Where Does Kansas City Chiefs’ Head Coach Andy Reid Like to Eat in Kansas City?
Food is probably the last thing on Andy Reid’s mind as the Kansas City Chiefs get ready to take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. The Chiefs are the favorites to win this year’s title, which would be Reid’s first-ever championship. But if there is one thing Reid loves just as much as football, it’s food. While Reid and his players prepare for the big game, here are all the restaurants Reid loves to visit in Kansas City.
What did Reid do after the Kansas City Chiefs made it to the Super Bowl?
After defeating the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game, the Kansas City Chiefs punched their ticket to their first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years. The last time the Chiefs made it to the big game was in the 1969-70 season.
The Chiefs making it to the Super Bowl is a big deal, but you wouldn’t know it looking at Reid’s reaction after the big victory. Following the game, Reid simply went home, ate a cheeseburger, and called it a night.
“I had a cheeseburger and went to bed,” Reid shared.
Reid’s first Super Bowl appearance was back in the 2004-05 season. At the time, he was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles ended up losing the game to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
Since joining the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013, Reid has appeared in six postseasons, including a heartbreaking loss to the Patriots in the NFC Championship Game last year. Considering everything they have been through, we have to say that Reid definitely deserved that cheeseburger.
Andy Reid finds a new home in Kansas City
After failing to lead the Eagle to a Super Bowl victory, Reid had a difficult time bringing his team back to the big game. He ended up making four more appearances in the playoffs, including making it back to the NFC Championship Game in 2008-09.
But after the Eagles lost, the team fired Reid and he signed a deal with the Chiefs a year later.
Although Reid is not from the area (he originally hails from Los Angeles, California), he has found a lot of acceptance in Chiefs Kingdom. Taking the Kansas City Chiefs to the playoffs six times has helped his reputation, but he also seems to enjoy his time in Kansas City.
While Reid is obviously a big fan of a cheeseburger, his favorite place to eat in Kansas City is actually a barbecue joint.
Where does Reid love to eat in Kansas City?
There is a lot of debate in Kansas City about which restaurant features the best barbecue. Between places like Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue, Joe’s Kansas City (formerly Oklahoma Joe’s), and Gates, there are plenty of tasty options in the city.
But for Reid, there is one place that stands out above the rest. According to Arrowhead Pride, Reid’s favorite restaurant in Kansas City is officially Jack Stack.
In a recent interview, Reid revealed that in the offseason he regularly calls in an order after work and waits in the parking to pick it up.
“How great is that?” Reid stated.
There is no denying that Jack Stack has amazing food, but there are plenty of people in Kansas City that would respectfully disagree with Reid. In fact, Reid’s choice will likely spark up some heated debate ahead of the big game.
Andy Reid teams up with Guy Fieri
While fans argue over which barbecue joint in Kansas City is the best, Reid recently teamed up with Guy Fieri on an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Reid appeared as a guest in the episode, which featured him and Fieri visiting a restaurant called Pigwich. Reid absolutely loved the short rib sandwich and later said that it is the “number one” restaurant in the area.
“That’s a great restaurant number one,” Reid said. “Guy does a nice job. He’s got a good thing going there. It’s amazing he’s as skinny as he is eating all the food he eats. That’s not the only show he did that day and he’s able to keep his weight down. Pigwich is a good place to eat.”
We don’t know if Pigwich now outranks Jack Stack in Reid’s book, but it is clear that he has a passion for the city’s cuisine.
No word yet on where Reid plans on celebrating if the Chiefs win the Super Bowl, but it probably won’t be a cheeseburger at home.
Fans can watch Reid in action when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV, which airs February 2 on Fox.