HOUSTON, TX – Getting even a halfway decent burger at a sports stadium can be hard enough. The idea of being able to buy the best burger in the city at an NFL game seems sort of preposterous.
But that will be an option at Houston Texans game this season.
For Bernie’s Burger Bus is moving inside Reliant Stadium for all Texans home games. The beloved Houston food truck is getting its own booth on Reliant’s 100 level, fulfilling something of a dream for its Texans-loving owner Justin Turner.
“To be inside the stadium is pretty awesome,” Turner tells CultureMap.
Bernie’s Burger Bus parked in the Blue Lot and served burgers and fries to Texans tailgaters in the past under a deal with the team (something that will continue this season even with the additional in-stadium booth). But being inside Reliant takes things to a whole different level.
Turner says Bernie’s sells an average of 150 to 200 burgers in the Reliant Stadium parking lot. He expects to sell 800 to 1,200 inside the stadium every game.
Moving a popular food truck like Bernie’s inside Reliant is part of the Texans drive to offer the best in-stadium experience in the NFL. Texans president Jamey Rootes is leading the charge and he seems as committed to good grub as the most dedicated foodie. Renowned Underbelly chef Chris Shepherd provides some of the food offerings on the Club Level.
The good news about Bernie’s Burger Bus is that it will be on the first level, where you don’t need a special ticket to access it. Which is how it should be.
Find the entire article by Chris Baldwin at CultureMap Houston <here>