Pub-Style Brisket Sandwiches Coming to Concessions Craig Thomas

NEW YORK and BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 30, 2011) – Food Network and Delaware North Companies Sportservice are urging all fans to cheer with their mouths full as they introduce a Food Network signature Pub-style Beef Brisket sandwich – plus additional Pub-Style brisket sandwiches celebrating local flavors – at select National Football League stadiums this season.

Last season, Food Network menu items were served in premium areas of football stadiums where Sportservice operates food and beverage services. Now the Pub-Style brisket sandwiches and other menu items such as a Spicy Beer Cheese Dog and Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese represent further growth for Food Network in general concessions at stadiums.

“Bringing our partnership with Delaware North Companies to the general concession level in NFL stadiums allows us to deepen Food Network’s relationship with viewers who have always wanted to taste what they see us serve up on TV, online and in our magazine,” said Sergei Kuharsky, general manager of Food Network’s new business enterprises

The Food Network signature Pub-Style Beef Brisket will feature Porter-braised beef brisket topped with cheddar cheese, whole grain mustard and fried onions on a pretzel roll. It will be available at five stadiums: MetLife Stadium in New Jersey for the New York Giants and New York Jets; in the club level at Edward Jones Dome in St Louis; at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland; at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, and at Soldier Field in Chicago.

At each of the five stadiums, Sportservice will also serve a Food Network Pub-Style Beef Brisket sandwich reflecting the tastes of that region: New York/New Jersey’s will be topped with pepperoncini and smoked mozzarella on a pretzel roll; St Louis’s version will have provel cheese and Red Hot Riplets on a pretzel roll; the Cleveland sandwich is topped with potato pancake, caramelized onion, horseradish sour cream and stadium mustard on a pretzel roll; Buffalo fans can savor buffalo hot sauce, blue cheese and sliced celery on a pretzel roll; and the Chicago sandwich is topped with Giardiniera, sharp provolone and celery-seed and sport pepper mayonnaise on a pretzel roll.