"Our partnerships with Torchy's Tacos and Shake Shack are highlights of the new center field area," said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan. "Torchy's Tacos brings not only great food, but a local, Texas flavor to the ballpark. And Shake Shack's reputation for fresh, high-quality food precedes them. We look forward to offering these two fantastic concession options to our fans in 2017."
Torchy's Tacos will be located on the mezzanine level of the new center field area and will be accessible from the main concourse. Shake Shack will be located on the main concourse in center field.
"Houstonians have welcomed us with open arms, and we've been humbled by the number of guests that have dined with us since our opening at the Galleria last month," said Michael Kark, Vice President of Global Licensing, Shake Shack. "We're thrilled to bring Shake Shack to the home of the Astros and deepen our ties in Houston."
"We couldn't think of a better partner for our first venture into baseball than the Houston Astros," said Torchy's Tacos Founder and Vice President of Culinary and Marketing Michael Rypka. "Houston is home to some of our most loyal Torchy's fans, and we can't wait for our new location to open in the center field area of Minute Maid Park."
In addition to these new concession options, the new center field area of Minute Maid Park will include improved seating availabilities, additional food and beverage options, new escalators and elevators to improve fan access and revisions to the playing field. These improvements are part of a continuing effort to make Minute Maid Park one of Houston's premier destinations year-round.