Working in conjunction with Levy Restaurants, items including the Triple Bacon Colossus burger, Sloppy Joe burger, buffalo chicken mac-and-cheese over fries and chicken fried steak and gravy over fries were served for a media taste test.
It highlighted the new state-of-the-art grills and fryers that have been installed at select concession stands on the concourse level for the Food City 500 weekend.
“When you go to big events like the state fair or county fair when you are a kid, you remember all these different food options,” said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager at Bristol Motor Speedway. “We’re always thinking of different ways to entertain fans and food is part of the experience.”
The new burger options include a double patty burger with three varieties of bacon and the Sloppy Joe burger, which uses two patties topped with the Southern favorite sloppy joes and coleslaw. The Speedway is also putting a Southern twist on the Canadian delicacy of poutine with buffalo chicken mac-and-cheese over fries and chicken fried steak and gravy over fries. These menu items will be located at concession stands near Gates 14 and 15 and near Gate 7.
“We try to come up with new and exciting items for every race,” Levy Restaurant sous chef Jeremiah Clement said. “The fries and gravy are popular up North and we added the Southern twist of the chicken fried steak. Everybody loves a burger and if you get a burger with three different types of bacon, it’s pretty good.”
In addition, the track has partnered with its pole day sponsor to create two Bush’s Beans Trackside Cafes which are located on the concourse level.
Gouda Boys, known for bringing its menu to different festivals, will offer items such as the gangsta junior sandwich and the gangsta egg roll, which includes the choice of brisket, pulled pork or chicken and mac-and-cheese inside of a crispy egg roll.
Kids’ meal options are also available and will include a choice of mac-and-cheese or a PB&J sandwich, fruit snacks or goldfish crackers, Capri Sun or chocolate milk and a toy.
Following the race weekend, Bristol Motor Speedway will work with Second Harvest to donate remaining perishables. The charitable organization arrives the day after to collect items including fruit trays, cookie trays, veggies and much more.