Royals fans upset about subpar hot dogs served at Kauffman Stadi - KCTV5

Royals fans upset about subpar hot dogs served at Kauffman Stadium

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Fans sent KCTV5 News dozens of pictures from Friday night's game. Fans sent KCTV5 News dozens of pictures from Friday night's game.
Fans weren't happy with the blackened franks on soggy, discolored and squashed up buns. One photo even showed mold on the bun. Fans weren't happy with the blackened franks on soggy, discolored and squashed up buns. One photo even showed mold on the bun.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

No matter what baseball game fans attending, grabbing a hot dog usually makes the experience more enjoyable. But that wasn't the case for some Royals fans Friday.

The quality of food they say they got at the concession stands on Buck Night was unacceptable. This comes just a month after a food safety manager was fired for allegedly speaking out against health violations at Kauffman Stadium.

Fans sent KCTV5 News dozens of pictures from Friday night's game. One shows a normal stadium hot dog beside one of the dollar dogs. Fans weren't happy with the blackened franks on soggy, discolored and squashed up buns. One photo even showed mold on the bun.

Neal Ross and his son were disgusted when they unwrapped the dollar dogs.

"You just couldn't eat it," Ross said.

Ross has been to other Buck Nights, and he says this has never happened before.

"It wasn't the best presentation the Royals could have put forward in my opinion," he said.

They wanted to exchange them for better ones at the tent that sold the discounted hot dogs.

"They kind of told us, 'well they're a dollar, so you get what you get,'" Ross said.

A company called Aramark manages the Royals concessions. A spokesperson says there was nothing wrong with the hot dogs.

They said they sold more than 63,000 dollar dogs on Friday night, but the pictures KCTV5 showed fans at Sunday night's game didn't impress.

"They should be a lot better quality than that," Micah Loyd said.

Ross says the catastrophic coneys weren't worth a buck. He says he wouldn't eat one even if they were free.

"Aramark or whoever represents them can do a better job. It's just not what you'd expect going out and trying to enjoy that," he said.

Aramark also says a health inspector was there Friday night and found nothing wrong with the hot dogs or the tents they where they were served.

KCTV5 reached out to Aramark, and they sent us the following statement:

"Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us and we take all guest concerns seriously. During Friday night's game, where we served 63,000 hot dogs, the Kansas City Health Department was onsite to inspect our buck night hot dog operations and found no violations. We are aware of the images posted to social media and are in the process of investigating and contacting those guests to get more information. As previously stated, we strive to ensure the food served at Kauffman Stadium is great tasting, of the highest quality and safe to eat."

All of this comes weeks after Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium's food safety manager, Jon Costa, was fired.

Last fall, Costa went public to share his concerns about unhealthy conditions in the concessions at both stadiums, including dirty water in the dog steamer, cockroaches and even a cat caught in a kitchen cage.

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