The New Wells Fargo Center, in partnership with its concessionaire, Aramark, today announced its full lineup of new food and beverage offerings coming to the arena for the 2022-2023 events season. Included in this season’s new offerings is Buena Onda, Chef Jose Garces’ famed taqueria that is inspired by the spirit and good vibes of Mexico's Baja Peninsula. This is the first time Chef Garces is bringing his famed taqueria to a sports and entertainment venue.


The new lineup of concessions will be available at the arena starting this Thursday, October 13, during the Philadelphia Flyers season opener against the New Jersey Devils. The full culinary experience at Wells Fargo Center is sure to satisfy all appetites with a wide range of offerings that includes fan favorites, health-conscious items, and local flavors. In addition to arena classics, the new offerings at Wells Fargo Center will include interesting new takes on Philly’s own cheesesteaks, reinvented interpretations of classic sandwiches, and new milkshake flavors sure to satisfy every sweet tooth!


“We’re opening an outpost of Buena Onda at the Wells Fargo Center, to go along with Garces Eats up on the club level,” said Chef Jose Garces. “Philly is definitely a sports city and the fans are as passionate about their teams as I am about food. I wanted to do my part to give these fans fresh and delicious options while they cheer (or jeer) at the game. We’re bringing our good vibes to the concourse experience. Regardless of what happens on the court or on the ice, we can all agree on tacos. And Buena Bowls. And Guac.”


New Concepts, Menu Items and Expanded Locations

Fans will be greeted by new branded concepts at concession stands throughout the Main Concourse and Mezzanine Levels. Many concepts will have rotating menu options to guarantee a variety for the arena’s most well attended fans.


New Concession Stands


Buena Onda (Section 112)

Buena Onda and its story dates back to 2015, when Garces launched his first-ever fast casual restaurant in Philadelphia. The menu is designed to be Chef's ode to fish tacos and chill vibes, with inspiration taken from Baja peninsula’s culture, seafood shacks, and taquerías. Menu items will include: 


  • Fried Shrimp Tacos: Fish Batter Fried Shrimp | Avocado| Red Cabbage Mix | Scallions | Chipotle Mayo | Flour Tortillas 
  • Glazed Shrimp Tacos: Tequila Lime Glazed Shrimp | Avocado| Red Cabbage | Scallions| Chipotle Mayo | Flour Tortillas
  • Chicken Ropa Taco: Chicken Ropa | Lettuce | Queso Fresco | Creama | Radish Batons | Sliced Avocado | Corn Tortillas
  • Al Pastor Tacos: Al Pastor Finished Pork | Charred Pineapple | Diced Onions | Chopped Cilantro | Corn Tortillas
  • Mushroom Kale Taco: Mushroom & Kale Mix | Black Beans | Queso Fresco | Diced Onions | Chopped Cilantro | Poblano Rajas
  • Guacamole: Chips | Queso Fresco Crumbles 
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Esquites: Chipotle Mayo | Grated Queso Fresco | Chile De Arbol Powder | Lime Zest
  • Plantanos: Plantains | Black Bean Puree | Crema | Queso Fresco


Trending Tastes (Section 107)

Get a taste of the trendiest bites and some classic favorites at the brand-new Trending Tastes. With a menu inspired by the latest trends on social media, this stand is sure to satisfy every foodie. The menu items will rotate as trends change.


The initial menu will include:

  • Hot Cheetos Bubble Waffle: Hot Cheeto Crusted Chicken Tenders | Belgian Bubble Waffle | Ranch Aioli
  • Pastachos (Pasta Chip Nachos): Lasagna Crisps| Balsamic Bruschetta | Lemon Pepper Ricotta | Long Hot Relish | Shaved Parmesan 
  • Bavarian Pretzel: Grain Mustard | Beer Cheese | Garlic Butter
  • Fried Mac & Cheese: 4 Cheese Mac | Spicy Marinara



New items fans can expect to see at the arena this season:

