KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Burnt hot dogs and moldy buns; that's what some fans say they were sold by vendors inside Kauffman Stadium last time it had "Buck Night." The promotion runs again on Friday night for the Royals game against the Detroit Tigers, and the president of Aramark says you can expect to see changes.
They have been serving hot dogs wrapped up in foil, but if you are going to the game on Friday, your hot dog will be served on a paper sheet in a platter so you can see exactly what it looks like before you pay.
For now, staff is ditching the foil-wrapped method exclusively for “Buck Night” promotions, but soon all hot dogs will be served the new way during every home game.
“Given the change in process we've been able to start our cooking methods a lot later in the day. So we've added a temporary production facility for Buck Night where we are essentially just producing the hot dog, were not assembling or wrapping at any point,” Aramark President Carl Mittleman said.
These new efforts come four weeks after food inspectors found critical health violations throughout the stadium.