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Beyond Tailgating: Stadium Treats with a Twist Top College Stadiums for Football Season Food

Across the country, college stadiums are serving up food options inspired by fans and local cuisine for a one-of-a-kind game day experience

GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 17, 2017 College football season is in full swing, and with it comes a fresh take on what fans will find at their stadium concession stands. Sodexo, food services and facilities management company, has created innovative food items that capture school spirit and give fans unique and delicious options to enjoy during the big game.

Here are several college stadiums that showcase some of the exciting food options:

1. Northwestern University: Wild mushroom Angus Burger
Premium Angus beef hamburger with sautéed wild mushrooms, lettuce and cream sauce

2. University of Michigan: BBQ Chicken Waffle Cone

Rolled waffle cone stuffed with barbecue chicken and topped with house-made coleslaw

3. University of Illinois: Apple Pie Nachos

Freshly made cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips with warm apple-pie filling, caramel drizzle and fresh whipped cream

4. Kansas State University: Salmon PlatterHoney smoked salmon with chopped onion, sliced grape tomatoes, chopped hard boiled eggs and capers, paired with herbed cream cheese spread on cucumber rounds or crackers

5. Florida State University: House-made Hush Puppies

Celebrity chef and FSU culinary ambassador, Art Smith’s piping hot hush-puppies served with pimento cheese and red jalapeno jelly

Honorable Mention 

6. Georgia Institute of Technology: Chicken Kabobs
Thai chicken kabobs with a cucumber salsa

7. University of Texas: Texatalian Nachos
Local tortilla chips piled with Italian ground sausage, marinara sauce, shredded mozzarella, banana peppers and pico de gallo

8. West Virginia University: West Virginia Spin on Poutine
Fresh hand cut fries topped with pulled pork, spicy chili and more

“We are so excited to share these fun and innovative recipes with fans at major colleges and universities,” said Patrick E. Connolly, CEO Schools and Universities, Sodexo. “Our teams found creative ways to incorporate local flavor and style into new food options that college sports fans can enjoy throughout the season. Focusing on food items that customers already love by giving them a new twist helps give customers more options during the game.”


Sodexo – Universities
Sodexo provides food service, accommodations and facilities management services to over 1,000 universities, colleges and independent schools in the United States and 35 other countries around the world. With nearly 50 years of experience, Sodexo focuses on improving the student experience through integrated services that promote and enhance quality of life.


Sodexo USA 
Sodexo USA is an American business that is part of a global Fortune 500 company with a presence in 80 countries. Delivering more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life, Sodexo is a leading provider of sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations. It employs 123,000 Americans at 12,500 sites across the country and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional U.S. jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. In support of local communities across the U.S., Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed more than $29 million since 1999 to help feed children in America impacted by hunger.  Visit Sodexo North America online and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.


Contact: Heidi Marino, 301.987.4607