  • 9th St Italian Sandwiches (Section 104):
    • An expanded lineup of offerings to satisfy any sandwich enthusiast, options include:
      • Italian Pork Sandwich: Chili Garlic Broccoli Rabe | Blistered Long Hots | Sharp Provolone | Liscio’s Seeded Roll
      • Passyunk Chorizo: Sauteed Sweet Poblanos & Onions| Gaujillo Corona Mustard | Liscio’s Seeded Roll
      • Mama’s Meatball Sandwich: Beef Pork and Veal Meatball | Marinara | Fresh Mozzarella | Parmesan | Liscio’s Seeded Roll
      • Beyond Sausage Sandwich
  • The Coop (Section 106):
    • A fun twist on classic chicken dishes, guests at The Coop are sure to enjoy its offerings below:
      • Country Chicken Bowl: Boneless Chicken | Garlic Mash Potatoes | Buttered Corn | Homestyle Gravy
      • Buffalo Chicken Loaded Tots
      • Buffalo Chicken Wrap: Buffalo Chicken Tender | Lettuce| Tomato | Blue Cheese Crumble | Ranch
      • Boneless & Bone in Wings
  • 9th St Italian Sandwiches (Section 117):
    • Getting the comforts of your corner deli while enjoying live entertainment? What’s not to love! New offerings will include:
      • Smoked Pastrami Rachel: Coleslaw | Russian Dressing | Swiss Cheese | Marble Rye
      • Smoked Brisket Mac & Cheese Egg Rolls: 4 Cheese Mac | Crispy Wontons | Smokey BBQ
      • Roasted Turkey Hoagie: Dry Herb Rubbed Turkey | LTO | Cooper Sharp Cheese
      • Hot Herbed Roast Beef: Horseradish Crème | Provolone Cheese |Caramelized Onions
  • First Line Steaks (Section 110):
    • In addition to classic cheesesteak options, try one of the below twists on Philly’s best culinary masterpiece!
      • Pizza Steak: Marinara Sauce | Pepperoni | Provolone
      • Buffalo Chicken Cheesesteak: Buffalo Sauce | American Cheese
      • Za’atar Cauliflower Cheesesteak: Za’atar Spiced Cauliflower Steaks| Caramelized Onions | Harissa wiz
      • Beyond Tenders
      • Cheesesteak Eggrolls
  • Patti & Sons Grill (Section 122):
    • Enjoy a delicious burger with a twist!
      • The Champion: 6 oz All Beef Patty | LTO | Signature Sauce | Pickle | Brioche Bun 
      • Smokehouse Burger: 6 Ounce All Beef Patty | Bear Battered Onions Rings | Cheddar Cheese | Smokey BBQ Sauce
      • “The All-American Double Down”: 12 Ounces of All Beef Patties | 6 Ounces Applewood Smoked Bacon | American Cheese | Signature Sauce | Pickles | Brioche
      • Philly Fire Burger: Fried Long Hots| Pepper Jack Cheese | Sweet Pepper Relish| Brioche Bun
  • Toothsome Milkshake Foundry (Section 219)
    • After the Toothsome Milkshake Foundry made its debut last year, the culinary concept will add two new milkshake recipes to its lineup at its Mezzanine Level location. Toothsome offers decadent, artisanal milkshakes finished with over-the-top fixings including full-sized cupcakes, cookies, brownies and other mouth-watering confections that are sure to satisfy even the fiercest sweet tooth.
      • Confetti: Vanilla Ice Cream | Confetti Cake | Vanilla Buttercream Frosting | Jimmies | Whipped Topping
      • Marshmallow Crisp: Vanilla Ice Cream | Rice Krispies Treat | Marshmallow Fluff | Whipped Topping
  • Melissa’s Produce (Sections 107 & 209):
    • For those looking for a lighter and healthier option, Melissa’s is the place for you!
      • Thai Lettuce Wraps: Bib Lettuce | Thai Satay Chicken Sewers | Pickled Vegetables | Peanut Chili Sauce