Atlanta Falcons treat guests to preview of Mercedes Benz Stadium food

The Atlanta Falcons gave a preview of food set for the new Mercedes Benz Stadium on Wednesday. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, right, and Falcons President Rich McKay earlier this year unveiled a plan to buck sports-industry tradition by sharply reducing prices on some popular food and beverage items at the new venue. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

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The Atlanta Falcons gave a preview of food set for the new Mercedes Benz Stadium on Wednesday. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, right, and Falcons President Rich McKay earlier this year unveiled a plan to buck sports-industry tradition by sharply reducing prices on some popular food and beverage items at the new venue. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM

The Atlanta Falcons showcased the new restaurants coming to Mercedes Benz Stadium during a preview event in downtown Altanta on Wednesday.

Participants were treated to favorite standbys such as The Varsity’s chili dogs and Chick-fil-A’s chicken sandwiches to pork cheek tacos from The Iberian Pig and curry chicken salad from Snackology 101.

“We decided to take a different approach based on our philosophy of listen and respond by asking the most important people – the fans – what they want. We’ve responded,” AMB Sports & Entertainment President Rich McKay said during the event. “Tonight we showcased the best of Atlanta’s restaurants chosen by our fans.”

Here’s the lineup provided by stadium officials:

• Antico pizza

• Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

• Chick-fil-A

• Golden Brown & Delicious, a Southern concept from Concentrics Restaurants

• Delia’s Chicken Sausage

• Farm Burger, locally-sourced grass-fed beef burgers

• Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q

• Iberian Pig, modern Spanish fare by Castellucci Hospitality Group

• Jim ‘N Nicks barbeque

• Kevin Gillespie’s Gamechanger, “big flavors with playful riffs on American indulgence”

• King of Pops, popsicles

• Miss D’s Popcorn (also pralines and sweets)

• Snackology 101 Market, natural and organic foods

• Sublime Doughnuts

• The Varsity, “iconic hot dogs and part of Atlanta’s history since 1928”

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