|Taco Take Over: Aramark Dishes Up “Twisted Tacos” and More at the Nine NHL and NBA Arenas It Serves|
New taco trios arrive at arenas for National Taco Day, October 4
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 3, 2017--
When hungry basketball and hockey fans visit their favorite arena this
year, tacos, tots and other delicious items will tempt their taste buds.
To kick off arena season, Aramark -- the food and beverage provider at
nine NHL and NBA arenas -- is celebrating National Taco Day, October 4,
by rolling out taco trios at many of the NHL and NBA arenas it serves.
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To kick off arena season, Aramark -- the food and beverage provider at nine NHL and NBA arenas -- is celebrating National Taco Day, October 4, by rolling out taco trios at many of the NHL and NBA arenas it serves. (Photo: Business Wire)
During the regular season, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) expects to serve nearly
eight million fans attending NHL and NBA games.
“Every year, our culinary team does a great job of developing innovative
offerings and incorporating food trends into our arena menus,” said Carl
Mittleman, President of Aramark’s Sports and Entertainment division.
“The Twisted Taco Trio is an ideal menu addition -- they pack a
lot of flavor, they’re portable and can be shared. Our guests are in for
a great game day treat, whether they try the tacos or any of the other
new items on our menus this year.”
TWISTED TACO TRIOS
BBQ Pork Flauta (Pepsi Center): BBQ pulled pork rolled in a
flour tortilla and fried, topped with red onion and a pickle. Served
with classic coleslaw and a side of home-style ranch for dipping.
Colorado Cheesesteak Flauta (Pepsi Center): Beef barbacoa with
green chiles, poblano peppers, caramelized onions and pepper jack
cheese, rolled in a flour tortilla and fried. Served with a side of
chili con queso.
Pork Belly Tacos (Capital One Arena): Pork belly with avocado
crema and Sriracha sauce, in a flour tortilla.
Pulled Pork Nopales Tacos (SAP Center): Pulled pork with spicy
nopales (prickly pear) salsa and cotija cheese, in a flour tortilla.
Smoked Brisket Taco (Wells Fargo Center): House smoked brisket
with dark cherry bourbon BBQ sauce, Napa slaw and pickle dust, in a
Smoke’s™ Soft Chicken Taco (Canadian Tire Centre): Grilled
chicken with lettuce, signature Burritorie sauce, pico de gallo and
cheese, in a soft flour tortilla.
Tejas Taco (AT&T Center): House smoked brisket with BBQ relish,
queso fresco, jalapeno crema and pickled onion, in a fresh corn
ALSO NEW ON THE MENU
Apple Crumble Pizza (Canadian Tire Centre): Caramelized apples,
brown sugar streusel, salted caramel sauce and icing drizzle.
Butter Chicken Poutine (Canadian Tire Centre): Grilled chicken
with butter chicken sauce, green onions and cheese curd’s over Smoke’s
Poutinerie’s signature fresh, hand-cut fries.
Mission Dog (SAP Center): Grilled hot dog topped with chipotle
mac and cheese, chopped brisket, sour cream and pico de gallo.
Shredded Potato Waffle (AT&T Center): Shredded
potato, crisped in a waffle iron and served with choice of toppings:
Loaded: Bacon, sour cream and shredded cheese.
Double Pig: Pulled pork, bacon, shredded cheese, fried onions and
Brisket: Chopped brisket, shredded cheese and sour cream.
Smoked Brisket Sandwich (Canadian Tire Centre): Twelve hour
house smoked brisket with Coca-Cola barbeque sauce, cheddar and onion
straws, jalapeno, on a ciabatta bun. Served with fresh cut fries.
BETTER FOR YOU OPTIONS
Lemon Vinaigrette Quinoa Salad (Pepsi Center): Fresh, organic
quinoa with a lemon vinaigrette with a touch of Italian seasoning.
Mixed with fresh cucumber, red onion and feta cheese.
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad (Pepsi Center): Fresh, organic
quinoa, arugula and garden vegetables with feta cheese. Complete with
a garlic infused Italian balsamic vinaigrette.
Vegetarian Poke Bowl (Wells Fargo Center): Brown rice, smoked
tofu, edamame, cucumber, avocado, mizuna, togarashi, furikake,
scallion with ponzu dressing.
LAUNCH TEST KITCHEN
The innovative, flexible dining concession stand, designed to showcase a
rotating selection of local chefs and restaurateurs, is introducing new
chef partners and menus at Capital One Arena and Quicken Loans Arena.
Jill Vedaa, Salt+ (Quicken Loans Arena): Assorted sandwiches
and small bites.
Alex McCoy, Lucky Buns (Capital One Arena): Burgers, chicken
sandwiches and fries inspired by the chef’s world travels.
Box Frites (Capital One Arena): Danny Meyer’s Belgian-style
frites stand with a menu of delicious and fun game-day indulgences.
Pho the Win (Pepsi Center): Gluten free noodle bowls.
Argentinean Chipotle Beef Bowl: Smoked beef served over a
bed of rice noodles and topped with jicama slaw and South American
Chimichurri, in a hearty chipotle beef broth.
Vegan Caribbean Vegetable Bowl: Aromatic Caribbean broth
made from vegetable stock and flavored with a bouquet garni of
habanero pepper, fresh garlic and Caribbean jerk spice, served
with a bed of squash zucchini spirals, cooked sweet potato dice,
topped with carrot slaw and mango mojo sauce.
Chili Lime Chicken Bowl: Diced chicken served over a bed of
rice noodles, topped with fried tortilla strips, sliced avocado
and fresh pico de gallo.
Spice Wokery (Wells Fargo Center): Build your own fried rice
bowls, with ingredients including free range chicken, gulf shrimp or
smoked tofu, and a variety of fresh vegetables.
In addition to these new menu items and concepts, Aramark partners with
premier restaurateurs and top local and celebrity chefs, including three
James Beard Award winning chefs, who will be introducing new offerings
at arenas this season. Among Aramark’s culinary partners are Alex McCoy,
Danny Meyer, Jill Vedaa, Jonathon Sawyer, Michael Symon and Rocco Whalen.
Aramark partners with seven NHL teams and five NBA teams to provide food
and beverage, retail and/or facilities services – Cleveland Cavaliers,
Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators,
Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, San
Antonio Spurs, San Jose Sharks, Washington Capitals and Washington
To download images of Aramark’s new arenas menu, please click here.
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champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the
world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and
cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around
the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and
nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food,
facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social
responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse
workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our
environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as
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