Fort McCoy Main Post Exchange (PX) has reopened its outdoor food court
with a few location changes to make it safer and more convenient for
Soldiers and anyone else who would want to eat there.
Customers order food at the Main
Exchange Outdoor Food Court at Fort McCoy. (Photo
by Rob Schuette)
Urata, the Fort McCoy Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES)
business manager, said the Gyros (European/Greek Food), Taco Paisa II
and Johnny Q BBQ contracted businesses will bring their food
specialties back to the Fort McCoy community.
Taco Paisa and Johnny Q will set up in the parking lot of buildings
1666-1668, south of the location last year and closer to the Weiner
Hut (hotdog sales) location.
location of the food court is visible from the corner of South J.
Street and 11th Avenue.
look forward to these businesses returning," Urata said. "If
the Soldiers were here several months ago before deploying and have
returned, they miss the food. They look for these people by business
name, and are familiar with (the faces of) the owners."
outdoor food courts are open from approximately 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
weekdays and will serve anyone on Fort McCoy.
hours and days may be added for food service, depending on troop
strength, Urata said.
said authorized Fort McCoy personnel, including military, civilians
and contractors, also can visit the other PX food choices, including
Specialty Express Food Court, building 1538, and the Rustic Inn,
this year will be a food vendor available to serve Soldiers and other
personnel near building 2701 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. weekdays, she
started with the Johnny Q BBQ and will change weekly. Anyone
interested in the schedule can call Urata at 608-269-4860.
also considering Chinese food and perhaps someone who sells hamburgers
as potential additions to our outdoor food court," Urata said.
"If anyone knows of a business that might be interested or the
vendors themselves can contact me."
Post Exchange also is hosting The Taste of Wisconsin vendor in the PX
on a two-to-three-day-a- week basis. The business sells specialty
cheeses and meat from Wisconsin and the area, including such items as
garlic cheese, chocolate cheese, cranberry Jalapeno meat sticks along
with traditional favorites BBQ and beef sticks, etc., which have
become a huge favorite with Soldiers training at Fort McCoy, she said.
more information about the Post Exchange or AAFES, visit the AAFES Web