Aramark just released the menu being served to fans attending Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4, and it includes a pretty great surprise.
In addition to the regular lineup of Minnesota-centric fare, food stands at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will offer two specialty items. Created by Aramark Senior Executive Chef James Mehne, the new dishes honor each of the two championship teams.
For the Patriots, Mehne put together a fried clam deal he’s calling the “New England Clam Roll.” And for the Eagles, he created a version of Philadelphia’s true signature sandwich.
Which, as Mehne happily realizes, is not the cheesesteak. It’s a roast pork.
“We wanted to go beyond the obvious choices,” Aramark spokesperson David Freireich told Billy Penn.
Since Aramark is based in Philly, he said, “we have a pretty good understanding of what fans enjoy.”
The menu item is done right. Officially called the “South Philly Roast Pork Sandwich,” it includes Italian-spiced roast pork, sautéed broccoli rabe and sharp provolone. And though press materials use “hoagie roll” to describe what all that is piled into, Freireich confirmed it’s no generic bread.
“Yes,” he said, “we’ll be using an Amoroso roll.”
Sometimes it’s good to have a stadium concessions giant in your city.
Get ready for some true Philadelphia deliciousness, Super Bowl spectators. Roast pork forever.