Raising the Bar
Cheering on a favorite team during the playoffs is hungry work. And that means fans feast. A lot. Pre-game. All throughout the game. Half-time. Even post-game. Historically, around 11 million* fans gather at their favorite local spot to watch the game and share in good times and great food. Some 7 percent* show up primarily just for the food.
Be ready for them. Win fan business and woo customers to come back to your tables again and again year-round. Sideline the same-old, same-old and let some veteran items go. Kick off the fun with innovative new takes on familiar standards.
Meet just a few of your new menu MVPs.
Don't Just "Wing" it
Shuffle off, Buffalo wings! Ok, stay, but welcome some new draft picks and serving options. And when the house is packed with big fans of fiery hot wings, have some Shamrock Farms® milk on hand to cool off their torched taste buds.
Flights. Create mix-and-match options that showcase a variety of flavor profiles. Examples:
Carolina; Kansas City; Texas; Memphis; fruity BBQ sauces infused with pomegranate molasses or regional berries
Nashville Hot Wings; Cajun
Korean; Teriyaki; Curry; Katsu
Chipotle; salsa; jalapeño or habanero pepper
Dipping sauces. Break beyond blue cheese. Try Katy’s Kitchen® Honey Dijon Dressing, or Vietnamese fish sauce sweetened with citrus. Or ponzu sauce, plum sauce, oyster sauce, marinara, puttanesca or Indonesian Sambal.
Up your flavor game and perfect the handoff with upscale ingredients:
Gold Canyon Premium Angus® Prime Rib cheesesteak sandwich
Crispy Fish Tacos
Featuring Pierport breaded & battered seafood
Chorizo street tacos
Gold Canyon Premium Pork™ Pork Belly or prosciutto BLTs
Asian fried-chicken sandwiches (Katsu-Sando),
featuring Regal Crest Farms Natural Reserve® Chicken
Black bean and sweet potato tacos
Always have a veggie-friendly option!
Classic Fan-Favorite Plates & Boards
Pile on unexpected ingredients. No penalties for holding.
Jackfruit. Cajun shrimp. Pierport® Salmon Poke Cubes. Kimchi.
Serve up pita, toast, or chips with a "flight" of dips
Wild Mushroom fries. Greek fries. Shawarma fries. Butter-chicken poutine.
Can't go wrong with a classic
Appeal to cheeseheads (even if the Packers aren’t playing).
Update with upscale cheeses, such as burrata and raclette. Infuse standard queso with a blend of multiple melty cheeses from Cobblestreet MKT.™, plus aged parmesan for texture.
Reinvent Buffalo Chicken Dip
Use chicken tinga
Serve a totally unexpected dip
For example, Muhammara (a Middle Eastern roasted red pepper dip), Ceviche dips - from emerging cuisines.
Riff on hummus and baba ghanoush by adding roasted red peppers, local veg and regional ingredients.
Create signature dips with za’atar, pesto, harissa, chimichurri and signature herb blends from Katy’s Kitchen.
Quench that thirst for victory.
Spike your own with sensational signature, regional flavor combos.
Housemade craft sodas
Colorful Housemade Punch
(Alcoholic and nonalcoholic) with Rejuv® Juices and local/regional/seasonal ingredients in pitchers for passing around the table. Or warm, mulled-wine punch ladled up from a glorious communal serving bowl.
Beer Cocktails with Local Brews
Look to Kitchentelligence for even more inspiration for delectable, sales-building dishes to put into play during the playoffs and year-round.
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