The Fort McCoy Post Exchange (PX) outdoor food court is open
and providing additional food choices and quicker food service for
deploying Soldiers this summer.
Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) services business manager,
said the facilities again are offered through AAFES contracts.
Customers order food from Tacos
Paisa II, which is part of the Fort McCoy outdoor food court.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
In addition to mobilized military personnel, the services also
serve the Fort McCoy work force and other military and civilian
personnel on post. The facilities are near the parking area north of
The offerings will include Gyro's and Tacos Paisa II, which
already are open, and two barbecue concessions, which will be open
Gyro's offers European (Greek) fare, including soft-wrapped
meat, such as lamb or beef. Tacos Paisa II specializes in tacos and
burritos and other Mexican food.
The barbecue concessions will include Old Plantation, which
also was at Fort McCoy last summer, and Johnny Q, which is from
Sparta, Urata said.
Hours for the food services will vary and will be driven by
post mobilization troop populations. For more information, call the PX
Administrative Office at (608) 269-5585 to confirm availability.
All of the contracted facilities must meet the same high food
and quality standards that other AAFES operations must meet, Urata
Urata said the facilities will provide a variety of food to
help satisfy everyone's culinary tastes.
AAFES also offers services through the Specialty Express Food
Court in the Main Post Exchange, building 1538, and at the Rustic Inn,
building 200. The Specialty Food Court offers Robin Hood sandwiches
and Anthony's Pizza.
The outdoor food court
location is ideal in that it is centrally located and provides
convenient access for motor-vehicle traffic.
Urata said the location also is safer for pedestrians than
doing it in the Main PX parking lot, which has the Commissary,
building 1537, located next door.
The outdoor food court also helps the AAFES operation generate
additional revenue, which helps support the Morale, Welfare and
Recreation (MWR) offerings at Fort McCoy.
All of the revenue generated by every AAFES activity is
directly returned to the community through increased contributions to
the MWR Fund, which funds additional quality-of-life projects and