Over the weekend, The Jays and the rest of Major League Baseball kicked off their season. So what did the fans do? They devoured over 150,000 hot dogs, 264,000 cups of beer, 32,250 servings of nachos, 146,000 cups of soda, 45,500 sausages, 25,000 pounds of peanuts, 16,500 slices of pizza, 9,000 bags of popcorn, 6,500 hamburgers and 12,500 orders of French fries. That’s just for opening day!!
Some Major League Baseball teams plan to offer gluten free meals and organic food this year. Other teams have redesigned their menus and are now offering more local food as well as all-you-can-eat options.
The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council estimates that over 26.3 million hot dogs will be eaten this year at Major League ballgames. In many parks, hot dogs make up roughly 10% of all food and beverage sales.
Tube steaks….yummy. By the way, The Toronto Blue Jays are serving deep fried chicken and waffles on a stick. That’s right…on a stick. Here’s what other teams are offering:
The Texas Rangers are serving fried chicken and donut hole skewers and the Flamin Hot Cheetos dog. It features a hot dog infused with Flamin Hot Cheetos and topped with nacho cheese. But that’s not all, you can also chow down on a sandwich called The Wicked Pig. It is filled with pulled pork, bacon, sausage, prosciutto, ham and pork rinds.
The Detroit Tigers are selling fried bologna sandwiches and fried Oreos
The Kansas City Royals are selling a $19 tempura fried hamburger
The Chicago White Sox are selling a bloody mary that has celery salt and poppy seed around the rim and a skewer with a mini Chicago-style hot dog
Sports Illustrated says the Cleveland Indians will sell Fruit Loop hot dogs during home games this year. The weenies are covered in Fruit Loops, mac and cheese and bacon
The NY Yankees will sell a two-foot, $27 Cheesesteak this year called the Tape Measure. They are also selling a sandwich called the Barnyard Wedding. It features a hash brown on top of a fried chicken cutlet on top of a cheddar cheese-covered beef patty. Also in NYC, the Mets are selling Peanut Butter Pretzel Coated Thick Cut Bacon On A Stick
The Pittsburgh Pirates are serving the Cracker Jack and Mac dog. The foot-long hot dog is topped with mac and cheese, salted caramel sauce, deep fried pickled jalapenos and a side of caramel popcorn.
The St. Louis Cardinals are serving meatball cones.They feature four meatballs stuffed inside an Italian bread cone.
The Atlanta Braves are selling the T.E.D. Dog, which stands for ‘The Everything Dog’. It features a foot-long hotdog buried under Coca-Cola-infused barbecue sauce, jalapenos, popcorn, tortilla chips, beer cheese, french fries and chili.