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ARAMARK Kicks Off 2012 Football Season With New, Expanded Menus New Nachos, Sandwiches and Topped Hot Dogs Provide More Options for Hungry Football Fans

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARAMARK, the food and beverage partner of nine National Football League teams, has unveiled the winning game plan to tackle fans' game day hunger during the 2012 season. New and expanded menus, featuring locally inspired flavors, new takes on fan favorites and homemade ingredients, will greet hungry fans and will surely quiet their grumbling game day stomachs.

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"Each season we look to enhance our menus to make fans' game day experiences even better," said Marc Bruno, President, ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment. "Our chefs continue to explore new flavor profiles, play homage to hometown influences and strive to break the preconceived notions associated with stadium fare."

More than the tried and true classics of hot dogs and pretzels, ARAMARK's 2012 stadium menus are built using fan feedback and incorporate current food trends, ensuring innovative ideas make it on the final menu boards. Below is a sampling of some of the new items fans can expect to find at stadiums around the NFL this season.

For a complete rundown of new items and offerings, please see ARAMARK's online football media kit on aramarkentertainment.com, or follow along on Twitter, @ARAMARKsports.

New Nachos
One of the most popular items on stadium menus, traditional nachos have been taken to a new level by ARAMARK chefs. These new signature nachos incorporate popular tastes, inspired by each city, and are overflowing with flavor.   

  • Arrowhead Stadium- Kansas City Chiefs:
    • Triple Meat Nacho- chili, pulled chicken, chopped brisket, nacho cheese sauce, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole.
  • Heinz Field- Pittsburgh Steelers:
    • Barbecue Pork Nacho- pulled pork, cheesy corn, pit smoked beans, pickles, red onions and Heinz Field signature barbecue sauce.
  • Lincoln Financial Field- Philadelphia Eagles:
    • Italian Nacho- homemade sausage Bolognese, mozzarella cheese sauce, house made ricotta and fresh jalapenos (Fans will vote on the name of this nacho).
  • M&T Bank Stadium- Baltimore Ravens:
    • Crab Nacho- crab dip, jack cheese, tomatoes and scallions.         
  • Paul Brown Stadium- Cincinnati Bengals:
    • Chicken Florentine Nacho- chicken artichoke florentine sauce and parmesan cheese.
  • Reliant Stadium- Houston Texans:
    • Buffalo Chicken Nacho- buffalo chicken, cheese sauce, blue cheese crumbles, celery and blue cheese dressing.

Signature Sandwiches
For fans that enjoy their meals served between two slices of bread, ARAMARK chefs have rolled out a new line of sandwiches.

  • Heinz Field- Pittsburgh Steelers:
    • Allegheny Burger- fresh burger, shaved kielbasa, fried pierogi, cheddar, Heinz ketchup caramelized onions, sauerkraut aoli.
  • Lincoln Financial Field- Philadelphia Eagles:
    • Pass Interference- South Philadelphia style roasted pork with arugula, fontina cheese, garlic jus on a seeded Italian roll.
  • M&T Bank Stadium- Baltimore Ravens:
    • Chicken Flat Bread Sandwich- sundried tomato pesto, marinated tomatoes, apples with bacon, and butter lettuce.
  • Paul Brown Stadium- Cincinnati Bengals:
    • Who Dey Melt- classic grilled cheese with the option of adding bacon, macaroni and cheese or both.

Delicious Dogs
A stadium visit just isn't complete without a hot dog. Lucky for football fans, a collection of delicious new dogs will also be featured on the menus.

  • O.co Coliseum- Oakland Raiders:
    • Long Bomb Bratwurst- one pound, 20 inch seasoned pork sausage, onion-bacon jam and brown mustard-mayonnaise sauce, on grilled sourdough baguette.
  • Arrowhead Stadium- Kansas City Chiefs:
    • Arrowhead Dog- bacon, diced red onion and blue cheese crumbles.
  • Heinz Field- Pittsburgh Steelers:
    • Silver Star Local Artisan Cheddar & Jalapeno Bratwurst- caramelized onions and peppers and stadium mustard.
  • Mall of America Field- Minnesota Vikings:
    • Sheboygan Bratwurst and Hot Dogs.
  • Reliant Stadium- Houston Texans:
    • Slider Hot Dog Trio- three mini hot dogs and twenty different toppings options, ranging from Haute Queso to crispy SPAM hash.

Celebrity Chefs
The Cleveland Browns and ARAMARK have launched the Cleveland Browns Hospitality Group, offering a unique culinary and hospitality experience for fans on the club and luxury suite levels of Cleveland Browns Stadium. CB Hospitality features award-winning concepts and favorite recipes from Cleveland's own nationally renowned culinary stars -- Michael Symon, Rocco Whalen and Jonathon Sawyer.

  • Iron Chef Michael Symon's "B Spot" features gourmet fries, mouthwatering burgers and brats, and unique milkshakes, like vanilla bean apple pie bacon.
  • Chef Rocco Whalen's "Rosie & Rocco's" offers salad, pizza and specialty meatballs, like the chicken basil roasted garlic.
  • "Sawyer's Street Frites," by Chef Jonathon Sawyer, offers gourmet frites, from Classic to Carbonara with black pepper, pecorino cheese and pancetta pepato, sandwiches and yummy snacks, like maple glazed donuts.

Something for Everyone
This season, several ARAMARK stadiums have introduced or expanded their gluten free options, including M&T Bank Stadium, which will introduce gluten free chicken tenders and sweet potato fries. In addition, Paul Brown Stadium has created the "TriHealth Live Better Options" menu that includes better for you options like hummus and pita chips, or spicy black bean burgers with salsa and jalapenos.

ARAMARK partners with 11 National Football League teams to provide food and beverage, retail and/or facilities services – Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks.

About ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment
ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment creates remarkable experiences for guests at over 150 premier sports facilities, convention centers and entertainment venues throughout North America.  With industry-leading insight, ARAMARK designs innovative hospitality, dining and catering, retail merchandise, and facility service programs that deliver valuable business results.  Learn more at www.aramarkentertainment.com, or follow us at www.twitter.com/ARAMARKsports.

About ARAMARK
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the "World's Most Admired Companies," by FORTUNE magazine and one of America's Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 250,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at www.twitter.com/aramarknews.

Contact:
David Freireich
215-238-4078
freireich-david@aramark.com

Erin Noss
215-409-7403
noss-erin@aramark.com

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