FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 21, 2014) – Boston Red Sox fans will once again be able to enjoy award-winning barbecue at the team’s spring training home in Fort Myers.
According to company President Craig Peden, for the third consecutive year, Rib City has signed on as an official concession vendor at JetBlue Park at Fenway South for the 2014 Spring Training season. Rib City will serve as an official concession vendor during Spring Training under Aramark, the Red Sox food and beverage partner and concessionaire. Rib City will sell its award-winning baby-back ribs, pulled-pork sandwiches and sides along Fenway South Drive – a street festival reminiscent of Yawkey Way in Boston. The company will also supply a la carte items to the private suites and picnics.
“For the past two seasons, we have enjoyed bringing our quality barbecue products to JetBlue Park during Spring Training,” said Peden. “It’s even more exciting for us as Rib City celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. We can’t wait to welcome all of the fans of this year’s World Series Champions.”
The Rib City concession at the park will begin serving on Thursday, Feb. 27 when the Red Sox open the spring season with single-admission doubleheader exhibition games against the Northeastern University Huskies immediately followed by the Boston College Eagles. The team will kick off the 2014 Grapefruit League schedule on Friday, Feb. 28 when the Mayor’s Cup rival Minnesota Twins come to JetBlue Park beginning at 1:05 p.m. The 2014 Spring Training schedule includes 17 games at JetBlue Park.
JetBlue Park is the Red Sox’s 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex located at 11500 Fenway South Drive in Fort Myers.
Founded in Fort Myers in 1989, Rib City is a family-owned national barbecue chain. There are currently 12 corporate restaurants in Florida with 10 locations in Southwest Florida, and 16 franchise restaurants across the country including Washington, Utah, Colorado, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Virginia.
Rib City offers a menu of barbecued meats, specialized sauces and complementary side dishes such as made-from-scratch baked beans and coleslaw. Rib City achieves authentic backyard barbecue flavor by slowly cooking baby-back ribs and chicken over selected hardwoods, including Red Oak, carefully balancing heat and cooking time to seal in the distinctive Rib City BBQ taste. Meats can be topped with one of four secret recipe sauces: brown sugar-based sweet sauce, vinegar-based tangy sauce, Carolina mustard sauce or hot sauce. Additional menu items include fried okra, three-cheese fries, fried shrimp, coconut cream and southern pecan pies and more. Rib City is listed with the Franchise Registry, a list of franchise systems whose franchisees have the benefits of a streamlined review process for U.S. Small Business Administration financings.
Rib City’s complete menu is available online at www.ribcity.com.