Chick-fil-A, Rita's, and a sandwich from the host of 'Bizarre Foods' join Citizens Bank Park lineup
Home opener is April 11. Prepare the Lipitor.
Phillies fans will have several new food options for the 2016 baseball season at Citizens Bank Park, including the first-ever appearance of Rita's Water Ice.
When it comes to the new sandwiches, though, prepare the Lipitor.
Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods show, is working with stadium concessionaire Aramark at six ballparks around the nation.
Philadelphia, the bastion of healthful dining, will see a Korean fried pork belly sandwich, which is battered and fried pork belly with grilled pineapple, gochujang sauce and chili lime salt on a toasted bun.
It will be served at Harry the K's, as will a new turkey burger with sharp cheddar and shallot marmalade on a griddled sesame bun, and a smoked brisket sandwich with whiskey barbecue sauce and creamy cider slaw.
Also new at the ballpark will be Chick-fil-A. Its chicken sandwiches will not be sold on Sundays, in keeping with corporate policy.
Also in the chicken realm: Federal Donuts will now sell its own boneless chicken sandwich as well as its signature doughnuts. FedNuts' Korean fried chicken is now off the ballpark menu.
In a first, locally based Rita's Water Ice will be sold at the ballpark in a variety of flavors.
Wayback Burgers will offer a "Cheeesy" burger with pork roll, garnished with a mini corn dog.
Aramark also has three new hot dogs, all based on Hatfield natural-casing franks - a beer-braised dog with hard cider, braised onions and grain mustard on a pretzel roll; an Asian dog topped with sweet and sour pickled slaw and Sriracha mayo on a poppy seed roll; and a Sonoran dog, which has bacon wrapped around the dog, topped with smoked tomatillo salsa verde, Tabasco mayo, chopped tomato, and onions.
Home opener is April 11.