It all started with a sandwich.
Last season, Kansas City Chiefs fans clamored for The Melt, a kicked-up grilled cheese stuffed with pulled short ribs, grilled onions, white and havarti cheese on parmesan toast, and named it Arrowhead's Fan Favorite. So ARAMARK executive chef Erin Wishon decided to take that concept and run with it.
Actually, drive with it.
"Food trucks have taken Kansas City by storm, giving way to Food Truck Festivals where multiple trucks gather together for a one- or two-day event," she says. "So we wanted to bring that trend to our fans."
Wishon helped create The Melt Mobile so Chiefs fans could get their favorite sandwich and more before kickoff. The truck launched last Sunday and the feedback has been outstanding.
"Our fans are loving The Melt Mobile!" Wishon says. "Many are intrigued by the menu because it features interesting ingredients like Captain Morgan pineapple sauce on coconut toast or because we're pairing unlikely flavors like peanut butter, Nutella, marshmallow fluff and bacon."
You read that correctly. Marshmallow fluff and bacon. This is miles from turkey on wheat. In addition to The Melt, the truck offers handcut French fries and three other signature sandwiches.
The Big Jerk: spicy jerk chicken, pepper jack cheese, pepper slaw, Captain Morgan pineapple sauce on coconut toast
The Frenchy: fried egg, bacon cream cheese, applewood smoked bacon on Grande Marnier French toast- served with a side of maple syrup
The PB S'More: peanut butter, Nutella, marshmallow fluff, applewood smoked bacon on Cinnamon Toast Crunch toast
Wishon not only wanted to create unique flavor combinations, but hearty offerings to keep Chiefs fans fueled in the cold weather. So far it's working and The Melt sandwich is still reigning champion among the fans. It might not stay at the top for long though.
"We're also seeing a great response to The Frenchy," she says.
I guess the only sensible thing to do would be to try them all. The Melt Mobile will be outside Arrowhead for the remainder of the season, but with only three home games left, you're running out of time.
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