Jul
21

Torrisi-run Parm to make Great Hall debut

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When Yankee fans return to the stadium tomorrow after nearly two weeks away, they will be greeted by a new set of sandwiches in the Great Hall. As The Post reported, Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone, the braintrust behind Mulberry St. hot spot Torrisi Italian Specialities will be opening a branch of their new sandwich shop Parm tomorrow in the Great Hall. The branch of the sandwich shop will sell the Torrisi and a new meatball parm offering. No word yet on the prices, but the turkey sandwich goes for $11 at the downtown restaurant.

One of the investment partners, Jeff Zalaznick, spoke about the challenges facing the team as they prepare to expand their business. Usually, they sell 200-300 sandwiches per day, but with over 40,000 fans per game heading to the Bronx, their volume will increase. “For a small restaurant group, we have a lot on our plates,” Zalaznick said to The Post. “We’re probably the first restaurant of our size to do something like this. It’s a totally new market, who we hope will have an equal appreciation for our sandwiches.” Having a Torrisi sandwich outlet in Yankee Stadium greatly improves what I believe are lackluster food options in the new stadium; these sandwiches should be quite good. The bricks-and-mortar version of Parm will open later this summer.

Categories : Asides, Yankee Stadium
  • AnthonyD

    A good, real NY food option at YSIII? Are Randy and Lonny losing power?

  • Tanner

    I’ve been to the downtown restaurant and, to be honest, I’m not excited to see this. At ~$12 for most sandwiches (including the “downtown price bump”), I don’t see it getting much more expensive at the Stadium, but that’s certainly not going to help any… and for an already pricey meal for the quality/quantity of food you get, I don’t think we’re going to see lines similar to those of the Garlic Fries.

  • IRF

    This news makes the loss much more tolerable

  • pat

    Prices are the same.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    This article made me even hungrier then I already was.

  • Gumbs gum

    Zalaznick doesn’t sound Italian to me

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      We should get D’Angelo sandwiches, they sound really, really Italian.

      #FTLTbait

  • Evan3457

    The Lobel’s steak sandwich is expensive at $15, but worth it, in my opinion. Just expect a long wait on line. (15-30 minutes)

    • TwainsYankee

      I could not agree more

  • Rainbow Connection

    Good news. It can’t possibly make the food at YS any fucking worse than it is.
    It’s shameful that both Shea and Citi had/have better food than both YS’s.

  • nick

    much of YSIII is “lackluster” to me. Honestly I know it wasn’t ideal for comfort or amenities, but I miss YSII. But I’m simple when going to a game, just gimme a seat and I’ll enjoy the game. Makes me wonder did anyone have the privilege of going to games at the original YS?? What I’d give to view a game there, with Mick patrolling CF.

    The biggest thing I miss is the over-hanging upper decks, especially RF. That was always fun to see a HR go zooming into the porch, especially when youre there, now its pretty much impossible.

  • Brian in NH

    12 to 15 bucks for a sammich? barf. i can go to a local deli and nice sized deli sandwich on a delicious roll w/ chips and a can of soda for a cool $4.99 pre-tax.

    live free or die

    • fubar

      Are you serious? I figure a buck each for soda and chips, so you’re talking $3 for a deli sandwich on a roll? That’s ridiculous. But then I’m sure some of the views of the game are pretty obstructed from NH.