Get ready for $8 domestic beer and something called the Texas Champions Burger Basket this fall at Royal-Memorial Stadium.
The UT System Board of Regents approved a new seven-year contract with food vendor Sodexo, which means new offerings are coming that will make strength coach Pat Moorer cringe.
The Texas Champions burger is a one-third pound black angus patty topped with cheddar cheese, bacon and 1883 signature burnt-orange barbecue sauce served on Texas toast.
“It’s certainly not healthy, but it’s pretty good,” said Chris Reynolds, resident district manager of 1883 Provision Company, a new subdivision of Sodexo that caters exclusively to UT.
Wash it down with a Miller or Coors product served in a 16-ounce can. Imports and specialty beers will be $9 or $10. Beers will be served in cans as a safety precaution to prevent anyone from filling up a bottle and throwing it onto the field, Reynolds said.
UT’s new contract calls for 1883 Provision Company to service concession stands at all athletic venues and a few campus locations like Gregory Gym and Jester Center.
The seven-year deal is worth $45 million and features two one-year renewal options, according to the contract.