Named for Coach Carmen Maciariello, a portion of February sandwich sales will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

LATHAM, N.Y. – Cardona’s Market raised the curtain on a craveable new collaboration with Siena Men’s Basketball Head Coach Carmen Maciariello today with the introduction of the “Coach Carm Parm” sandwich – a chicken-and-eggplant sub named in his honor. Maciariello indulged in the ceremonial first bite at an event today at Cardona’s Latham market.

A play on classic comfort food, the Coach Carm Parm layers house-made chicken cutlets, breaded and fried eggplant slices, parmigiana, mozzarella and Cardona’s famous marinara sauce, all stacked high and baked on an Italian sub roll. The Coach Carm Parm will be available at the family-owned Italian market’s Latham and Albany locations.

Over the weekend, the Saints hosted back-to-back food drives at their Men’s and Women’s Basketball games to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. To support Siena’s continued commitment to fighting hunger in the Capital Region, Cardona’s will donate a portion of sales from the Coach Carm Parm throughout the month of February to the Regional Food Bank.

A Clifton Park native and Siena alumnus, Maciariello has led the Saints to three consecutive winning seasons, including a pair of MAAC Regular Season Championships, since being named head coach in 2019.

“Growing up in the Capital Region, I know the Cardona’s name to be synonymous with quality from both a culinary and community perspective,” said Maciariello. “It’s a personal honor to see the Coach Carm Parm on the menu of this fine Italian specialty market, but it’s also a testament to the incredible team and staff that I get to work with every day. Thanks to the Cardona family for their support.”

“As Siena fans and neighbors, we’re proud to commemorate Coach Carm’s outstanding work with a celebrity sandwich,” said Cardona’s Co-Owner and Executive Chef Robert Cardona Jr. “He’s a real role model for his players and so many in the area, and this bold but humble sub is a fitting tribute to his tenacious, focused personality and coaching style. We’re thrilled to fill the appetites of Saints fans and players with the Coach Carm Parm before the next big game!”

The Coach Carm Parm sandwich is available at Cardona’s Market locations at 340 Delaware Avenue in Albany and 9 Cobbee Road in Latham. The markets are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In addition to the Coach Carm Parm, Cardona’s is featuring specially-priced Big Game and Valentine’s Day take-away menu packages available for pre-order this week. Visit to reserve your meal.

Siena Men’s Basketball hosts Marist this Sunday at MVP Arena, where fans will have the chance to win gift cards worth $57 to Cardona’s Market and other partners of Siena Athletics in celebration of the 57th edition of the Big Game. Tip-off for the February 12 game against Marist is 2 p.m.Siena men’s and women’s basketball tickets can be purchased by contacting the Siena Fan Relations Management Center at (518) 487-2202, online at, or by e-mail at [email protected].

For more information about Cardona’s Market, call (518) 434-4838 or visit

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