Foodservice Ups its Game

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    http://www.chainleader.com/blog/180000418/post/690045069.html

    Have the Texans "upped their game" on food service? maybe it was last year or year before that someone posted here about the food was not worth it (or maybe I am wrong)
     
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    texanmojo Shotgun 30 Time

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    Heck no...Reliant has not stepped it up. The food isn't bad...but it certainly is not great and don't even think about trying to buy something at halftime. The nimwits they have serving don't give a flying flip about being there and move slower than molasses.
     
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    Who needs food when ya got beer?!?
     
  4. Vinnie

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    Exactly, there's a sandwich in every can!
     
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    Texans_Chick Utopian Dreamer

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    The franchised food choices are decent.

    They opened Reliant with Luthers, but no longer have them and the BBQ they have now is meh.

    Papa Johns is okay.

    Princes Hamburgers is an improvement over the old ones.

    The best food options ever was at Compaq center before they moved to Toyota Center. They had mostly franchised food and it didn't taste worse than if you went to a restaurant. Various Pappas restaurants, Pizza Hut, Whataburger, etc.
     
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    Thanks for the rewind...that sickening smell of microwaved bbq when you hit the doors was awful.
     
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    The one and only time I've ever bought food at Reliant (open house 2002) it was from the Luthers inside the stadium. IT WAS HORRIBLE!!!!!

    I've never bought food since and never will. Not just Reliant though, that's my rule for any stadium. I'll eat before or after.

    And it's getting to where they can just keep their beer too. Went to MMP last weekend.....NINE FREAKING DOLLARS for a beer!!!! Screw that!
     
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    Every game I buy a Red River Dog and a coke. Sometimes the bun comes out all hard, but other than that, it's pretty good.
     
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    there's no excuse for bad chicken fingers.
     
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    Hotdogs at the stadium, Pretzels, and nachos are the way to go. And the cokes and such are good
     
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    The chili cheese fries are pretty decent.
     
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    I went to a Dynamo game at Robertson stadium about a month ago. Those counter folks make the Reliant workers look like brain surgeons. I was honestly concerned about how the person serving me, actually got through each day of his life without harm.

    Apparently there is a pecking order I'm not aware of, as far as the labor pool for staffing games.
     
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    Papa John's pizza if I need some carbs. Usually at the tailgates, my protein to carb ratio is off, thus needing some carbs to balance out the beverages for optimism energy.

    The Prince's Hamburgers aren't bad, but usually I've eaten way too much red meat by then.

    $5.50 for a pretzel. GAH.
     
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    More information than we all needed. Just the facts on how it goes in will suffice.
     
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    :hmmm: in 70 games (or whatever), I can't recall eating at Reliant. It might have something to do with the previous 5 hours before the game starts, but generally I'm just not that hungry. :gun:
     
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    Normally that's true for me as well...but sometimes I want to get something for my daughter...or wife. Rarely do I need something for myself. If I go at halftime, sometimes its middle of the 3rd qurater before we get back to our seats which is absolutely unacceptable.
     
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    As far as the people behind the counter, aren't they volunteers from local schools as a fund raiser? I cut them a bit of slack. Just makes me laugh that if your order is $19.50 and you give them $20.50 they have a hard time with change!!!!
     
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    Yep... Load up before the game... By the way, it isn't rocket science to get a couple beers through that joke of a patdown... Not that I would ever try such a thing!
     
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    I always enjoyed the Luther's barbeque baked potato, but heard the ones from the new vendor aren't as good. I really like the Prince's hamburgers. Everything else is so-so except the baked funnel cakes leave a lot to be desired, fried please.

    I like the barbeque beef sandwiches at Toyota Center, the chili dogs, and chicken strips, although I usually don't buy the four chicken strips unless I can share them.
     

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