The quintessential image of autumn captures trees adorned with orange leaves, pumpkin patches, and the occasional Harvest cornucopia. But for many Americans, a picturesque fall season consists of 100 yards of green, two teams, and one pig-skin: the start of football season.
The kick-off to fall begins the transition to heartier “comfort food” on menus, especially in regards to football fare and appetizers. Put seafood in the game to differentiate a menu from typical fall offerings. Adding the nutrient-dense and protein-rich food appeals to customers who strive to strike a balance between being healthy and indulgent while dining out, a trend reported by Technomic, Inc.
“We have noticed significant growth in seafood sales during games, a lot has to do with the popularity of the NFL and college football amongst females.”
– Chris Thompson, Kitchen Manager of Joe Theismann’s Restaurant