Not satisfied with fattening up the citizenry of Reading once in May, the Reading Phillies are adding a second Gluttony Night to the schedule in the hopes of serving more than 4,549 hot dogs and 2,857 orders of French fries to devoted fans.
Not satisfied with fattening up the citizenry of Reading once in May, the Reading Phillies (Class AA; Eastern League) are adding a second Gluttony Night to the schedule in the hopes of serving more than 4,549 hot dogs and 2,857 orders of French fries to devoted fans.
The first Gluttony Night took place on May 19, 2009, when the R-Phils served more food than at any game in the team’s storied 43-year history. On Wednesday, August 26, the R-Phils will attempt to replicate the feat, and are sweetening the deal by adding cheeseburgers to the menu for the all-you-can-eat Gluttony Night II.
“I know, I know,” said Scott Hunsicker, R-Phils General Manager and mastermind behind both feeding frenzies. “For a guy who feared being fired for the first Gluttony Night I’m certainly pushing my luck, but the fans have been asking if we’re going to do this again."
For just $15.00, fans can get a combo reserved seat ticket and wristband that entitles them to raid FirstEnergy Stadium’s concession stands from the time Happy Hour gates in the right field food court open at 5:00 until the 7th Inning Stretch. Cheeseburgers and Gluttony Night I staples hot dogs, French fries, pizza, ice cream, funnel cake and fountain drinks are the food items eligible for this all-you-can-eat promotion. Cheeseburgers will be available at the Grand Slam Grill in the right field food court and at the Fairgrounds Square Mall Third Base Picnic Area.
Fans that already have a ticket to the August 26 game can purchase an all-you-can-eat wristband for $10.
The opportunity to purchase combo tickets or wristbands will be limited to the first 3,000 fans that belly up, so that the team can give the Gluttons an opportunity to consume as much food as possible.
On Gluttony Night I, the Gluttons alone set a stadium record by devouring 4,549 hot dogs (1.77 per). That topped the previous high of 4,275 sold on Father’s Day 2008. In addition to the hot dogs, 1,395 slices of pizza (0.5 per glutton), 2,857 orders of French fries (1.1), 4,870 sodas (1.9), 1,494 helpings of ice cream (0.58) and 1,432 funnel cakes (0.56) were consumed by those who took part. Of the 6,345 tickets sold for Gluttony Night I –- the largest Tuesday night crowd in May this decade — 2,576 fans took part in the promotion.
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