Grand Rapids Griffins raise their Calder Cup Championship banner tonight at Van Andel Arena.
In addition to treating the fans to what the team hopes will be another winning season, the Griffins roll out a few new food and beverage offerings this season.
Most noteworthy of the new items is the Hat Trick. Priced at $20, it features three jumbo hot dogs with toppings, a three-patty burger, and fries. Individuals who complete the Hat Trick challenge in 20 minutes or less will receive a t-shirt and the satisfaction of having consumed an unthinkable number of calories to fuel them as they cheer on the Griffins.
Jeff Dubin, Food and Beverage Manager for Savor, the food provider for the Arena, says the Hat Trick will be available during all non-Friday games
"Wednesday, Saturdays and Sundays what folks can do is go to guest services behind section 104 and sign up for the Hat Trick Challenge. They will call me on the radio, we'll walk them down to a special area and get it to them in about 20 minutes because we'll make it hot and fresh."
Dubin says SAVOR is proud to introduce both a series of three championship souvenir soda cups and a new selection of Michigan craft beers.
Each of the three large collectible cups will be released at different times during the 2013-14 season. Priced at $5.25, these top-shelf dishwasher-safe cups feature scenes from the Griffins’ on-ice celebration following their historic victory in Syracuse.
Other new menu items this season include:
• Make Your Own Burger, with up to 10 custom toppings ($7.75, or $10.50 with fries, at stand 6 behind section 104)
• Guinness bratwurst - each batch is made with a half-barrel of Guinness ($5.50 at stand 6 behind section 104 and stand 1 on the lobby level)
• Dippin’ Dots ($4.75, in front of the Tim Horton’s stand behind section 126)
• Fresh smoothies ($5.25 at the Grab & Go kiosk behind section 125)