Oct 12 / 2022

PNC Arena Introduces New Food & Beverage Items

Guests attending events at PNC Arena can experience new food and beverage items throughout the venue, including two local favorites Buena Papa Fry Bar and Happy + Hale.


“We’re excited to share our new food and beverage selections for guests attending events at PNC Arena, including Carolina Hurricanes and NC State Men’s Basketball games,” said Don Waddell, PNC Arena and Carolina Hurricanes President. “Our team continues to navigate opportunities to enhance the guest experience, and we are proud to introduce these new offerings.”


Buena Papa Fry Bar is now open at Section 301. Guests will enjoy Colombian-inspired, Latin-infused flavors over hand-cut and made-to-order gourmet French fries, along with premium toppings.


Buffalo Brothers Pizza & Wing Co. is expanding their portfolio inside the venue. In addition to the Buffalo Brothers Zone on the north end of the main concourse, Buffalo Brothers will offer pizza with made from scratch dough as well as crisp and delicious wings at Section 114 and Section 318 beginning October 28.


The Candy Jar is the home of “The Refillable Candy Jar” where a bountiful selection of assorted candies and pre-packaged novelty items can be hand-selected by each guest. This self-serve candy station is now open at Section 105.


Happy + Hale produces healthy fuel that nourishes the body, including their freshly made gluten free signature bowls. Specially selected items will be available beginning October 28 at Section 123.


Primo Hoagies features old-fashioned style Italian specialty sandwiches. They will begin serving their gourmet selections on October 28 at Section 329.


R&D Tavern is an expansion of R&D Brewing’s footprint within the venue. The R&D Tavern will begin operations on October 28 at Section 322 and feature seasonal rotations as well as traditional flavors, including Storm Brew the Official Team Beer of the Carolina Hurricanes.


Local and national brands returning this season include fan-favorites Chick-fil-A, PDQ and Shake Shack. Other featured in-house concepts returning this season include NC BBQ Company—house smoked pulled BBQ sandwiches and BBQ nachos, Sausage Stop—Kayem grilled Italian sausages and bratwurst, Tres Tacos—three beef or chicken tacos with toppings of choice, as well as Raising the Steak—freshly prepared steak and cheese sandwiches.


More than half of the food and beverage concession locations at PNC Arena are operated by non-profit organizations. Groups interested in fundraising by working concession stands should contact the Volunteer Group Coordinator at 919-861-5482. For more information on fundraising, visit PNCArena.com/Fundraising.