Slammers get aggressive by lowering 20 menu items and providing every day value menu…
(Joliet, IL) –The Joliet Slammers, presented by ATI Physical Therapy, in conjunction with Levy Restaurants, announced an all-new value-driven concession menu for the 2013 season. The Slammers open Frontier League play on Friday, May 17th at Silver Cross Field against the Traverse City Beach Bums. Fans will be treated with a post-game fireworks show presented by Pepsi, a magnet schedule giveaway courtesy of Elegant Limo and one lucky fan will walk away with a brand new refrigerator from Grant’s Appliances Electronics and More.
The Slammers, entering their first season under new ownership and management, have reduced the price of 20 total menu items and also have not raised a single price. The always popular “Thirsty Thursday” promotion will now be available in every stand instead of just one. New food and beverage partners include TCBY frozen yogurt and Sbarro pizza.
“We try to listen to what our fans are telling us and now you can see that we’ve listened and responded,” General Manager Chris Franklin said. “In an industry where product costs continue to rise, we’ve held our ground on all menu items in an effort not to pass the buck to our fans. Our restaurant partner, Levy Restaurants, has been fantastic to work with as we balance value with variety and welcome fans with a truly exceptional experience.”
“This year, we are excited to welcome back fans and families with delicious new items throughout the season, from the Cross Roads Grill to the Blue Collar Buffet,” Chef Carmelo Santiago said. “We want everyone to come out and get a taste of our new home stand specials like the Spicy Jailbird Sandwich and the hearty Meatball Mafioso. Slammer fans should bring their appetites!”
The home stand specials are a rotating menu of delicious specialty hot dogs, sandwiches and burgers. Fans can check out The Cross Roads Grill down the third base line and the Steel City Grill down the first base line for these fun and delicious items that change every time the Slammers are in town!
The value doesn’t stop there. Fans that come to Silver Cross Field early on game days can now eat and drink for less than five dollars. The new “J.L. Early Bird Menu” features five menu items for $2.25 or less, available every game for 30 minutes beginning when the gates open. For a 7:05 p.m. game, arrive at 6:05 p.m. and enjoy the best values to be found in professional baseball.
J.L. Early Bird Special – available every day!
$2.25 – Hamburger
$1.50 – Soft Pretzel
$1.25 – 16 ounce fountain Pepsi product
$1.00 – Hot Dog
$1.00 – Small popcorn
“Joliet Community Baseball & Entertainment is about providing value to our fans,” Franklin said. “We encourage everyone to come early this year and take advantage of these tremendous offers.”
In addition to the 20 reduced menu items, fans can indulge in the “Blue Collar Buffet,” another new feature available every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday game. The Blue Collar Buffet allows fans to only open their wallet once and enjoy an all-you-can-eat and drink menu served for 90 minutes plus a reserved seat ticket for only $20. The menu includes one entrée, three sides, a dessert and Pepsi products.
Also new for 2013 is an all-you-can-eat and drink menu made available in the Luxury Suites for the first time. Companies and organizations looking to entertain this summer can purchase a climate controlled, indoor / outdoor Luxury Suite loaded with hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta salad, potato salad, baked beans, cookies and Pepsi products for only $40 per ticket. The food and beverage won’t stop for 90 minutes, and the price includes your ticket to the game.
“The Blue Collar Buffet is the most value loaded package we’ve seen in a while,” Franklin said. “For only $10 in addition to their ticket, fans can eat and drink for 90 minutes, which is a tremendous value. We can also attribute the increase in suite sales thus far to our new loaded package. Luxury Suites for Opening Night are already sold out, and we expect that trend to continue.”
With tickets starting at only five dollars and free parking, the value is widespread throughout Silver Cross Field this summer. Loaded ticket plans that include the aforementioned food and beverage options along with Slammers Loot (dollar for dollar ballpark money) and the ability to exchange unused tickets are a few great reasons to catch a game this summer.
“You can grab a ticket for five dollars, eat a meal for less than five dollars, park for free, grab an autograph or two, and watch your kids run the bases afterwards on a professional field all in one night,” Franklin said. “Catch the Slammers on the right night and you could walk away with free buns from Milano Bakery or get treated to one of our post-game fireworks shows. There’s value every night.”
Single game tickets, season tickets, loaded ticket packages and group outings for the 2013 season are available now by calling 815-722-2287. Opening Night is Friday, May 17 at 7:05 p.m. as the Slammers take on the Traverse City Beach Bums. Click here to download the team’s complete 2013 schedule, click here for the full promotional schedule and click here to buy single game tickets. To stay up to date on the latest news, make sure to like the Slammers on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
The Joliet Slammers are members of the Frontier League of Professional Baseball. The Frontier League is the oldest continuously operating independent professional league, entering its 21st season in 2013. For more information about the Frontier League visit www.frontierleague.com.
About Levy Restaurants
Levy Restaurants, founded in Chicago in 1978, is recognized as one of America’s fastest growing and most critically acclaimed restaurant companies, and is the leader in premium sports and entertainment dining. Levy was named one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports in the world by Fast Company magazine. The company’s diverse portfolio includes award-winning restaurants such as James Beard Award-winning Spiaggia in Chicago, Fulton’s Crab House, Portobello and Wolfgang Puck Grand Café at Walt Disney World Resort, renowned sports and entertainment venues like Churchill Downs in Louisville, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Ohio State University and events including the Super Bowl, World Series, US Open, Kentucky Derby, NASCAR racing, NHL, MLB and NBA All-Star Games and the GRAMMY® Awards.
For details, visit www.levyrestaurants.com.