Industry News

Cardinals unveil food truck for upcoming season

Major League Baseball franchise the St Louis Cardinals has launched a food truck that will be parked near its Busch Stadium home ground on game days starting this season.

The truck, which shares its name with Busch Stadium’s Cardinals Nation restaurant at Ballpark Village, will also be available for corporate events and catering. It will emerge at fairs, festivals and “streets around the city for lunch service.”

The truck will provide some similar menu items to the stadium restaurant, including nachos and mac & cheese, but most of the dishes will be unique to the truck.

Dishes will include a smashed burger, a chicken bacon ranch melt, a bacon-wrapped bratwurst and a twisted cheddar brat. The main dishes cost in the $8 to $12 price range.

“The Cardinals Nation food truck gives us the opportunity to add to the game day experience around Busch Stadium,” Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III said in a statement reported by the St Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper. “It also allows us to take Cardinals Nation Restaurant on the road and bring the ballpark atmosphere to our fans around the region.”

In early December, the Cardinals unveiled renderings of what phase two of its new Ballpark Village will look like.

The second phase of the project will cost $220m (€204.2m/£172.5m) and cover an area of 550,000sq ft, including the construction of a 29-story luxury high-rise residential tower, the first new class-A office building in downtown St. Louis in almost 30 years.

Part two of the project also includes further retail, restaurant and entertainment space in the area. The team is currently awaiting approval to begin work that will follow up on phase one, which was completed in 2014.