American Airlines Arena gets Pincho Factory, Pubbelly, Sergio's for Miami Heat season

Dolphins fans aren’t the only ones getting better grub.

Three Miami favorites are opening concession stands inside the American Airlines Arena for the Miami Heat’s upcoming season. The Miami-born restaurant franchises Pincho Factory, Pubbelly Sushi and Sergio’s Cuban will have several outposts at the arena when the Heat’s season opens Oct. 26.

Pincho Factory, the fast-growing chain started in Westchester, will offer it’s regular restaurant menu, including it’s Pincho Burger, salads with their signature kebabs, finger-licking sweet potato tater tots, even it’s so-Miami Toston Burger, which is their regular hamburger served between a pair of fried green plantain tostones instead of buns.

Pubbelly’s every-growing brand (which is now available everywhere from Miami-based cruise ships to a downloadable cookbook) brings its Pubbelly Sushi to the upscale Dewar’s VIP Lounge. It’s a full menu with nearly a dozen offerings, including their signature yellowtail roll with truffled yuzu and a special roll, The Heat, which includes albacore and spicy tuna, crunch tempura flakes and garlic ponzu sauce.

Sergio’s fast-casual Cuban food will serve its staples, though they have not revealed the particulars. But expect all the favorites: croquetas, empanadas, Cuban sandwiches, and, of course, cafecito for those late-night starts.

Fans are demanding better food at games. The Dolphins’ Hard Rock Stadium recently announced a host of new dining options, including Ray Allen’s Grown, an organic fast food restaurant based in Miami that received a Miami Herald 3-star (Very Good) review, and Shula Burger.