As professional and college sports teams continue to up the standards when it comes to concession options for fans, the Baltimore Ravens are entering uncharted territory by becoming the first to add a Shake Shack to an NFL stadium.

Shake Shack can already be found in the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia (Sixers and Flyers), Citi Field (New York Mets), and Nationals Park (Washington Nationals), but the Ravens will be the first NFL team to offer the popular burger and shakes restaurant to its fans.

“I think it will be a great addition to the concession offerings we already have,” said Senior Vice President of Stadium Operations Roy Sommerhof in a released statement from the Ravens. “They’re a great brand. They’re in other stadiums and arenas and they do very well there. It will be a great experience for our fans.”

Shake Shack is a popular place to get a burger and shake, and they seem to be fairly well-received in the other professional sports venues. How those offerings will translate over to a football audience remains to be seen, but it is likely a step up from the main foods offered by food service provider Aramark, and that’s always good.

The problem with Shake Shack is having to wait for your orders to be prepared. This can easily lead to long waits in line when you could be in your seat watching a football game, or could simply make you late to get back to your seat after halftime if you fail to avoid the rush.

[Balitmore Ravens]


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