The Kansas City Royals have a concessions problem. Their food company, Aramark was cited for multiple violations during the 2014 World Series, and this past Opening Day. Now call me crazy, but taking that into consideration you would think that Aramark would put their best foot forward at the K to avoid negative publicity. Instead, they serve below standard hot dogs on moldy bread.
You see, this past Friday the Royals had Buck Night, where you could get hot dogs for a dollar. But instead of just pricing all the hot dogs in the park a dollar, Aramark instead sold some hot dogs at regular price … the respectable ones … and other hot dogs for a dollar. And by “other”, I mean “the disgusting ones”.
This is the kind of @Aramark product that is routinely found at @Royals and @KCChiefs games. #sickeninganddisgusting pic.twitter.com/8NWd3VNxXH
— Andrew Kinsman (@RoyalAK47) April 19, 2015
Is one of those hot dogs blue? I think it’s blue. And not even Royals blue. It’s like the kind of blue you get when you burn something so much that it’s a little too “oxidized”. Hot dogs are mysterious enough in their normal color. Now they have to be blue? And moldy bread? Seriously, who gets cited for food violations then goes out of their way to get worse?
And to sell these for a dollar and make it a promotion. They’re proud of this! All while there were apparently better hot dogs to have for a higher price. Nice message. The three dollars or so you save eating this won’t make a dent in the money you’ll have to pay for a tetanus shot after the game.
(The photo above of the fans dressed in hot dog costumes, which I bet are more edible than the dollar hot dogs served Friday night courtesy of Jamie Squire/Getty Images)