PHILADELPHIA – On Jan. 9, fans in attendance at the college football national championship game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, can choose to support their team by eating “Bama Burgers” or “Tiger Paws” to represent the Univ. of Alabama and Clemson Univ. Aramark, food provider for Raymond James Stadium, created the sandwiches using signature ingredients from each team’s hometown.
"As the two best teams in college football compete on the field, we're excited to help fans celebrate the spirit of the game by offering a signature taste of each school's hometown," said Kevin Riley, Aramark senior executive chef at Raymond James Stadium.
Aramark serves as the campus dining partner for both schools and Riley worked with Aramark’s culinary team at each university to develop sandwiches that incorporate the tastes and flavors of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Clemson, South Carolina.
• 'Bama Burger – Univ. of Alabama – 1/3 lb. Angus beef patty on pimento spread, topped with pulled pork and fried pickles. (Section 132 food portable on the East 100 level)
• Tiger Paw – Clemson Univ. – Golden Carolina pork on a bed of pickled green tomato relish, topped with 'Clemson blue cheese' slaw. (Section 108 food portable on the West 100 level)
Aramark serves over 500 colleges and universities nationwide and partnered with 28 schools competing in college football bowl games at venues that include Qualcomm Stadium, NRG Stadium, Nissan Stadium and Everbank Field.