The Charleston RiverDogs are expanding their dining experience at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, or “the Joe” in 2022.
The RiverDogs’ new food truck will offer fans an upgraded baseball food experience from across the Lowcountry. You heard that right– you can grab a fan-favorite RiverDog outside of a ballgame.
According to Joshua Shea, the RiverDogs’ Vice President of Food & Beverage, the new food truck is an exciting venture for the entire RiverDogs team. He said, “Having a food truck is exciting and so is the ability to bring our food out into the community instead of having to wait six months every year to open the gates when the team is back in town for baseball season.”
Five years ago, the idea to create a food truck surfaced at an end-of-the-year review meeting for the RiverDogs food and beverage team. Shea said, “We kept researching on what type of truck, menus, staffing to put together a solid game plan. Once the key pieces came together, we decided it was time to launch the idea.”
The RiverDogs food truck will travel across the Lowcountry to serve delicious menu items at events and to act as beloved mascot Charlie T. RiverDogs’ transportation to community events. Most recently, Charlie rode the food truck to the RiverDogs’ Habitat for Humanity house build, and he will continue to do so for other community outreach events. In addition to event appearances, the food truck will be available to book for private events. You can find upcoming food truck appearances on the online food truck finder page.
Shea and the entire food & beverage team for the Charleston RiverDogs look forward to stepping outside of the box and providing “fun food” to the community year-round. He said, “We can now show off our creative juices, try new crazy ideas, and keep the "Fun is good" theme going for the entire year.”
Some of those fun food options will be featured on a baseball menu including the famous RiverDog, HomeWrecker, Kitchen sink Nachos, and many more baseball staples offered at the Joe.
The truck will also have a fun-filled menu with higher end food from the Segra Club for catering and events like the Segra Burger (a 7oz grass-fed beef patty from NC, Cooper River bacon, hydro lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, and house sauce and the Hot Honey Chicken Sandwich (a crispy, spiced-up chicken breast, hot honey, kale slaw, and house pickles).
In addition to the new food truck, exciting things are happening in food and beverage at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Baseball and ballpark food fans can look forward to the return of the Segra Club experience, launching higher-end food options for Club patrons and Suite guests during games as well as launching a full-scale catering operation that is year-round at the ballpark last year.
And the RiverDogs food and beverage team won’t stop there. Shea said, “As we grow the program, we constantly want to keep pushing the boundaries of where we can grow our brand and business.”