The newly added Torchy's Tacos inside the Darrell K Royal Memorial Stadium on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Pluckers, Torchy's Tacos and Austin's Pizza will all be open for business inside of the stadium during the upcoming football season. Shelby Tauber / AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Texas signs new 7-year, $45 million contract with 1883 Provision Co.

Posted August 20th, 2015


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.

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