Sports fans are loyal to the teams they love and live for game days. They will always choose their local team's home stadium over any restaurant, no matter what the food is like. That doesn't mean you should ignore them during off-season though! Revamping your menu with some of these sports fan favorites will help ensure that your establishment remains a go-to spot even when there aren't any games on.
Here are game day dish ideas that will have your sports fans coming back for more.
Shareable Finger FoodsSports fans love char-broiled and grilled and deep fried finger foods that they can share, and watch parties are no exception. Offering customers the option of ordering appetizers means they can get more food while watching for longer periods of time! Here's a few great choices:
- Mozzarella sticks
- Jalapeno poppers
- Fried Mac and cheese bites
- Potato skins and Irish Nachos
- Flavored pretzels
- Variety of egg rolls
Some games may not last over three hours so it’s important to give people options in case their team needs them somewhere else or if someone has other plans that require alerting sooner than later.
Stadium and Tailgating Foods
Nothing beats the taste of a fresh, game day hot dog. Adding some quick and easy nostalgic stadium staples your restaurant menu can't hurt and might even be good for business! Many stadiums have unique options that you could offer too-maybe using local ingredients or spices?
Chicken WingsIf you're a sports fan, adding some interesting flavors to your menu is in order. One way of doing this would be through the wings themselves! Here are just a few ideas:
- Parmesan garlic
- Lemon pepper
- Spicy mango
- Honey BBQ
Football fans rejoice! There are plenty of options to choose from when it comes not only the dips but also appetizers that will keep your mouth watering all game long. Whether you're into chips and salsa or want something more unique, here's some menu suggestions to complement those big ESPN games:
Dips, Dips and More Dips
- Crab rangoon dip, served with wonton chips
- Buffalo chicken dip
- Beefy queso
- Spinach and artichoke
- Honey BBQ