Hand carved, house-smoked and slow roasted are just a few of the ways to describe the new sandwiches available at the nine NBA and NHL arenas where Aramark is the food and beverage provider. From braised prime rib to roasted mushrooms, a variety of delicious sandwich options will be available for hungry fans to choose from at professional basketball and hockey arenas across the United States and Canada.
Each season, Aramark's culinary team analyzes fan feedback and local food trends to create an innovative menu for the start of arena season. This year, Aramark is celebrating National Sandwich Day, November 3, by rolling out a new roster of sandwiches at the NHL and NBA arenas it serves: AT&T Center, Canadian Tire Centre, Pepsi Center, PPG Paints Arena, Quicken Loans Arena, Rogers Place, SAP Center, Verizon Center and Wells Fargo Center.
Some of the sandwiches being introduced this season include:
BBQ Turkey and Brisket Sandwiches (AT&T Center) -- Choice of sliced, house smoked BBQ turkey or brisket, with creole coleslaw, pickles and red onions, on a Texas sourdough roll.
BBQ Brisket Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Pepsi Center) -- Sliced beef brisket with BBQ sauce and fried pickles, between two grilled cheese sandwiches.
Capital City Lamb Burger (Rogers Place) -- Lamb burger with provolone cheese, tomato relish and pesto mayonnaise, on a fresh bun.
Fabio Salerno's Corned Beef Melt (Quicken Loans Arena) -- Slow smoked corned beef with slaw and mustard, on toasted rye bread.
Hand Carved Turkey "Ham" (Wells Fargo Center) – Turkey breast that's prepared like traditional ham (house cured, bourbon and honey smoked), with grilled peach BBQ sauce, Brussel sprout sweet potato hash and caramelized onions, on a seeded roll.
José Andrés' Beefsteak Tomato Burger (Verizon Center) -- Beefsteak tomato with pickled red onions, sprouts, caper herb mayo, olive oil and sea salt, on an olive oil brioche bun.
Michael Symon's B-Spot Championship RING Burger (Quicken Loans Arena) -- Bacon cheeseburger with BBQ sauce and an onion "RING," on a toasted bun.
Montreal Smoked Meatball Smash (Canadian Tire Centre) – Custom ground beef and smoked brisket meatball, with kraut-slaw, cabernet ketchup and melted provolone, on a brioche bun, topped with fried dill pickles. Served with fresh cut fries and golden dipping sauce.
Pulled Pork Cuban Style Sandwich (SAP Center) – Pulled pork with pickled jalapeno slaw, Dijon mustard, pineapple chutney, sliced ham and Swiss cheese.
Shake Shack (Wells Fargo Center, the first NBA and NHL arena with a Shake Shack location) -- A limited menu will feature ShackBurger, a single or double cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato and signature ShackSauce; 'Shroom Burger, a crisp-fried Portobello mushroom filled with melted muenster and cheddar cheeses, topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce; Shack Stack, a cheeseburger and 'Shroom Burger topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce; fries, and hot dogs. For dessert, Shake Shack will offer assorted milkshakes and the Brotherly Love Crunch, with vanilla custard with malt powder, Valrhona crunchies and chocolate toffee.
The Hat Trick (PPG Paints Arena) -- Turkey pastrami, roast beef, corned beef, Swiss cheese, fried pickles and spicy brown mustard, on a Kaiser roll.
The Stack (Rogers Place) -- Brisket with pulled pork and slaw, on herbed ciabatta bread.
Wild Mushroom Grilled Cheese (Wells Fargo Center) -- Roasted wild mushrooms with smoked Gouda cheese, Vermont cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, caramelized shallots, fresh herbs and tomato chutney.