Aramark says it has a solution to solve Kauffman Stadium concession issues

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Wins and losses haven't been a concern for the Kansas City Royals. However, the food being served at Kauffman Stadium concession stands has been, after Aramark food service locations at the ballpark failed several inspections.

The latest of those inspections happened on Monday morning at the stadium. Royals front office members won't say what, if anything, was found during those inspections, but stadium food service managers knew ahead of time that inspectors were coming.

A news release from Aramark's states senior managers are planning to be at the stadium on Tuesday, where officials from the food service company say they have a plan to correct the problem.

FOX 4 News producers obtained reports from inspections at the stadium, which show food service facilities in the ballpark failed another inspection on April 9th -- the second time in 2015 that stadium concession areas have failed to hold up under scrutiny. Fans were unhappy with hotdogs served during "Buck Night" this past Friday. Photos posted to Twitter show hotdogs served with moldy, soggy buns and burned meat.

On Tuesday, Aramark's top leadership team will be at Kauffman Stadium, inspecting their food preparation work stations for themselves.

"I think it's scary, but I must not believe it because I just bought a hot dog," Sally Williams, Royals fan from Pleasant Valley, said. Williams says she believes the Royals have a responsibility to serve clean food, but she isn't convinced unfit food was being served.

"When I saw those hot dogs on TV, and they did extensive tests last night, didn't they? They ran through it to test the temperatures and the cleanliness so I don't have a problem at all."

Other fans, such as Liberty resident Brent Rinehardt, prefer to tailgate in the stadium parking lot, and bring their own provisions from home. Rinehardt says he's happy to see the Royals and Aramark confronting the issue head on.

"I'd like to be able to make sure they're doing what they're supposed to be doing, and serving us a good product and not endangering our health if I'm buying something out here," Rinehardt said.

FOX 4's calls to Aramark's Kansas City area offices weren't immediately returned. Aramark officials have invited media members to come along on their tour on Tuesday, which begins at 2 p.m. FOX 4 will attend the tour and have reports during FOX 4 newscasts on Tuesday.



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