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September 4, 2010

Ravens fans down 12.5 tons of hot dogs

hot dogJust how big is that Ravens hot dog contract that Dietz & Watson grabbed away from Esskay?

Nobody involved is divulging dollars and cents, but I got this much out of Joe Arena, who directs concessions for Aramark at M & T Bank Stadium:

"Fans consume on average 25,000 pounds of hot dogs during the course of a NFL season."

I wonder how many gallons of mustard go with that.


Chicago Tribune photo

Posted by Laura Vozzella at 8:46 AM | | Comments (2)


Joe Arena, who directs concessions for Aramark at M & T Bank Stadium:

If that is his real name.

P.S. Mustard on a hot dog?

No, really, Joe Arena is his name.

I've often thought it would be fun to write a column about local people whose jobs and names are good (or ironic) matches.

Like the woman who used to (and maybe still does) head the Howard County County Health Department's addictions bureau, Marilyn Manson.

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