What’s better than a 50-yard touchdown? A “backyard” tailgate with all the fixings from your local Strack & Van Til Food Market.

Fall football is here, and it’s time to gather all your favorite fans for some pre-game fare from the Deli Department. Best of all, you can feed the team quickly because most are ready-made with no need to work overtime.

Kick off with the winning play of the playbook: Our Famous Fried chicken – crisp and crunchy on the outside, yet moist and tender on the inside. Make a first down with chicken wings, tenders and boneless wings in a variety of new flavors, including Spicy Pickle, Orange Glazed, Tequila Lime and Garlic Parmesan. Bolster the defense with tender BBQ rib tips, pan-style deli pizza or flatbreads and Our Own sliders, including our new Cubano Ham, BBQ chicken or pork, pizza, corned beef, ham, turkey and more. Score some points with BBQ full or half slab St. Louis ribs – just heat and serve or finish on the grill for extra smoky flavor.

Get into the game and tackle hunger with submarine sandwiches made with hearty meats, flavorful cheeses and submarine oil dressing.

“Don’t feel like prepping? Our delicious pre-made $5 subs will save you time,” says Strack & Van Til Deli Director Kristin Snow. “Choose Italian, ham or turkey subs and pair them with pasta and potato salad varieties for the ultimate meal completion.”

Is snacking your goal? Don’t pass up Our Own Taco Layer Dip, made fresh daily in your local Strack & Van Til Deli. Made with tasty bean spread, south-of-the-border cheese spread, shredded cheddar, black olives, diced tomatoes and sliced green onions, it’s a real team pleaser.

Our Own tortilla chips are the best in their league. They pair well with an array of guacamole dips, hummus, salsas and everyone’s favorite spinach dip, which also goes well with King’s Hawaiian dipping bread.

Want to move the goalposts? Go gourmet and build your own charcuterie board with Italian meats, cheeses, sausages, salamis, gourmet cheese spreads, olives and fancy crackers. For an added treat pair these with chocolates, nuts or dried fruits and your favorite wine or beer.

Enjoy football season and make your tailgate a “tailgreat” with gridiron goodies from the best draft choice: Your local Strack & Van Til Deli Department.