Aramark Wages a Food War Between Philadelphia & Pittsburgh
February 27, 2017
Over the weekend, the battle for the Keystone state was fought at Heinz Field, but the real battle was not on the ice/field, but in the stands.
The NHL hosted its final Stadium Series (outdoor hockey) campaign of the 2016-17 series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers. The two teams and cities generally don't like each other in any sporting event and this year Flyers fans haven't had much to cheer about. The Penguins have taken the lead in the series for at least this year with a 2-0 advantage including Saturday's 4-2 win over the cross-state rival.
While fans are passionate about their team, they might be even more crazed about their food. The hospitality partner for Heinz Field, Aramark, also happens to partner with both PPG Paints Arena (Penguins) and the Wells Fargo Center (Flyers). This turn of events is great news for fans.
The Steel City Pot Road Stak
On Saturday, Aramark offered fans two hometown dishes - The Philly Chicken and Waffle Fry Stak and the Steel City Pot Roast Stak.
Philly’s dish is a blend of CrissCut fries, breaded chicken bites, smoked gouda gravy, maple glazed bacon and green onions. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, gets a bowl of fries topped with house-braised pot roast, gravy and a blend of Colby and cheddar cheeses.
The Philly Chicken & Waffle Fry Stak
Both sound delicious, but only the fans know which one they prefer and if they're truly loyal to their hometown team. Let the Food Wars begin.