Following Mets Outfielder Brandon Nimmo’s missing a day of training camp after getting food poisoning from undercooked chicken, Foley’s NY Pub & Restaurant (18 W. 33rd St.), has offered the Mets outfielder to come into the baseball bar and learn to cook chicken recipes.
In addition, Foley’s has offered to add a Brandon Nimmo Chicken Special to its menu and have a portion of its sales donated to the outfielder’s favorite charity. Foley’s, widely recognized as New York City’s top baseball bar and one of the top sports bars in the country, will launch its new menu in conjunction with the start of the 2019 baseball season.
“Brandon is a young player and by all accounts, a nice guy, so we wanted to do so something fun to help him out,” said Foley’s owner Shaun Clancy. “At the same time, we can help a cause that’s near to his heart by donating a portion of his favorite chicken sandwich or dish to a charity of his choice.”
Over the years, Foley’s has donated thousands of dollars to charities from the sale of signature items including the David Wright Sandwich, which benefits the retired Met’s foundation and the Erin and David Robertson’s Chicken Pot Pie that supports the couples High Socks for Hope organization that helps victims of natural disasters. Oother causes that have benefited from Foley’s fundraising efforts are breast cancer, prostate cancer, autism, suicide prevention and Hurricane Sandy, among others.
Photo Illustration: Chicken (Flickr/Forsaken Fotos); Inset Nimmo (Flickr/slgckgc)