When NFL teams eat out, the game’s on the line
From the moment we step foot on the field, it’s an instant connection with a new and familiar world.
In our new NFL life, there are no limits on what we can do, what we wear and what we eat.
But it can also mean a huge responsibility.
From the start, the NFL players and teams have set out to provide their fans with an experience that matches their lifestyles.
In some ways, the league’s food offerings are the ultimate in consumerism.
Some NFL players eat out more than other teams.
They go to restaurants where they have access to more food than they can possibly eat in a week.
And there are more NFL teams than ever.
What can you expect?
The NFL food service industry is booming.
According to an NFL industry report, the food industry grew $2.5 billion last year, an 8 percent increase from the year before.
According on the industry’s website, more than 70 percent of NFL teams rely on restaurants for all of their food needs, with about 60 percent of teams employing food service workers.
NFL teams use an average of six different ingredients per meal, according to the report.
What is a meal?
A meal is an order at a restaurant.
At some restaurants, the menu includes a number of items.
Each item may be served with or without meat.
Some meals may include fries, hamburgers, macaroni and cheese, or a mix of items, such as salad or mac and cheese.
Some menu items are offered for a limited time, and are then removed from the menu, so customers are given a chance to buy more.
What kinds of foods are available?
Many NFL teams offer a variety of meals to satisfy players’ needs, depending on the game.
A player may be eating chicken fingers and fries or chicken wings.
A team may have a meal that includes steak or salmon and a drink made with a variety that includes water and ice.
For a full list of menu items, check out this interactive map.
What are the benefits?
Food is available at nearly every NFL stadium.
Fans can get the game at any time of the day, and can even choose to get in the game by standing in line.
It’s easy to get food at the stadium because the NFL’s food service staff has the same name as the team.
The NFL’s mobile app is also available to players, allowing fans to keep track of their teammates’ and coaches’ food needs.
Fans also have access via their phones.
The app tracks how much food they’ve ordered and offers tips for finding the perfect meal.
Fans will be able to buy food online, which allows fans to order from restaurants across the country and order meals anywhere in the world.
What happens if I want to get sick?
Fans who get sick are required to leave the stadium and return later in the day to have a team’s medical staff check on them.
The teams health and wellness department will determine the best way to keep fans healthy.
How does the NFL keep track?
The teams medical staff checks for any signs of illness, and will also contact fans to make sure they are feeling well.
Fans are encouraged to make a request to the team’s doctors for a medical check up, but some fans may be asked to come to a team office and request an evaluation.
When does the season begin?
All NFL games start on Monday, Oct. 8.
The first kickoff is at 2 p.m.
If a game is postponed, the following week will be played on the following Monday.
How do I get food?
Fans can request a free food order from a restaurant or get food in person from the NFL.
You can find a list of the NFL team’s restaurants here.
Food trucks, vendors and other food vendors are also available at stadiums throughout the league.
Where are the food trucks?
NFL teams typically offer a number for their food trucks.
Some teams have more than one food truck, with the NFL teams only providing one type of food truck per game.
NFL stadiums can also have multiple food trucks, as long as they are separate from the rest of the stadiums food service.
Fans in other cities are also able to order food from food trucks throughout the NFL, including the NFL New York Jets, NFL Minnesota Vikings and NFL New England Patriots.
Do I need to bring my own food?
NFL players must carry their own food when participating in the NFL game.
Players can wear a helmet, but cannot eat, drink or take any other forms of personal hygiene, such for eating or washing dishes.
Food service workers are responsible for ensuring that food service personnel are properly trained on the safe handling of food and are able to safely handle the food for players and the team during the game, according the NFL food safety guidelines.
What do I do if I have questions?
Fans are always welcome to call the NFL Mobile Food Service line at 1-866-4-FOOD or visit the NFL website at foodservice.nfl.com/mobile to discuss