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MCG Ditches Red Rooster & Crust In Favour Of More Expensive Offerings

MCG Ditches Red Rooster & Crust In Favour Of More Expensive Offerings

Dining options at the MCG are about to get a whole lot fancier.

Vivienne Kelly

Vivienne Kelly

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is ditching some of its fast-food offerings.

The iconic venue will say goodbye to chain outlets Crust Pizza and Red Rooster.

Instead, several new eateries will be brought in, including an offering by chef Guy Grossi.

The MCG Committee Room will transform into a mini up-market Italian restaurant which will open on March 10 before the AFL season kicks off.

Grossi said he is deeply honoured and excited to have the opportunity to overlay his family's food and hospitality at the iconic Committee Room.

"Bringing a touch of Grossi to this legendary room overlooking the hallowed ground at the MCG is a dream come true and one which I am immensely humbled by," he said.

There will also be a new Gami Chicken, SPQR Pizza and a burger and shake bar, Royal Stacks.

Sports broadcaster Adam White hit out at the decision, suggesting this will keep crowds away from the venue, rather than lure them back after a disrupted couple of years.

"They'll replace [the Red Rooster] with trendy inedible food to cater for the minority, I'm sure," he said. "A sad state of affairs.

"Keep it simple, please."

The change at the Melbourne venue comes soon after it was announced hospitality magnate Justin Hemmes would take over the SCG's catering output.

While Hemmes' new offering includes a $60 Tajima Wagyu and $25 Chilled Tiger Prawns, the traditional hot chips, hot dog and humble meat pie have survived.

Featured Image Credit: Red Rooster & Alamy

Topics: News, Food & Drink, Australia