NFL burgers and sandwiches hitting stadiums this season

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MIAMI, FL – AUGUST 22: A detailed view of NFL footballs with the 100 seasons logo on them before the start of the game between the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars at Hard Rock Stadium on August 22, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

New NFL burgers and sandwiches are making the stadium experience even more special for foodie football fans.

The 100th season of pro football means a new array of NFL burgers and stadium sandwiches, and like every year, the concession fare is an integral part of the stadium experience, especially if they are also foodies.

With culinary competition from college stadiums and Canadian teams like the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ massive Walby Burger, NFL teams are seeking to stay ahead of the curve with their munchies. This year, plant-based alternative options to beef seem to be the hot trend of the season.

FoodSided looks at some of the new arrivals to stadium menus this season, beginning with unusual burgers:

Baltimore Ravens – M&T Bank Stadium

Frank’s Buffalo Chicken Burger

A Hoffman Farms burger patty, buffalo chicken dip, Frank’s RedHot Buffalo Sauce, ranch dressing and American cheese.

While “chicken burger” in the name might throw some people off at first, Ravens fans who like things on the spicy side should definitely give this burger a try.

Chicago Bears – Soldier Field

Vegan Burger

A LightLife plant-based burger patty, with shaved lettuce, tomato and onion on a brioche bun.

Since real bears are omnivores, it makes sense that some superfans of Da Bears would want a vegan option.

Denver Broncos – Broncos Stadium at Mile High

Frank Bonnano Concepts’ French 75 French Dip Sandwich

A French dip sandwich is pretty straightforward, which fits the mindset of stadium food, though it feels a little unusual to go with a gameday experience.

Still, prime rib on a hoagie roll served with 48 hour au jus sounds delicious, and an excellent way for Broncos fans to stay warm during cold games.

Detroit Lions – Ford Field

Impossible Mac Burger

A plant-based burger patty promises the same aroma and juiciness as a normal beef patty, with lettuce, tomato and pickle chips on a double brioche bun. It comes with fries, of course, and is available at the Corner Bar.

Lions fans might want to give this updated classic a test drive.