Friday, April 7 — the 2017 Phillies home opener — will usher in a new era at Citizens Bank Park as Aramark rolls out self-ordering kiosks behind Section 126, behind home plate.
At Zoom Food, a stand built for speed and convenience, Aramark employees are mostly out of the picture.
Fans instead swipe their credit cards at color-coded kiosks in front of the concession stand. Once the transaction is complete, they take the receipt to a pick-up area, where they receive their order. They can self-serve their own soda or pick up a beer from a designated beer-only window.
Also new this season, Primo Hoagies will have an outlet at the ballpark, behind Section 148 in dead center in Ashburn Alley.
Vendors from previous seasons will return, including Federal Donuts, Campo's Steaks, Chick-fil-A (but never on Sunday), Delco's Steaks, Rita's Water Ice, Seasons Pizza, and Wahoo's tacos.
This year, Aramark will offer a Jersey Shore Dog (all-beef hot dog, topped with pork roll and finished with a drizzle of American cheese sauce); Mac & Cheese Dog (Hatfield natural-casing frank, mac-and-cheese, and bacon bread crumb topping, on a griddled potato bun); Topped Mac & Cheese (mac-and-cheese topped with choice of cheesesteak with fried onions, BBQ pulled pork/chicken, or honey sriracha popcorn chicken bites); Bull's BBQ Pulled Chicken; Chickie's & Pete's chicken cutlets; Share Your Stak (a shareable portion of boardwalk fries topped with Italian roast pork, sharp Provolone cheese sauce, cherry pepper aioli and roasted long hots); Harry The K's Pastrami Sausage (house-cured pastrami sausage, with hickory smoked bacon red cabbage, topped with tarragon mustard); and in a nod to healthfulness - the Farmer's Market Grain Bowl (toasted red quinoa, brown rice, sweet peppers, cucumbers, radish, baby herbs, honey balsamic vinaigrette).
Harry The K's will sell a falafel sandwich.