By Lindsey Klingele for Meatingplace. Used by permission.
Philadelphia-based ARAMARK announced the launch of several new menu items, as well as new environmentally friendly dining initiatives, to debut in various ballparks across the nation for the 2008 baseball season.
ARAMARK is a leading provider of concessions for 14 major league and 10 minor league baseball teams. During the upcoming season, the company will provide sliders (mini hamburgers) at Houston’s Minute Maid Park; sliders and Jack Daniels ribs at Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards; a rib sandwich at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park; corned beef, pulled pork and pastrami sandwiches at New York’s Shea Stadium; and tamales at Denver’s Coors Field.
ARAMARK is also unveiling a plan to incorporate environmentally friendly practices at the stadiums it partners with. The announced practices include recycling frying oil to be used as bio-diesel fuel, using bio-degradable service ware and recycling glass, plastic and cardboard generated from game-day preparation.
“Our environmental strategy provides us with an opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint, while continuing to deliver exceptional ballpark services and menus for our baseball partners and fans,” said Liza Cartmell, group president of ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment.