Wednesday, July 17, 2024
More
    HomeWorldThe Army Is Going All-In on Food Kiosks as Base Dining Facilities...

    The Army Is Going All-In on Food Kiosks as Base Dining Facilities Struggle

    The Army Is Going All-In on Food Kiosks as Base Dining Facilities Struggle

    The is doubling down on its so-called food kiosks on bases, a small setup in which soldiers can take snacks on the go, but the increased reliance has sparked concerns.

    The kiosks are generally designed to serve 1,000 soldiers a day and offer an alternative or a supplemental food source apart from traditional dining facilities. In recent years, the Army has opened 14 of them, and plans to open an additional 13 within the next year, according to the service.

    The minimalist food stations are akin to a snack shop at a gas station and are stocked with a basic assortment of chips, small desserts, soda, sushi, fresh fruit and sandwiches. All of that food is sourced from the respective installation's commissary, including its deli. But many options are heavily processed, and soldiers have raised complaints of small portion sizes — the salad entree, for example, is under 300 calories.

    Read Next: Army Lieutenant Colonel at Belvoir Accused of More than 16 Allegations of Domestic Abuse, Assault

    The shift to more food kiosks comes as the Army is struggling with what to do with its dining facilities, which were recently rebranded as “warrior restaurants.”

    In many cases, soldiers are not using those dining halls in large enough numbers for Army planners to justify investing in the facilities, which require up to four dozen staff to operate.

    Soldiers have also long complained about the food variety and quality and lack of nutrition, as…

    Continue Reading This Article At Military.com

    Stay Connected

    34,572FansLike
    4,123FollowersFollow
    1,789FollowersFollow

    Latest articles

    AlphaDog Hosting Ad

    Related articles

    Leave a reply

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here
    Captcha verification failed!
    CAPTCHA user score failed. Please contact us!