices for all guests. In fact, seven of Aramark’s partner ballparks were ranked in the top ten most vegetarian-friendly MLB ballparks last season. This year, Aramark is rolling out Food That Fits Your Life, an extension of Aramark Corporation’s Healthy For Life platform. The roll out includes enhancing healthy options and making it easier for baseball fans to locate healthier menu items around the ballpark. New better for you options include:
Aramark partners with 11 Major League Baseball teams to provide food and beverage, retail and/or facilities services -- Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays.
Visit http://www.AramarkEntertainment.com for a look at the food and beverage programs available at each of Aramark’s ballparks this season.
**Photos of Aramark’s 2015 Opening Day Menu can be found here**
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